The upcoming meeting, held in London by SCI, will be of interest to those working in rheology, particle characterization, formulation, soft matter physics, chemical engineering, and colloid science. The meeting will appeal to those working in both industry and academia with presentations showcasing recent advances in rheological aspects of suspension science. There will be a particular emphasis on proven and potential applications to industry and other disciplines such as geology. The program will conclude with the 2019 Graham Lecture by Professor Wilson Poon (Edinburgh University), who, together with a set of outstanding industrial and academic speakers, will address real-world applications based on excellent science.
The Graham Lecture is awarded, biennially, to a scientist in the UK who has established an international reputation in colloid science by their distinguished contributions to the field.
In addition to listening to great presentations and the opportunity to contribute a poster, there is plenty scope for networking catching up with old friends and making new ones!
Early Career Scientists are encouraged to present posters at this event; there are three poster prizes to be presented by Malvern Panalytical, who is the Platinum Sponsor.
This meeting showcases outstanding soft matter scientists describing some of their recent research in a program constructed by Professor Wilson Poon of Edinburgh University. Prof Poon is the 2019 recipient of the Graham Lecture, which will conclude the meeting.
Professor Wilson Poon is Chair of Natural Philosophy at Edinburgh University and leads experimental research in Soft Matter and Biological Physics, while working closely with colleagues in computer simulation and theory. He has authored 201 documents that have been cited more than 11000 times; he is also co-inventor on two patent applications: his body of work is of the outstanding quality by international standards.
Recognizing the importance of colloidal interactions to industrial systems, Prof. Poon established the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership in 2012 which has since worked with over 30 companies across a wide range of sectors, including ceramics, foods, paints and biomedical products, to help them identify ways to improve their processes and formulations. Drawing on his understanding of model systems, the National Formulation Centre recently commissioned him to contribute to the development of a national facility for understanding the scale-up of formulations. He is a partner on the EPSRC Future Formulations project ‘Predictive formulation of high-solid-content complex dispersions’. Demonstrating his international influence, IFPRI funded him to explore the role of hydrodynamics on colloid-polymer systems.