The 25th World Forum on Advanced Materials

Held in conjunction with the upcoming LabAsia 2017, the 25th World Forum on Advanced Materials (POLYCHAR) will be proudly hosted by Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM) from 9 – 13 October 2017, at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

POLYCHAR 25 is expected to bring leading academicians and industrial researchers from around the world into one event, from industries related to Renewable & Sustainable energy, Latex & Rubber, Biomedical, Materials Testing, and many more!


The name POLYCHAR is derived from polymer characterization but goes beyond the initial goal and now addresses the whole field of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). The Short Course on Polymer Characterization, held usually on the first conference day, was established at the very beginning by the POLYCHAR founders: Witold Brostow, Michael Hess and Kevin P. Menard. The Course serves a tutorial for newcomers in the field of Polymer Science as well as up-date about recent developments in analysis and characterization of polymer systems provided by specialists in the field.

The conference provides an opportunity to present new concepts, new materials, new discoveries – enhancing research collaborations, networking and dissemination of recent advances in MSE.

Tentative Program for 25th POLYCHAR

Date Activity
Day 1, Monday, 9th Oct 2017 1-day Short Course on Polymer Characterization
Day 2, Tuesday, 10th Oct 2017 Parallel sessions & posters
Day 3, Wednesday, 11th Oct 2017 Parallel sessions & posters

POLYCHAR Scientific Committee meeting

Banquet dinner

Day 4, Thursday, 12th Oct 2017 Parallel sessions & posters on

POLYCHAR Prize Committee meeting

Prizes and closing of the conference

Day 5, Friday, 13th Oct 2017 Social events and/or field visits


All those interested to participate in 25th POLYCHAR 2017 are required to register online at the POLYCHAR website here.

Below are the registration fees, inclusive of 6% GST:


Early Bird Before 31st May 2017

1st June 2017



USD 600

IUPAC member



International students



Malaysian RM1,300 RM1,450



IKM Member RM1,200 RM1,350



Malaysian students RM1,100 RM1,200



Accompanying person for banquet dinner

RM200 / USD50

RM250 / USD55

For any enquiries related to POLYCHAR, contact the POLYCHAR committee at [email protected].