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Durham Centre for Soft Matter

Past Events

Soft Matter Events 2012/13

Wed, 22 January 2014
Tue, 15 April 2014Instabilities in Complex Fluids
Thu, 17 April 2014Stress and Signalling in the Vascular Endothelium
Fri, 16 May 2014DCSM Workshop: Precision Polymer Chemistry
Fri, 15 August 2014Symposium: Energy landscapes

Soft Matter Seminar Series 2011/12

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27 October

St Mary's

Prof John Girkin

Durham University "Light for Soft Matter"

3 November

St Mary's

Dr Dirk Aarts

University of Oxford "Instabilities at Ultra-Low Surface Tension"

4 November Chemistry CG60

Prof William Ducker

Virginia Tech "Nanoscale Gas Phases and Viscous Forces in Thin Films"

9 November


Prof Hiroshi Watanabe

Kyoto University, Japan "Nonlinear Flow Behaviour or Telechelic HEUR Solutions"

23 November


Prof Ralph Colby

Penn State, USA "Designing Ionomers for Facile Ion Transport"

1 December

St Mary's

Dr Rhoda Hawkins

University of Sheffield

8 December

St Mary's

Dr David Johnson

Durham University

15 December

CG141 Musgrave Rm

Prof Malcolm Povey

University of Leeds "The Sound of Food"

18 January Calman Prof Alexi Likhtman University of Reading "
25 January Calman

Dr Steve Rimmer

University of Sheffield “Responses of polymers driven by binding to cells”

1 February


Dr Suzanne Fielding

Durham University

8 February

Calman Dr Rachel O'Reilly University of Warwick "New amphiphiles for self-assembly, catalysis and recognition"

15 February

Calman Prof Ian Hamley University of Reading "Molecular Dynamics of Entangled Polymers"

21 February

D110, 5pm Prof Ian Manners University of Bristol (NEPA/DUCS evening lecture) "Supramolecular Self-Assembly"

22 February

Calman Prof Stephen Yeates University of Manchester

29 February

Calman Prof Paul Buckley University of Oxford

Calman = Kingsley Barratt lecture theatre, Calman Learning Centre.

St. Mary's = Holdsworth & Donaldson Room, St. Mary's College.

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 (