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8th September 2021
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 (Chair: Tom McLeish (University of York)
13:10 to 13:15 Session 1: Polymer Melt Dynamics and Process Rheology - Recordings
13:15 to 13:50 Experimental Advances in Extensional Flow (Virtual) Qian Huang (Technical University of Denmark)
13:50 to 14:30 Modelling Polymer Dynamics at the Nonequilibrium Frontier (Virtual) Thomas O'Connor (Carnegie Mellon University)
14:30 to 15:10 Rheology and flow-induced crystallisation of polydisperse linear polymers (Physical) Daniel Read (University of Leeds)
15:10 to 15:30 Tea and Coffee
Session 2: Informatic Approaches to Soft Matter (Chair: Daan Frenkel (University of Cambridge))
15:30 to 15:35 Session 2: Informatic Approaches to Soft Matter - Recordings
15:35 to 16:10 Machine Learning and Inverse Design of Soft Matter (Virtual) Marjolein Dijkstra (Universiteit Utrecht)
16:10 to 16:50 Using machine learning to build a theory of plasticity (Virtual) Andrea Liu (University of Pennsylvania ), (University of Pennsylvania )
16:50 to 17:30 Machine-learning solver for the modified diffusion equation and application in polymer physics (Virtual) Jeff Chen (University of Waterloo)
17:30 to 18:30 Posters, Networking (Physical & Virtual), Drinks
9th September 2021
12:00 to 13:00 Lunch, Posters, (Physical & Virtual), Networking
Session 3: Functional gels and Energy Materials (Chair: Camille Scalliet (University of Cambridge))
13:00 to 13:05 Session 3: Functional Gels and Energy Materials - Recordings
13:05 to 14:05 Rigidity, Softness and Stress Redistribution in soft particulate gels (Virtual) Emanuela Del Gado (Georgetown University)
13:40 to 14:20 Dispersion droplets provide a powerful self-assembly platform for creating tunable advanced functional materials (Virtual) Alfons van Blaaderen (Universiteit Utrecht)
14:20 to 14:40 Tea, Coffee and Posters
14:40 to 15:20 Bi-Continuous Phase Segregation Processes for Structuring Battery Electrodes (Virtual) Michael de Volder (University of Cambridge)
Session 4: Industry Challenges (Chair: John Melrose (Consultant))
15:20 to 15:25 Session 4: Industry Challenges - Recordings
15:25 to 15:40 In-silico Modelling Bilayers of Gel Phases: Could it be Scaled Up? (Virtual) Cesar Mendoza (Unilever)
15:40 to 16:00 Particle/water interactions vs. Oral processing (Virtual) Lawrence Harris (Mondeléz)
16:00 to 16:20 Low Spray Volume Formulations for Crop Protection – Soft Matter Challenges and Opportunities (Physical) Malcolm Faers (Bayer AG)
16:20 to 16:50 Tea and Coffee
Session 5: Elevator Pitches from Early Stage Researcher Poster Exhibitors (Chair: Mike Cates (University of Cambridge))
16:50 to 17:30 Elevator Pitches (Pre-recorded)
16:50 to 16:55 Rheological Characterisation of Human Lung Surfactant and the Effects of Exposure to Inhaled Compounds Hugh Barlow (Unilever)
16:55 to 17:00 Life in a Tight Spot: How Bacteria Swim, Disperse, and Grow in Crowded Spaces Sujit Datta (Princeton University)
17:00 to 17:05 Atomistic Simulation Study of Star-shaped Polystyrene and Poly(Ethylene Oxide) Melts Eirini Gkolfi (University of Crete)
17:05 to 17:10 Molecular Dynamics Simulations Studies of Anionic Polyelectrolytes in Divalent Salt Solutions Abhishek Kumar Gupta (Pandit Deendayal Energy University)
17:10 to 17:15 Phase Separation of Block Copolymers into Aperiodic Crystals Merin Joseph (University of Leeds)
17:15 to 17:20 Effect of Ordered Interfacial Particles on Axisymmetric Fluid Channels Jason Klebes (University of Leeds)
17:30 to 19:30 Poster Exhibition and Networking (Physical & Virtual)
19:30 to 22:00 Workshop Dinner
10th September 2021
12:00 to 13:00 Lunch, Posters, Networking (Physical & Virtual)
Session 6: Soft Matter for Sustainable Foods (Chair: Megan Povey (University of Leeds))
13:00 to 13:05 Session 6: Soft Matter for Sustainable Foods - Recordings
13:05 to 13:40 More Sustainable Biomass and Macromolecules for Food Applications with a Case Study on Microalgae (Virtual) Alexander Mathys (ETH Zürich)
13:40 to 14:20 Plant-based particles: Insights into interfacial and tribological properties (Virtual) Anwesha Sarkar (University of Leeds)
14:20 to 14:40 Tea and Coffee
14:40 to 15:20 Nanoscale Structure and Rheology of Edible Fats (Virtual) Alejandro Marangoni (University of Guelph)
15:20 to 16:10 Round Table Discussion: Soft Matter for Sustainable Foods Anwesha Sarkar (University of Leeds)
Alejandro Marangoni (University of Guelph)
Alexander Mathys (ETH Zürich)
Megan Povey (University of Leeds)
Malcolm Faers (Bayer AG)
John Melrose (Consultant)
16:10 to 16:30 Open Discussion and Wrap-up
16:30 to 16:40 Finish