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 UK Colloids 2017 International Colloid and Surface Science Symposium10-12 July 2017, Manchester

This was the third colloid science conference in this series that was held in Manchester from July 10th – 12th 2017. It was jointly organized by the RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group and the SCI Colloid and Surface Science Group and provided a perfect opportunity for UK and international researchers interested in colloid and interface science to meet, present and discuss issues related to current developments in this field.

Plenary and keynote speakers Plenary speakers are Professor Debora Berti (University of Florence and Centre for Colloid and Surface Science, Italy), Professor Vinny N Manoharan (Harvard University, USA) and Professor Paul Mulvaney (University of Melbourne, Australia). Professor Joseph Keddie (University of Surrey, UK) will be giving the Thomas Graham Lecture. The meeting also attracted an impressive list of international keynote speakers, full details can be found on the website.

Meeting themes include: • Wetting • Nanoparticles • Foams/Bubbles/Emulsions and microemulsions • Colloidal suspensions • Programmable self-assembly • Biocolloids and Biointerfaces • Charcterisation of Formulated Products • Colloidal Physics • Formulation Science and Engineering

Social Events The conference dinner was held at the world famous Old Trafford the home of Manchester United. The evening will start with a drinks reception in the fascinating museum. Other social events include a welcome and pre-registration event in the Power Hall of the Museum of Science and Industry. Where some of the machines were running. There were also poster sessions at Manchester Central with a chance to network with other delegates and the exhibitors.

The Venue

We selected Manchester Central as the venue for Colloids 2017. Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Its vaulted arches and station clock have made Manchester Central an iconic city feature for over 130 years.

Manchester 

Manchester is the European City of Science 2016 – recognition of its unique scientific heritage and contribution to scientific discovery, innovation and industry. From Rutherford splitting the atom almost 100 years ago, to Alan Turing’s ground-breaking work with computers, to more modern world firsts such as the test-tube baby, bionic eye implant and the isolation of graphene – Manchester has a great science story to tell.

For more information visit www.ukcolloids.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A flyer can be found at this link.

Organising Committee

Richard Greenwood | Birmingham University | Conference Chair

Peter Griffiths | Greenwich University | Conference Treasurer

Paul F Luckham | Imperial College

Shirin Alexander | Swansea University | Conference Exhibition and Sponsorship

Dwaipayan Chakrabarti | Birmingham University


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Colloid Young Researchers’ Meeting, 10 April 2017, University of Sheffield, UK

This event was designed to support PhD students, post docs and new industrialists to showcase their new findings and techniques in colloid, surface & interface science. It was organised by SCI’s Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group, RSC’s Colloid & Interface Science Group and Sheffield Colloid Network.

Confirmed Speakers/Panellists

Dr Gemma-Louise Davies, University of Warwick

Dr Kuhan Chellappah, BP

Dr Becky Welbourn, ISIS

Dr Ellen Meek, EPSRC

Organising Committee:

Dr Seung Yeon Lee, The Joint SCI/RSC Colloid group

Sheffield Colloid Network

A flyer with more information can be found at this link.


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Assembly and pattern formation in complex soft materials, McBain Medal meeting, 27 March 2017, London

The McBain medal is awarded annually by the RSC/SCI Joint Colloids Group to recognize a rising star in colloid and interface science. This year’s awardee is Dr João Cabral (Imperial College London), for his outstanding work on the thermodynamics and assembly of colloid and polymer mixtures, and the design of functional materials via interfacial instabilities. An enthusiast of scattering, his team and collaborators have pioneered the use of neutron and X-rays to study flow processing of complex fluids in complex microfluidic flows.

Below is a photo of Dr Joao Cabral from Imperial College receiving the McBain medal during the meeting at the SCI.

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Rideal lecture and symposium 2017, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Tuesday 4th April 2017

Professor Daan Frenkel was the 2017 Rideal Lecturer. The Rideal Lecture is awarded jointly by the RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group and SCI Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group, to recognise a sustained and distinguished contribution to colloid and interface science in the UK (photograph below).

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A one-day symposium was held at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge on Tuesday 4th April 2017. The symposium featured contributions by Willem Kegel, Richard Sear, Zorana Zeravcic, Roel Dullens, Erika Eiser and Rosalind Allen and finished with the Rideal Lecture.

We gratefully acknowledge support from CCP5 and from BP for this symposium.   Alex Routh Jeroen van Duijneveldt

For synopsis of the Rideal Lecture, please follow this link.

 


SOF2016

Secrets of Formulation IV, 10th January 2017, SCI, London, UK Organised by SCI’s Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group and RSC’s Formulation Science and Technology Group and Colloid & Interface Group

This meeting was for scientists interested in soft matter and its application. Each speaker was an outstanding scientist with experience of a different industry. Speakers described the high-quality science underpinning products in the context of the challenges that their industry faces, which can range from product performance to regulation. Each industry has different constraints (cost / purity / safety / shelf life etc.). Application environments can range from ambient (agrochemical) to inside the body (pharmaceutical) or to extremes of temperature and pressure (oil). These differences mean successful formulations require innovative and excellent use of colloid, polymer, surfactant and interfacial science.

For a flyer please use this link.


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6th Annual MIBio Conference, 9th November 2016, Magdelene College, Cambridge

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The MIBio conference series engages world leading experts from industry and academia in a discussion on the latest advances in biopharmaceutical formulation. This year there was a special emphasis on creative use of formulation to support novel drug-device combinations and product formats, including new formulation approaches, use of computational techniques in product optimisation and discussion of regulatory implications.

More details about this event and previous events can be found on - www.mibio-conference.com

Organising Committee

Jan Jezek (Arecor)

Nicholas J. Darton (Arecor)

Tejash Shah (GSK)

Stephen E. Harding (University of Nottingham)


Particles 2016

Particles at Interfaces, Royal Armouries, Leeds, 7-9 September 2016

The RSC/SCI Colloids Group organised a meeting for both academia and industry colleagues to link the latest research on interfacially-active particles to current and future applications in the captivating and inspiring atmosphere of the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.  

Adsorption and desorption of particles at liquid-liquid and liquid-gas interfaces have formed an expanding part of colloidal science and technology over the last 15 years. Their applications as emulsion and foam stabilisers are starting to find their way into various formulated products. This meeting will address several different aspects of this topic, including the synthesis of interfacially-active particles, the characterisation of their behaviour at interfaces, their use as Pickering emulsifiers and as building blocks for functional materials.

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


Future Applications of Small-Angle Scattering to Soft Matter 

5 May 2016, STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, UK

Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) is a uniquely powerful tool for characterising a broad range of soft matter and it is 17 years since the SCI/RSC Colloid Groups have held a meeting in which the technique took centre stage. In the intervening years the availability and capability of neutron sources, and their SANS instruments, have changed enormously. With construction of the €2bn European Spallation Source already underway in Sweden (to which the UK is a contributor) even greater promise awaits the Soft Matter community in the second half of the next decade.

This meeting focussed on state-of-the-art applications of SANS across a range of Soft Matter systems, and the future scientific opportunities that will come from new facilities, new instruments, and technical advances.

The meeting also celebrated the retirement of Dr Richard K Heenan, principal scientist in SANS at the ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source. During his distinguished career Richard has helped author over 300 publications (attracting over 5000 citations to date), the majority in the field of Soft Matter. He is a world authority on time-of-flight SANS, and has helped conceive and design several SANS instruments. However it is perhaps as the author of the FISH model-fitting software, which hundreds of small-angle scatterers in academia and industry have used to interpret their data over the years, that he is most widely known.

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McBain Awards Day

SCI, London, UK Tuesday 8 December 2015

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Professor Rachel O’ Reilly from Warwick University has been awarded the 2014 McBain medal for her pioneering research in novel polymeric nanoparticles, responsive materials and controlled self-assembly.  The 2015 McBain medal has been awarded to Professor Giuseppe Battaglia of Univerity College, London, for his work in developing novel functional polymers for biomedical applications, design rules for self-assembly of soft-matter and the development of colloidal systems for drug delivery. Both winners were presented with their award at the McBain meeting on 8th December at the SCI Headquarters in Belgrave Square. Additionally invited speakers at the symposium were:

  • Prof Tony Ryan, Sheffield University
  • Dr Oscar Ces, Imperial College
  • Prof Steve Armes, Sheffield University
  • Prof Stefan Bon, Warwick University

 

 


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 5th Annual MIBio Conference MIBio 2015: Stability of biopharmaceuticals – From molecular interactions to successful products 21st October 2015, Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK.

The MIBio conference series engages world leading experts from industry and academia in a discussion on how the latest molecular interaction based discoveries can be exploited in biopharmaceutical formulation to produce more effective, patient-friendly and safer therapeutic products. Seven key experts in the field presented during the day on this topic, and, as is traditional in the MIBio series, there were opportunities for audience participation. The conference website where next years event details will be available soon, can be found here: www.mibio-conference.com

The MIBio 2015 organising committee is:

• Jan Jezek (Arecor)

• Nicholas J. Darton (Arecor) 

• Tejash Shah (GSK)

• Stephen Harding (University of Nottingham)

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Rideal 2015 + AGM 

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2015 Rideal Meeting: Polymers in colloid science, 23rd April 2015, SCI, London, UK

The winner of the 2015 Rideal Medal was Prof Paul Luckham of Imperial College and the theme of the 2015 meeting is Polymers in Colloid Science. The speakers were all former students of Paul or academics and industrialists he has collaborated with during his career. This one day meeting included a student poster session and a wine reception prior to Paul's Rideal lecture which was given at the end of the conference.

The conference flyer can be found at this link.


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Arrested Gels: Dynamics, Structure and Applications Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge,

23-25 March 2015

The RSC/SCI Colloids Group was pleased to announce a meeting for academia, industry and students to link the latest research on colloidal gels to tomorrow’s applications in the captivating and inspiring atmosphere of Cambridge. Colloidal gels are complex materials that when suitably designed give the performance and function to a wide range of advanced modern day products. Fundamental to designing such materials is understanding the interplay between interparticle forces on the molecular level and mesoscopic and macroscopic phenomena of network formation, mechanical properties and time-evolution. Understanding how all these components behave and interact together was the focus of this colloquium.

The following line up of excellent international speakers headlined the program: Dr. L. Berthier (Montpellier), Prof. D. Bonn (Amsterdam), Prof. L. Cipelletti (Montpellier), Dr. W. Frith (Unilever), Prof. P. Schurtenberger (Lund) & Prof. H. Tanaka (Tokyo).

The flyer for this event can be downloaded from this link.


FD175 Physical Chemistry of Functionalised Biomedical Nanoparticles is fast approaching:  17-19 September, Bristol

Themes

Noble metal NPs: Novel synthesis of Au and Ag NPs, for example, and better understanding of surface chemistry and interactions between NPs and ligands

Quantum dots: Novel syntheses and novel biofunctionalisation to enhance quantum yield of quantum dots, as well as being a protective layer for biomedical applications

Magnetic NPs: Novel syntheses for enhanced magnetic properties and functionalisation for specific targets in vivo

Carbon nanotube & graphite/graphene and other NPs: There is very limited literature on biomedical applications of this type of material. Therefore, biofunctionalisation is a very important aspect of this research topic.

The conference website can be found at this link


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UK Colloids 2014
International Colloid and Surface Science Symposium
This was the second colloid science conference in this series and will be held in London from July 6th – 9th 2014. It was jointly organized by the RSC Colloid and Interface Chemistry Group and the SCI Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group (www.colloidsgroup.org.uk), the Institute of Physics, Polymer Physics Group (http://www.iop.org/activity/groups/subject/pol/index.html) and the UK Polymer Colloid Forum (http://www.uk-pcf.org/) and provided a perfect opportunity for UK and international researchers interested in colloid and interface science to meet, present and discuss issues related to current developments in the fields of Colloid, Interface and Biomedical Nanoparticle science.

Organising Committee:
Peter Dowding (Chair)
Jeroen van Duijneveldt (Treasurer)
Deborah Constable (Conference Secretariat)
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The flyer for this event can be downloaded from this link.


 

Rideal_2014Rideal Meeting: Controlling Structure, 27th March 2014, RSC, Burlington House, London

The recipient of the Sir Eric Rideal (founder's) Award and Lecture for 2014 was Professor Dame Athene Donald FRS of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. Prof. Donald's lecture on "Control of Structure" was given at this dedicated mini-symposium held in London. The overall theme of the meeting was controlling structure. The speakers, who were all former students, post-docs or collaborators of Prof Donald, demonstrated the wide range of experimental techniques used to examine the arrangement of colloidal and soft material systems and the effect on macroscopic properties. This one day symposium  showcased some of the latest work and cutting edge advances in sort matter.

For more information please visit this link.

The flyer for the event is available in this link.


 McBain award meeting: Dynamic and controlled self-assembly at interfaces

19th December 2013, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Elaborate supramolecular architectures can be crafted and tuned through non-covalent interactions, ranging from simple host-guest interactions to more complex types of molecular recognition. Recent advances in the field have made these systems adaptative, customisable, responsive to one or multiple stimuli and relevant to a wide range of applications, requiring also cutting-edge techniques to probe the morphologies on the nano-scale. This one-day symposium showcased some of the latest work in this rapidly growing field. The McBain Medal is an early-career award offered by the RSC/SCI Joint Colloids Group.

The 2013 McBain Lecture will be given by Dr Oren Scherman of the Dept of Chemistry in the University of Cambridge in recognition of his work on smart polymers, disperse systems and interfaces. Dr Oren’s web pages can be found at http://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/staff/oas.html.

Further information on the McBain Medal & Lecture more generally may be found at http://www.colloidsgroup.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=11.

The flyer for this event can be downloaded from this link.

For more details please visit: https://www.soci.org/General-Pages/Display-Event.aspx?EventCode=COLL401


Polymers-at-Interfaces-2013_-_Email_BannerPolymers @ Interfaces 2013 Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, UK (27-28 June 2013)

An international conference to celebrate the career of Professor Terence Cosgrove. The adsorption & behaviour of polymers at interfaces is a field of fundamental importance to a wide range of technologies & medicine. Terry Cosgrove, who retired in Autumn 2012, has made significant contributions to the field over the last 40 years. This conference celebrated his outstanding career. A number of Terry’s close associates, past and present, agreed to speak at what was an entertaining review of the field and Terry's impact on it.

There was a reception and conference dinner on the evening of 27 June 2013 at M-Shed, Bristol’s new flagship museum (http://mshed.org/). The reception was sponsored by XiGo Nanotools.

The conference program can be downloaded from this link.

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

Jointly organised with: SCI Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group

Kindly sponsored by: AGC Chemicals, AkzoNobel, Drug Delivery Solutions, Infineum, Imerys, Revolymer, STFC ISIS Facility, Syngenta, Unilever, XiGo Nanotools. Joint Colloid Group.


The impact and future of Scattering Techniques in Soft Matter (18-19th March, 2013, Keble College Oxford)

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Scattering methods have evolved in both complexity and in application over the past 30 years. The aim was to show how increasingly complex chemical, magnetic and biological systems demand a multi-technique approach in order to derive a full description of their behaviour. The meeting was combined with the 2013 Sir Eric Rideal lecture given by the award recipient, Prof. Jeff Penfold.

Speakers included R. K. Thomas, T. Zemb, A. R. Rennie, I. M. Tucker, J. T. Petkov, L. Porcar, G. Fragnetto, I. Grillo, D. Barlow, A. Zarbakhsh, J. Penfold and T. Arnold.


The Sir Eric Rideal Lecturer for 2013 will be Professor Jeffery Penfold of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Professor Penfold has made three major scientific contributions to surfactant, colloid and interface science. The first is that he and Hayter were the first people to formulate a strategy and the necessary analytical methods for the quantitative interpretation of neutron small angle scattering data from micellar solutions (these methods are still the main ones used). Second, with colleagues at Unilever, he pioneered the development of shear methods in conjunction with small angle scattering. Thirdly, he played a major pioneering role in both the instrumental and methodological development of neutron reflectometry, now widely used for studying interfaces of all kinds. Professor Penfold is much in demand as an invited contributor to scientific conferences around the world.

Prof. Penfold gave his Rideal Lecture at the symposium concentrating on scattering techniques and their applications 18-19th March 2013 at Keble College.

 

 

 


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McBain Medal Symposium - Self-Assembled Materials for Biomedical Applications, London, January 10th 2013

The McBain medal was presented to Dr Khutoryanskiy at a one-day symposium on the theme of “Self-assembled materials for biomedical applications “, held at the SCI HQ in London on Thursday 10 January 2013. Dr Khutoryanskiy’s presented his medal lecture and there were also talks from Prof. Edman Tsang, Dr. Peter Griffiths, Prof. Joseph Keddie, Prof. Ljeoma Uchegbu and Prof. Nicola Tirelli.

The 2012 McBain Medal winner Dr Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy MRSC is a Reader in Pharmacetical Materials in the University of Reading. Dr Khutoryanskiy, an active member of the UK polymer colloids community, has quickly gained an international reputation for his imaginative use of colloid, polymer and interface science in the development of novel materials: for his work on muco-adhesion and materials for drug delivery, for example. His wide-ranging work demonstrates strategic vision, technical facility and ambition, and his publications metrics and record of invited talks show that his work receives widespread attention. A summary of his research interest can be found at:

http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/pharmacy/Current_research_activities.pdf


Suspension Processing & Suspension Engineering Rheology (10 - 11 September 2012, Caius College, Cambridge, UK) 

A meeting devoted to the rheology and fundamentals of suspensions processing organised by the Joint Committee and endorsed by the British Society of Rheology and the Particle Technology Group of IChemE.

The meeting was held at Gonville and Caius College on 10 and 11 September 2012.

A flyer for the conference can be downloaded from this link.

 


Polymeric and Self-Assembled Hydrogels (4 - 5 September 2012, King's College, London, UK)

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This 2-day conference bought together academics as well as industrialists with interest in hydrogels research, including their structure, properties and applications, either in polymeric networks - of synthetic or biological origin - or self-assembled surfactants or peptides.

Speakers were:

  • Alan Rowan, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Mitsuhiro Shibayama, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Madeleine Djabourov, ESPCI, France
  • John Mitchell, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Rein Ulijn, University of Strathclyde, UK

Organising committee

  • Cecile Dreiss, King's College, London
  • Oren Scherman, University of Cambridge
  • Dave Adams, University of Liverpool
  • Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy, University of Reading
  • Claire Pizzey, Diamond Light Source

A flyer from the conference can be downloaded from this link.

 Website: www.constableandsmith.com/hydrogels


Rideal Lecture (28 March 2012, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge)

The Rideal lecture is an annual award given by SCI's Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group and the RSC's Colloid and Interface Science Group.

The recipient of this years Rideal lecture is Geoff Maitland. He studied Chemistry at Oxford University where he also obtained his doctorate in Physical Chemistry. After a period as an ICI Research Fellow at Bristol University, he was appointed to a lectureship in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College in 1974. In 1986 he moved to the oil and gas industry with Schlumberger. He rejoined Imperial College in September 2005 as Professor of Energy Engineering and his current research covers clean and efficient fossil fuel production. Geoff was awarded the Hutchison Medal by the Institution of Chemical Engineers in 1998 and served as President of the British Society of Rheology from 2002-2005. He was recently awarded the IChemE Chemical Engineering Envoy Award for 2010 for his media work explaining the engineering issues involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil-spill.

A flyer for the conference can be downloaded from this link.


McBain Medal Award Lecture (12 December 2011, SCI HQ, London, UK)

The McBain Medal is an annual award by the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group of the SCI and the Colloid and Interface Chemistry Group of the RSC to honour a younger scientist who has made a meritorious contribution to colloid & interface science.

This one day meeting incorporated the award of the McBain medal to Prof Adam Lee, who is a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Cardiff University and an EPSRC Leadership Fellow. His PhD is from the University of Cambridge, UK, where he studied with R M Lambert. After a Post-Doc in Cambridge Adam was appointed to lectureships at Hull (1997), and York (2003), where he co-founded the new surface chemistry and catalysis group, before moving to Cardiff in 2009. His research spans the breadth of colloid and surface chemistry including new surfactant-templated architectures, spectroscopic techniques for studying chemical dynamics at metal and metal oxide surfaces, the application of synchrotron radiation to in-situ and time-resolved studies of surface chemical processes and the surface modification of novel biomaterials.

A flyer for the conference can be downloaded from this link.


Innovation in Colloid Formulation: Secrets of Formulation III (16th November 2011, SCI, London)SOF-III_image2_240

Designing colloidal formulations is an exceptionally complex process that requires a combination of scientific knowledge, experimental skill, experience, imagination and enthusiasm. Combining these with the correct inspiration can produce innovative colloidal systems and solutions to problems.

A flyer for the conference can be downloaded from this link.

Sponsors

Malvern Instruments

Zinsser Analytic

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McBain Medal Award Lecture (12 December 2011, SCI HQ, London, UK)

The McBain Medal is an annual award by the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group of the SCI and the Colloid and Interface Chemistry Group of the RSC to honour a younger scientist who has made a meritorious contribution to colloid & interface science.

This one day meeting will incorporate the award of the McBain medal to Prof Adam Lee, who is a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Cardiff University and an EPSRC Leadership Fellow. His PhD is from the University of Cambridge, UK, where he studied with R M Lambert. After a Post-Doc in Cambridge Adam was appointed to lectureships at Hull (1997), and York (2003), where he co-founded the new surface chemistry and catalysis group, before moving to Cardiff in 2009. His research spans the breadth of colloid and surface chemistry including new surfactant-templated architectures, spectroscopic techniques for studying chemical dynamics at metal and metal oxide surfaces, the application of synchrotron radiation to in-situ and time-resolved studies of surface chemical processes and the surface modification of novel biomaterials.

Who should attend?

This meeting will be suitable for academia and industry, in particular researchers with interests in chemical engineering aspects. The breadth of the meeting will also make it suitable for students who wish to get an insight into the range of current research.

A flyer for the conference can be downloaded from this link.


Capturing Colloids II (11-12th October 2011, Manchester, UK)

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This meeting was for chemists that regularly use microscopes and image capturing techniques as a tool and people that specialise in developing microscopical and image capture techniques within the colloids area. We discussed leading edge science in the fields of Microscopy, Image Analysis and Colloid Science. The meeting was an enjoyable interactive event with invited speakers, posters and a conference dinner.

The flyer for the conference can be downloaded from this link.


UK Colloids 2011

altThis colloid science conference was held in London from July 3rd to 6th 2011. It was jointly organized by the RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group and the SCI Colloid and Surface Science Group and provided a perfect opportunity for UK and international researchers interested in colloids and interfaces to meet, present and discuss issues related to current developments in this field.  

Information on previous UK Colloids meetings can be found here:

 

Nanoparticles 2009 

Nanoparticles 2008 Day 2

Nanoparticles 2008 Day 1 

 


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