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MII Technical Conference & Review

Online registration has closed, but on-site registration will be available. Please email if you need more details.

2022 Conference Program.pdf Download this file to view the full schedule, session details, and more!
The Technical Conference and Review will be held March first through third, twenty twenty-two. It will feature plenary talks, MII faculty presentations, poster sessions, a banquet, networking events, and a pre-conference workshop.

MII organizes a technical conference and review meeting on the Virginia Tech campus to provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers from industry and government to learn about the activities of MII through 25+ faculty presentations and 100+ student posters.

There are also opportunities to learn new aspects of the integrated research and education programs at Virginia Tech to form partnerships with faculty and graduate/undergraduate students associated with the Institute.

2022 Plenary Speakers

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Bob Allen

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Senior Research Fellow

Plenary Lecture

"Sustainable Polymer Chemistry and the BOTTLE Consortium"

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Natalie Arnett

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)

Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Plenary Lecture

"Synthesis and Characterization of Modifiable Poly(Arylene Ether Sulfone) with Tailorable Properties for Versatile Applications"

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David Dillard

Virginia Tech, MII

Adhesive and Sealant Science Professor

Plenary Lecture

"MII: Our Roots and Journey to Success"

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Katherine Hofmann

Eastman Chemical Company

Principal Applications Development Scientist

Plenary Lecture

"Plastics Aren't Evil"


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Jeremiah Johnson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Professor of Chemistry

Plenary Lecture

"Clipping bonds in polymer networks: what can we learn by deconstructing 'infinite' molecules?"

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Nikhil Verghese


Plenary Lecture

"Thermoplastic composite solutions for mass markets: Opportunities and challenges"

2022 Conference Program.pdf Download this file to view the full schedule, session details, and more!

If you are a Virginia-based company and interested in attending the conference, please contact MII at for more information!

Conference Registration

  • Early bird registration (prior to February 4, 2022): $420
  • Standard registration (after February 4, 2022): $480 
  • Plenary speakers and MII faculty, MII students, and MII postdocs should use the registration codes they received via email. 
  • The registration fee includes attendance at the technical conference, all receptions and breaks, banquet, and the meeting proceedings. An extra banquet ticket may be purchased for a guest, if desired.

*If you are a Virginia Tech faculty member or student, please email for registration instructions.



The Holtzman Alumni Center is home to the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center are adjacent to the Holtzman Alumni Center.


Hotel Accommodations

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-8000 or (877) 200-3360

Other hotels within short walking distance include the Hyatt Place Blacksburg/University and the Residence Inn Blacksburg-University

For further information on this or future programs, contact MII by phone at (540) 231-6824 or by e-mail at