27 March 2017

McBain Medal: Assembly and pattern formation in complex soft materials

Organised by:

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

SCI, London

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Synopsis
Dr Joao Cabral from Imperial College London, has been awarded the 2016 McBain medal for his work in understanding the thermodynamics and assembly of colloid and polymer mixtures, from solution to film and particle formation, and the design of functional materials via interfacial instabilities that give rise to unexpected pattern formation. An enthusiast of scattering, his team and collaborators have pioneered the use of neutron and X-rays to study flow processing of complex fluids in complex microfluidic flows. His work is underpinned by strong collaborations with industry, ranging from personal care to photovoltaics to separation processes. This informal meeting will focus on recent advances in colloid and interfacial science as a route to materials and processes with societal value.
Programme

Day 1 - 27 March 2017

Day Schedule
10:30
Registration, refreshments
10:50
Welcome and introduction
11:00
Molecular viscoelasticity in spaces of different dimensionality - Prof Tom McLeish, Durham University
11:45
Recent advances in flow-SANS for colloidal and interfacial science
12:30
Lunch
13:30
Soft mixtures, thermodynamics and interfacial structures - Prof Dame Julia Higgins, Imperial College London
14:15
The role of Colloid chemistry in every breakthrough innovation in industry - Dr Eric Robles, Procter & Gamble
15:00
Strength development during consolidation in drying films, Dr Alex Routh, University of Cambridge
1545
Refreshment break
16:00
Exploiting disorder for global and local response, Prof Sidney Nagel, university of Chicago
16:45
Interfacial instabilities in frontal photopolymerisation, microflow and complex fluid processing - Dr João Cabral, Imperial College London
17:30
Close of meeting, wine reception

Venue and Contact

SCI

14/15 Belgrave Square
London 
SW1X 8PS


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Fees

Standard fees after Friday 17 February 2017

GB£15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member 
GB£10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Student/Subsidised Member
GB£20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member

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Organising Committee

Dr Cecile Dreiss, King’s College London

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