Greetings from Mitsuhiro Shibayama,

Chair, Polymer Networks Group.


Welcome to the website of the Polymer Networks Group (PNG). I am the Chair of PNG during the period from January 2015 to December 2018, succeeding Dr. Ferenc Horkay of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA.


Sciences and technologies on polymer networks grow rapidly, covering not only fundamental chemistry and physics, but also biology, pharmacy, medicine and agriculture. Founded in 1975, PNG is an independent international organization for the promotion of international contacts and stimulation of research in the important field of polymer networks. This is mainly done through PNG biannual meetings, which, during the past four decades, have brought into contact a large number of scientists and engineers from many countries, and stimulated scientific exchanges between the East and the West.


I thank the organizing committee of, PNG 2016, Stockholm, Sweden, and particularly Prof. Eva Malmström Jonsson, for the wonderful organization of the Conference. It was really great conference.

Now, I am honored to announce that the next PNG meeting will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from the 17th to the 21st of June 2018, and you are welcome to participate. See you there..


Best regards.

Dr. Mitsuhiro Shibayama

Professor of Engineering

The University of Tokyo


Here find the Greetings of the previous PNG Chair