Welcome to the Macro Group UK

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The Pure and Applied Macromolecular Chemistry Group (Macro Group UK) is a joint interest group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry.


Message from the chairman, Neil Cameron

Welcome to the web site of Macro Group UK, affiliated to both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society for Chemistry and Industry. The Group is dedicated to furthering polymer chemistry in The UK by promoting meetings and fostering interactions. Neil CameronThis web site contains a range of information and links which we hope you will find useful and informative. Polymer chemistry is diverse in science and in its application with uses ranging from drug delivery to adhesives and coatings. As such we are a diverse group reflecting our community.

If you are not a member I urge you to join via one of our parent societies and to get involved in our activities and if you are a member thank you for your continued support and we welcome further active involvement.

One area of focus for MacroGroup is to encourage participation by younger members of our community.  You can do this through the Young Researchers Meetings. In particular, I encourage you to apply to present a Poster or an oral paper and perhaps you might be the winner of one of our annual Domino/Macro Group YRM awardsMake sure you attend these important meetings!


News items

  • We are delighted to announce the winners of the Macro Group Medal Awards; Dr Ezio Rizzardo wins the Outstanding Achievement Award for 2014, Prof Ullrich Steiner wins the Macro Group Uk medal and Dr Lorna Dougan wins the Young Researcher's Medal.

  • The latest Bulletin is now on-line, follow the link to download.

  • Econic Technologies are looking for a polyurethane technology scientist download the details here.

  • The next YRM meeting will be held in Durham on 24 and 25th July. Find out more here.


Polymer Physics Group logo.

The Macro Group is closely affiliated with the Polymer Physics Group, which is a joint interest group of the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry. The two groups together encompass the UK's premier polymer scientists in industry and academia.

Polymer Physics Group Web Link


The Macro Group is also committed to the development of new scientists working in industry and academia. This is currently achieved through the Recent Appointees in Polymer Science (RAPS) network. More information about this group and their activities can be found by clicking the link

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The Macro Group UK is a joint interest group between the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry