2019 Pusan-Gyeongnam/Kyushu-Seibu

Joint Symposium on High Polymers(19th) and Fibers(17th)

​     Pusan National University, Korea

October 17-19, 2019

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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is a great pleasure for us to invite you to attend 2019 Pusan-Gyeongnam/Kyushu-Seibu Joint Symposium on High Polymers (19th) and Fibers (17th) (PGKS2019). The symposium will be held at the Conference Center of Sangnam International House in Pusan National University from 17 to 19 October, 2019.

The Organizing Committee is making every effort to ensure that your participation is being pleasant, scientifically fruitful and giving rise to new ideas, contacts and cooperation.

The first Pusan-Kyushu Joint Symposium was held in Pusan National University, Korea on November 2, 1984 to stimulate the research activities among the polymer scientists in both the Pusan-Gyeongnam branch members of the Polymer Society of Korea and the Kyushu branch members of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan.

This symposium dates back to an informal talk between Prof. Tisato Kajiyama (Kyushu University) and Prof. Sung Chul Kim (Korea Advanced Institue of Science and Technology) at Gordon Research Conference in the winter of 1983. They intended to provide a forum for polymer scientists in the Pusan-Gyeognam area of Korea and Kyushu area of Japan, which turned out to be a huge success. An obvious reason behind such a success was the geographical closeness between two branches. Followed by the first symposium, the second one was held in Fukuoka, Japan in 1985. Two branches in the fiber society, Pusan-Gyeongnam branch of the Korean Fiber Society and the Seibu branch of the Fiber Science and Technology, Japan, joined the third joint symposium in 1987, held in Cheju, Korea. It was named as 'The Third Symposium on High Polymers and the First Pusan-Seibu Joint Symposium on Textiles'. Finally, the present name was employed in the joint symposium held in Kumamoto in 1997.

PGKS2019 will provide an interesting and stimulating forum of exchange and interaction with academic researchers from Korea and Japan.

We invite colleagues working in related areas to come to Busan to present your recent results, exchange ideas, build and strengthen research collaborations.

Your participation will contribute to the success of this conference. We look forward to seeing you in Busan in October 2019.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

Nam-Ju Jo

Chairman of the Symposium