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RSC Soft Matter Poster Prize

Shari Finner (Van der Schoot group, TU Eindhoven) won the RSC Poster Prize at the 3rd Edwards Symposium - New Horizons in Soft Matter which took place on 5-7 September 2018 at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge.

The Edwards Symposia are a collaboration between the Turing Gateway to Mathematics, Unilever and the Edwards Centre for Soft Matter. The latter is a virtual laboratory, encompassing staff from six Cambridge University Departments, whose role is to promote academic collaborations in Soft Matter Science across the University. 

Photo (organisers): Shari Finner (3rd to the right)

Phase diagram and cluster statistics of semi-flexible patchy rods

 
Best Poster Presentation Award
 
The DiSturc fellow Mariana Oshima Menegon (Van der Schoot group, TU Eindhoven) won the Best Poster Award for Physics and Theory at the Dutch Polymer Days 2018 (DPD), 16-17 April 2018, Lunteren, The Netherlands. Mariana presented a poster entitled 'Phase diagram and cluster statistics of semi-flexible rods'.
 
The forum was organised by the National Dutch Graduate School of Polymer Science and Technology (PTN). PTN is a partnership of all polymer technology groups of the universities of Delft, Eindhoven, Groningen, Leiden, Twente and Wageningen, as well as TNO Industry (v / h Plastics and Rubber Research Institute TNO). The foundation aims to promote high-quality knowledge and expertise in the field of polymer technology in the Netherlands. The 18th edition of DPD was attended by over 250 scientists and students from universities and industries across the Netherlands. The programme included 15 invited and plenary lectures, 45 scientific workshops and over 100 posters. 
 
Photo (organisers): Mariana Oshima Menegon (front row, 2nd to the right)

Modelling the emergence of liquid-crystalline chirality

DiSturc fellow Max Tortora presented his poster entitled 'Modelling the emergence of liquid-crystalline chirality' in the Future of Chemical Physics conference, held in Oxford, August 31 - September 2, 2016. 

The conference was organised by the AIP Publishing Horizons and sponsored by The Journal of Chemical Physics. It is designed to facilitate conversation between innovative researchers at the forefront of chemical physics. You can view Max's poster here.

On the relation between flexibility and the phase behaviour of rod-like colloids

DiStruc fellow Mariana Oshima Menegon presented her poster entitled 'On the relation between flexibility and the phase behaviour of rod-like colloids' during the poster session of the Molecular Simulation School (MolSim-2016). 

The MolSim-2016 school took place in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modelling (ACMM), 4-15 January 2016 and provided training in the field of simulation techniques for the study of many-particle (molecular) systems. You can view Mariana's poster here.