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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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CompFlu-2016

CompFlu-2016 is an international meeting for researchers in the interdisciplinary area of complex fluids or soft matter, taking place 2-4 January, 2016 in Pune, India.

CompFlu meetings have been held in India since 2002, and provide a forum for soft matter researchers from academia, government research laboratories and industry to come together.

It will run back-to-back with the Indo-US Workshop on Nanoparticle Assemblies (at CSIR-NCL, Pune from 4-6 January, 2016) and the Faraday Discussions on Nanoparticle Assemblies (IITB, Mumbai from 7-9 January, 2016.

CompFlu-2016 will have total 18 sessions, with 6 talks per session and each session will be chaired by a session chair. Click here for the Scientific programme including the names of session chairs and the session themes covering nearly all of soft matter.

The Soft Matter Editorial Development Executive Dr Deeksha Gupta will be attending on behalf of the journal.

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Active and Adaptive Materials Conference

Announcing the Active and Adaptive Materials Conference, New York City, USA

The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s Nanoscience Initiative will focus on active and adaptive nanomaterials for its latest symposium on October 22nd and 23rd, 2015 at CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center. In addition to presentations from Internationally-recognized leaders in nano-molecular chemistry, there will be contributed talks, opportunities to tour the facility and a poster session to be held in the ground floor lobby.

Confirmed Speakers:

Samuel I. Stupp – Northwestern University
Joanna Aizenberg – Harvard University
Lee Cronin – University of Glasgow
Jan van Esch – Delft University of Technology
David G. Lynn – Emory University
Elisa Riedo – CUNY Advanced Science Research Center & The City College of New York
Nathan Gianneschi – UC San Diego
Adam Braunschweig – University of Miami
Paul Chaikin – New York University

Full program, abstracts and biographies coming soon.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Abstract Submission Deadline – October 1st 2015, 5pm
Earlybird Registration Deadline – September 12th 2015

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Recent Appointees in Materials Science 2015 Conference (RAMS2015)

Recent Appointees in Materials Science 2015 Conference RAMS

We are delighted to announce that the Recent Appointees in Materials Science 2015 Conference (RAMS2015) will be held at the University of Warwick on 16-17th September 2015.

Deadlines and dates

Registration will open shortly so be sure to sign up to this essential meeting before 1st September 2015! The cost of registration is £125 for accommodation and meals, including the conference banquet at Warwick Castle. A reduced rate of £70 is offered for those not requiring accommodation.

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for oral and poster presentation but make sure you submit your abstracts by the deadline on 30th June 2015.

Bursaries

A small number of bursaries are available for those with limited travel budgets and will be assessed on an individual basis. Enquire about bursaries here.

Keynote speakers

Biomaterials Science Advisory Board member Andrew Dove (University of Warwick) will be speaking along with other keynote speakers Aron Walsh (University of Bath) and Mary Ryan (Imperial College London). View the full list of invited speakers here.

For full details visit the RAMS2015 website. We hope you can join the materials science community for this fantastic event.

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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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