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  • 18 Dec 2018 3:59 PM | Anonymous

    Please see below a link to a postdoc position in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia.

    This is to undertake predominantly experimental research on the Australian Research Council Discovery Project “Multiscale viscoelastic lubrication of soft matter systems” , led by Professor Jason Stokes and Dr Gleb Yakubov.


    The role:

    The Project aims to develop new principles of viscoelastic lubrication in soft contacts. New insights into friction behaviour arising from complex fluid-substrate interactions are expected to be generated using techniques and interdisciplinary approaches that bridge rheology, tribology and surface science. The intended outcome is a phenomenological lubrication model that interprets the contribution of viscoelastic effects occurring across multiple length and time scales. This should provide significant benefits to diverse fields including advanced materials and complex fluids, engineering tribology, biolubrication and food structure design.  The scaling models discovered in the project will enable a transformational ability to interpret the many studies currently utilising soft tribology, including those in biotribology for biomedical applications and in food engineering where it is emerging as a design tool to create innovative consumer acceptable foods. Outputs will enhance innovation and growth in these and other fields for societal benefits (health, nutrition, well-being) and significantly advance the knowledge base. 


    The person:

    Applicants should possess qualifications in relevant disciplines. You should also have demonstrated capability to undertake research in areas aligned to the project such as rheology, tribology and surface science with knowledge on complex fluids and soft matter systems; ability to mentor or supervise research students; ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; high level communication skills and a passion for academic activities including research.  The person will directly report to Professor Jason Stokes in the School of Chemical Engineering.

    Applications are due 16th January 2019 and we are looking for applicants who would be in a position to start early 2019.  Applicants should apply via the link provided. 



    Jason Stokes & Gleb Yakubov

  • 01 Aug 2018 10:34 AM | Anonymous

    RMIT is currently advertising research fellowships from postdoctoral to senior level. They cover all fields, but we have a number of groups working in soft matter, colloids, self assembly, biological physics, and related areas, and would love some applicants in these areas. Note the more senior positions are female only this round.

    * Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships (3 years, postdoctoral salary, $10,000 pa research support). open to people who have completed a PhD within the last five years, or are expected to have completed a PhD by 5 November 2018.
    * Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship (4 years, Academic level B, $20,000 pa research support). Female applicants only this round.
    * Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship (4 years, Academic level C, $20,000 pa research support). Female applicants only this round.

    Applications are now open and close on 19 August 2018

    For further information:

  • 22 Jul 2018 9:25 AM | Anonymous

    The next Asian Society for Colloid and Surface Science (ASCASS) conference, the 8th Asian Conference on Colloid and Interface Science (ACCIS 2019), is to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept 24-28, 2019.

    For more details visit: 

  • 23 May 2018 10:33 AM | Anonymous

    Are you an early- and mid-career researcher working in material science? Are you interested in events in the field of advanced materials that offer valuable engagement opportunities with peers and industry?

    The Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia) through the Australian Academy of Science is offering a number of Emerging Researchers Mobility Grants to support a diversity of early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) to attend International Conference for Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (ICYRAM) in Adelaide.

    The Mobility Grants are designed to offset the expenses associated with attending ICYRAM 2018 for those EMCRs who may not be able to attend this event without support and/or people from traditionally underrepresented demographics.

    ICYRAM will run from 4 - 8 November 2018 at the Adelaide Convention Centre and is targeted for EMCRs working in materials science, engineering, and related disciplines. The conference aims to give all the researchers from around the world the opportunity to engage and network with peers and industry in the field of advanced materials.

    Visit the Emerging Researchers Mobility Grant page for more information about this opportunity. 


    Applications close on Monday 18 June at 5pm (AEST).


    If you have any questions about the grants please contact us at


  • 05 Apr 2018 5:44 AM | Anonymous

    We are delighted to announce two events that will make 2018 the Year of Colloids in Brazil!


    1. São Paulo Advanced School on Colloids  (

    The SPSAS on Colloids will be held in Campinas, from October 28th to November 7th, on the campus of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and the CNPEM (Center for Research on Energy and Materials), with activities at the University of São Paulo (Institute of Chemistry).

    The School will cover advanced topics on various types of colloids and the most important techniques employed for their characterization.

    These Schools are an initiative of FAPESP designed to attract young and talented scientists from Brazil and abroad. This School is designed for around 100 students, half of whom should be from abroad, who should experience close contact with the most prominent scientists in their fields.

    The School also includes hands-on activities and periods of discussion of the students´ own research results. Selected students from other cities, states or countries are entitled to receive benefits to cover the expenses for airfare and daily allowance during the School.


    Lecturers: Bjorn Lindman (Lund, Sweden), Otto Glatter (Graz, Austria), Julian Eastoe (Bristol, UK), Dganit Danino (Technion, Israel), Cecile Dreiss (Kings College, UK), Frank Quina & Denise Petri (IQ-USP), Edson Leite (UFSCar,LNNano), Nadya Silveira (UFRGS), Munir Skaf (UNICAMP)


    Colloids: Association, Stability, Properties and Frontiers

    Techniques: Scattering techniques (light, X-ray and neutron), Microscopy (electron, cryogenic), Time resolved fluorescence, Surfaces characterization, Molecular dynamics simulation.


    Theory and Hands-On activities. Visits to Research centers and presentation of opportunities for research in Brazil.

    Poster presentations and discussions with eminent scientists working on Colloids. 

    2.AutoOrg 2018

    7th to 9th November, São Pedro, SP

    At the beautiful Colina Verde Hotel

    Meet and get to know the Brazilian community working on Colloids (with an international flavor !)


    Confirmed speakers:

    Maria da Graça Miguel (Coimbra, Portugal), Dganit Danino (Technion, Israel), Otto Glatter (Graz, Austria), Edson Leite (Brazil), Cecile Dreiss (London, UK), Cornelia Bohne (Victoria, Canada), Denise Petri (Brazil), Bradley Olsen (MIT).


    Visit the website for more information

  • 06 Feb 2018 12:27 PM | Anonymous

    ICYRAM2018 is pleased to announce that registrations and call for papers are now open!

    Abstract submissions will be open until Friday 30th March 2018 and can be submitted via the conference website.

    Earlybird Registration will close on Friday 30th June 2018, so be sure to register quickly to take advantage of the discounted rates.

    ICYRAM2018 will be offering Industry delegate registrations for Medium-large business, Small business and Start ups. For more information please visit the conference website below.

    More information: 

  • 06 Feb 2018 12:21 PM | Anonymous

    We invite applications for several postdoctoral fellow positions to work on research projects in Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We plan to have the successful candidate pursue promising leads in the area of colloid and interface, soft matter physics, nanofluid phase behavior, mineral processing or oil sands extraction. The positions are 1-2 year with the possibility for renewal.

    Job description

    1. To conduct high quality research under the guidance of senior researchers.
    2. To develop relevant experiments, data processing and interpretation and theoretic analysis, and co-supervise postgraduates and undergraduate research students.
    3. To prepare manuscripts for publication in high impact journals and abstracts for international conferences.
    4. To keep abreast of international research trends and outcomes in relevant areas, and make significant contributions to the advancement of fundamental knowledge and its applications.
    5. To maintain contact with relevant departments of universities and other institutions and liaise actively with international collaborators.
    6. To be familiar with all relevant laboratory safety codes and practices.

    1. PhD or equivalent research experience in the field of physical chemistry, colloid and interface, thermodynamics, mineral processing, nanomaterials, inorganic chemistry, or experimental microfluid dynamics.
    2. Highly developed skills in construction of phase diagrams, surface functionalization, confocal microscopy, atomic force microscopy and molecular spectrometers.
    3. Demonstrated ability to undertake independent research evidenced by publications, and development of new research initiatives.
    4. Demonstrated initiative in research and problem solving and interest in interdisciplinary research.
    5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a research team.
    6. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with students, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.
    7. Self-starter and motivator with the mind-set of focusing on deliverables and getting the job done in time.

    To Apply: Application instructions. Forward your CV and contact information for three references to:
    Professor Xuehua Zhang
    Closing date: Will be open until the position(s) are filled.

  • 27 Oct 2017 9:54 AM | Anonymous

    The forum will bring together speakers from a range of companies and universities to discuss their experiences, needs, and opportunities in the field of formulated materials. We will also share UNSW Chemical Engineering’s plans for new education, research, and training efforts in this domain.

    We will hold the forum 9:30 AM-12:30 PM on Monday, November 20, 2017 at UNSW's Mechanical Engineering Design Studio, Located on Level 5 of the Ainsworth Building.

    Program and free registration page:

  • 06 Oct 2017 4:53 PM | Anonymous

    A three year position as a platform officer to run an AFM lab is available at the University of Melbourne.

    For more details see:

  • 16 Sep 2017 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    The School of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Newcastle is offering the role of Lecturer in Chemistry (Colloid and interface Chemistry).

    For more information visit:

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