BonLab will be at the 2017 International Polymer Colloids Group conference this summer

We at BonLab are excited and looking forward to the 2017 IPCG meeting, this time organised by prof. Prof. Jose R. Leiza from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and Dr. Willie Lau from Oriental Yuhong (China). Stefan Bon will give a masterclass on polymer colloids in the preceeding Gordon Research Seminar to an international audience of postgraduate students. He will also give an invited talk in the main conference with the tentative title: Dynamic Supracolloidal Engineered Materials

The International Polymer Colloids GroupConference (IPCG2017) will bring together world leading scientists to discuss the latest developments in the area of colloidal polymer science. The talks of the invited speakers will feature a balance of traditional and emerging applications for polymer colloids, including advanced colloid monitoring techniques, morphology and film formation, hybrid colloids, colloids for life and biotechnological applications, and engineering colloids.


The conference will take place in Arantzazu, which is a Sanctuary located in the town of Oñati in the Basque Country Region (Spain). The place benefits from the highland silence and peaceful atmosphere of the Aizkorri mountain range. The place is frequently visited by devotees (Virgin of Arantzazu) and tourists. Arantzazu is also a starting point for several mountains trails and circuits for hikers that provide access to the meadows of Urbia and on to the mountain range Aizkorri.

Stefan Bon previously chaired the 2015 IPCG meeting in New Hampshire, USA. More in this in one of our blog entries

Stefan Bon invited by ESC2017 - 16th European Student Colloid Conference Stefan Bon has been invited to participate and talk at the European Students Colloid Conference, sponsored by ECIS (European Colloid & Interface Society) that will be held in Florence on June 19 - 22, 2017 (ESC2017).

He said: "I am absolutely delighted with the invitation. I am excited to participate and interact with students from all over Europe and discuss aspects of colloid science. I am very much looking forward to, what promises to be, an outstanding conference." Stefan A. F. Bon Stefan A. F. Bon 

The meeting will be devoted to young physicists/chemists in the field of colloid science, and it will be a great opportunity for PhD students to present their research results and to meet their peers from different research units. 

The topics of the conference range from adsorption and interfacial phenomena, to biomaterials, to micro- and nano-structured materials... and much more. The conference program consists of oral and poster sessions, with many social events. Seven outstanding invited speakers have already confirmed their attendance.

Several prizes will be awarded for the best presentations, including the ECIS/ACIS prize for student exchange.

Abstract submission: February 1 - March 15, 2017

Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2017

Early bird registration deadline: May 15, 2017

Regular registration and bursary travel application deadline: May 29, 2017

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