SFB 985 Functional Microgels and Microgel Systems
September 19 – 22, 2022 in Monschau, Germany
The third summer international school on Microgels, organized by the SFB 985 Functional Microgels and Microgel Systems at RWTH Aachen University, is approaching. The summer school will take place in Monschau, Germany (near Aachen) September 19-22 2022. The lectures, we will again be held by world leading scientists with expertise from different fields with a common interest in microgels.
- Synthesis strategies for functionalized microgels
- Characterization techniques for microgels
- Computer simulations on different length scales
- Physical properties and behavior of microgels and microgel suspensions
- Applications and uses of microgels across disciplines
- Michel Cloitre, CNRS (France)
- Jérôme Crassous, SFB 985, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
- Alberto Fernandez-Nieves, University of Barcelona (Spain)
- Yuri Gerrelli, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona (Italy)
- Thomas Hellweg, Bielefeld University (Germany)
- Sonja Herres-Pawlis, SFB 985, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
- Judith Houston, European Spallation Source ESS, Lund (Sweden)
- Matthias Karg, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany)
- Kai Leonhard, SFB 985, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
- Adel Mhamdi, SFB 985, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
- Janne-Mieke Meijer, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)
- Andrij Pich, SFB 985, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
- Igor Potemkin, SFB 985, DWI Aachen (Germany)
- Brian Saunders, The University of Manchester (Great Britain)
- Andrea Scotti, SFB 985, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
- Emanuela Zaccarelli, “La Sapienza” University Rome (Italy)
- Laura De Laporte, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Registration is closed
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The poster boards will be 90 cm (width) x 200 cm (hight). For the poster size A0 (portrait format; 84,1 x 118,9 cm) is recommended.
As the school will on September 19 in the morning and will end with a farewell dinner in Aachen at September 22 in the evening, we recommend travel from and to Aachen for September 18 and September 23, respectively. A bus transfer from/to Aachen to/from Monschau will be available before and after the school.
|Sun, Sept 18||Arrival to Aachen|
|Mon, Sept 19 – |
Thu, Sept 22
|Summer School in Monschau with bus transfer from and back to Aachen|
|Thu, Sept 22||Farewell Dinner in Aachen|
|Fri, Sept 23||Departure from Aachen|
There will be no fee for the summer school and costs for the hotel in Monschau from Sept 19-22 will be covered by the SFB 985.
Travel (flight/train to Aachen) as well as accommodation in Aachen for the night before and after the summer school have to be organized and covered by the participants.
Travelling to Aachen
You can travel to Aachen by train (information on www.bahn.de)
The closest airports are Düsseldorf or Cologne/Bonn airport. From there you can reach Aachen by train.
Bus Transfer to Monschau
The bus transfer from Aachen to Monschau will leave at the Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC, Landoltweg 2, 52074 Aachen) on Monday September 19 at 9:00 h. Please, be there latest 8:45 h.
IMPORTANT: Please, let us know if you’ll take the bus with us, by filling in the survey. The link was sent to you by Email.
Getting to the Hotel yourself
In case you cannot not travel with us in the bus from Aachen to Monschau for whatever reason, you can also reach the hotel (Michel and Friends, Laufenstr. 82, 52156 Monschau) by public transport (bus SB66 from Aachen Bushof or Aachen Rothe Erde. Aachen Rothe Erde is the first Aachen-trainstop coming from Cologne; please note that not all trains stop there)). Take the bus SB66 to Monschau Parkhaus and get off the bus at the last stop (Monschau Parkhaus). The hotel is about 100 m from that stop in the direction from which you came.
IMPORTANT: Please, let us know whether you’ll take the bus with us or not, by filling in the survey. The link was send to you by Email.
Day 1 – Monday September 19
|Time||Event||Title and Speaker|
|9:00||Departure from Aachen||from IPC, Landoltweg 2, 52074 Aachen|
|10:00||Registration / Coffee|
|10:45||Opening Remarks||Andrij Pich (RWTH Aachen University, SFB 985)|
|11:00||Lecture 1||Engineering Crosslinks in Microgels: Towards Soft Adaptive Colloidal Systems|
Andrij Pich (RWTH Aachen University, SFB 985)
|12:00||Lecture 2||Core-Shell Microgels with Rigid Cores|
Matthias Karg (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
|14:00||Lecture 3||Rheological Signatures of Softness in Microgel Suspensions|
Michel Cloitre, CNRS
|15:00||Coffee and Check-In|
|15:45||Lecture 4||Model-based experimental analysis of microgel synthesis: valid models at minimal effort|
Adel Mhamdi (RWTH Aachen University, SFB 985)
|16:45||Lecture 5||Physical Modelling of Thermodynamic and Kinetic Properties of Microgels and their Synthesis|
Kai Leonhard (RWTH Aachen, SFB985)
Day 2 – Tuesday September 20
|Time||Event||Title and Speaker|
|8:30||Lecture 6||Computer simulation of realistic microgels: from individual to collective behavior|
Emanuela Zaccarelli (Sapienza University)
|9:30||Lecture 7||On the nature of the high elasticity and swelling of gels and microgels|
Igor Potemkin (DWI, SFB 985)
|11:00||Lecture 8||Tailored Metal Complexes for Oxidation, Polymerisation and Depolymerisation and Their Anchoring in Microgels|
Sonja Herres-Pawlis (RWTH Aachen University, SFB 985)
|12:00||Lecture 9||Microgels to solve tissue engineering challenges|
Laura De Laporte (RWTH Aachen University, SFB 985)
Day 3 – Wednesday September 21
|Time||Event||Title and Speaker|
|8:30||Lecture 10||Exploring the structure of microgels in bulk using small-angle scattering|
Judith Houston (ESS)
|9:30||Lecture 11||Microgels at Liquid Interfaces: What can Neutron Reflectometry tell|
Yuri Gerelli (Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona)
|11:00||Lecture 12||How can we define and measure the nanogel’s softness?|
AndreaScotti (RWTH Aachen University)
|12:00||Lecture 13||The ionic cloud around “neutral” microgels: Its importance and an estimate using SANS|
Alberto Fernandez-Nieves (University of Barcelona)
|14:00||Lecture 14||Soft non-NIPAM based “core-shell” microgels – Core-shell vs. interpenetrating network structure|
Thomas Hellweg (Bielefeld University)
|16:00||Monschau Guided Tour|
|18:00||Dinner / Game Night|
Day 4 – Thursday September 22
|9:00||Lecture 15||How microgels can provide new types of hydrogels and improve the performance of solar cells|
Brian Saunders (The University of Manchester)
|10:00||Lecture 16||Does size matter for microgels?|
Jérôme Crassous (RWTH Aachen University, SFB 985)
|11:30||Lecture 17||Phase Transitions in Dense Microgels Systems: Crystallization and Melting|
Janne-Mieke Meijer (Eindhoven University)
|12:30||Closing Remarks||Walter Richtering (RWTH Aachen, SFB 985)|
|14:00||Bus leaving to Aachen|
|16:30||Guided Tour |
|19:00||Farewell Dinner||Place will be announced|
A pdf-download of the Program is available at the top of this page.