Ostwald Colloquium

Complexation in Polymer and Colloid Systems

September 1-2, 2016
Institute of Physical Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

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General Theme

Specific interactions broaden the versatility of polymeric and colloidal systems tremendously. While on the one hand the properties are modulated by the attractive forces, the complexation between different constituents allow their utilization in respect to e.g. additional stimuli-responsiveness and enhanced rheological properties and material performances. While segregation is a key principle of self-assembly, complexation is often less regarded.

At the same time, the self-assembly scheme can be enriched considerably by taking into account complexation effects. The Ostwald-Colloquium will provide a platform to further the scope of complexation in colloid and polymer systems. Like in a marriage, many unprecedented effects and events are waiting for discovery…

Topics of Relevance

Complexation in a broad sense both in bulk dispersion and at interfaces including:

Invited speakers
Joseph Schlenoff, Florida State University, USA
Entropy as a Driving Force to Prevent and Promote Assembly
Jean-Francois Gohy, UCL Louvain, Belgium
Metal ions in functional polymers: From smart gels with adjustable rheological properties to solid polymer electrolytes for Li-ion batteries
Akihiro Kishimura, Kyushu University, Japan
Development of polyion complex nanostructures based on all-hydrophilic block copolymers
Anatoly Darinskii, Institute of Macromolecular Com-pounds St. Petersburg, Russia
Development of polyion complex nanostructures based on all-hydrophilic block copolymers
Oren Scherman, Colloid and Polymer Science Lecture Awardee, University of Cambridge, UK
Control of functional materials and supramolecular network dynamics at both the molecular and colloidal length scales
Larisa Sigolaeva, Moscow State University, Russia
Nanosized polymer/enzyme films for efficient surface modification and design of sensor systems
Contributed talks
Martin Müller, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany
Polyelectrolyte complex nanoparticle coatings releasing bone therapeutic drugs
Astrid Drechsler, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany
Response and complex formation in mixed brushes made of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes
Karel Prochazka, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Non-stoichiometric polyelectrolyte co-assembly. Dissipative particle dynamics with explicit electrostatics
Holger Helten , RWTH Aachen University, Germany
pi-Conjugated Organoboron Polymers
Annette Schmidt, University of Cologne, Germany
Self-healing Dynamic Bond-based Rubbers: Understanding the Mechanisms in Ionomeric Elastomer Model Systems
Brian Saunders, University of Manchester, UK
Tuning the modulus of ionically crosslinked nanostructured films of core-shell nanoparticles containing n-butyl acrylate
Andrij Pich, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Functional Microgels Modified with Cyclodextrins: from Molecular Design to Interactive Materials
Alexander Wittemann, University of Konstanz, Germany
Formation of nanoparticle clusters in miniemulsions
Sami Hietala, University of Helsinki, Finland
Double thermosensitive (UCST-LCST) block copolymers
Johan Buitenhuis, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Polyelectrolyte complexes from mixtures of oppositely charged filamentous viruses
Dmitry Pergushov, Moscow State University, Russia
Interpolyelectrolyte Complexes of Star-Shaped Polyions: From Micelle-Like Morphology to Polymersomes

The two-days symposium of the German Colloid Society consists of plenary talks, contributed talks and a poster session according to following the schedule:

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Thursday, 1st September 2016
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 12:30 Lectures
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch break and poster session
14:30 – 18:00 Lectures
19:00 – 23:00 Conference Dinner
Friday, 2nd September 2016
09:00 – 12:30 Lectures
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break and poster session
14:00 – 17:30 Lectures

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The Ostwald Colloquium will be held at:
RWTH Aachen University
Institute of Physical Chemistry
Landoltweg 2
52074 Aachen

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For accommodation please follow the link to Aachen-Congress.

Organizing Committee

Walter Richtering
Felix Plamper

For any questions concerning the colloqium please contact:
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Felix Plamer
Institute of Physical Chemistry
RWTH Aachen University
Landoltweg 2
52056 Aachen
Phone: +49-241-80-94750
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Important dates
July 10, 2016 Deadline Abstract Submission
July 17, 2016 Notification Acceptance
until July 31, 2016 Early Bird Registration
until August 20, 2016 Late Registration
September 1 to 2, 2016 Conference
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Early Bird Registration until July 31, 2016 Late Registration until August 20, 2016
Scientific participant 250,00 € 290,00 €
Student 200,00 € 240,00 €
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