The 5th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC2019) will be held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom from 3-7 June 2019.

The Organisers are looking forward to welcoming you to this Conference, held under the auspices of the SoftComp Network of Excellence (external link).

Confirmed Plenary Speakers include:

- Lydéric Bocquet (CNRS, ENS, Paris):
     ‘Flow and rheology at ultimate scales’
- Luca Cipelletti (Montpellier):
     ‘Why soft solids fail’
- Stephen L Craig (Duke):
     ‘Macromolecular Mechanochemistry’
- Marileen Dogterom (TU Delft):
     ‘Building synthetic cells'
- Kohzo Ito (Tokyo):
     ‘Novel Tough Polymers for Energy-Efficient Vehicles and Supramolecular Nanosheet for Drug Delivery System'
- Cait MacPhee (Edinburgh):
     'Biofilms: What’s in it for Soft Matter?'
- Susan Perkin (Oxford):
     ‘A Cabinet of Curiosities: Stories of Electrostatics in Soft Matter’
- Sriram Ramaswamy (IIS, Bengaluru):
     'Fast, Elastic, Defective, Active Matter'

The recipient of the RSC Soft Matter Lectureship 2019 will receive their award and deliver a lecture at the Conference.

There will be 10 scientific sessions:

Active Soft Matter    
  Keynotes: Hartmut Löwen, Dusseldorf; Eric Clément, ESPCI, Paris
Arrested Soft Matter
  Keynotes: Emanuela Del Gado, Georgetown; Paddy Royall, Bristol
Colloidal and Granular Soft Matter
  Keynotes: Stefano Sacanna, New York; Joris Sprakel, Wageningen
Interfacial Soft Matter
  Keynotes: Daniela Kraft, Leiden; Ray Dagastine, Melbourne
Living Soft Matter
  Keynotes: Eric Dufresne, ETH, Zürich
Making and Measuring Soft Matter
  Keynotes: Lorna Dougan, Leeds; Matt Lynch, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati
Polymeric Soft Matter
  Keynotes: Ralph Colby, Penn State; Friederike Schmid, Mainz
Processing Soft Matter
  Keynotes: Guillaume Ovarlez, Solvay, Bordeaux
Self-assembled Soft Matter
  Keynotes: Alison Sweeney, Pennsylvania; Sabine Laschat, Stuttgart
Stressed Soft Matter
  Keynotes: Al Crosby, Massachusetts Amherst

Registration Opens                        3 June, Morning
Scientific Programme Starts         3 June, 2pm
Opening Social Reception             3 June, Evening
Conference closes (with lunch)    7 June, 12:30pm

Confirmed sponsors include:


                               Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces


Last updated: 21 Mar 2019 at 15:55