27 March 2014

Rideal Meeting: Controlling Structure

Organised by:

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

RSC Burlington House, London, UK

Registration Closed

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The overall theme of the meeting is controlling structure. The speakers, who are all former students, post-docs or collaborators of Prof Donald, will demonstrate the wide range of experimental techniques used to examine the arrangement of colloidal and soft material systems and the effect on macroscopic properties. This one day symposium will showcase some of the latest work and cutting edge advances in sort matter.

Rideal Lecture

The Rideal lecture is offered annually by the RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group and the SCI Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group. It is awarded to honour a significant and sustained contribution to the field. This years’ awardee, Professor Dame Athene Donald FRS, has been at the Cavendish Laboratories in Cambridge since 1983. She is a fellow of the Royal Society, a fellow of the European Academy of Science and was appointed a DBE in the 2010 Birthday Honours. Her research focuses on synthetic and biological polymeric systems and has led to numerous experimental advances in microscopy and microrheology.


Day 1

Registration and refreshments
3D Engineered environments for regenerative medicine
Prof Ruth Cameron
Confined colloids: controlling structure precisely
Dr Paddy Royall
Designed structures across multiple length scales using polymer colloids
Prof Joe Keddie
Multifunctional and responsive peptide based soft materials
Dr Aline Miller
Meso-structure design and physics for food applications
Prof Eric van der Linden
Self-organisation driven by drying and rehydration processes in polymer thin films
Prof Richard Jones
Rideal Lecture - Things Constantly Change: Evolution of Samples and an Academic's Life
Prof Athene Donald
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Venue and Contact




Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Early Bird Rate - before 17 February 2014

GB£80 . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£35. . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£100 . . . . . . . . Non Member

Standard Rate - after 17 February 2014

GB£95 . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£45. . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£120. . . . . . . . .Non Member

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Additional Info
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.