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Plenary speakers and Symposium Chairs


Conference registration is open

The 97th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium will be held June 4-7, 2023 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

The Symposium will bring together world-class speakers and an international community of researchers from a wide range of related disciplines, including emulsions, foams and dispersions, wetting and adhesion, surface forces, self- and directed-assembly at molecular and colloidal scales, surface science, nanoparticles, complex fluids, interfacial physics and chemistry, soft-matter, biology-material interfaces, environmental and energy applications and nanomedicine. In addition to the technical sessions, an optional reception is scheduled for Tuesday evening at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The Symposium will close with a How-to session focused on “Connecting the dots – startup to corporate level.”

NC State University resides in the North Carolina Research Triangle Park (RTP) area, which offers a world-class combination of educational opportunity, economic vitality, environmental quality, and quality of community life. Raleigh is a vibrant and beautiful city, with a diverse and fast-growing population. Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU) offers a large number of flights to most major destinations in the country, as well as several non-stop international flights. The airport is conveniently located at the center of the RTP and is a 15 minutes drive from the NCSU campus. The climate in June is sunny and mild, so visitors can enjoy the green wooded areas, the multiple parks and lakes and many local attractions. The famous Outer Banks recreational area is a four hours drive to the East. The Smokey Mountains and the Blue Ridge portion of the Appalachian Trail are about the same distance to the West. Washington, DC is a five-and-a-half hours drive to the North from Raleigh.

We invite you to join us at this international science event to learn about the latest research and developments in the realms of Colloid and Surface Science!

Lilian Hsiao and Orlin Velev

Symposium Co-chairs


Prospective presenters please note: The deadline for submission of abstracts is Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

The deadline for submission of poster presentations is April 1, 2023.

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