11 April - 12 April 2019

Rideal Lecture 2019 - Perspectives on Polymer Colloids Research

Organised by:

SCI’s Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group

Registration opens 1/31/2019

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The Sir Eric Rideal Lecture honours an individual who has made a sustained and distinguished contribution to colloid and interface science in the UK and a one-day scientific meeting is organised around the winner. This year’s awardee is Professor Peter Lovell from the University of Manchester. This year’s one-day symposium will feature six invited lectures by his colleagues and collaborators to talk on both their more recent research related to polymer colloids and the newest challenges in the field. The meeting will conclude with Professor Lovell’s Rideal award lecture.

This meeting should bring together chemists, chemical engineers and physicists interested in the fundamentals of polymer colloids research, as well those interested in the preparation, analysis and application of these materials.

One of the aims of the meeting is to allow young researchers and students a unique platform to get first-hand information from world-renowned scientists on topics of prime importance in colloid science. Attendees can have their work featured in the poster session.
10.20 Welcome and opening remarks
10.30 Multiresponsive core-shell nanoparticles for imaging and biomechanical applications
Prof Brian Saunders, University of Manchester, UK
11.10 Film formation of pressure-sensitive adhesives: do molecular parameters influence drying?
Prof Joe Keddie, University of Surrey, UK
11.50 Lunch
12.50 Polymer colloids by miniemulsion polymerization
Prof Dr Katharina Landsfester, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
13.30 In situ SAXS studies during RAFT Aqueous Emulsion Polymerisation
Prof Steve Armes, University of Sheffield, UK
14.10 Refreshment break
14.40 Hybrid Polymer colloids for a greener future
Neal Williams, AkzoNobel, UK
15.20 Water-based coatings: new concepts for VOC free formulations
Prof Alex van Herk, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore
16.00 Polymer Colloids Research - A Captivating Fascination
Prof Pete Lovell, University of Manchester
16.50 Award conferral
17.00 Networking reception

Venue and Contact


14-15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Early bird fees before Friday 15 March 2019

£75 SCI / RSC Member
£20 SCI / RSC Student Member
£60 SCI / RSC Subsidised Member
£95 Non-Member


Standard fees after Friday 15 March 2019

£110 SCI / RSC Member
£50 SCI / RSC Student Member
£90 SCI / RSC Subsidised Member
£130 Non-Member

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CPD Info

SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

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Additional Information

Organising Committee

  • Christopher Blandford, SCI/University of Manchester
  • Lee Fielding, SCI/University of Manchester

Call for Posters

An abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words  indicating title and authors should be sent to conferences@soci.org by Friday 15 March 2019 with the subject line “Rideal lecture  - poster abstract submission”

Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.