TechConnect World 2016
National SBIR/STTR Conference National Innovation Summit & Showcase Nanotech 2016

Soft Matter and Colloids

Soft Matter and Colloids

Symposium Chair

Pat SpicerPat Spicer
Associate Professor
University of New South Wales, Australia

Confirmed Invited Speaker

Krassimir VelikovDielectric contrast driven phase transitions in cellulose microfibril dispersions
Krassimir Velikov
Science Leader & Team Leader, Unilever R&D, Netherlands


Symposium Sessions

Monday May 23

1:30Food Materials & Innovations I

Tuesday May 24

10:30Food Materials & Innovations II
1:30Materials for Personal/Home Care and Cosmetics

Wednesday May 25

Materials for Soft Matter & Colloids: Posters 3:30
Food Materials & Innovations: Posters 3:30

Symposium Program

Monday May 23

1:30Food Materials & Innovations IPotomac 5
Session chair: Krassimir P. Velikov, Unilever RandD. Vlaardingen B.V. (bio)
1:30Contributions of the main flour constituents to dough rheology, and resulting implications for dough quality and its assessment (invited presentation)
M. Meerts, R. Cardinaels, F. Oosterlinck, C.M. Courtin, P. Moldenaers, KU Leuven, BE
1:55Design and Discovery of Short Peptide Gelators and Emulsifiers (invited presentation)
R.V. Ulijn, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, US
2:20Microemulsions as delivery vehicles of hydrophobic food bioactive compounds (invited presentation)
H. Chen, Q. Zhong, University of Tennessee, US
2:45Recent Advances of Nano-biomaterials Research in Agriculture and Food Systems (invited presentation)
H. Chen, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US

Tuesday May 24

10:30Food Materials & Innovations IIChesapeake 3
Session chair: Krassimir P. Velikov, Unilever RandD. Vlaardingen B.V. (bio)
10:30Interactive packaging: Use of chemoattractants to enhance the antimicrobial effect of a contact killing surface (invited presentation)
R. Jain, A.L. Milkowski, K.P. Nelson, D.A. Busche, D.M. Lynn, C.J. Czuprynski, N.L. Abbott, Bemis Company, Inc., US
10:55Cellulose Nanocrystals as Barrier Performance Enhancer of Extrusion-Blown PLA Films for Food Applications
L.M. Matuana, S.S. Karkhanis, N.M. Stark, Michigan State University, US
11:15Fluorescent quantum dot as model imaging probe for studying plant uptake, systemic mobility, localization in plant tissue and potential fate of ultra-small nanoparticles
S. Das, J. Tharkur, L. Tetard, A. Gesquiere, S. Santra, University of Central Florida, US
11:35L-Arabinose: A Novel Food Ingredient For A Healthier Living
R. Nolles, A. Benschop, Cosun Biobased Products, US
1:30Materials for Personal/Home Care and CosmeticsChesapeake 5
Session chair: Fiona Case, TechConnect, Johan Pluyter, International Flavors and Fragrances (bio)
1:30The Material Science of Cosmetics (invited presentation)
P. Maitra, Johnson and Johnson, US
1:55Challenges and Opportunities in Fragrance Encapsulation (invited presentation)
J. Pluyter, International Flavors and Fragrances Inc., US
2:20Dielectric contrast driven phase transitions in cellulose microfibril dispersions (invited presentation)
A. Kuijk, C. Klik, G. van den Brink, S. Mohan, K.P. Velikov, Unilever R&D Vlaardingen B.V., NL
2:45Novel encapsulation technology based on Pickering emulsion systems
M. Sjöö, J. Bedi, A. Ali, Speximo AB, SE
3:05Solid State and Diffusion NMR Spectroscopy as Applied to Characterization of Complex Formulated Products and Biological Materials
S. Ulvenlund, D. Topgaard, S. Gustavsson, E. Sparr, CR Competence AB, SE

Wednesday May 25

Materials for Soft Matter & Colloids: Posters 3:30Potomac Registration Hall
Interaction of Beta-Casein with Kappa-Casein Fibrils
I. Portnaya, S. Avni, E. Kesselman, U. Cogan, D. Danino, Technion –Israel Institute of Technology, IL
Preparation and Characterization of Highly Dispersive Acrylic Acid/Styrene Submicrocapsules by using Miniemulsion Copolymerization
H.D. Ghim, Y. Hwang, M.K. Kim, Kyungpook National University, KR
Food Materials & Innovations: Posters 3:30Potomac Registration Hall
Comparative and synergistic studies of antibacterial effect of ZnO nanoparticles and antibiotics for Pathogens in Drinking Water
F. Rubab, M.F. Chaudhary, N.M. Butt, Preston University, PK
Post-Harvest Produce Preservation Using Deep Ultraviolet LED technology
I. Gaska, M. Shur, S. Rumyantsev, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US
Nanophytotein: functional phytochemical-protein nanoparticles
Md.A. Razzak, S.S. Choi, Myongji University, KR

Many soft or fluid consumer products - such as paints and inks, lubricants, detergents, personal care products, foods and cosmetics - contain nanometer to micron scale structures. Structured fluids are also key in industrial processes such as enhanced oil-recovery and emulsion polymerization. These structures may be formed processing or by the spontaneous self-assembly of natural or synthetic surfactants, colloids, synthetic polymers or bio-polymers. In many cases complex mixtures of different materials are required to create the desired structure and performance. This symposium highlights applications-focused innovation in microstructure design, formulation, and soft matter characterization relevant to a wide range of industry areas.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Applications of colloidal materials
  • Applications of liquid crystalline materials
  • Microstructure design
  • Rheology and nanorheology
  • Emulsions and nanoemulsions
  • Networks and gels
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Characterization of soft matter and colloidal materials
  • Soft matter innovations
  • Other

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

To receive announcements and news, please join our mailing list.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsors

Corporate Acceleration Partners

Supporting Partners

TechConnect World 2016

Jointly produced by