The aim of the ESC 2019 Conference is to bring advanced students (PhD and MSc) from different countries to a single platform to converge their expertise and ideas in the interdisciplinary field of colloidal and interface science. The topics will cover fundamental and applied advances in the fields of interfaces, disperse systems, complex fluids, micro- and nano-engineered materials and devices formed by naturally occurring or synthesized elements: surfactants, polymers, proteins, particles.
We summarize the very many fields of colloid science in the following general topics:
Surfactants, micelles and self-assembly
Self-assembly of surfactants, lipids, peptides, proteins and polymers. Supramolecular polymers.
Interfacial phenomena and adsorption
Adsorption. Wetting and adhesion. Microdroplets and Microfluidics. Mono- and multilayers. Characterization and modification of surfaces. Porous media.
Surface forces, liquid films, interactions in colloids
Surface forces. Thin films. Electric surface phenomena. Confined colloids near interfaces. Hydration phenomena. Coatings.
Colloidal dispersions, foams, emulsions, suspensions
Suspensions. Colloid aggregation and coalescence. Colloidal glasses. Dissolution and nucleation in colloidal systems. Nanomanipulation of colloids. Active colloids. Peptides and proteins. Particle structure and interactions. Biocolloids.
Polymer solutions, gels and phase behavior
Synthetic and biological polymers and polyelectrolytes. Supramolecular polymers. Interactions and phase behavior. Polymer gels. Supramolecular gels. Dynamics, rheology and mechanics.
Theoretical modeling and computer simulations of colloids
Biomedical aspects of colloids
Bioinspired and biomimetic material. Drug delivery. Encapsulation. Controlled release. Nanotoxicology.
Biofilms and fouling.
Prof. Brian Vincent
Prof. Peter Kralchevsky
Prof. Krassimir Danov
Prof. Nikolai Denkov
Prof. Slavka Tcholakova
Prof. Theodor Gurkov
Assoc. Prof. Krastanka Marinova
Dr. Zahari Vinarov
Dr. Svetoslav Anachkov