First held in 2000, the APSS has a long history in the Australian polymer science community, providing a friendly and collegiate environment for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying in the field. The APSS is designed to increase participant exposure to numerous aspects of polymer science, from fundamentals through to cutting-edge research. The APSS also focuses on commercial and industrial aspects of the field, including careers in the sector.


The APSS is run as a series of ‘master classes’ on a variety of topics, presented by world-renowned researchers from the Australian polymer community. The APSS has traditionally had an active social program for attendees to enjoy as well as to build networks and collaborations in an informal setting - we intend to do something similar online to build a community of young researchers working in polymer science across the country.

I encourage you to explore the website and attend our next event which will be held online for the first time!













The APSS is coordinated by the APSS steering committee:

21APSS Steering Committee Members:

  • Dr Stuart Thickett, University of Tasmania, Conference Convener

  • Professor Per Zetterlund, the University of New South Wales

  • Professor Michelle Coote, Australian National University

  • Dr Luke Connal, Australian National University

  • Dr Dario Arrua, University of South Australia

  • Dr Tu Le, RMIT

  • Dr Markus Muellner, University of Sydney


Attendees at the 18th Australasian Polymer Summer School, University of South Australia, February 2017

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