Invited lectures

Plenary talks


Prof. Dr. Serge Bourbigot, ENSCL, Lille, France
Materials in extreme fire: design, evaluation and characterization


Prof. Dr. Xin Wang, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Cardanol as a versatile building block for fabrication of bio-based flame retardant epoxy thermosets


Prof. Dr. T. Richard Hull, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
Fires caused by electric vehicles: flammability and smoke toxicity


Prof. Dr. Teng Fu, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Programmable design on demand: quantitative contribution of molecular motifs in flame-retardant thermoplastic polymers


Prof. Dr. Jaime Grunlan, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA
Water-based and environmentally-benign flame retardant surface treatments for polymeric materials


Prof. Dr. Francois Tournilhac, ESPCI, Paris, France
Epoxy based vitrimer materials and composites


Prof. Dr. Hao Wang, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
Development of biobased and nanoscale flame retardants


Prof. Dr. De-Yi Wang, IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain
Progress of flame-retardant technologies to electrolytes in lithium-ion battery:  strategies and challenges






Prof. Dr. Laurent Ferry, École des Mines d’Alès, Alès, France
Flame retardancy of engineering polymers using ionic liquids


Dr. Alexander B. Morgan, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, USA
Reactive Flame Retardants for Aerospace-Grade Epoxy Flame Retardants:  Design Considerations and Example Chemistries


Prof. Dr. habil. Bernhard Schartel, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany
Sustainability finding its way into flame retardancy: food for thought between fake fiction and future


Prof. Dr. Aurelio Bifulco, University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Aliphatic silica-epoxy systems containing dopo-based flame retardants, bio-wastes, and other synergists


Prof. Dr. Sheng Zhang, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China 
Advances on Flame Retardant Materials for Batteries in New Energy Vehicles


Prof. Dr. Sabine Fuchs, Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Hamm-Lippstadt, Germany
From flame retardant polystyrene foams to intrinsically flame retardant styrenic copolymers without halogens


Dr. Jürgen H. Troitzsch, Fire and Environment Protection Service (FEPS), Ascona, Switzerland 
Passive fire safety in conventional and e-vehicles: status and trends


Prof. Dr. Baljinder Kandola, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK 
Fully bio-based versus carbon/glass epoxy composites: scope and limitations in fire and physico-mechanical performances


Prof. Dr. Chris Slootweg, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sustaining the CHNOPS building blocks of life, but Phosphorus-based flame retardants first!


Prof. Dr. Manfred Döring, Germany
The Potential of Phosphorus-Containing Flame Retardants for Current Application


Prof. Dr. Yuan Hu, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Synthesis and Application of Flame Retardant Organophosphine Compounds


Prof. Dr. Hai-Bo Zhao, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Recyclable and Durable Flame-Retardant Materials


Dr. Richard Lyon, FAA, USA
The physical chemistry of kinetic compensation


Mr. Martijn Beekman
Chemicals strategy for sustainability, towards zero pollution