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9th September 2020
12:00 to 13:00 Registration and Lunch
13:00 to 13:10 Welcome and Introduction Mike Cates (University of Cambridge)
Session 1: Polymer Melt Dynamics and Process Rheology
13:10 to 13:50 Polymer Rheology (Linear) and Crystalisation Daniel Read (University of Leeds)
13:50 to 14:30 Polymer Melt Dynamics - Tube Theory/Simulations Thomas O'Connor (Sandia National Laboratories)
14:30 to 15:10 Experimental Advances in Extensional Flow/Rheometers Qian Huang (Technical University of Denmark)
Session 2: Informatic Approaches to Soft Matter
15:30 to 16:10 Title to be confirmed Berend Smit (EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
16:10 to 16:50 Title to be confirmed Andrea Liu (University of Pennsylvania )
16:50 to 17:30 Can we Replace Computer Simulations of Polymers by Machine Learning Jeff Chen (University of Waterloo)
17:30 to 18:30 Posters, Networking and Drinks
10th September 2020
Session 3: Functional Gels (Energy Materials)
09:30 to 10:10 Rigidity, Softness and Stress Redistribution in Functional Gels Emanuela Del Gado (ETH Zürich)
10:10 to 10:50 Title to be confirmed Alfons van Blaaderen (Universiteit Utrecht)
10:50 to 11:10 Tea, coffee and posters
11:10 to 11:50 Title to be confirmed Michael de Volder (University of Cambridge)
Session 4: Industry Challenges
11:50 to 12:50 Industrial Challenge Pitches
12:50 to 14:00 Lunch and Posters
14:00 to 15:00 Industry Challenge Pitches
15:00 to 16:00 Mixer Session and Posters
15:30 to 16:00 Tea and Coffee
Session 5: Elevator Pitches from Early Stage Researcher Poster Exhibitors
16:00 to 17:00 Elevator Pitches
17:00 to 18:00 Poster Exhibition and Networking
19:00 to 21:30 Workshop Dinner: Gonville and Caius College
11th September 2020
Session 6: Soft Matter for Sustainable Foods
09:30 to 10:10 More Sustainable Biomass and Macromolecules for Food Applications with a Case Study on Microalgae
10:10 to 10:50 Plant-based Particles at Fluid-fluid Interface Anwesha Sarkar (University of Leeds)
10:50 to 11:10 Tea and Coffee
11:10 to 11:50 Nanoscale Structure and Rheology of Edible Fats Alejandro Marangoni (University of Guelph)
11:50 to 12:40 Round Table Discussion
12:40 to 13:00 Open Discussion and Wrap-up
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch, Posters and Finish