The 15th Conference of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS) and the 47th Conference of the German Colloid Society will be held in Mainz from May 24 to May 29, 2015. Prof. Dr. Thomas Deufel, the State Secretary for Science in Rhineland-Palatinate, will open the conference and welcome some 600 participants.
Colloid and interface science deals with very small structures in the nanometer and micrometer range. When this world of "hidden" dimensions is reached, it is often difficult to uncover structures and processes. Yet the complex architecture and dynamics of these structures determines the behavior of much larger systems.
Due to its complexity, colloid and interface science does not only present great challenges but also offer new opportunities.
"Functional nanoparticles are increasingly becoming part of our daily life, for instance as an additive in car tires. They contribute to a better adhesion, less wear and lower energy consumption, explains Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Butt, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and Chairman of the IACIS 2015. Other examples include nanoparticle-based therapies which are being developed in Mainz as part of a Collaborative Research Centre.
A deeper understanding of colloids and interfaces is essential in meeting the global challenges i.e. supporting medical research, providing energy, food and fresh water, preventing climate change and sustaining the environment. This conference aims to present recent results and discuss future prospects in colloid and interface science.
From Sunday, May 24, 2015 (7:00 pm) until Friday, May 29, 2015 (2:00 pm)
Location: Rheingoldhalle Rheinstr. 66, 55116 Mainz
Event language: English
Monday, May 25, 2015 (9:30 am)
Opening speech given by Prof. Dr. Thomas Deufel, the State Secretary for Science in Rhineland-Palatinate
For questions, please contact:
Regina de Hoogh
Phone: +49 6131-379.111
IACIS (http://www.iacis.nl/) was founded in 1979 to promote international cooperation among colloid and interface scientists. Every third year, IACIS stages the most important conference in this interdisciplinary field. This year it will take place in Mainz, Germany.
http://www.iacis2015.org/ - Announcement
http://www.mpip-mainz.mpg.de/physics_interfaces - Information about Prof. Dr. Butt and his research
http://www.mpip-mainz.mpg.de/home/en - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
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