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Jülich Soft Matter Days 2012

13-16 November 2012

Seminaris Hotel Bad Honnef, Germany

Scope and Topics

New challenges for and applications of Soft Matter Science are emerging. For example, active particle suspensions have properties unknown to complex fluids in equilibrium; nano and microfluidic devices allow the study of minute samples, sometimes on the single molecule level; soft materials provide new solutions for energy and medical applications, as well as for nanotechnology.

Therefore, in this years meeting, which will take place in the vicinity of Jülich from 13 to 16 November 2012, we intend to focus on:

  • Active Fluids
  • Biosystems
  • Complex Fluids
  • Nanofluidics
  • Soft Matter & Energy
  • Soft Matter & Medical
  • Soft Nanotechnology

Important Dates

15 June 2012Submission of Abstracts and Notification
6 Juli 2012Notification of acceptance and start of final registration
August 20122nd Announcement
14 September 2012Deadline for final Registration
13-16 November 2012 Jülich Soft Matter Days

Tuesday, November 13

16.00 h
Registration is possible
18.00 –
21.00 h
Registration/Welcome Buffet

Wednesday, November 14

8.00 h -
8:50 h
Registration (continued)


Session: Active Fluids

9.00 hJ.F. Brady (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA)
Chemical Swimming
9.30 hP.Tierno (Universitat de Barcelona Diagonal Sud, Spain)
Paramagnetic micro-ellipsoids: from guided motion to Janus composites
10.00 hR. Di Leonardo (Universita di Roma ’La Sapienza’, Italy)
Off-equilibrium dynamics of colloidal particles in active baths of swimming bacteria
10.30 hD. Pushkin (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
Mixing by individual swimmers
10.50 hCoffee/Tea Break


Session: Nanofluidics

11.20 hD. Lohse (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Droplet impact on (superheated) surfaces
11.50 hR. Seemann (Universität des Saarlandes u. MPI Göttingen, Germany)
Dynamic reorganizations of droplet arrangements
12.20 hL. Bocquet (Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France)
Strange fluid transport inside a single nanotube
12.50 hJ. van der Gucht (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
Ordering of particles on curved interfaces by capillary interactions
13.10 hLunch

Session: Biosystems I

14.30 hW.C.K. Poon (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Bacteria as active colloids
15.00 hD. Danino (Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Insight from Cryo-EM into Self-Assembly, Dynamics and Nanostructure of Soft Matter
15.30 hG. Fuller (Stanford University, USA)
Response of endothelial cells to stagnation point flows
16.00 h

S. Grumbein*to be confirmed (Technische Universität München, Germany)

Viscoelastic properties of bacterial biofilms challenged with chemicals

16.20 hA. Heuer (Westf. Wilhems-Universität Münster, Germany)
Raft formation in a multicomponent membrane: insight from coarse grained and microscopic simulations
16.40 hPoster session I & Coffee/Tea Break
19.00 hDinner

Thursday, November 15


Session: Soft Matter & Energy

8.30 hR.C. Agrawal (Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, India)
Nano-Composite Polymer Electrolytes (NCPE’s): Novel Energy Materials for All-Solid-State Batteries
9.00 hA.L. Frischknecht (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA)
Simulation of Ionic Aggregation and Dynamics in Ion-Containing Polymers
9.30 h

K. Kremer (Max-Planck-Institut f. Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany)
Topological constraints matter: Elastomers, collapsed polymer globules, chromosome territories

10.00 hJ. Thijssen (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Particle-stabilized bi-liquid foams for energy-storage applications
10.20 hCoffee/Tea Break

Session: Complex Fluids I

11.00 hT. Hellweg (Universität Bielefeld, Germany)
Diffusion of proteins inside bicontinuous microelmulsions: A model system to simulate "controlled" crowding
11.30 hO. Holderer (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
Accelerated membrane dynamics adjacent to a flat interface
12.00 hM.P. Lettinga (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
Frustrating colloidal rods
12.30 hV. Steinberg (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
Amplification of thermal noise by vesicle dynamics
12.50 hA. Voigt (Universität Dresden, Germany)
Coarsening in lipid bilayers - the influence of bulk and surface viscosity
13.10 hLunch
14.30 hPoster session II & Coffee/Tea Break

Session: Soft Nanotechnology

16.30 hJ. Howse (The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
Colloidal nanoswimmers - From Run and Tumble to a Strategy for Synthetic Chemotaxis using a volume change
17.00 hC. Weder (Adolphe Merkle Institut, Universität Fribourg, Switzerland)
Mechanically adaptive polymer nanocomposites
17.30 hJ. Dobnikar (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Collective ordering of micro- and nanoparticles in grafted polymer layers
18.00 hG.P. Baeza ( Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, Montpellier, France)
Crossroads between structure and mechanics in nanocomposites styrene-butadien-rubber / silica for tire applications
18.20 hJ.W.J. de Folter (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Generic, thermoreversible assembly of colloids in microtubes
19.30 hConference Dinner

Friday, November 16


Session: Biosystems II / Soft Matter Medical

8.30 hJ-F. Joanny (Institut Curie, Paris, France)
Mechanics and instabilities of growing tissues
9.00 hD.A. Fedosov (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
Blood rheology and blood flow in microvessels
9.30 hB. Fabry (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
Cell migration in confined porous environments
10.00 hA.G. Denkova (Technical University Delft, The Netherlands)
Polymersomes as nano-carriers in nuclear medicine
10.20 hS. Zakharchenko (Leibniz-Institut f. Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Germany)
Hierarchically self-assembled hydrogel-based materials with aligned pores for tissue engineering scaffolds
10.40 hCoffee/Tea Break

Session: Complex Fluids II

11.30 hM. Sano (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Nonequilibrium fluctuation and dynamics of active colloids
12.00 hG.T. Barkema (Instituut-Lorentz for Theoretical Physics, Leiden, The Netherlands)
Long-time dynamics simulations of polymers
12.30 hH.-P. Hsu (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany)
Effect of stiffness on the adsorption transition of single semiflexible polymer chains attached to a flat solid surface
12.50 hJ. Vermant (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Extensional rheometry at interfaces
13.10 hF. Lehmkühler (DESY Hamburg, Germany)
Detecting local order beyond the pair correlations in hard-sphere systems
13.30 hClosing
13.40 hLunch
14.30 hDeparture