06/09/2020 06:00 PM


10/09/2020 04:00 PM


Seminaris Campus Hotel

Takustraße 39
14195 Berlin

Organized by

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, MoDeSt Society

Berlin Tower

Source: BAM, Division Technical Properties of Polymeric Materials / M. Günther; Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel

+++ Update +++

Dear Sirs,

We regret to inform you that, taking into account the current situation and due to the increasing spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus), we have decided to cancel the MoDeSt 2020 from 06. to 10. September 2020 in Berlin completely.

We have kept working hard to rescue the conference happening in September. Everything was fixed, conference site, catering, conference dinner, poster dinner, boot trip, hotels, and so on, but we take our responsibility for the health of our employees, partners and guests very seriously and hope for your understanding.

Registered participants will receive separate information regarding the participation fees already paid as soon as possible.

Thank you very much four your understanding.

Kind regards

Priv.-Doz. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Bernhard Schartel

Chairman of the MoDeSt 2020


MoDeSt 2020: 11th Conference on Modification, Degradation and Stabilization of Polymers


The conference aim is to provide a forum for polymer scientists and engineers to present and share the state-of-the-art knowledge on polymer modification, degradation and stabilization and related areas.

Conference topics

  • Polymer degradation and stabilization (including fire retardancy and art conservation)
  • Polymers and environment (recycling, reuse, biodegradation, bio-based polymers)
  • Polymer modification, blends, composites and nanostructured polymers
  • Polymers for innovative technical and medical applications (including polymer coatings and optoelectronic materials)

Scientific committee

Jenny Alongi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University, UK

Matthew Celina, Sandia National Laboratories, US

Jose Covas, ICT, Minho University, Portugal

Philippe Dubois, CIRMAP, UMONS, Belgium

Jean-Luc Gardette, Université Blaise Pascal, France

Ulf Gedde, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Pieter Gijsman, Royal DSM N.V., Netherlands

Tadahisa Iwata, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Alfonso Jimenez, University of Alicante, Spain

Francesco Paolo La Mantia, Universitá degli Studi di Palermo, Italy

Rudolf Pfaendner, Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability, Germany

James E. Pickett, James Pickett Consulting, US

Bernhard Schartel, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Germany

Sandrine Therias, CNRS, France

Conference Chairs

Chair of Local Organizing Committee:

Bernhard Schartel, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

President - MoDeSt Society:

Prof. Sahar Al-Malaika

Invited plenary talks

Jenny Alongi (invited, to be confirmed)
"Flame Retardancy Meets Bio"

Matthew Celina
"Oxygen diffusion controlled degradation – what is needed and how does it help us with real performance issues?"

Rainer Haag
"Functional/Smart Polymers for Advanced Medical Applications"

Mikael Hedenqvist
"Plasticisation of polymers, short- and long-term properties"

Tadahisa Iwata
"Future Prospects of Eco-friendly Polymers – Biodegradable and Biomass-based Polymers"

Sahar Al-Malaika
"Unlocking the Potential of Naturally-Occurring Antioxidants for Polymer Applications"

Rudolf Pfaendner
"The salt in the soup: Additiviation of Recyclates"

Sandrine Therias
"UV degradation and resistance of nancomposites"


Please register online here.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is open from 01.01.2020 and ends 31.03.2020.


During the conference we will have an exhibition in the same premises. The exhibition spaces available will be sold (first come first serve), when your offer fits to MoDeSt. Thus, if you want to present your company, institute, association, or products please contact us under

Further Information will follow soon.

Further Information