International Soft Matter Conference ISMC2019


Edinburgh (all venues


Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:00 to Friday, June 7, 2019 - 15:00

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).


Conference Schedule

Event Date and time
Registration 3 June, 10:00-12:00 (followed by lunch and welcome session)
Scientific Programme 3 June, 14:00
Opening Social Reception 3 June, 19:00
RSC Lectureship 4 June, 16:00
Poster Session I 4 June, 17:00
Poster Session II 5 June, 17:00
Conference Dinner 6 June, 19:00
Conference closes (with lunch) 7 June, 12:30

Plenary Speakers

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 2019 RSC Soft Matter Lecturer, Tim White from Colorado, will receive his award and deliver a lecture on ‘Pixelated Polymers: Programming Function into Liquid Crystalline Polymer Networks and Elastomers’ at the conference.

There will be 9 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; Erwin Peterman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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 & Stressed Soft Matter

Keynotes: Guillaume Ovarlez, Solvay, Bordeaux; Al Crosby, Massachusetts Amherst

Self-assembled Soft Matter

Keynotes: Alison Sweeney, Pennsylvania; Sabine Laschat, Stuttgart

Further Information

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International Soft Matter Conference ISMC 2019

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