UK Colloids 2020 Online Flash Presentations

21 July 2020 14:00-18:00, United Kingdom

The Joint Colloids Group is running a flash presentation symposium. Registration is free but mandatory, whether you attend or present. The organisers have selected 24 abstracts from the 50 that were received.

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The event

  • Five-minute presentations (any number of slides) + Q&A
  • Presentations will be recorded
  • Top presentations, as selected by the audience, will receive £50 from the RSC's Colloids & Interface Science Group

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  • Welcome from the organisers
    Dr Christopher Blanford (University of Manchester), Dr Olivier Cayre (University of Leeds), Dr Lee Fielding (University of Manchester), Dr Fiona Hatton (Loughborough University), Dr Dionisia de Jesus (independent consultant)
  • Session 1 (chairs: Blanford and Cayre)
    • “Nanoparticles and liquid crystals: the effects of size, shape, surface, temperature, and concentration on structure and rheology”
      Dr Joshua Marlow (Monash University/Technion)
    • “Soft magnetowetting”
      Bhaskarjyoti Sarma (IIT Guwahati)
    • “Blue Woodlice Detectives – a Citizen Science Project”
      Solen Monteil (University of Manchester)
    • “Facilitating the Formation of Colloidal Photonic Crystals via Hierarchical Self-Assembly”
      Andreas Neophytou (University of Birmingham)
    • “Cascaded nano-optics through colloidal synthesis”
      Dr Marlous Kemp (University of Cambridge)
  • ⟣❈ Break and audience voting ❈⟢
  • Session 2 (chairs: Hatton and Fielding)
    • “Shaping colloidal bananas to reveal polar smectics and splay-bend nematic phases”
      Carla Fernandez Rico (University of Oxford)
    • “Salt-driven assembly of nanoparticles in emulsions, a green and easy alternative to produce tuneable metal doped silica composites”
      David Brossault (University of Cambridge)
    • “Controlled and reversible accumulation of colloidal particles in grooved microchannels via steady-state solute gradients”
      Naval Singh (Loughborough University)
    • “Use polyphosphate to stabilize, but also to coagulate colloids”
      Dr Rodrigo de Oliveira (Universidade Estadual da Paraíba)
    • “Mapping the parameter window for stratification in bimodal mixtures of colloidal polymer particles”
      Malin Schulz (University of Surrey)
  • ⟣❈ Break and audience voting ❈⟢
  • Session 3 (chairs: Cayre and Jesus)
    • “Combined operando X-ray absorption and infrared spectroscopy of multiphase multicomponent calcium carbonate crystallisation processes”
      Dr Thokozile A. Kathyola (University of Leeds)
    • “Computer vision for the analysis of Pickering emulsions”
      Kieran Richards (University of Cambridge)
    • “Using Ion Beam Analysis to study the surfactant distribution in cross-linked colloidal polymer films”
      Toby Palmer (University of Surrey)
    • “Printability maps of yield stress fluids for extrusion based 3D printing”
      Dr Esther García-Tuñón (University of Liverpool)
    • “Enhanced performance of a core-shell ferromagnetic carbon nanocomposite by means of AC magnetically activated catalytic wet peroxide oxidation”
      Dr Rui Ribeiro (University of Porto)
  • ⟣❈ Break and audience voting ❈⟢
  • Session 4 (chairs: Jesus and Blanford)
    • “Production of robust monodispersed core-shell microcapsules for carbon capture”
      Seyedarash (James) Moshtaghibana (Loughborough University)
    • “Size Dependency of Gold Nanoparticles Interacting with Model Membranes”
      Dr Claudia Contini (Imperial College London)
    • “Engineering Artificial Cells that can Sense and Respond to their Environment”
      Dr James Hindley (Imperial College London)
    • “Introducing Porosity in Colloidal Biocoatings to increase Bacterial Viability”
      Dr Yuxiu Chen (University of Surrey)
    • “A Natural, Cellulose-Based Microgel for Water-in-Oil Emulsions as a Route to Fat and Sugar Replacement in Foods”
      Kate Lefroy (University of Leeds)
  • ⟣❈ Break and audience voting ❈⟢
  • Session 5 (chairs: Fielding and Hatton)
    • “Preparation of phosphate-functional core-shell polymer latexes and investigation into their use as protective coatings”
      Jack Saunders (University of Manchester)
    • “Using RAFT polymerisation techniques to develop novel carriers for the enhanced delivery of bioinsecticides”
      Charlotte Pugsley (University of Leeds)
    • “How inorganic filler size and concentration affect mechanical properties of polymer colloidal composite coatings in challenging environments”
      Joe Hall (University of Surrey/Syngenta)
    • “On Particle Size Distributions in Catalytic Chain Transfer Emulsion Polymerization: Chain-Extension and the Use of Derived Macromonomers as Reactive Surfactants in Emulsion Polymerization”
      Josh Booth (University of Warwick)
  • ⟣❈ Audience voting ❈⟢
  • Presentation of prizes and close
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