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  • 17 May 2017 1:24 PM | Anonymous

    International PhD school: Niels Bohr Institute

    Copenhagen, Sept 3-9, 2017


    This 5 ECTS point course will explore the geometry and topology of ordered cellular patterns such as foams, bicontinuous and polycontinuous forms and nets found in synthetic and biological materials, including: 

    • mesoporous silicates
    • metal organic frameworks and coordination polymers
    • amphiphiles, lipids, star polyphiles forming lyotropic liquid crystals
    • block copolymers including star miktoarm copolymers


    For more information see: 

  • 03 May 2017 8:59 AM | Anonymous

    Textured substrates which are infiltrated with a lubricant form a new class of functional surfaces, referred to as Lubricant Impregnated Slippery Surfaces (LubISS). 

    LubISS is the first European Training Network with the main objectives of designing, characterizing, and modelling low adhesive easy-to-clean slippery surfaces for anti-icing and anti-fouling. In a coordinated effort among 9 world-class academic institutions and industrial partners from 6 European countries (Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Switzerland), advanced lubricant impregnated surfaces will be developed. 

    We are currently looking for 9 Early Stage Researchers to embark on our three-year program. 

    For further details about the different PhD positions and the involved scientists, see:

    For further information, please go to:


  • 13 Mar 2017 9:13 PM | Anonymous
    The 4th International Conference on BioNano Innovation (ICBNI 2017) will be held at The University of Queensland campus from Sunday 24th to Wednesday 27th September 2017.

    The ICBNI 2017 will present the latest advances in the most exciting and commercially-promising area of science and engineering: the interface between the biological and physical sciences at the nanoscale. Around 500 scientific leaders from Australia and beyond will attend this exciting event.

    A strong and diverse program including many aspects of colloid and interface science as an enabling science is being assembled - accordingly we would like to invite you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation to the program.

    The 3.5-day event is being held within the impressive Advanced Engineering building on the University of Queensland St Lucia campus. The program is built around five key themes:

    ·         Nanomedicine

    ·         Stem Cells Science and Therapies

    ·         Energy and the Environment

    ·         Biotechnologies

    o    Industrial Biotechnology

    o    Biologic Medicines

    ·         Fundamentals of Nanobio - supporting the technologies

    More details of the program can be found on the conference web site:

  • 10 Mar 2017 8:16 AM | Anonymous

    Abstract submissions are open for the RACI Colloid Division’s symposium in the RACI National Conference. Keynote speakers include Regine von Klitzing (TUB), Matt Golding (Massey) and Hongbo Zeng (Alberta) and invited speakers include  George Franks (MelbU) and Xuehua Zhang (RMIT). The abstract deadline is the 23rd March.

    For more information please see


  • 07 Mar 2017 10:18 AM | Anonymous

    The University of Newcastle have a vacancy for a Lecturer in Chemistry (Level B) to deliver teaching, research and professional service in the general field of Chemistry.

    For more information refer to:$VAC.QueryView?P_VACANCY_REF_NO=3261


  • 02 Mar 2017 8:45 AM | Anonymous

    In 2017 Malaysia will host the 7th ACCIS from 8th to 11th August. The event is jointly organised by the University of Malaya, Xiamen University Malaysia,and other cooperating institutions locally and internationally.

    For more information, visit:

  • 01 Mar 2017 2:55 PM | Anonymous

    The position of Professor / Associate Professor of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics has been advertised at UQ, Brisbane.

    More information available here:



  • 17 Jan 2017 1:48 PM | Anonymous

    The Australasian Soft Matter Scattering Workshop is being organised at ANSTO for February 6-9th.  The workshop aims to introduce researchers to a range of scattering techniques, with emphasis on their application to diverse areas of research in soft matter. This year's meeting will take place at ANSTO. The workshop is suitable for experienced researchers, ECRs and post-docs and PhD/Honours students.

    There will be opportunities for students to present posters of their research, even if they are not related to scattering - this will allow people to get feedback from experts on how the techniques discussed in the workshop may benefit their research.

    The meetings website is:


  • 09 Jan 2017 8:58 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Colleagues,

    I would be grateful if you could make suitable students aware of the following three funded PhD opportunities linked to the Smart Materials & Surfaces Laboratory here at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK ( and as part of our University’s RDF Studentships scheme. The projects include a theory/simulation project, a combined experimental/theory project and an experimental project:

    1. High density ratio Lattice Boltzmann simulations of binary and ternary systems (RDF17/MPEE/SEMPREBON) – Primary Supervisor: Dr. Ciro Semprebon

    1. The dynamics of hygrotactic fronts – from fundamentals of soft-matter systems to smart materials engineering applications (RDF17/MPEE/LEDESMA-AGUILAR) – Primary Supervisor: Dr. Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar

    1. Dewetting on Textured and Slippery Surfaces (RDF17/MPEE/MCHALE) – Primary Supervisor: Professor Glen McHale

    These projects are fully-funded for Home/EU students with tuition fees and a stipend for living costs. For international students, 50% international fees and a stipend for living costs is provided. Depending on circumstances it may be possible to provide 100% international fees for suitable international students. The above projects are suitable for students with good Bachelors or Masters degrees in any one of a range of areas including Mathematics, Physics, Materials or Engineering.

    The closing date for applications is 20 January 2017 with a start date of 2 October 2017. For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see

    Over recent years the University has made a substantial investment in excellent research and according to the Times Higher Education was the largest riser in ranking (by 30 places) by research power of any UK University in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). The Faculty has just completed a £6.7M infrastructure investment in facilities including a new/extended Smart Materials and Surfaces Laboratory, a Materials Imaging/Characterisation Suite including SEM/SIMS/AFM, Rapid Prototyping and CNC facilities, Structures and Geotechnics Laboratories, and Engine Test Cell and Vehicle Aerodynamics/Wind Tunnel equipment. The Faculty has also recently purchased High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and will complete a new Computer and Information Sciences building in 2017.

    Examples of recent research outputs from colleagues working in the Smart Materials & Surfaces Research area include:

    1. Apparent contact angle and contact angle hysteresis on liquid infused surfaces, Semprebon, C., et al., Soft Matter 13, 101–110 (2017).
    2. Not spreading in reverse: The dewetting of a liquid film into a single drop, Edwards, A. M. J., et al., Sci. Adv. 2, e1600183–e1600183 (2016).
    3. Low friction droplet transportation on a substrate with a selective Leidenfrost effect, Dodd, L. E., et al., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8, 22658–22663 (2016).
    4. A sublimation heat engine, Wells et al., Nature Communications   6 , art. 6390 (2015).
    5. Superconfinement tailors fluid flow at microscales,  Setu, S. A. et al., Nature Communications 6, 7297 (2015).
    6. Voltage-induced spreading and superspreading of liquids, McHale et al., Nature Communications 4, art. 1605, (2013).

    Best regards,



    Glen McHale BSc (H), PhD, FInstP, FHEA, SMIEEE

    Professor of Applied & Materials Physics and

    Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering & Environment

    T:    +44 (0)191 227 3660

    PA:  +44 (0)191 227 4397


    Room 105, Ellison D Block, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, United Kingdom



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  • 19 Dec 2016 9:31 AM | Anonymous

    For more information refer to:

    Female applicants are particularly welcome.

    To be eligible to apply, candidates must have performed casual teaching work at an Australian University within the past three years and must not have been employed on a continuing basis at an Australian University. 

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