Polymer Division

The origins of the Polymer Division date from the early 1960s, and arose from the activities of a number of members of the Victorian branch of the RACI. The Polymer Division is the largest organisation representing polymer scientists, engineers and technologists in Australasia. It was the first of the “modern” Divisions of the RACI.


Our purpose


The aim of the Polymer Division is to promote the professional activities of our members, both within our borders and on the international stage. The services we offer include:

  • organisation of scientific and educational meetings
  • promotion of individual scientists
  • provision of expert consulting advice
  • publishing of proceedings, journals, books and other matter.


The Polymer Division is strongly committed to supporting equity, diversity and inclusion.


Regular Events 


Our Polymer Division is very active in holding regular events. Highlights include:

  • Australian Polymer Symposium held every 12-18 months
  • Polymer Summer School
  • Solomon Lectures
  • State Polymer Group Events


Divisional Awards


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Divisional committee

Chair - Dr Patrice Castignolles
Treasurer - Dr Marion Gaborieau
Secretary - Dr Georgina Such
State Representative - Dr Jan Lauko
State Representative - Dr Markus Muellner
State Representative - Dr John Quinn
State Representative - Dr Stuart Thickett
State Representative - Ms Deborah Ward
Student Representative - Mr James Humphries


Become involved


If you would like more information on our Division, or how to become involved, please contact us

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