We are pleased to announce the following speakers. More to follow.

Plenary Speakers

  • Dr Malcolm Faers | Bayer | The Art of Applying Colloid Science to the Design of Formulations
  • Prof Jayne Lawrence | University of Manchester
  • Prof Norman Wagner | University of Delaware

SCI/RSC Graham Thomas Award Lecture 2023

  • Prof Nguyen T. K. Thanh | University College London | Plasmonic and Magnetic Nanoparticles for Biomedical Application

Keynote Speakers - grouped in sessions

Rheology, Soft Solids & Complex Fluids

  • Prof Erin Koos | KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Prof Jan Vermant | ETH Zürich, Switzerland | Motility-Induced Interparticle-Correlations: A Microscopic Approach for Active Brownian Particles


  • Prof Karen Edler | University of Bath, UK
  • Assoc Prof Chiara Neto |University of Sydney, Australia

Colloids & Surfaces in the Health & Life Sciences

  • Prof Aline Miller | University of Manchester, UK
  • Prof Adam Perriman | University of Bristol, UK

Formulation Science & Engineering

  • Prof Ray Dagastine | University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Prof Tommy Nylander | Lund University, Sweden

Nanoparticles & Nanostructured Materials

  • Prof Yurii Gun'ko | Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Prof Xioadi Su | ASTAR, Singapore
  • Prof Eugenia Kumacheva | University of Toronto, Canada

Foams, Emulsions and Bubbles

  • Prof Jim Finch | McGill University, Canada | Bubbles: from fundamentals to profit

Colloidal Suspensions

  • Dr Elodie Bourgeat-Lami | LCCP Lyon, France
  • Prof Alfons van Blaaderen | University Utrecht, Netherlands


  • Prof Francesco Sciortino | Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Dr Erika Eiser | University of Cambridge

Colloids in Motion

  • Prof Jan Dhont | Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Dr Patrick B. Warren | Unilever R&D Port Sunlight & STFC Hartree Centre, UK | Diffusiophoresis in surfactant gradients: particulate soil removal from porous materials and the significance of rinsing in laundry detergency

Polymer Colloid Engineering

  • Prof Rod Priestley | Princeton University, Princeton, USA
  • Prof Stefan Bon | University of Warwick, UK

Encapsulation and Release

  • Prof Katharina Landfester | Max Plank Institute, Germany
  • Prof Zhibing Zhang | University of Birmingham, UK

Wetting & Adhesion

  • Prof Glen McHale | University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Prof Erica Wanless | University of Newcastle, Australia


  • Prof Peter Dowding | Infineum, UK
  • Prof Hongbo Zeng | University of Alberta, Canada


  • Dr Jennifer Marsh | P&G, USA