17 July - 19 July 2023

UK Colloids 2023 - International Colloid and Surface Science Symposium

Organised by:

SCI’s Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group and RSC’s Colloid and Interface Science Group

Liverpool, UK

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This is the fourth Colloid Science conference in this series and will be held in Liverpool from 17 – 19 July 2023. It is being jointly organised by RSC’s Colloid and Interface Science Group and SCI’s Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group and will provide a perfect opportunity for UK and international researchers interested in colloid and interface science to meet, present and discuss issues related to current developments in this field.


Plenary Speakers

  • Dr Malcolm Faers, Bayer AG
  • Prof Jayne Lawrence, University of Manchester
  • Prof Norman Wagner, University of Delaware
  • Keynote Speakers

    Rheology, Soft Solids & Complex Fluids

    • Prof Erin Koos | KU Leuven, Belgium
    • Prof Jan Vermant | ETH Zürich, Switzerland


    • Prof Karen Edler | University of Bath, UK
    • Assoc Prof Chiara Neto |University of Sydney, Australia

    Colloids & Surfaces in the Health & Life Sciences

    • Prof Aline Miller | University of Manchester, UK
    • Prof Adam Perriman | University of Bristol, UK

    Formulation Science & Engineering

    • Prof Ray Dagastine | University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Prof Tommy Nylander | Lund University, Sweden

    Nanoparticles & Nanostructured Materials

    • Prof Yurii Gun'ko | Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Foams, Emulsions and Bubbles

    • Prof Slavka Tcholakova | Sofia University, Bulgaria

    Colloidal Suspensions

    • Dr Elodie Bourgeat-Lami | LCCP Lyon, France
    • Prof Alfons van Blaaderen | University Utrecht, Netherlands


    • Prof Francesco Sciortino | Sapienza Università di Roma
    • Dr Erika Eiser | University of Cambridge

    Colloids in Motion

    • Prof Jan Dhont | Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
    • Dr Patrick B. Warren | Unilever R&D Port Sunlight & STFC Hartree Centre, UK | Diffusiophoresis in surfactant gradients: particulate soil removal from porous materials and the significance of rinsing in laundry detergency

    Polymer Colloid Engineering

    • Prof Rod Priestley | Princeton University, Princeton, USA
    • Prof Stefan Bon | University of Warwick, UK

    Encapsulation and Release

    • Prof Katharina Landfester | Max Plank Institute, Germany
    • Prof Zhibing Zhang | University of Birmingham, UK

    Wetting & Adhesion

    • Prof Glen McHale | University of Edinburgh, UK
    • Prof Erica Wanless | University of Newcastle, Australia


    • Prof Peter Dowding | Infineum, UK
    • Dr Jason Zhang | University of Birmingham, UK


    • Dr Jennifer Marsh | P&G, USA

    For the current programme and full list of confirmed speakers, please click here

    Conference themes
    • Rheology, soft solids and complex fluids (chairs: Andrew Howe & Phil Threlfall Holmes)
    • Biomimetics (chair: Chris Lorentz)
    • Colloids & surface science in medicine and industry (chairs: Chris Blanford, Annela Seddon, Karen Syres)
    • Formulation science and engineering (chairs: Nick Ainger & Ian Howell)
    • Nanoparticles and nanostructured materials (chairs: Gemma Davies & Dionisia Jesus)
    • Foams, emulsions and bubbles (chairs: Lee Fielding, Kristian Waters & Bob Pugh)
    • Colloidal suspensions (chairs: Jereon van Duijneveldt & Alex Routh)
    • Self assembly (chairs: Dwaipayan Chakrabarti & Stefano Sacanna)
    • Colloids in motion (chairs: Joe Keddie & Wim Thielmans)
    • Polymers, gels and hydrocolloids (chairs: Cecile Dreiss, Fiona Hatton & João Cabral)
    • Encapsulation and release (chairs: Olivier Cayre, David Higgins & Andrew Gray)
    • Wetting and adhesion (chair: Shirin Alexander)
    • General session (chairs: Richard Greenwood, Matthew Ruszala & Emily Summerton)
    • Poster sessions (chairs: Richard Greenwood & Martin Riley)

    Venue and Contact


    Liverpool, UK

    Constable and Smith

    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

    Email: deborah@constableandsmith.com

    Further information can be found here.

    Key Dates
    17 March 2023
    Oral abstract submission deadline

    14 April 2023
    Presenters notified

    5 May 2023
    Early bird registration deadline