The Oxford Centre for Soft & Biological Matter

The OCSBM Away Day took place at Trinity College (Danson Room) on Thursday 30 March 2017. The programme of the day can be found below and you can download it here. It was a fun and productive day!

 
Trinity College, 30/03/2017  
 

09:00

Arrival

09:10 

Welcome: Prof Dirk Aarts

 

Morning session 1 - Chair: Prof Dirk Aarts

09:15-09:40

Surface Forces in ionic liquids, electrolytes and related phenomena
Dr Carla Perez-Martinez, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

09:40-10:05 

Towards a realistic density-functional description of the cholesteric phase
Max Tortora, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

10:05-10:30 

Motion of model bacteria in dense polymer solutions
Dr Andreas Zoettl, Department of Physics, University of Oxford

10:30-10:55

Direct Measurement of the Chemical Potential of Dense 2D Colloidal Hard Spheres
Adam Stones, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

10:55-11:30 

Coffee break

 

Morning session 2 - Chair: Prof Susan Perkin

11:30-11:55

Developing Colloidal Particles with Tunable Optical Properties 
Yanyan Liu, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

11:55-12:20

Making Active Matter: from fundamentals to applications
Prof Ramin Golestanian, Department of Physics, University of Oxford

12:20-12:45

Bottom-Up Colloidal Crystal Assembly with a Twist
Dr Lorenzo Rovigatti, Department of Physics, University of Oxford

12:45-14:00

Lunch in the Dining Hall

 

Afternoon Session - Chair: Prof Julia Yeomans FRS

14:00-14:45

Microcapsules: it is enough space to pack your stuff and remotely control its delivery
Prof Gleb Sukhorukov, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London

14:45-15:30

Key challenges for the food industry and how soft matter science can help address them
Hugh Powell, Nestlé PTC, York

15:30-17:00

Coffee & Poster Session

17:00

Soft Matter CDT discussion