Colloid and surface chemistry pervades countless areas of science and technology. It is the foundation of nanotechnology, and finds applications across a wide range of commercial sectors.
It is colloid scientists who control the release of active ingredients in pharmaceuticals, who create foams for shaving, and develop new ceramics and microfluidics systems.
The Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group (CSCG) was founded by SCI past-president Sir Eric Rideal, a pioneer in the field after whom SCI’s annual Rideal Award and Lecture is named – a coveted prize for scientists working in colloid and interface science. In addition to the Rideal Award, the CSCG awards the McBain Medal and the Thomas Graham Lecture.