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 Committee


A/Prof Georgina Such

Secretary Dr Luke Connal
Treasurer Dr Nathan R. B. Boase
Chair Elect Dr Luke Connal
Past Chair Dr Killugudi L. Swaminatha Iyer
Committee Member Prof Justin Chalker
Dr Robert Chapman
Dr Laura Delafresnaye
Prof Tanja Junkers
State Representative - QLD Dr Hendrik Frisch
State Representative - SA Dr Zhongfan Jia
ECR Representative Dr Amin Khodabandeh
State Representative - VIC Dr John Quinn
State Representative - WA Prof Killugudi L. Swaminatha Iyer
State Representative - TAS A/Prof Stuart Thickett
State Representative - NSW A/Prof Jiangtao Xu
Student Representative Mr James Humphries
Student Representative Dr Phillip William Janowicz

Polymer Chemistry Division Awards

Apply now

Become Involved

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

Contact Us

or via email: polymer.div@raci.org.au

Explore the Polymer Chemistry Community

Explore Australia's largest community of chemists. A dynamic online platform that fosters discussion, builds networks and offers professional growth opportunities. Join and enhance your connections, share knowledge, and stay at the forefront of chemical advancements through conferences, seminars, workshops, and lectures.

Latest Discussions List

Log in to see this information

Either the content you're seeking doesn't exist or it requires proper authentication before viewing.

Community Events List