Ottewill International Travel Scholarship – 2018 Applications Open

The UK Polymer Colloids Forum (UKPCF) closed in 2015 and assigned its residual funds for use in awarding the new Ottewill International Travel Scholarship in honour of Professor Ronald Harry Ottewill OBE FRS (1927-2008).  The award (worth up to £1000) is designed to assist, each year, one outstanding UK-based graduate researcher (whose research relates to polymer colloids) in presenting their work at an international conference outside the UK.  The first award was made to Qian Sun from Cambridge University.  Qian is carrying out PhD research into aqueous core, metal-coated colloidosomes under the supervision of Dr. Alex Routh and will use the award to attend and present at the 91st ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium in New York in July 2017.

Applications are called for the second award of the scholarship.  The conditions of the award and an application form can be obtained from Craig Jones of Unilever (by email to craig.jones@unilever.com).  In short, applications for the 2018 award must be received by 15 October 2017 and all applicants will be informed of the outcome by 30 November 2017.  The adjudicating committee comprises Brian Vincent (Bristol University), Peter Lovell (Manchester University) and Craig Jones (Unilever).

Pete Lovell

on behalf of the Ottewill International Travel Scholarship Award Committee

PAT2017 Conference: Abstract Deadline Extended, Group Discount

The abstract deadline has been extended for the Polymers for Advanced Technologies Conference (PAT 2017, Manchester 11 – 13 Sep). A new discount for groups sending multiple members has been introduced also.

Submission of abstracts: 30/6/2017
Early bird registration: 31/7/2017
Early-bird registration fee: £450 for staff, £350 for students;
£100 discount per person when ≥ 2 participants per group
Late registration fees will incur an extra £50

More information in the new flyer, on our site and the conference site.

Polymers for Advanced Technologies Conference: PAT 2017, Manchester 11 – 13 Sep

2017-PAT2017

The 14th International Conference on Polymers for Advanced Technologies (PAT 2017) will be held in Manchester (United Kingdom) on September 11-13, 2017.

PAT conferences are held on a biannual basis and are associated with the Polymers for Advanced Technologies journal (Wiley). PAT 2017 is organised by Profs Nicola Tirelli (University of Manchester) and Cameron Alexander (University of Nottingham) and will focus on three main themes:

  • life and health
  • energy and electronics
  • synthesis and sustainability

A number of distinguished speakers have already agreed to present in the exciting programme of our conference, which will be hosted in the town cradle of the industrial revolution, a fitting location for a technology-orientated conference.

We welcome all potential presenters to submit their abstracts for consideration (either for oral or poster presentations)  by the 30th June.

See you in Manchester!

Further information

Please see the conference conference flyer for full details.

Contact details:

All enquiries should be addressed to:
Janet Adnams
ConferCare, Conferences and Venues
The University of Manchester
Beyer Building
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 4082

Email: confercare-online@manchester.ac.uk
Web: www.confercare.manchester.ac.uk/events/pat2017/

Deadlines and Fees

Submission of abstracts: 30/6/2017
Early bird registration: 31/7/2017
Early-bird registration fee: £450 for staff, £350 for students;
£100 discount per person when ≥ 2 participants per group
Late registration fees will incur an extra £50

Keynote addresses

  • Eugenia Kumacheva (U Toronto)
  • Andreas Lendlein (Helmoltz Inst. of Biomater. Sci.)
  • Krzysztof Matyjaszewskii (Carnegie Mellon U)
  • Jian Pei (Peking U).

Confirmed speakers

  • Rigoberto Advincula (Case Western U)
  • Alexander Bismarck (U Vienna)
  • Paolo Decuzzi (IIT)
  • Avi Domb (Hebrew U)
  • Dirk Grijpma (U Twente)
  • Sophie Guillaume (U Rennes)
  • Jöns Hilborn (U Uppsala)
  • Harm-Anton Klok (EPFL)
  • Teruyuki Komatsu (Chou U)
  • Jean-Francois Lutz (U Strasbourg)
  • Alvaro Mata (Queen Mary U)
  • Sebastien Perrier (U Warwick)
  • Andrea Pucci (U Pisa)
  • Steve Rannard (U Liverpool)
  • Wim Thielemans (U Leuven)
  • Tao Xie (Zhejiang U)
  • Alex Zelikin (Aarhus U).

Medal Winners Symposium Announcement: 10th Nov 2017, Aston University, Birmingham

We are pleased to announce our annual Macro Group Medal Winners Symposium will be held at Aston University, Birmingham, UK on Fri 10th November 2017.

Our medal-winning speakers will be:

Prof Ian Hamley (2016 Macro Group UK Medal)

Dr Theoni Georgiou (2016 Young Researchers Medal)

Prof Nikos Hadjichristidis (2016 Medal for Outstanding Achievement)

Dr Giovanna Sicilia (2015 Jon Weaver PhD Prize)

Charalampos Pappas (2016 Jon Weaver PhD Prize)

Further details and registration information will be available soon.

2016 Ottewill International Travel Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that the first award of the Ottewill International Travel Scholarship has been made to Qian Sun from Cambridge University.  The award was established using residual funds from closure of the UK Polymer Colloids Forum (UKPCF), as announced in the June 2016 issue of the Bulletin, and is designed to assist, each year, one outstanding UK-based graduate polymer colloids researcher in presenting their work at an international conference outside the UK.

Qian is carrying out PhD research into aqueous core, metal-coated colloidosomes under the supervision of Dr. Alex Routh at Cambridge and will use the award to attend and present at the 91st ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium in New York in July.

Pete Lovell

on behalf of the Ottewill International Travel Scholarship Award Committee