9 December 2019

Mcbain Medal 2019

Organised by:

SCI's Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group and RSC's Colloid & Interface Science Group

London, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


The SCI/RSC Colloids Group is delighted to announce that Prof Roel Dullens of the University of Oxford is the 2019 recipient of the McBain Medal. Prof Roel's research programme focuses on colloidal physics including phase transitions and glasses.


The McBain Medal is presented annually to an early career researcher (within 15 years of the award of a PhD) for outstanding achievement in colloid and interface science. This one day meeting will honour Prof Roel Dullens and at the same time the Medal will be presented.  


This event will be of interest to researchers from colloid chemistry, soft matter physics and chemical engineering backgrounds working in functional, responsive, and self-healing materials; controlled release; tuneable soft materials and soft actuation. The meeting will focus on fundamental aspects that underpin applications in formulations, catalysis, soft robotics, nanomaterials processing and more. 

09.30 Registration and refreshments
10.10 Opening Remarks
Dr Nick Ainger, Unilever, UK
10.15 How to measure the g of r
Prof Dirk Aarts, University of Oxford, UK
10.55 From the mesoscale to the nanoscale: colloidal models for biological transport
Dr Alice Thorneywork, University of Cambridge, UK
11.35 Refreshment break
12.05 Scalable Synthetic Strategies for Molecular Mimetic Colloids
Prof Stefano Sacanna, New York University, USA
12.45 Lunch and posters
14.15 Entropy ... what else?
Prof Daan Frenkel, University of Cambridge UK
14.55 Information machines exploiting non-equilibrium correlations
Prof Yael Roichman, Tel Aviv University, Israel
15.35 Refreshment break
16.05 On the long-time self-diffusion in quasi-two-dimensional colloidal fluids
Prof Juergen Horbach, University of Duesseldorf, Germany
17.00 Colloids: cooking, looking, tweezing
Prof Roel Dullens, University of Oxford, UK
18.00 Conference close


Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square




Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org



Early bird fees before Friday 25 October 2019

£60 SCI Member
£30 SCI Student Member
£30 SCI Subsidised Member
£75 Non-Member


Standard fees after Friday 25 October 2019

£80 SCI Member
£40 SCI Student Member
£40 SCI Subsidised Member
£95 Non-Member


Become an SCI Member and save on this and future events

See Membership Options

Sign up as an Event Member to join this event. SCI Full or Student Members receive discounts on event registrations

Booking Process/Deadlines
For booking terms and conditions click here.

Additional Info

Organising Committee 

  • Alex Routh, University of Cambridge
  • Nick Ainger, Unilever

Call for posters

An abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words, indicating title and authors should be sent to conferences@soci.org by Friday 1 November 2019 with the subject line “Mcbain medal 2019 – poster submission”.

Exhibition and sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit.
For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.