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Durham Centre for Soft Matter

News

March 2017

Meeting announcement
Addressing metastability in interfacial phenomena across multiple time and length scales
29 August – 1 September 2017, Lausanne (Switzerland)

Further details of this workshop and registration can be found on the CECAM website. The deadline for submission of abstracts for posters and contributed talks is 1 July 2017.

Organisers: Halim Kusumaatmaja, Alberto Giacomello and Simone Meloni

February 2017

Meeting Announcement
Advanced School in Soft Condensed Matter: "Solutions in the Spring"
Sunday, 9 April - Wednesday, 12 April 2017, Durham Univeristy

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 https://www.iopconferences.org/iop/1056/home. The deadline for registration is 26th March 2017.

Organizers: Dr Margarita Staykova and Dr Valeria Garbin

January 2017

Leadership of the Centre for Soft Matter

At the start of 2017, leadership of the Centre for Soft Matter passes to a new team. Dr Kislon Voitchovsky is the new Director, assisted by Co-directors Dr Halim Kusumaatmaja (events), Dr Mark Miller (communications) and Dr Richard Thompson (industrial liaison). Professor Suzanne Fielding is Chair of the directorship team.

On behalf of the whole Centre, the new team would like to say a big "thank you" to Professor Tom McLeish and Professor Lian Hutchings for their inspirational work in founding and leading the Centre. Far from stepping out of the limelight, Tom and Lian will continue as Director and Deputy Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces, which itself was launched, in part, from the Centre for Soft Matter in 2014.