25 January 2024

McBain Medal 2023: Modulating interfacial interactions for sustainable chemical products

Organised by:

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

University of Birmingham, UK

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Early bird offer ends 15 December 2023


SCI's Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group and RSC's Colloid & Interface Science Group are delighted to announce that Professor Zhenyu Jason Zhang of the University of Birmingham is the 2023 recipient of the McBain Medal. Jason’s research programme focuses on Interfacial Interactions and Sustainable Formulated Products.

The McBain Medal is presented annually to an early career researcher (within 15 years of the award of a PhD) for outstanding achievement in colloid and interface science. This full day meeting will honour Professor Zhenyu Jason Zhang and at the same time the Medal will be presented.  


This event will be of interest to researchers working on colloid and polymer chemistry, fine chemicals, formulated products, tribology, materials science, and bio-interfaces. The meeting will focus on modulating interfacial interactions, with both physical and chemical means, for the development of sustainable chemical products and process. 


The full programme will be announced in due course.

Confirmed speakers

Prof Rachel O’Reilly, University of Birmingham
Prof Peter Fryer, University of Birmingham
Prof David Skuse, FibreLean Technologies
Dr Ali Stephens, Procter & Gamble
Dr Doris Khaemba, JCB
Prof Jan van Impe, Katholieke Universiteit (Leuven), Belgium
Prof Daniele Dini, Imperial College
Prof Daniel Bonn, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Call for posters
Opportunities are available for a limited number of posters. Interested applicants should send an abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words, indicating title and authors to, conferences@soci.org by Friday 15 December 2023 with the subject line “McBain medal 2023 – poster submission”. An abstract template can be downloaded here.
Venue and Contact

University of Birmingham

B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Early bird - ends Friday 15 December 2023
SCI/RSC Member - £60
Non-member - £75
SCI/RSC Student Member - £30
After early bird
SCI/RSC Member - £80
Non-member - £95
SCI/RSC Student Member - £40

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Organising committee

 Dr Richard Greenwood, University of Birmingham