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Commercialisation of Pickering Emulsions, Thursday, 23rd November 2017, RSC, London

Co-organised with the Industrial Physical Chemistry Group, the Commercialisation of Pickering Emulsions offer a day-long programme aiming to:

• enhance the interface between industry and academia with respect to further understanding of Pickering technologies and to identify any challenges in commercialisation;

• establish “A Beginners Guide to Pickering Technologies”;

• direct future academic research to tackle the perceived current commercial limitations of Pickering emulsions; and

• give young colloid scientists the opportunity to meet established companies in the field.

Oral and poster abstract submission closes 10th October 2017.


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McBain award lecture and symposium, Tuesday, 12th December 2017, SCI, London

Watching colloids work

The McBain medal is awarded annually by the RSC/SCI Joint Colloids Group to recognize a rising star in colloid and interface science. The 2017 McBain medal awardee is Dr Rico Tabor (Monash University). This meeting will showcase some of the latest work in colloids that respond to external stimuli, and state-of-the-art techniques to ‘watch them work’, with applications in areas as diverse as smart water treatment and functional foods.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 12th December 2017 at the SCI in London and includes talks from

• Prof Julian Eastoe, University of Bristol, UK

• Prof Alex Routh, University of Cambridge, UK

• Dr Isabelle Grillo, Institut Laue-Langevin, France

• Dr Sarah Rogers, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, STFC, UK Prof Ray Dagastine, University of Melbourne, Australia

• Prof Charl Faul, University of Bristol, UK

The meeting will conclude with the award lecture from Dr Rico Tabor. A dedicated poster session will also give students the opportunity to present their work.

Registration is open at this link.

Early registration rates (until Friday 3 November 2017): SCI/RSC Members £45, SCI/RSC Student Members £20, Non-Members £55 Standard rates (after Friday 3 November 2017): SCI/RSC Members £50, SCI/RSC Student Members £25, Non-Members £60

Opportunities are available for a limited number of posters. Interested applicants should send an abstract of one A4 page or 300 words maximum, indicating the title and authors, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 15 November 2017 with the subject line “McBain medal - poster submission”.

A flyer for the event can be found at this link.


Dispersions

Casting Dispersions, Monday 26 March 2018, SCI, London, UK

When a colloidal dispersion is dried the material transitions from a liquid to a solid. The process determines the final properties of the dry material and understanding the physics of the drying is crucial for a range of industries, including paints and varnishes, pottery and self-assembly applications.

This one day meeting will comprise three invited lectures by international experts. We will also have talks from submitted abstracts to highlight the breadth of work being carried out on the drying of films in the UK. The meeting is aimed at industrialists formulating and producing coatings through to agrochemicals, as well as academics who work in colloids, fluid mechanics and formulations.

Attendees: Industrialists formulating and producing coatings through to agrochemicals, as well as academics who work in colloids, fluid mechanics and formulations.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Prof Damien Baigl, École Normale Supérieure, France
  • Prof Colin Bain, University of Durham, UK
  • Dr Richard Sear, University of Surrey, UK

Call for Posters Contributions are invited from those working in academic or industrial labs, covering all issues related to drying of dispersions. An abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words indicating title, authors and preference for presentation option (Oral or Poster) should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 18 December 2017 with the subject line “Casting Dispersions - abstract submission”.

To register for the event please visit this link.

For a flyer for this event please visit this link.


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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