Dr Sarah Rogers
Chair of the Joint Colloids Group
Colloid and interface science covers a broad range of both fundamental and applied areas including surfactants and polymers, biological interfaces and bio-colloids, nanoparticles (for a range of applications), formulation science, self-assembled systems, and ‘smart’ materials.
In 2002 the Joint Colloids Group (JCG) was formed by the joining of the CSCG (SCI) and the CISG (RSC) with the aim to provide a more coherent focus for the UK colloid and interface science community, both in academia and industry. The Group welcomes anyone with an interest anything colloidal!
The JCG runs various scientific events, from one-day meetings to a triennial multi-day international conference (UK Colloids, since 2011). We also support bursaries for attendance at UK and worldwide meetings through the Rideal Trust. We administer several awards: the Katharine Burr Blodgett Award, the McBain Medal, the Thomas Graham Lecture and the Rideal Lecture, which recognise researchers through the different stages of their career.
As chair I aim to work and engage with our community, increase connectivity between our current members, and help shape what we want our community to be looking forwards. If you feel a topic that’s not being covered by our current programme of work, please let us know. Your support, input and suggestions are highly appreciated, whether as a speaker, delegate or sponsor, an established scientist, a PhD student or an early career researcher.
If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact me or any member of the committee. We all look forward to meeting you at our events.
You can become a member by joining one of the two groups:
SCI Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group (CSCG). http://www.soci.org/Membership-and-Networks/Technical-Groups/Colloid-and-Surface-Chemistry-Group
RSC Colloid & Interface Science Group (CISG). http://www.rsc.org/membership/networking/InterestGroups/colloidscience/
The former is open to SCI members only. The latter is open both to RSC members and associates AND to scientists and engineers who belong, either, to a chartered professional or learned body from outside the chemical sciences, or to another chemical society with whom the RSC has entered into an international partnership agreement approved by RSC Council. Non-RSC members of CISG pay RSC a small annual fee to cover administration and postage.
For information on how to become a member of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) or Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) please see the links below:
Non-members of RSC wishing to join CISG should contact the RSC Membership Dept. (contact details at http://www.rsc.org/Membership/join/admission/Contacts.asp), asking to join the Colloid & Interface Science Interest Group, only, and mentioning their own affiliation. The membership administration fee is £10 currently. In case of difficulty please contact a member of the Joint Committee.