85th Prague Meeting on Macromolecules, sharing her research insights at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Dr. Nirmala Devi, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Girijananda Chowdhury University, successfully presented her research outcomes at the international conference “Polymers for Sustainable Future 2024: 85th Prague Meeting on Macromolecules (PMM) and 11th Green Chemistry and Nanotechnologies in Polymeric Materials (GCNPM),” organized by the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Devi received financial support from the SERB International Travel Support Scheme and Girijananda Chowdhury University, visiting the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in Prague, Czech Republic, from June 24-28, 2024.

The conference featured key research and advancements in polymers, nanotechnology, green chemistry, and sustainability. Cutting-edge topics in advanced polymer chemistry and sustainable solutions were explored.

Focus areas included green high-performance materials like plastics, resins, rubbers, natural polymers, composites, and nanocomposites for 3D printing and device fabrication. Other highlights were advanced computational techniques for polymers, surface coatings, life cycle assessments, Neofossils, and new recycling and processing methods.

These themes are crucial for science and society, fostering fruitful scientific discussions and collaborations. The event provided innovative solutions and tools to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, with a strong emphasis on sustainable polymers.

The goal of the conference was to “bring the latest scientific findings in the field of polymer materials from both academia and industry, reflecting the current global problems associated with the sustainability of polymers and plastic pollution of the Earth”.

Dr. Nirmala Devi feels immense pleasure by disseminating the work to the greater scientific community so that it can be utilised for further work and collaborative work in the area as well as for practical applications in field of sustainable polymers.