Polymer Reaction Engineering XII

June 1 – 6, 2025
Clearwater Beach, Florida

Conference Organization

Ivan Konstantinov, The Dow Chemical Company

Piet Iedema, University of Amsterdam

Mike Grady, Axalta Coating Systems

About this Conference

This conference is the premier international venue for engineering scientists and professionals from around the world to exchange their latest findings and ideas in the field of Polymer Reaction Engineering (PRE). Held every three years, the 12th edition of this ECI conference (PRE XII) will focus on the fundamentals and tools necessary to solve problems relevant to manufacture and use of polymers in today’s society. This is a very dynamic area encompassing a wide range of topics including the kinetics of polymerization reactions, catalysis, reactor modeling and simulation, process control, and product design.

PRE XII will foster a collaborative environment for discussing the current needs of industry and society for energy efficiency, cleaner energy sources, sustainability, improved manufacturing processes and novel materials. It will include topics on renewable and recycled feedstock, data science and machine learning, multi-scale modeling and simulations, novel materials for (bio)degradability and circular economy. While the conference will be organized in the traditional manner with invited speakers, oral and poster presentations, the opportunity for young scientists and engineers to present their work will be emphasized.  A career session on potential employment opportunities in Polymer Reaction Engineering is also planned.

We are excited to see you in Clearwater Beach, Florida from 1-6 of June, 2025. Please sign up for the PRE XII LinkedIn group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13841081/)

Previous Conferences in this Series

Polymer Reaction Engineering
March 10-15, 1991 – Santa Barbara, California
Conference Chairs:
Charles Cozewith, Exxon Chemical, USA
Charles Barren, Clemson University, USA

Polymer Reaction Engineering II
February 13-18, 1994 – Palm Coast, Florida
Conference Chairs:
Eugene P. Dougherty, Rohm & Haas, USA
Joseph Schork, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Polymer Reaction Engineering III
March 16-21, 1997 – Palm Coast, Florida
Conference Chairs: 
Kyu Yung Choi, University of Maryland, USA
Dr. Michael E. Muhle, Exxon Chemical, USA
Michael Cunningham, Xerox, USA

Polymer Reaction Engineering IV
March 19-24, 2000 – Palm Coast, Florida
Conference Chairs: 
Michael Cunningham, Queens University, Canada
K.W. Leffew, DuPont Central R&D, USA
K.B. McAuley, Queens University, Canada

Polymer Reaction Engineering V
May 18-23, 2003 – Quebec City, Canada 
Conference Chairs: 
Joao B.P. Soares, University of Waterloo, Canada
Rafael Galvan, Johnson Polymer, UK
Robin A. Hutchinson, Queen’s University, Canada

Polymer Reaction Engineering VI
May 21-26, 2006 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Conference Chairs: 
Robin A. Hutchinson, Queen’s University, Canada
Michael Muhle, ExxonMobil Chemical Co., USA
Alexander Penlidis, University of Waterloo, Canada

Polymer Reaction Engineering VII
May 3-8, 2009 – Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Conference Chairs: 
Alexander Penlidis, University of Waterloo, Canada
John R. Richards, DuPont, USA
Marc A. Dube, University of Ottawa, Canada

Polymer Reaction Engineering VIII
May 6-11, 2012 – Cancun, Mexico
Conference Chairs: 
Marc A. Dube, University of Ottawa, Canada
Marco Villalobos, Cabot Corp., USA
Eduardo Vivaldo-Lima, UNAM, Mexico

Polymer Reaction Engineering IX
May 10-15, 2015 – Cancun, Mexico
Conference Chairs: 
Eduardo Vivaldo-Lima, UNAM, Mexico
Jon Debling, BASF, USA
Fernando Zaldo-Garcia, COMEX, Mexico
John Tsavalas, University of New Hampshire, USA

Polymer Reaction Engineering X
May 20 – May 25, 2018 – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Conference Chairs: 
John Tsavalas, University of New Hampshire, USA
Fouad Teymour, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Jose R. Leiza, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Jeffrey Stubbs, HP Inc., USA

Polymer Reaction Engineering XI
December 11-15, 2022 – Scottsdale, Arizona
Conference Chairs:
Timothy McKenna, Université de Lyon, France
Markus Busch, Darmstadt, Germany
Jay Reimers, Exxonmobil Chemicals, USA
Brian Greenhalgh, Exxonmobil Chemicals, USA
Claudia Sayer, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Robin Hutchinson, Queen’s University, Canada
Joe Schork, Georgia Tech, USA
Jose Ramon Leiza, University of the Basque Country, Spain
John Tsavalas, University of New Hampshire, USA

Abstract Submission

Coming in 2024

Conference Venue

Coming Soon

Sponsorship Opportunities

Package A: $1,500 

  • Name of company on Sponsor List in program 
  • Company logo displayed on screen between sessions 

Package B: $3,000 

  • Half-page ad in pdf program 
  • Name of Company on Sponsor List in program 
  • Company logo & link on conference website  
  • Company logo displayed on screen between sessions 

Package C: $5,000 

  • Full page ad in pdf program 
  • Name of company Sponsor List in program 
  • Company logo & link on conference website  
  • Company logo displayed on screen between sessions 
  • Poster Session sponsorship 

Package D: $7,500 

  • Table top display company information 
  • Scientific session sponsorship including brief opening remarks 
  • Company logo and link on conference website  
  • Full page ad in pdf program  
  • Company logo displayed on screen between sessions 
  • Name of company on sponsor list in program 

Custom sponsor packages can also be arranged. 

Kevin Korpics (kevin@engconfintl.org) (+1-212-514-6760) may be contacted for invoicing, custom pacakges and other questions.  

Please note that none of the sponsor packages include any free or discounted  registrations for attendees from sponsor companies.

Venue Information

The conference will be held at the all-suite Clearwater Beach Marriott Hotel on Sand Key, a barrier island whose major attraction is Sand Key Park that features a beach with seashells dotting the blindingly white sand, picnic facilities and a playground.  The beach is a nesting site for endangered sea turtles that nest from April to October while its salt marsh draws herons and anhinga.  Note that alcohol is not permitted on Clearwater beaches.  Sand Key itself has many seafood restaurants.

Clearwater is one of Florida’s most enchanting locations and is home to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, an aquarium that is not typical as it is a not-for-profit aquarium that focuses on rescue, rehabilitation, and the release of marine life.  They have only animals that are deemed non-releaseable or that are rehabilitating.  Literally translated “clear water” from the Native American “Pocotopaug”, the area was named for its abundant fresh springs along the shore.

Pier 60 (1 Causeway Boulevard) is a top attraction in the area, with a 1,080-foot fishing pier and a recreational park with telescopes and covered pavilions. The Pier 60 bait house offers bait, fishing tackle, T-shirts, souvenirs, drinks and snacks, as well as rental equipment. Sunsets at Pier 60, a Clearwater Beach tradition, offers entertainment every night, from two hours before sunset until two hours after sunset. The beautiful view of the sunset makes for a perfect way to celebrate the end of the day. 

The hotel is in a desirable location and has a 24-hour fitness center, on-site spa and an outdoor pool with a 35-foot waterfall. Lisa’s Klubhouse provides tons of fun, supervised activities for the kids. The hotel offers high speed internet access, laundry service, room service, rental car service, and water sports. Most rooms have balconies.  Parking is $25/day.

The hotel is located at 1201 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767. (+1-727-596-1100)

The St. Pete/Clearwater area is served by two major airports: St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE – ten miles away) and Tampa International Airport (TPA – 18 miles away).  Both offer many non-stop flights to the Gulf Coast.  With 25 airlines serving St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA), there are multiple options to accommodate your schedule as well as competitive rates and efficient facilities packed with amenities.  Non-stop service is available to these airports from more than 100 cities. The Tampa International Airport is the major airport and is about one hour from Clearwater. 

There are local quality ground transportation options that include shuttle, town car, SUV and limo from providers such as Supershuttle, Groundlink and Blacklane.

The cheapest ride to or from St Pete Airport will usually be shared shuttle van. Private shuttles are an option for larger groups or families, with town cars and SUVs being popular for individuals and couples who want a little more comfort.

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The format of the conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Poster sessions will be scheduled for evening discussion as well. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

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