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UK Polymer Colloids Forum

2 - 4 September 2014

University of Nottingham

The UK Polymer Colloids Forum (UKPCF) is organizing a 3 day event on the synthesis, characterization and use of polymer nanoparticles. It is aimed at those who study, manufacture and use small polymer particles in a variety of scientific disciplines and commercial applications. It should be of particular interest to those who have just started their career in the area of polymer nanoparticles, such as Master & PhD students and young people in industry. Not only will this be an exciting symposium at which we invite all participants to contribute by giving poster presentations and talks, there will also be a number of master classes by international experts in the field. Topics that will be covered include: mechanisms and kinetics of free radical (co)polymerization, emulsion polymerization, particle morphology, industrial scale-up in polymer
nanoparticle production, rheology of dispersions, stability of colloids, characterization techniques for polymer nanoparticles, fabrication and use of microcapsules, use of polymer nanoparticles in household/personal care, healthcare & biomedical applications and a view of synthetic latex products from an industrial perspective.

The costs to attend this UKPCF 3 day event are: £150 for students and academics £250 for participants from industry The cost includes the symposium & masterclass fees, accommodation for 2 nights, food & refreshments.

Abstract deadline for contributed talks is 12th June 2014. Registration deadline & deadline for poster contribution is 31st July 2014.