UK Colloids 2020

20 - 22 July 2020, Liverpool, United Kingdom

This is the fourth colloid science conference in this series. It continues to be jointly organised by the RSC's Colloid and Interface Science Group and the SCI's Colloid and Surface Science 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.


Abstract submission will open in August 2019.

Conference themes

  • Rheology, soft solids and complex fluids (chairs: Andrew Howe & Phil Threlfall Holmes)
  • Biomimetics (chair: Chris Lorenz)
  • 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)

Confirmed plenary speakers

  • Dr Malcolm Faers, Bayer CropScience
  • Prof. Jayne Lawrence, University of Manchester
  • Prof. Norman Wagner, University of Delaware

Confirmed keynote speakers listed below.

Sponsorship & supporting organisations
ACC Liverpool

ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4FP, United Kingdom

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