12 December 2017

McBain Medal 2017: Watching Colloids Work

Organised by:

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

SCI, London

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Synopsis

The McBain medal is awarded annually by the RSC/SCI Joint Colloids Group to recognise a rising star in colloid and interface science. Dr Rico Tabor from Monash University has been awarded the 2017 McBain medal for his work on surfactants and responsive colloidal systems. Dr Tabor obtained his PhD from the University of Bristol and then moved to Melbourne, where his research focuses on designing complex systems of particles and surfactants that respond to light, pH, or magnetic fields. His team uses small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering, atomic force microscopy and related techniques to interrogate materials at nanometer length scales, and explore the dynamics of their assembly into larger, ordered structures.

This meeting will showcase some of the latest work in colloids that respond to external stimuli, and state-of-the-art techniques to ‘watch them work‘, with applications in areas as diverse as smart water treatment and functional foods. A dedicated poster session will also give students the opportunity to present their work.


Programme

Day 1 - 12th December 2017

Event Schedule
09:30
Registration and refreshments
10:10
Opening remarks Dr Cecile Dreiss, King's College London, UK
1015
Studying colloidal systems with small-angle neutron scattering Dr Sarah Rogers, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, STFC, UK
10:55
Preferential adsorption to interfaces: A novel cryoprotective mechanism for LEA proteins Prof Alex Routh, University of Cambridge, UK
11:35
Refreshments
12:05
Tuneable, switchable and functional: From amphiphiles to active 3D structures Prof Charl Faul, University of Bristol, UK
12:45
Lunch and posters
14:15
Adhesive emulsions: drop chain formation via microfluidic devices guided by AFM drop collision measurements Prof Ray Dagastine, University of Melbourne, Australia
14:55
SANS, SAXS and DSC characterization of a tunable biocompatible hydrogel loaded with essential oil Dr Isabelle Grillo, Institut Laue-Langevin, France
15:35
Refreshments
16:05
Surfactants at the design limit Prof Julian Eastoe, University of Bristol, UK
17:00
Watching colloids work: Self-assembly of responsive systems Dr Rico Tabor, Monash University, Australia

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Fees
Standard fees before Friday 3 November2017
GB£45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member 
GB£20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Student/Subsidised Member
GB£55 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member

Standard fees after Friday 3 November 2017
GB£50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Student/Subsidised Member
GB£60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member

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