Soft Matters Events 2016 - 17
10th October 2016
Smart Polymer Processing 2016, St Mary's College, Durham University
If you are a polymer using international companies, SME, academic or polymer user organisations interested in polymer processing, join us to find out the latest advances in the field. The programme will contain:
Full programme details are available here.
If you wish to attend this FREE event, please register here. Registration Deadline: 30th September 2016.
For any queries relating to this event please contact email@example.com Tel: 0191 334 3210
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
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.
Please register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘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||
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.
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.
Organiser - Dr Ritu Kataky, Department of Chemistry
Organiser - Prof. John Steed, Department of Chemistry
|Monday, 16 December 2013||2:15pm|
|22 January 2014||1-5pm|| |
Workshop: Scattering in Soft Matter.
CG141, Department of Chemistry.
Confirmed Speakers: Dr Ann Terry (ISIS Large Scale Structures Group) Neutron Scattering in Soft MatterProf John Seddon (Imperial) X-ray diffraction studies at lipid liquid crystal phases
1-2 pm Buffet lunch/posters, CG141 (Musgrave Room)
2-3pm Prof John Seddon (Imperial), “X-ray Diffraction of Lipic L.C. phases”, CG218 Department of Chemistry.
**Short break for refreshments/further discussions**
3.15-4.15pm Dr Ann Terry (STFC ISIS), "Why Spiderman needs small angle scattering", CG218 Department of Chemistry.
Organisers – Richard Thompson and Sandra Engelskirchen
|Thursday, 8 May 2014||12:00 - 17:00|| |
Symposium: NMR in Soft Matter
CG141 - Musgrave Room, Department of Chemistry.
12:00 Arrival & lunch
13:00 Daniel Topgaard (Lund University)
13:45 Rob Law (Imperial College)
14:30 Lukasz Zielinski (Schlumberger Gould Research Centre)
15:15 Tea / Coffee break
15:45 Eric Hughes (Durham)
16:05 Mike Ries (Leeds)
16:30 General discussion of applications of NMR is soft matter
|Thursday, 17 April||11:30-4:30 pm|| |
Workshop (DCSM and BSI): Stress and Signalling in the Vascular Endothelium
Speakers include: Professor John McCarron (Strathcylde), Professor Gerald Fuller (Stanford).
|Friday 16 May||12:45 - 15:40|| |
Workshop: Precision Polymer Synthesis
Lecture Theatre: D / CG85
Refreshments in the Musgrave Room D / CG 141
This half day symposium will include Professor Robert Grubbs from Caltech and Dr Mike Shaver from Edinburgh University. Professor Grubbs was the joint recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2005 for “for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis” .
12:45 Introduction & Welcome from Ezat Khosravi
12:50 Guest Lecture 1 - Dr Michael Shaver: Iron Man Designing Environmentally Friendly Catalysts for Controlled Radical Polymerizations.
13:20 Q & A
13:30 Guest Lecture 2 - Professor Neil Cameron: Synthesis of Glycopolymers and Glyconanoparticles.
14:00 Q & A
14:10 Coffee/ Tea
14:40 Guest Lecture 3 - Professor Robert Grubbs: Controlled polymer synthesis with olefin metathesis catalysts
15:25 Q & A
|Tuesday, 1st July 2014|| |
DCSM Workshop: Flow & Instability in Complex Fluids.
Musgrave Room D/CG141
13:15 Introduction & Welcome from Suzanne Fielding
13:20 Colin Bain - Oscillations and instabilities in drops (45 minutes inc Q & A)
14:05 Emma Talbot - Droplet Drying (30 minutes in Q & A)
14:35 Refreshment Break (20 minutes)
14:55 Halim Kusumaatmaja - Modelling wetting phenomena on structured surfaces (45 minutes in Q & A)
15:40 David Hoyle - Necking instabilities in extensional flows (45 minutes inc Q & A)
For more information please contact Suzanne Fielding : email@example.com
Friday, 15 August 2014
Monday-Friday 18-21 August 2014
|12:00 - 17:00|| |
Symposium: Energy landscapes
This half day symposium will explore energy landscape methods and applications of this powerful approach.
Venue: Durham Business School, room 405
1:00pm Welcome & opening remarks
1:05pm David Wales (University of Cambridge)
Exploring energy landscapes: From molecules to nanodevices
1:50pm Graeme Henkelman (University of Texas)
Some recent developments in saddle point finding methods:Gradient squared minimization; solid state transitions; and temperature accelerated adaptive kinetic Monte Carlo
3:05pm Vinothan Manoharan (Harvard University)
Surveying landscapes through experiments on colloids
3:50pm Andreas Heuer (University of Muenster)
Understanding th elinear and nonlinear response of supercooled liquids in terms of the potential energy landscape
4:35pm Further informal discussion (optional)
To register for this event please contact kalim.Kusumaatmaja@durham.ac.uk, by Monday 11th August 2014 stating any dietary requirements.
The symposium will be followed by a four day workshop, for more infomration click here.
Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Room CG60, Chemistry Department
|13:45 - 17:15|| |
Particles at Interfaces
13:45 - Oliver Cayre (University of Leeds)
'Use of polymers to improve particle absorption at liquid interfaces'
14:25 - Manos Anyfantakis (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris)
'Dynamic photocontrol of the coffee-ring effect'
14:50 - Ritu Kataky (University of Durham)
'Current rectification of cationic gold nanoparticles by anions'
15:15 - Job Thijssen (University of Edinburgh)
'Interfacial rheology of model particles at liquid interfaces'
15:50 - Tea / Coffee
16:15 - Bernie Binks (Hull University)
RSC Surfaces and Interfaces Award Lecture - 'Particles at fluid interfaces: emulsions, foams and novel materials'
17:15 - Close
Soft Matter Events 2012/13
|Wed, 21 November 2012||2:00pm||Seminar: Prof Nigel Clarke (Sheffield), Equilibrium, instabilities and structure formation in thin film polymer blends|
|Wed, 6 March 2013||11:30am||Drying Droplets Workshop|
|Wed, 27 March 2013||1:00pm||Liquid-Liquid Interfaces Workshop|
|Wed, 24 April 2013||12:00pm||Fibrillar Self Assembly and Dynamics|
|Wed, 29 May 2013||2:00pm||Collective Cell Mechanics and Cell-Matrix Interactions|
|Sun, 18 August 2013||APME2013, 18-22 August 2013|
Other Durham Centre for Soft Matter Events 2011
Scott Milner, 9 and 10 May 2011
The Centre was delighted to welcome Scott Milner to Durham University on the 9th and 10th of May
MUPP +2, 9 September 2011
The Durham Centre for Soft matter organised a meeting on Friday 9th September to reconvene the researchers (both academic and industrial) who took part in the EPSRC funded Microscale Polymer Processing (MUPP) project. Over the course of ten years, a consortium of several universities (Leeds, Bradford, Durham, Sheffield, Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Eindhoven) and Industrial partners (Dow, Lucite, former ICI, Ineos, BASK, DSM, Basell, Mitsubishi and Japan Polychem) came together to form the MUPP project. The principal objective of this project was to develop an understanding of how molecular parameters of polymers such as molecular weight, polydispersity and chain branching affect melt processing and final product properties. This understanding in turn lead to the development of a suite of unique mathematical and computational modelling software tools to predict melt flow properties as a function polymer structure.
This event gave the community the opportunity to discuss advances made in this still very active field, since funding for the MUPP project ended in 2009.
Attendance at the event was free and attendees from both academia and industry who were not involved in the MUPP project were welcome to attend.
For further information please contact Lian Hutchings (firstname.lastname@example.org)