Soft Nanotechnology & Colloids

Soft Nanotechnology & Colloids

Symposium Co-Chairs

Todd SquiresTodd Squires
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Dept.
University of California Santa Barbara
Krassimir P. VelikovHarvesting strong intermolecular interactions for design on novel functional nano- and microstructures
Krassimir P. Velikov
Science Leader, Unilever R&D, Netherlands
Patrick T. SpicerPatrick T. Spicer
Associate Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Daniel BlairFibrillogenesis of native and reconstituted silks
Daniel Blair
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Georgetown University
James F. GilchristConvective deposition for optical coatings
James F. Gilchrist
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University
Srinivasa RaghavanReversible Gelation of Vesicles and Blood
Srinivasa Raghavan
Professor and Patrick & Marguerite Sung Chair, University of Maryland
Patrick T. SpicerStimulus-Responsive Endoskeleton Droplets
Patrick T. Spicer
Associate Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia
Robert K. Prud’hommePurely Electrostatic Stabilization
Robert K. Prud’homme

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Director, Program in Engineering Biology, Princeton University

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 13

11:00Soft Nanotechnology & Colloids I
2:00Soft Nanotechnology & Colloids II
Soft Nanotechnology & Colloids - Posters 4:00

Symposium Program

Monday May 13

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11:00Soft Nanotechnology & Colloids IPotomac 4
Session chair: Pat Spicer, University of New South Wales, AU
11:00Patchy Particles – What comes next? (invited presentation)
I. Kretzschmar, The City College of New York, US
11:25Stimulus-Responsive Endoskeleton Droplets (invited presentation)
P.T. Spicer, University of New South Wales, AU (bio)
11:50Surfactant-Activated Microgels
K. Chari, R. Hsu, P. Bhargava, B. Figura, W. Yang, J. Park, T. Clifford, M. Kadir, G. Benedikt, Lubrizol Advanced Materials, US
12:10Quatsomes: highly stable nanovesicles formed by sterols and quaternary ammonium surfactants
N. Ventosa, L. Ferrer-Tasies, E. Moreno-Calvo, M. Cano-Sarabia, M. Aguilella-Arzo, A. Angelova, S. Lesieur, S. Ricart, J. Veciana, J. Faraudo, CSIC, ES
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2:00Soft Nanotechnology & Colloids IIPotomac 4
Session chair: Pat Spicer, University of New South Wales, AU
2:00Purely Electrostatic Stabilization of Nanoparticles Produced by Ultra-Rapid Precipitation: Flash NanoPrecipitation (invited presentation)
C. Zhang, V.J. Pansare, R.K. Prud’homme, R.D. Priestley, Princeton University, US
2:25Reversible Gelation of Vesicles and Blood (invited presentation)
S.R. Raghavan, M.B. Dowling, V. Javvaji, University of Maryland, US (bio)
2:50Reversible Long-Range Assemblies in Gold Nanoparticles – Liquid Crystal Composites: Molecular Dynamics of the Gold Capping Layer
J. Milette, V. Toader, L.-P. Scheffer, R.B. Lennox, L. Reven, McGill University, CA
3:10Fibrillogenesis of native and reconstituted silks (invited presentation)
D. Blair, Georgetown University, US (bio)
3:35Convective deposition for optical coatings (invited presentation)
T. Muangnapoh, A. Weldon, M. Joy, P. Kumnorkaew, M. Snyder, J. Gilchrist, Lehigh University, US (bio)
4:00Harvesting strong intermolecular interactions for design on novel functional nano- and microstructures (invited presentation)
K. Velikov, Unilever R&D, NL
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Soft Nanotechnology & Colloids - Posters 4:00Expo Hall A
-Micellar solutions as environmentally-friendly agents for cleaning artworks
J. Rathousky, M. Remzova, R. Zouzelka, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, AS CR, CZ
-Study of synergistic interactions between SiO2 nanoparticles and CTAB in the presence of NaCl: relationships with the formation and stabilization of hexadecane-in-water emulsions
B. Fouconnier, A. Román-Guerrero, J. Vernon-Carter, Universidad Veracruzana, MX
-Antioxidant and Antiradical SiO2 Nanoparticles Covalently Functionalized with Gallic Acid
G.A. Sotiriou, Y. Deligiannakis, S.E. Pratsinis, ETH Zurich, CH

Many soft or fluid consumer products, such as foods, paint, lubricants, detergents, personal care products, and cosmetics, contain nanometer to micron scale structures. Nanostructured fluids are also key in industrial processes such as enhanced oil-recovery and emulsion polymerization. These structures (such as micelles, vesicles, emulsions and lamella) are formed by the spontaneous self-assembly of natural or synthetic surfactants, block copolymers, or colloids. In many cases complex mixtures of different materials are required to create the desired structure and performance. These complex materials are difficult to design, and challenging to characterize; but scientists in these industries, and in the academic groups focusing on this area, have developed considerable expertise. The Nanotech conferences have a tradition of bringing together disparate groups to discover their common interests and shared challenges in fabricating, characterizing, and utilizing materials with nanometer to micron scale structure. This symposium will continue the tradition by bringing a wide range of people from industry, academia, and the broader nanotechnology community, with interests in self-assembly, nanometer to micron scale structured fluids and soft materials.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Applications of colloidal materials
  • Applications of liquid crystalline materials
  • Microstructure design
  • Rheology & nanorheology
  • Emulsions & nanoemulsions
  • Lipid nanocapsules & active delivery
  • Microstructure design for food applications
  • Applications cosmetics & personal care
  • Applications In optics & photonics
  • Modeling soft nanostructured materials
  • Other

Technical Abstract Submission

Please first review the information for authors as well as the abstract preparation guidelines.


Journal Submissions

Soft Matter

Soft Matter Journal

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into Soft Matter. Where physics meets chemistry meets biology for fundamental soft matter research.

For consideration into Soft Matter, please select the “Submit to RSC Soft Matter Journal” button during the on-line submission procedure.


Nanoparticle Research

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research. The journal disseminates knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological phenomena and processes in nanoscale structures.

For consideration into this Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research, please select the “Submit to Journal of Nanoparticle Research” button during the on-line submission procedure.


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