The Colloid and Interface Science Group is one of the RSC's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.
In recent years, to present a more coherent front for colloid science, particularly in the UK, the committee now meets regularly with that of its sister group in the SCI, and all meetings of either group are now co-sponsored.
Colloid and Interface Science is an important area of knowledge which underpins a very wide variety of both fundamental and applied science.
Colloids include a variety of complex materials, eg liquids in liquids (emulsions), solids in liquids (dispersions), liquids in gases (aerosols or foams), solid dispersions and biosystems, where the interactions between phases and at interfaces are dominant aspects of the system’s behaviour.
Colloid and formulation science is a critical capability in industrial design and manufacture of just about any chemical and many bio-industry “finished” products, eg: medicines and biocides; foods; personal care and household care products; ceramics and composites; paints and coatings.
- The Group organises three or four short conferences each year.
- The Group is keen to attract young scientists in this increasingly interdisciplinary area of science. One recent initiative is the creation of a new award, the McBain Medal, named in honour of James W McBain, the first Leverhulme Professor of Physical Chemistry.
How to Join
RSC members can join the Colloid & Interface Science Group by updating their details in the “My communities and subscriptions” tab of the online RSC membership area. Please click here to login and add to your list of Interest Groups.
Three awards are offered jointly by the RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group and the SCI Colloid and Surface Science Group.
Forthcoming events organised by the Colloid & Interface Science Group.
RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group Website
More information about Group activities
Society of Chemical Industry
SCI Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group Homepage
Contact the Secretary
For further information on the Colloid & Interface Science Group you can contact the Secretary, Dr Dwaipayan Chakrabarti MRSC.
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The RSC Colloid & Interface Science Group holds its events and committee meetings with the Colloid and Surface Group of the SCI.
The chair of the joint committee rotates (every two years) between the chairs of the CISG and CSCG.
Dr Sarah Rogers MSci MRSC
Dr Dwaipayan Chakrabarti MRSCContact the secretary
Professor Alex Routh FRSC