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2015 International Polymer Colloids Group Conference

We are pleased to announce the 2015 International Polymer Colloids Group Conference to be held on June 28 – July 3, 2015 at The University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA.

The 2015 program will bring together world leading scientists to discuss the latest developments in the area of colloidal polymer science. The talks of the invited speakers will feature a balance of traditional and emerging applications for polymer colloids, following the themes of colloids for life, engineering colloids, and colloidal machines. You can see a list of confirmed speakers here.

You can register for the 2015 IPCG Conference here.

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Nanoparticle Assembly: From Fundamentals to Applications, 7 – 9 January 2016

Nanoparticle Assembly: From Fundamentals to Applications

The upcoming Faraday Discussions meeting on Nanoparticle Assembly: From Fundamentals to Applications will be held in Mumbai, India on 7th – 9th January 2016. Sanat Kumar, Charusita Chakravarty and the rest of the Scientific Committee look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event.

Important Dates

Abstract submission is now OPEN, please submit your abstract here. The deadline for oral abstract submission is 20th April 2015. Make sure you submit your poster abstract by 26th October 2015.

Early bird registration closes on 16th November 2015. Why not register now?

For the full list of dates please follow the link.

Keynote Speakers

Confirmed speakers include Nicholas Kotov, Daan Frenkel, Jayant Singh and Andrea Tao. Take a look at the full list of invited speakers here. Soft Matter Chair, Michael Rubinstein, will conclude the meeting with his closing remarks. The full programme will be available to download here.

Themes

This Faraday Discussion will focus on the rapidly evolving field of nanoparticle (NP) self- and driven assembly, with a view to understanding how evolving developments in the fundamentals can be translated into science/property principles underpinning applications. The meeting will contain four themes:

  • Synthesis and Assembly of Nanoparticles and their Assemblies
  • Modelling and Theory
  • Nanocomposites
  • Applications to Soft Matter

For more information about this exciting event please head to the website.

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Structured Soft and Biological Matter

We are pleased to announce the Structured Soft and Biological Matter one-day symposium which will be held at Durham University, UK on 9th June 2015.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Soft Matter, the symposium will feature thought-provoking talks from members the Soft Matter Editorial Board, and will contain two theme sessions: one focussing on the chemistry, physics and dynamics of condensed polymer rings, and the second on nanostructured soft materials.

Speakers

Michael Rubinstein (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, United States)
Paul Janmey (University of Pennsylvania, United States)
Christos Likos (University of Vienna, Austria)
Darrin Pochan (University of Delaware, United States)
Samuel Safran (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Dimitris Vlassopoulos (University of Crete, Greece)
Jian Ping Gong (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Register
Registration is NOW OPEN and will cost £20 per person. Please sign up for what promises to be a fantastic meeting. The deadline for registration is 15th May 2015.

Submit your abstract
There will be the opportunity to present posters, so submit your abstract now to avoid disappointment. The deadline for poster abstract submission is 17th April 2015.

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12th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC12) – call for abstracts

We are delighted to announce that 12th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC12) will be held at the University of York on 20 – 23 July 2015. Abstracts are now invited for this event so submit today and take advantage of this excellent opportunity to present your work alongside scientists from across the globe.

This cutting edge international research conference is organised around four exciting and diverse areas of the application of materials chemistry. One prominent theme at MC12 is Soft Matter Materials, which aims to cover the wide and varied aspects of soft matter materials showing the power of the interplay between a priori design and physical function. Visit http://rsc.li/mc12 to find out more and submit your abstract today.

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Web collection for 2013 International Soft Matter Conference

Take a look at our new web collection, celebrating the excellent research presented at the 2013 International Soft Matter Conference and the very healthy state of the soft matter field.

This collection of articles is Guest Edited by Sofia Kantorovich (University of Vienna) and Emanuela Zaccarelli (CNR-ISC, Sapienza Universita di Roma).  It comprises papers from a selection of talks and posters that were presented at  the 3rd International Soft Matter Conference, held in Rome on 15-19 September last year.

The collection reflects the variety of topics discussed at the conference, and includes articles on colloids, gels, biomaterials such as DNA and cells, crystals and glasses.  It highlights novel experimental methods, theoretical approaches and advanced simulation techniques, and provides an insight into both equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium behaviour of soft matter.

Articles include:

Phase separation and self-assembly of colloidal dimers with tunable attractive strength: from symmetrical square-wells to Janus dumbbells
Gianmarco Munaò, Patrick O’Toole, Toby S. Hudson, Dino Costa, Carlo Caccamo, Achille Giacometti and Francesco Sciortino  

Graphical abstract: Phase separation and self-assembly of colloidal dimers with tunable attractive strength: from symmetrical square-wells to Janus dumbbells

Biocompatible cationic lipids for the formulation of liposomal DNA vectors
Costanza Montis, Silvia Sostegni, Silvia Milani, Piero Baglioni and Debora Berti  

Graphical abstract: Biocompatible cationic lipids for the formulation of liposomal DNA vectors

Viscoelasticity of nematic liquid crystals at a glance
Fabio Giavazzi, Stefano Crotti, Antonio Speciale, Francesca Serra, Giuliano Zanchetta, Veronique Trappe, Marco Buscaglia, Tommaso Bellini and Roberto Cerbino (Open Access)

Graphical abstract: Viscoelasticity of nematic liquid crystals at a glance

Stratum corneum molecular mobility in the presence of natural moisturizers
Sebastian Björklund, Jenny Marie Andersson, Quoc Dat Pham, Agnieszka Nowacka, Daniel Topgaard and Emma Sparr  (featured in Chemistry World)

  Graphical abstract: Stratum corneum molecular mobility in the presence of natural moisturizers

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SOFT Matter – from fundamental aspects to industrial perspectives

The Soft-Fire 2014 conference will be held on July 29 – August 8 | Cargèse, Corse | France

Soft condensed matter is the subject of a large number of investigations all around the world, both from a fundamental point of view and from a more applied side, due to the large number of practical possibilities relying on the aptitude of soft matter to provide large responses to small sollicitations.

Academic talks (confirmed)

  • N. Balsara (Univ. Berkeley) : Polymers for electronics
  • P. Chaikin (NY University, USA): Active matter
  • E. Charlaix (Univ. Grenoble, France): Confined systems: mechanical measurements
  • J. Fourkas (Univ. Maryland): Optical techniques for biophysics
  • M.-C. Jullien (ESPCI, France) : Microfluidics
  • C. Knobler (UCLA, USA) : Physical virology
  • K. Kremer (MPI Polymerforshung, Mainz) : Statistical physics – Numerical simulations
  • R. Kimmich (Univ. Ulm, Germany): Spectroscopic techniques for the examination of molecular dynamics in mesoscopically confined fluids
  • O. Lavrentovich (Kent State Univ.): Dynamics and liquid crystals
  • H. Lekkerkerker (Univ. Utrecht, Netherland): Self organization in Colloidal Suspensions of Spheres, Rods, Plates and Boards
  • C. Sanchez (Collège de France, Paris): Hybrid materials
  • M. Stamm (Institutes für Physikalische Chemie und Physik der Polymere, Leibniz, Germany): Concepts to save energy with polymers
  • C. Wilhelm (CNRS, Université Denis Diderot): Bionanomagnetism

Please see here for fees for registration and Abstract submission and pre-registration

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PN & G Conference 2014, Tokyo, Japan

The PN & G 2014 Conference will be held from 10-14th November 2014 at the Ito International Research Center, Tokyo, Japan.

The joint symposium of the 22nd Polymer Networks Group Meeting (PNG) and the 10th Gel Symposium sponsored by Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo, (PN&G2014) will provide a platform for scientific exchange in all areas relevant to theory and simulation, fabrication, structure, properties, and industrial/medical applications of gels. This symposium will focus on “Cutting Edge of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering in Polymer Networks (PhysChemEng).”

A list of Plenary and Keynote speakers can be found here.

Please see the conference website to register your attendance or submit an abstract.

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UK Colloids 2014 is now open for abstract submissions!

Organized by the RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group and the SCI Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group, UK Colloids 2014 is taking place at the Mermaid Theatre in London on July 6th-9th 2014. The symposium is now open for registration and abstract submission.

UK Colloids 2014 is a great 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. There will be plenary talks by:

  • Professor Julian Eastoe (Bristol University)
  • Professor Ray Dagastine (University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Joanna Aizenberg (Harvard University)

In addition, Professor Steve Armes (University of Sheffield) will be giving the Thomas Graham Lecture. A full list of confirmed speakers is available here

The closing date for submitting abstracts for oral and poster presentations is 15 March 2014. See here for instructions on how to submit.

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Poster prize winners at the 2013 International Symposium on Stimuli-Responsive Materials

Many congratulations to the winners at the 2013 International Symposium on Stimuli-Responsive Materials!

Chosen by an independent panel, the winners were: Akira Matsumoto (Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering at Tokyo Medical and Dental University) for the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C poster prize, Justin Poelma for Polymer Chemistry and Saemi Oh for Soft Matter (University of California, Santa Barbara).

The symposium which focuses on the field of stimuli-responsive materials from academia, industry, and government took place in October (20 – 22) this year at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, CA and was co-sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Akira Matsumoto

Akira Matsumoto receiving his poster prize for Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B, C

Justin Poelma

Justin Poelma receiving his prize for Polmer Chemistry

Saemi Oh winning the Soft Matter poster prize

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BP Castrol-RSC International Symposium on Tribology and Lubricants

This Symposium will feature two one-day meetings that will take place in Wuhan and Shanghai, China. Each meeting will feature a selection of lectures on tribology and lubricants, given by some of the world’s leading international scientists. The symposium is supported by BP Castrol and organised by BP Castrol and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Attendance at either of the one day meetings is free, although delegates are asked to register (please click on the links below). The symposium will appeal to academics, engineers and industrial scientists with an interest in tribology and lubricants.

Tuesday 19th November 2013 – Wuhan University of Technology

 Wednesday 21st November 2013 – Shanghai Jiao Tong University

 The international speakers are:

Wilfried Bartz, Technical Academy Esslingen, Germany

James Batteas, Texas A&M University, USA

Moray Stark, University of York, UK

Robert Wood, University of Southampton, UK

Gordon Lamb, Castrol China Technology Centre, Shanghai, China

Delegates and speakers are also invited to submit articles for a web collection in RSC Advances on Tribology next year.  The deadline for submissions will be 28th February 2014 – all articles submitted will be subject to initial assessment by the editor and full peer review.  For more information please click here or contact the Editorial Office.

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