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Durham Centre for Soft Matter


Soft Matter Events 2014-15



3rd December 2014

Mini Symposium: Particles at Interfaces

Organiser: Prof. Colin Bain, Department of Chemistry

17-18th December 2014

British Society of Rheology's Midwinter Meeting:Active and complex Fuids

Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College, Durham University

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Raymond Goldstein, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Ramin Golestanian, University of Oxford
  • Dr Ignacio Pagonabarraga, University of Barcelona

Invited Speakers

  • Dr Rhoda Hawkins, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Alexander Morozov, University of Edinburgh

Organisers – Prof. Susanne Fielding, Department of Physics

26th February 2015

DCSM Liquid Crystal Discussion Meeting

Details: 13.00-16.00, Thursday, 26 February in the Holdsworth Room, St Mary’s College.

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Speakers include:

‘Looking through the liquid crystal ball - new ideas and approaches’ Prof. Helen Gleeson (Manchester) and Prof. Cliff Jones (Manchester)

‘Modelling the free energy landscape of a planar bistable device’ Dr Halim Kusumaatmaja (Durham University

‘Complex Rheology of Nematogenic Fluid: Connection to Elastic Turbulence’ Dr Buddho Chakrabarti (Durham University)

9th June 2015

Soft Matter – one day RSC symposium

Organisers – Prof. Tom McLeish, Department of Physics and Lian Hutchings, Department of Chemistry

15th September 2015

Complex fluids under extreme conditions

Details: 15 September 2015, Department of Physics, University of Durham.

Organisers - Dr Lorna Dougan, University of Leeds, Dr Margarita Staykova, University of Durham, Department of Physics.

Speakers include

Professor Roland Winter, University of Dortmund, Germany: Title: Effects of Temperature, Pressure, Crowding and Osmolytes on the Interaction Potential and Phase Behavior of Concentrated Protein Solutions

Professor Glen McHale, University of Northumbria, UK: Title: Structured, Shaped and Slippery Interfaces

Dr Valeria Garbin, Imperial College London, UK: Title: Extreme deformation of complex fluid interfaces

Dr Hugo Christenson, University of Leeds, UK: Title: Freezing of Liquids in Confinement

18th September 2015

Advances in understanding materials using extensional flow

Friday 18 September 2015: Grey College

Organisers - Dr David Hoyle, Department of Physics


Ole Hassager, Technical University of Denmark, Experimental measurements of polymer melts in extensional flow.

Daniel Read, University of Leeds, Constitutive modelling of polymer melts.

Kieran Looney, DuPont Teijin Films, Extensional flow in industry: Fundamentals of Die Streaks in Polyester Film Manufacture.

David Hoyle, Durham University,Instabilities in free surface extensional flow.

Stephen Boothroyd, Durham University, Measurements and modelling of supramolecular telechelic polymer systems.

September 2015

Electrochemistry 2015

Organiser - Dr Ritu Kataky, Department of Chemistry

December 2015

Macrocyclic meeting

Organiser - Prof. John Steed, Department of Chemistry

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