This jointly organised mini conference will take place at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH).  Venue - FORTH Main Amphitheatre. More information about the venue can be found here

Saturday 1 July
Sunday 2 July

09:00-09:20   Welcome and Opening remarks

Prof Dirk Aarts, DiStruc Coordinator, University of Oxford

Prof Sofia Kantorovitch, Colldense Coordinator, University of Vienna 

09:00-09:40 Invited speaker 3 – Dr. Alexander Semenov, University of Strasbourg: Rods, Plateau-Rayleigh instability, and fiber spinning

9:20-10:00 Invited speaker 1 - Prof. Cristiano De Michele, “Sapienza” University of Rome: Self-Assembly-Driven Liquid Crystals” 09:40-10:00 Javier Fernández-Castañón: Percolation threshold in the gelation process of DNA self-assembled structures
10:00-10:20 Louis Cortes: Colloidal liquid crystals in confinement: isotropic, nematic and smectic phases 10:00-10:20 Cristian Lang: Morphological influences on the shear banding instability of semiflexible rods
10:20-10:40 Marion Rollet: Droplets in emulsion gels: from fillers to networks 10:20-10:40 Jaramillo-Cano: Rheological properties of isolated telechelic star polymers
10:40-11:00 Marie Föllmer: Structuration of lignin-based carbon through liquid crystalline graphene oxide

10:40-11:30 Poster session & coffee break

11:00-11:30 Coffee break 11:30-11:50 Mohandas: Flow induced vorticity aligned clusters of rod like particle suspension

11:30-11:50 Andrei Bazarenko: Electro-osmotic flow and droplets electrophoresis in bicomponent fluids

11:50-12:10 Alexander Cumberworth: Lattice models for DNA origami self-assembly
11:50-12:10 Andrii Repula: Directing structure in colloidal liquid crystals with patchy rod-like particles 12:10-12:30 Maxime Tortora: Density-functional theory for cholesteric phases of realistic flexible particles
12:10-12:30 Martina Foglino: Rheology of deformable droplets suspension: a lattice Boltzmann study 12:30-14:00 Lunch break

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-14:40 Invited speaker 4 - Prof. James Swan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Large, anisotropic structures during steady shear of colloidal gels”
14:00-14:40 Invited speaker 2 - Prof. Stephen J. Picken,  Delft University of Technology: Ultimate material properties of biopolymer nanocomposites – making advanced materials from waste 14:40-15:00 Léo Gury: Searching for rheological signatures of jamming transition in soft hairy colloids
14:40-15:00 Hanna Anop: Directing self-organization of viral rod-like particle dispersions 15:00-15:20 Roland Gouzy: Suspension of cellulose microfibrils in glycol ether solvents:
homogenization level matters
15:00-15:20 José Manuel Ruiz: Crystallization of star polymer under shear flow 15:20-16:00 Otero: Spontaneous droplet bridge formation driven by solvent exchange
15:20-16:00 Shari Finner: Continuum Percolation Theory of Polydisperse Rods in Quadropole Fields 16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Poster session & coffee break


ESRs - Round table  16:30 Departure
18:00 Departure   


** If you would like to attend, but you are not a member of either of the two networks please email distruc@chem.ox.ac.uk