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Industrial and interdisciplinary applications of suspensions

Graham Lecture and Symposium 2019, SCI, Belgrave Square, London, UK

Tuesday 9th July 2019

Organised by SCI's Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group and RSC's Colloid & Interface Science Group

The meeting will be of interest to both industrial and academic researchers, particularly those from colloid chemistry, soft matter physics and chemical engineering backgrounds working with suspensions.  It will showcase recent advances in suspension science, with a particular emphasis on proven and potential applications to industry and other disciplines such as geology.  The programme will conclude with the 2019 Graham Lecture by Professor Wilson Poon (Edinburgh University), who, together with a set of outstanding industrial and academic speakers, will address real-world applications based on excellent science. 

The Graham Lecture is awarded, biennially, to a scientist in the UK who in the prime of their research career who has established an international reputation in colloid science by their distinguished contributions to the field. In addition to hearing great presentations and the opportunity to contribute a poster, there is plenty scope for networking to catch up with old friends and make new ones.


Opportunities are available for a limited number of posters. Interested applicants should send an abstract of one A4 page or 300 words maximum, indicating title and authors, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9th June 2019 with the subject line “Graham Lecture - poster submission”.  Poster contributions from Early Career Colloid Scientists are particularly encouraged.

Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Okinawa Colloids 2019

3-8 November 2019, Okinawa, Japan

The joint RSC/SCI colloids committee is delighted to partner with The Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry (DCSC) of The Chemical Society of Japan as part of the OKINAWA COLLOIDS 2019 international conference. The OKINAWA COLLOIDS 2019 conference is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the divisional meeting of the DCSC and will provide one of the finest opportunities for researchers worldwide to discuss the latest developments across the multidisciplinary fields of colloid and interface sciences, while also enjoying the tropical atmosphere of Japan's southern island.

For this conference, Members of the RSC/SCI joint committee will receive an additional discount on conference fees upon providing details of their membership when registering for the conference. Details of the conference are as below:

Venue: Bankoku Shinryokan, Nago, Okinawa, Japan

Dates: 3 to 8 November 2019


The deadline for oral abstract submission for Okinawa Colloids 2019 has been extended to 17 June 2019. You still have time to submit your abstract, if you have not submitted yet! You can make your submission via the official website,

The application deadline for the student and postdoc support has also been extended to 10 July 2019.

We look forward to receiving your abstract and welcoming you in Okinawa.

Earlybird registration deadline: 9 Aug. 2019

Poster abstract deadline: 13 Sep. 2019 Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.'

Sir Eric Rideal Travel Bursaries

The Sir Eric Rideal Travel Bursaries are a joint bursary between the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry.  It provides funds for attendance at a conference in the field of colloid and surface science.

Sir Eric Rideal (1890-1974) was the founding Chair of the RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group.

The Rideal Trust annually offers financial assistance to promising academic research workers in the general field of colloid and surface science to attend conferences and/or to visit relevant research institutions.

Awards of up to £500 will be made on a competitive basis to assist with travel and/or subsistence and/or conference registration fees.

There are two closing dates for applications each year:

15 April (for travel planned between 1 June and 31 December)

15 October (for travel planned between 1 December and 30 June).

Please contact the SCI Awards department for further information.

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