General Presentation


The 13th ICFPAM is a sequel to the previous highly successful International Conferences on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials.

The first conference was held in Delhi, India, January 20-25, 1991 and inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India.
The second conference was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 10-15, 1993, was inaugurated by President Soeharto in the Presidential Palace and had 244 participants from 24 countries.
The third conference was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 16-20, 1995 and was scheduled to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister.
The fourth conference was held in Cairo, Egypt, January 4-9, 1997 with the Minister of Scientific Research of the Government of Egypt as the Honorary Chair. Three hundred and fifty highly selected participants from 30 countries covering all continents participated.
The fifth conference was held in Poznan, Poland, June 21-25, 1999, with the Minister-Chairman State Committee for Scientific Research, the Minister of Education, and the Minister of Economy as Honorary Chairpersons.
The sixth conference was held in Recife (Pernambuco, Brazil), May 4-9, 2001 with Minister of Science and Technology of Brazil and Rector of the Federal University of Pernambuco as Honorary Chairpersons. The conference had an attendance of about 250 participants from 25 countries.
The seventh ICFPAM was organized by University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, in Bucharest, Romania, June 10 – 15, 2003 At this conference the President of Romania, Minister of Education and Research, Minister of Industry and Resources were Honorary Chairpersons. The conference had an attendance of about 300 participants from more than 30 countries.
The VIIIth conference was organized by University of Mexico in Cancun (Mexico, Quintana Roo), The IXth conference was organized by University of Technology, Krakow, jointly with Institute of Natural Fibers, Poznan, in Krakow, July 8-12, 2007.

The ‘Xth ICFPAM) was held in Santiago (Chile) and was organized by University of Chile. It benefited of important participation of scientists from America, and in particular from Argentina, Brasil and Chile, The next one was held in Pretoria, South Africa and was organized by University of Pretoria. The South African research minister was present at the opening ceremony. The conference attracted an important participation of researchers not only from the host country, but also from other African countries.

Finally the last conference (12th) was organized by University of Auckland, in Auckland and attracted a record high participation of more than 500 scientists, coming from 40 countries around the world.