The Conference

MACRO 2017 is a biennial international conference on Polymer Science and Technology held in India under the auspices of The Society for Polymer Science, India (SPSI- This conference addresses various developments and innovations in the science and technology of polymers.The conference will be extremely useful to industries, researchers and academicians working in this field as people with diversified backgrounds are expected to attend the conference making the event truly interdisciplinary in nature. The aim of this conference is to provide a common platform for researchers from all over the world to come together and discuss scientific advancements in the area of polymer science and technology and showcase new generation technologies and their applications in various fields. This conference will bring together a panel of highly accomplished experts in the field of polymer science and technology. The conference will feature keynote addresses, a number of plenary talks, invited talks and contributed lectures focusing on specific aspects of new generation polymers and their applications. Additionally, there will be several poster sessions, and awards for best poster presentations.

The organisers

The conference is organized by The Society for Polymer Science India –Thiruvananthapuram Chapter ( The Society for Polymer Science, India, is one of the premier professional societies of the country formed with the intention of promoting research in the field of polymer science and technology and also to provide a forum for interaction among the polymer scientists, engineers and technologists from R&D laboratories, universities and industries across the country. The Thiruvananthapuram Chapter of the Society, formed on January 20, 1996, strives to help disseminate ideas and facilitates communication among the fellow members by organizing regular meetings, seminars, invited lectures and workshops on scientific and technological advancements and problems in polymer science.

Conference Theme

MACRO 2017 will cover a broad range of contemporary research topics on polymer science and technology under the theme, “Advances in Polymer Science and New Generation Technologies”

Focus areas

  • Polymer synthesis and characterization
  • Polymers in energy applications, sensors
  • Green and sustainable polymers
  • Polymers for biomedical applications
  • Supramolecular polymers & self assembly
  • Nanostructured polymer systems
  • Advanced elastomeric materials
  • Polymer physics
  • Modelling/simulation of polymers

Plenary and Invited Lectures

The technical content of the conference will be enriched with plenary lectures by eminent scientists in the areas of Polymer Science and Technology from world over. Invited lectures listed in the focus areas will form an important part in the presentation of contributed papers. Programme details of plenary and invited lectures will be announced soon.

SPSI-ACS Jubilee Symposium

To commommorate the Silver Jubilee of MACRO Conferences in India and the Golden Jubilee of "Macromolecules", the ACS publication, a special Joint Symposium, "SPSI-ACS Jubilee Symposium" will be organized during MACRO 2017. Please click here for more details.

Important Dates

  • Registration begins- 1st September 2016
  • Registration ends- 15th December 2016
  • Conference dates- 8-11 January 2017

Latest News

  • Due to overwhelming response, we are forced to increase the number of days of the Conference. MACRO 2017 will begin on Sunday, 8th January 2017. Conference dinner will be on 8th evening. Kindly make your travel plans accordingly. Thank you for your co-operation.
  • Visa details updated. Please click here for more details