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Durham Centre for Soft Matter


21 February 2017: Young Persons Lecture Competition (YPLC) 2017

The North East Polymer Association's local heat of the 2017 YPLC will be in the SOFI-CDT hub from 5.15pm on 21 February.

Please come along, support and help with the judging. All welcome!

For further details, please contact Richard Thompson ( )

9–12 April 2017: Advanced School in Soft Condensed Matter, "Solutions in the Spring"

The annual graduate school, organized by the Liquids and Complex Fluids group, will be held in Durham in April 2017. The School is for PhD students in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering and biophysics and aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to key topics in soft matter science. This year the lectures will cover colloids (Prof. George Petekidis, FORTH), biomolecules (Dr Paola Carbone, Manchester), neutron scattering and disordered materials (Dr Andrew Parnell, Sheffield) and membranes (Dr Nicholas Brooks, Imperial College). There will be opportunities for students to network, socialize and present their own work at a poster session. The School website can be found at The deadline for registration is 26 March 2017.

Organizers: Dr Margarita Staykova and Dr Valeria Garbin

12 April 2017: GRAPOL one-day Conference on Polymer Nanocomposites

As part of the Grapol (Engineering Innovation in Graphene Polymer Nanocomposites) project, we are organising a one-day meeting in London on 12 April 2017.

For further details and registration, click on this IOP conference link.

Organisers: Dr Richard Thompson and Dr Mike Weir

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