Congratulations to Rideal Travel Bursary Winners 2015

24 Jun 2015

As part of its travel bursary award scheme, SCI offers financial support to promising academic researchers in the field of colloid and surface science to travel to an international conference or make a site visit related to their studies.

Known as Rideal Travel Bursaries, they are awarded by the Sir Eric Rideal Trust (administered jointly by SCI and the RSC). Rideal Travel Bursaries are awarded twice a year, in April and October, to standard and student members of SCI and the RSC, up to the value of £250 (for travel in Europe) or £500 (for travel to another continent).

The April round of Rideal Travel Bursary applications were assessed by the judging panel and we are pleased to announce that seven of the applicants have been awarded bursaries.

The awardees represent different universities from around the UK (plus one from Australia) and are heading to seven different conferences where they will either be presenting a paper or poster. Four recipients will be heading to conferences in Europe with the other three going further afield to Hawaii, San Diego and Utah.

Please see the table below for more information.



Paper/Poster Title

Sarah Hedberg*, Imperial College London

AIChE Annual Meeting 2015, Utah, USA

Formulation study of a mAb under a variety of process conditions to investigate the correlation of the osmotic second virial coefficient (B22) with aggregation behaviour (provisional)

Catherine Smith, University of Birmingham

International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microscopy, Munich, Germany

Studying the Molecular Behaviour of Ionic Liquid Colloidal Suspensions using NMR and Rheometry

Matthew Reeves, University of Edinburgh

IACIS 2015, Mainz, Germany

Topological analysis for the optimization of bicontinuous Pickering emulsions

Nicholas Alcaraz*, Monash University, Australia

The 42nd CRS Annual Meeting & Exposition, Edinburgh, Scotland

Targeting Drug Carriers using Copper Free Click Chemistry and Metabolic Labelling

Thais Abelha*, King’s College London

Pacifichem 2015: The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Hawaii, USA

Control of conjugated polymer nanoparticle size and emission properties through microfluidics synthesis

Michael Cotterell, University of Bristol

Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XII, California, USA

Extinction Cross Section Measurements for a Single Optically Trapped Particle

Jessica Bonham, University of Bristol

5th International Colloids Conference, Amsterdam

Thermo-sensitive microgels in non-aqueous solvents

We look forward to hearing about their experiences and reading their post-conference reports, which will be available on the SCI website shortly.

If you are thinking about applying for the next round of Rideal Travel Bursaries (for travel between 1 December and 30 June) then visit the SCI website in August when applications re-open.

* - denotes current SCI member. Why not congratulate them on their award and get in touch with them via the Members’ Directory? (you will need to sign in to start networking).

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