23 April 2015

2015 Rideal Meeting: Polymers in colloid science

Organised by:

SCI’s Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group and the RSC's Colloid & Interface Science Group

SCI, London, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


The winner of the 2015 Rideal Medal is Prof Paul Luckham of Imperial College and the theme of this year's meeting is Polymers in Colloid Science. The speakers are all former students of Paul or academics and industrialists he has collaborated with during his career. This one day meeting  will include a student poster session and a wine reception prior to Paul giving the Rideal lecture at the end of the conference.


Day 1

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Does size matter? The effect of polymer molecular weight on drug nanoparticles
Prof Jayne Lawrence, King’s College London, UK
Manipulating self assembly in surfactant, lipid and peptide systems
Dr Patrick Hartley, CSIRO, Australia
Dr Andrew Howe, Schlumberger Cambridge Research, UK
Lunch and posters
Prof Kostas Kostarelos, University of Manchester, UK
Polystyrene latex and pluronics - where it all started
Dr Cecile Dreiss, King’s College London, UK
The formulation challenge: towards understanding the science behind the design, biodelivery and performance of colloidal crop protection suspensions
Dr Malcolm Faers, Bayer, Germany
Refreshments and posters
Poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogels in medicine: structure and mechanics
Dr Gavin Braithwaite, Cambridge Polymer Group, USA
Drilling fluids, from an academic research project to the establishment of a service company
Dr Koorash Tahmashi, Pars Drilling Fluids, Iran
Wine reception
Rideal lecture: The effect polymers have on modifying the properties of surfaces and particles
Prof Paul Luckham, Imperial College London, UK
Conference Dinner
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Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square 


Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Early Bird fee - before 6 March 2015

GB£85 . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£50. . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Student/Subsidised Member
GB£105 . . . . . . . . Non Member

Standard fee - from 6 March 2015

GB£100 . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£60. . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Student/Subsidised Member
GB£120. . . . . . . . .Non Member

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CPD Info

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Additional Info


Dr Richard Greenwood, University of Birmingham


Delegates wishing to present a poster should send a one page abstract to conferences@soci.org by Friday 27 March 2015 with 'Rideal - poster abstract' in the subject line.

Conference Dinner

A dinner will be held following the meeting at The Phoenix, close to London Victoria Station (a map will be provided on registration). Places are now extremely limited, if you would like to book a place please email conferences@soci.org or call 020 7598 1561. The cost to attend the dinner is GB£40.