UK Colloids 2023

17 - 19 July 2023, Liverpool, United Kingdom

UK Colloids 2023 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.

Planned conference themes

  • Rheology, soft solids and complex fluids (chair: Bettina Wolf)
  • Biomimetics (chair: Ahu Gumrah Parry)
  • 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-Louise Davies & Dionisia Jesus)
  • Foams, emulsions and bubbles (chairs: Vincenzo di Bari & Kristian Waters)
  • Colloidal suspensions (chair: Alex Routh)
  • Self assembly (chairs: Dwaipayan Chakrabarti & Stefano Sacanna)
  • Colloids in motion (chairs: Joe Keddie & Wim Thielmans)
  • Polymer colloid engineering (chairs: João Cabral, Lee Fielding & Fiona Hatton)
  • Encapsulation and release (chairs: Olivier Cayre & Andrew Gray)
  • Wetting and adhesion (chair: Shirin Alexander)
  • Tribology (chairs: Jason Zhang & Evan Liamas)
  • General session (chairs: Richard Greenwood, Matthew Ruszala & Emily Summerton)
  • Poster sessions (chairs: Richard Greenwood & Martin Riley)

Confirmed plenary speakers

  • Dr Malcolm Faers, Bayer
  • Prof. Jayne Lawrence, University of Manchester
  • Prof. Norman Wagner, University of Delaware
Confirmed keynote speakers listed below.
Sponsorship & supporting organisations


Unilever (Platinum sponsor)
Infineum (Silver sponsor)
Synthomer (Silver sponsor)
Centre for Doctoral Training in Formulation Engineering
British Society of Rheology
Institute of Physics Thin Films and Surfaces Group


Anton Paar
ACC Liverpool

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

Organised by
RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group (CISG)
SCI Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group (CSCG)
Constable & Smith (secretariat)
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