The 31st Australian colloid and surface science student conference
Professor Debora Berti
University of Florence
Prof. Berti's research is concerned with the physical chemistry of Soft Matter. In particular she is interested in lipid self-assembly, hybrid nanoparticle/lipid assemblies for responsive drug delivery, the interaction of nanostructured assemblies with model membranes, and nanostructured fluids for the conservation of Cultural Heritage. These systems of interest are probed and characterised with a variety of static and dynamic scattering techniques.
Professor Thomas Zemb
Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule
Prof. Zemb is concerned with colloidal interactions beyond the limits of DLVO theory. He is the author of over 200 publications, focusing particularly on strongly interacting colloidal systems, studied by scattering experiments. He is also interested in applications of such research in areas such as ion separation, targeted delivery and nano-materials for long-term storage.