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Secrets of Formulation IV

Secrets of Formulation IV

Secrets of Formulation IV


10 January 2017, London, UK

Organised jointly by RSC’s Formulation Science and Technology Group and Colloid & Interface Group, and by SCI’s Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group, this one-day meeting will bring together leading researchers from industry and academia, looking at cutting-edge 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. The speakers hope to inspire, educate and entertain scientists both from academia and other industries.

Speakers include:

  • Malcolm Faers Bayer Crop Science
  • Simon Emmett Akzo Nobel
  • Jayne Lawrence Kings College
  • Peter Dettmar Technostics
  • Mauro Vaccaro Procter & Gamble
  • Nick Ainger Unilever
  • Cuross Bakhtiar Harley Street Consultants
  • Peter Dowding Infineum
  • Geoff Maitland Imperial College

Early Bird registration deadline is 02 December 2016 – don’t delay!

For further information and to register, please visit: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/24574/secrets-of-formulation-iv

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Soft Matter Young Investigators Meet 2016

We are delighted to announce that the Soft Matter Young Investigators Meet 2016 (SMYIM2016) will be held in Goa, India, on 16 – 18 December 2016.

Soft Matter Young Investigators Meet 2016

16 – 18 December 2016, Goa, India

The soft matter young investigator meet (SMYIM), started 4 years back, and the previous three meetings, in Jan-2014, Dec-2014 and Dec-2015, in Pondicherry were a wide success.

SMYIM aims to bring together serious soft matter scientists and engineers to present their research ideas and to encourage new and fruitful collaborations. The meeting is an attempt to connect a rapidly growing interdisciplinary group working on colloidal/polymer/granular matter-dynamics, self assembly of mesoscopic structures and the interface of soft matter, chemistry and biology, to enhance the quality of soft matter science through profitable discussions by bringing scientist together.
The past meetings appealed to broad and high-level variety of scientists, theorists, experimentalists and modeling folks, from various academic and geographical backgrounds, and have led to long-lasting collaborations between researchers with complementary skill sets.

Scientific Sessions:

  • Bulk soft matter assemblies (colloids, gels, proteins, surfactants and liquid crystals)
  • Nanoparticle and Nanomaterials
  • Polymers, networks and composites
  • Surfaces, interfaces, and interactions
  • Biological aspects of soft matter
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Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC2017)


Annual European Rheology Conference 2017

3 – 6 April 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract Submission & Registration are now open!

The AERC meetings have seen an ever-growing number of delegates in the past years, and this year’s conference is expected to reach new heights.

With a cross-disciplinary organizing committee, the meeting caters for rheologists from every field of the science,  from a variety of industrial applications to the topics of more academic interest.  This year, AERC2017 will be jointly organized with the 26th Nordic Rheology Conference. The Nordic conferences are organized annually, and offer an excellent platform for networking with old and new colleagues, and to newcomers to the field, thanks to its welcoming, informal and laid back atmosphere.

Scientific Sessions:

  • Rheology of powders and granular material
  • Food and biorheology
  • Interfacial rheology
  • Micro and nanorheology, microfluidics
  • Gels and self-assembled systems
  • Suspensions and colloids
  • Solids, glasses, and composites
  • Polymer solutions and melts
  • Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and fluid instabilities

A rheology course will be organized before the conference, on 3rd April 2017, at the Technical University of Denmark. The venue can be easily reached using public transportation within approximately 40 minutes from the centre of Copenhagen.

Professor Dimitris Vlassopoulos

Soft Matter proudly sponsors this event: our Associate Editor Professor Dimitris Vlassopoulos will be delivering a poster prize.

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13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13)

10 – 13 July 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Abstract Submission is now open

Registration opening soon.

The ‘MC’ conference series has provided a showcase for materials chemistry for two decades, and is the flagship event of the RSC’s Materials Chemistry Division.

Recent editions of the MC series have been very successful: MC8, held in London in 2007, attracted 500 delegates; in 2009, the RSC was proud to incorporate MC9 into the scientific programme of the 42nd IUPAC World Congress (IUPAC 2009) which reached an audience of over 2000 delegates; MC10 saw nearly 500 scientists present their work in Manchester in July 2011, MC11 in the comfortable surroundings of the University of Warwick’s Arts Centre reached an audience of just over 500 delegates and MC12 which took place in York saw almost 600 delegates join together.

Themes:

Materials Design
The targeted identification of new materials, spanning modelling and knowledge-led approaches i.e., routes based both on computation and an experiment-derived understanding.

Magnetic, Electronic & Optical Materials
The properties or applications of materials related to display technologies, sensors, optics, electronics, printable electronics, magnetics and information storage technologies, spanning all material types including nano, 2D, smart, carbon, and multifunctional materials.

Energy & Environment
Encompassing all aspects of Materials Chemistry related to energy conversion and, storage, and fuel generation and environment control and remediation.

Nanomaterials
Synthesis, Characterisation, Properties and Application of materials and hybrid materials with nanoscale dimensions and functionality.

Soft Matter & Biomaterials
All aspects of soft matter materials, as well as those specifically targeted at biomaterials applications, especially where there are links between design and function.

Cross Cutting Themes

  • Devices and Sensors
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Modeling and Computational Chemistry
  • Translation to Application
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4th International Soft Matter Conference

We are delighted to announce that the 4th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC2016) will be held in Grenoble, France from 12-16 September 2016

ISMC2016

Three previous conferences were held in Aachen (2007), Granada (2010) and Rome (2013), and brought together up to 800 researchers working in the soft matter field.

Damien Baigl, 2016 Soft Matter Lectureship winner

The conference will cover both the fundamental and applied aspects of soft matter and complex systems. Local organisers of ISMC2016 include scientists from the large-scale facilities ILL and ESRF as well as from the Grenoble University and other research organisations such as CEA, CNRS, and INPG.

ISMC2016 is expected to provide a common platform for discussion on contemporary issues and future directions in the field.

Soft Matter proudly sponsors this event:

Professor Damien Baigl will be presented with the 2016 Soft Matter Lectureship during a special Soft Matter symposium chaired by Associate Editors Christo Likos and Dimitris Vlassopoulos, who will be both keynote speakers at the conference.


Mark your calendar and register now for ISMC2016
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2nd International Conference on Soft Materials

After the great success of ICSM 2014, we are pleased to announce the second edition of the International Conference on Soft Materials (ICSM 2016).

On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to invite scientists, academicians, young researchers and students from all over the world to attend the ICSM 2016 in Pink City Jaipur.

This conference will bring together, once again, a multi-disciplinary and international group of scientists to promote and enhance recent achievements in the field of soft materials. The exchange of knowledge and discussions amongst participants will be favoured during the conference and related social events.

Interested participants might extend their stay over weekend and see Jaipur and historical monuments in nearby cities like Taj Mahal (Agra), Pushkar (Ajmer) and Red Fort (New Delhi).


Mark these dates in your diary:
15 August 2016 – Abstract deadline
31 August 2016 – Notification of accepted abstracts
30 September 2016 – Early bird registration closes
31 October 2016 – Online registration closes
12-16 December 2016 – Conference is held in Jaipur, India



For more information, please contact the organising committee:

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2015 Soft Matter Lectureship winner Lucio Isa invited speaker at APS March Meeting 2016

2015 Soft Matter Lectureship award winner Professor Lucio Isa (ETH Zürich) is an invited speaker at the American Physical Society March Meeting 2016, to be held on 14–18 March in Baltimore, USA.

Lucio’s talk “Soft particles at fluid interfaces: wetting, structure and rheology” will begin the “Soft Matter at Interfaces (Particles)” focus session, sponsored by the Topical Group on Soft Matter (GSOFT) unit of the APS and chaired by Soft Matter Editorial Board Chair Professor Michael Rubinstein.

To read more about Lucio and the 2015 Soft Matter Lectureship award, see this previous post on the Soft Matter blog.

Lucio being presented with his 2015 Soft Matter Lectureship award by Soft Matter Associate Editor Dimitris Vlassopoulos

Lucio’s most recent Soft Matter articles include:

Colloidal binary mixtures at fluid–fluid interfaces under steady shear: structural, dynamical and mechanical response
Ivo Buttinoni, Zachary A. Zell, Todd M. Squires and Lucio Isa
Soft Matter, 2015,11, 8313-8321

Adsorption of soft particles at fluid interfaces
Robert W. Style, Lucio Isa and Eric R. Dufresne
Soft Matter, 2015,11, 7412-7419

A multiscale approach to the adsorption of core–shell nanoparticles at fluid interfaces
Adrienne Nelson, Dapeng Wang, Kaloian Koynov and Lucio Isa
Soft Matter, 2015,11, 118-129

Highly ordered 2D microgel arrays: compression versus self-assembly
Karen Geisel, Walter Richtering and Lucio Isa
Soft Matter, 2014,10, 7968-7976
From themed collection 2014 Soft Matter Hot Papers

Keep an eye out for our announcement of the 2016 Soft Matter Lectureship award!

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Soft Matter Prize Winners at the 27th Symposium of the Research Group on Polymer Gels

Congratulations to Yuto Jochi and Nobuyuki Watanabe who both won Soft Matter sponsored prizes at the 27th Symposium of the Research Group on Polymer Gels, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan held at Tokyo University on 18–19 January 2016.

From left to right: Royal Society of Chemistry Manager: Hiromitsu Urakami, Prize winner: Yuto Jochi and Chair: Takao Aoyagi

The Soft Matter Poster Award was won by Nobuyuki Watanabe (not pictured), who is based at Tokyo University of Science, for his poster Probe diffusion in Polymer Solution and Gels.

The Soft Matter Presentation Award was awarded to Yuto Jochi from Nagoya University for his presentation One-pot Synthesis of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Gels with Homogeneous Polymer Network Structure.

We thank Mr Watanabe and Mr Jochi for their excellent contributions and we look forward to hearing more about them in the future!

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4th International Soft Matter Conference – abstract submission and registration now open!

Join keynote speakers and Soft Matter Associate Editors Jan Dhont, Christos Likos and Dimitris Vlassopoulos at The 4th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC 2016), to be held in Grenoble, France from 12–15 September 2016.

Submit your abstract by 1 March 2016

Early bird registration ends 1 June 2016

This conference will cover both the fundamental and applied aspects of soft matter and complex systems – please see the scientific programme for more information. Organised locally by scientists from the large-scale facilities ILL and ESRF as well as from Grenoble University and other research organisations such as CEA, CNRS and INPG, the venue will be the conference centre Alpexpo in Grenoble.

Plenary speakers confirmed:

  • Matthias Ballauff, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany
  • Jasna Brujic, University of New York, USA
  • Joao Cabral, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Michael E. Cates, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Stefan W. Hell, MPI and University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Regine von Klitzing, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Igor Musevic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Dieter Richter, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Francesco Sciortino, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Submit your abstract now to get involved!

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8th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting

Soft Matter is pleased to sponsor the 8th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting taking place May 9-12, 2016, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

The annual InterPore conference aims to unite people from diverse disciplines who study and work with porous media. From natural to industrial systems, porous media can be complex. The goal of the annual conference is to bring people together so they can exchange ideas and be made aware of each other’s interests and research activities

Plenary speakers include:

Howard Stone Princeton University, USA
Sarah Tolbert University of California, Los Angeles, USA
David Weitz Harvard University, USA
Paul Trokhan, Procter and Gamble Company (P&G)

Abstract submission deadline is December 28th 2016

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