20th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS 2014)

The 20th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS 2014) will be held at the University of Coimbra, Portugal from the 22nd-27th June 2014.

SIS 2014 will provide the ideal forum to stimulate ideas and establish collaborations as well as to initiate discussions on the most diverse topics of surfactant and colloid science, ranging from biocolloids to nanostructured interfaces, from self-assembled materials to formulations.

Click here to register for this conference.

Topics that will be presented on at the conference include:

– Adsorption at interfaces – Polymeric and polymerizable surfactants
– Wetting, spreading and capillarity phenomena – Bioderived and bioinspired surfactants
– Interfacial tension, interfacial rheology and interfacial forces – Surfactant-polymer and -biopolymer interactions
– Monolayers and Langmuir-Blodgett films – Surfactants in pharmaceutics and life sciences
– Electrostatic and electrokinetic phenomena – Surfactants in energy production and environment
– Surfactant phase behavior and self-assembly – Surfactants in tribology
– Thermodynamics and kinetics of surfactant-based systems – Surfactants in nano- and microtechnology
– Solubilization and reactivity in self-organized systems – Self-assembled materials
– Micelles, emulsions and microemulsions – Modelling and simulation
– Vesicles, liposomes, niosomes, colloidosomes – Techniques in surfactant research

As well as 30 invited lectures, 5 Plenary lectures have also been confirmed:

Colin Bain (University of Durham, UK) – Dynamics of surfactants at interfaces
Henk N.W. Lekkerkerker (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) – Muddy Water-Clay Colloid Mixtures: From Liquid Crystals to Drilling Muds
Maria Graça Miguel (Coimbra University, Portugal) – From Surfactants to Cells
Yeshayahu Talmon (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel) – The Coming of Age of Cryo-EM in the Study of Surfactants in Solution
Kenichi Yoshikawa (Kyoto University, Japan) – Real-world Modeling of Living System with Surfactant: Self-organized Structure and Dynamic Function

To find out more about this exciting event, please visit the conference website.

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