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Playing Colloidal Mikado III - Programme

 

Wednesday 17 February 2016
Venue: Zwarte Doos*, TU/e campus

10:00-13:00

Session 1: Playing Colloidal Mikado Public Lectures
Chair: Dirk Aarts

10:00-11:00

Tweezing with a twist
Optical imaging and laser tweezing of the micro-world with live demonstrations
Roel Dullens and Arran Curran, University of Oxford

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30

Liquid crystals: smart structured fluids for applications
Flat screen TVs, smart materials and living cells
David Dunmur, University of Manchester

12:30-13:00

Making filaments made easy: a do-it-yourself experiment in fibre technology
Erik Westerhof, Tejin Aramid

13:00-13:50

Lunch break and Registration

13:50-14:00

Welcome and opening remarks
Paul van der Schoot

14:00-15:45

Session 2
Chair: Paul van der Schoot

14:00-14:35

Non-uniform flow of colloidal glasses. The "shear-gradient concentration coupling instability"
Jan Dhont, Forschungszentrum Jülich

14:35-15:10

Colloidal liquid crystals: How biaxial bricks become schizophrenic and chiral rods twisted
Marjolein Dijkstra, Utrecht University

15:10-15:45

Forced phase transitions in cellulose microfibril networks
Krassimir Velikov, Unilever R&D Vlaardingen B.V, Utrecht University, NL

15:45-16:15 Coffee break

16:15-18:00

Session 3
Chair: Eric Grelet

16:15-16:50

Connecting micro- and mesoscale chirality in cholesterics: insights from simple models
Rik Wensink, Université Paris Sud, CNRS

16:50-17:25

Adsorption of ellipsoidal particles to liquid-liquid interfaces
Jan Vermant, KU Leuven, ETH Zurich

17:25-18:00

Nematics in prototype two-dimensional geometries: the interplay between geometry, anisotropy and singularities
Apala Majumdar, University of Bath

19:00

Playing Colloidal Mikado dinner

 

 

 

Thursday 18 February 2016
Venue: Blauwe Zaal Auditorium**, TU/e campus

09:00-10:45

Session 4
Chair: George Petekidis

09:00-09:35

Depletion-mediated phase behaviour of suspensions containing colloidal rods
Remco Tuinier, Eindhoven University of Technology

09:35-10:10

A liquid-crystalline hexagonal columnar phase in highly-dilute suspensions of imogolite nanotubes
Patrick Davidson, Université Paris Sud, CNRS

10:10-10:45

Linear rheology of sticky polymer chains and thermoplastic elastomers
Evelyne van Ruymbeke, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) 

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-13:00

Session 5
Chair: Erik Westerhof

11:15-11:50

Can charge cause chirality in colloidal needles?
René van Roij, Utrecht University

11:50-12:25

Graphene liquid crystal retarded percolation for high permittivity materials
Philippe Poulin, Centre de recherche Paul Pascal, University of Bordeaux

12:25-13:00

(Non-equilibrium) collective behaviour of dipolar colloidal spheres and rods
Sabine Klapp, TU Berlin

13:00-14:30

Lunch break

14:30-16:15

Session 6
Chair: Pavlik Lettinga

14:30-15:05

Fractal and quasi-crystalline nematic colloids
Miha Ravnik, University of Ljubljana

15:05-15:40

Scaffold structures by telechelic semiflexible polymers under shear flow
Roland Winkler, Forschungszentrum Jülich

15:40-16:15

Directed self-assembly into low-density colloidal liquid crystal phases 
Yongxiang Gao,  University of Oxford

16:15-16:45 Coffee break

16:45-18:30

Session 7
Chair: Dirk Aarts

16:45-17:20

Avoiding Mikado in colloidal self-assembly
Ger Koper, TU Delft

17:20-17:55

From soft to hard rod behaviour in liquid crystalline suspensions of sterically stabilized colloidal viral particles
Eric Grelet, CNRS, Centre de recherche Paul Pascal

17:55-18:30

Curvature-induced order in two-dimensional polymer networks
Kees Storm, Eindhoven University of Technology

18:30

Concluding Remarks
Dirk Aarts

19:30 Van Abbe Museum - guided tour

 

* Zwarte Doos: Building no.4 on the TU/e campus map.

** Blauwe Zaal Auditorium: Building no. 1 on the TU/e campus map