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McBain Medal: Assembly and Pattern Formation in Complex Soft Materials
27th March @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dr Joao Cabral from Imperial College London, has been awarded the 2016 McBain medal for his work in understanding the thermodynamics and assembly of colloid and polymer mixtures, from solution to film and particle formation, and the design of functional materials via interfacial instabilities that give rise to unexpected pattern formation. An enthusiast of scattering, his team and collaborators have pioneered the use of neutron and X-rays to study flow processing of complex fluids in complex microfluidic flows. His work is underpinned by strong collaborations with industry, ranging from personal care to photovoltaics to separation processes. This informal meeting will focus on recent advances in colloid and interfacial science as a route to materials and processes with societal value