Durham Centre for Soft Matter
The Durham Centre for Soft Matter brings together internationally recognised expertise from the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering with the aim of providing a focal point for soft matter and polymer research at Durham University. Existing within the Centre are academics with an impressive breadth and depth of research interests in soft matter and polymer science including expertise in materials synthesis, characterisation, design, simulation and theory. Principal objectives of the Durham Centre for Soft Matter are;
- To train the next generation of industrial and academic leaders by exposing our post graduate cohort to an expansive PhD training program involving taught modules to develop advanced scientific and generic skills in addition to an original research project.
- To foster world-leading collaborative and interdisciplinary research programs across Durham University science and engineering departments.
- To promote knowledge transfer activities in their broadest sense with local, national and international partners in both industry and academia.
Durham Centre for Soft Matter will host the International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering (APME) in 2013. APME 2013 will be held at Durham University from Sunday 18 to Thursday 22 August. Confirmed plenary speakers include Prof Craig Hawker, Prof Mitsuo Sawamoto, Prof Kris Matyjaszewski, Prof Andy Cooper, Prof Ludwig Leibler Prof Christopher Ober and Prof Katharina Landfester. Further details are available on the conference website.