Conference Themes


Rheology, Soft Solids and Complex Fluids | chairs - Andrew Howe & Phil Threlfall Holmes

Talks on soft matter systems are welcome in this session if they have a rheological component. The systems may be bulk or interfacial, fluids, crystals or gels. Components could include self-assembled systems, colloids, granular matter, liquid crystals, polymers and/or active matter. Both academic and applied topics are very welcome: those that combine good science to application, particularly so.

Rheology is a consequence of interactions and dynamics, sizes, charges and concentrations. One of the key targets of a successful formulation is a rheology that enables efficient processing and aim product properties. Soft matter, one might say, is so defined by rheology (soft).

Biomimetics | chair - Chris Lorenz

Colloids & Surfaces in the Health & Life Sciences | chairs - Chris Blanford, Annela Seddon, Karen Sykes
  • Keywords for this topic - Drug delivery & release; imaging, diagnostics & theranostics; antimicrobial materials; fouling & protein adsorption; biotribology; bioresponsive surfaces

Formulation Science and Engineering | chairs - Nick Ainger & Ian Howell

Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Materials | chairs - Gemma Davies & Dionisia Jesus

Foams, Emulsions and Bubbles | chairs - Lee Fielding, Kristian Waters, & Bob Pugh

Colloidal Suspensions | chairs - Jeroen Van Duijneveldt & Alex Routh

Self Assembly | chairs - Dwaipayan Chakrabarti & Stefano Sacanna

Colloids in Motion | chairs - Joe Keddie & Wim Thielemans

Polymer Colloid Engineering | chairs - Cecile Dreiss, Fiona Hatton & Joao Cabral

Encapsulation and Release | chairs - Olivier Cayre, David Higgins & Andrew Gray

Wetting and Adhesion | chair - Shirin Alexander

General Session | chairs - Richard Greenwood, Matthew Ruszala & Emily Summerton

Poster Session | chairs - Richard Greenwood & Martin Riley