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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
13:10 to 13:50 Experimental Advances in Extensional Flow/Rheometers Qian Huang (Technical University of Denmark)
13:50 to 14:30 Polymer Melt Dynamics - Tube Theory/Simulations Thomas O'Connor (Sandia National Laboratories)
14:30 to 15:10 Polymer Rheology (Linear) and Crystallisation Daniel Read (University of Leeds)
15:10 to 15:30 Tea and Coffee
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 Machine Learning Aid Soft Matter Theory Jeff Chen (University of Waterloo)
17:30 to 18:30 Posters, Networking and Drinks
9th September 2021
12:00 to 13:00 Lunch, Posters, Networking
Session 3: Functional Gels (Energy Materials)
13:00 to 13:40 Rigidity, Softness and Stress Redistribution in Functional Gels Emanuela Del Gado (Georgetown University)
13:40 to 14:20 Title to be confirmed Alfons van Blaaderen (Universiteit Utrecht)
14:20 to 14:40 Tea, Coffee and Posters
14:40 to 15:20 Title to be confirmed Michael de Volder (University of Cambridge)
Session 4: Industry Challenges
15:20 to 16:40 Industrial Challenge Pitches
16:40 to 17:00 Tea and Coffee
Session 5: Elevator Pitches from Early Stage Researcher Poster Exhibitors
17:00 to 18:00 Elevator Pitches
18:00 to 19:00 Poster Exhibition and Networking
19:00 to 21:30 Workshop Dinner (Tentative)
10th September 2021
12:00 to 13:00 Lunch, Posters, Networking
Session 6: Soft Matter for Sustainable Foods
13:00 to 13:40 More Sustainable Biomass and Macromolecules for Food Applications with a Case Study on Microalgae Alexander Mathys (ETH Zürich)
13:40 to 14:20 Plant-based Particles at Fluid-fluid Interface 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 Alejandro Marangoni (University of Guelph)
15:20 to 16:10 Round Table Discussion
16:10 to 16:30 Open Discussion and Wrap-up