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Posted: June 14, 2009

Columbia University hosts a rare convergence of two international groups of colloid and surface scientists

(Nanowerk News) Columbia University in New York City will host a rare convergence of two international groups of colloid and surface scientists in June 2009 at its Morningside campus. The triennial 13th International Conference on Surface and Colloid Science originating from the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists will occur jointly with the annual 83rd Colloid and Surface Science Symposium originating from the American Chemical Society. This confluence will bring together top researchers and technologists spanning the wide range of topics that come under the umbrella of colloid and surface science; such as behaviors in particulate systems and at interfaces, and the application of this knowledge to a host of industrial technologies including: biomedical, material science, nano-engineering, water treatment, oil recovery, mineral processing, papermaking, and energy and environmental stewardship.
>Dr. Thomas Abraham of Innovative Research and Products, Prof. P ”Som” Somasundaran of Columbia University, Dr. Raymond Farinato of Kemira Water Solutions, Nancy C. Todd of ACS, Vernar Beatty of ACS and Brenda Philpot of ACS
ICSCS2009 organizers at Columbia University of October 24th. From L. to R.: Dr. Thomas Abraham of Innovative Research and Products, Prof. P ”Som” Somasundaran of Columbia University, Dr. Raymond Farinato of Kemira Water Solutions, Nancy C. Todd of ACS, Vernar Beatty of ACS and Brenda Philpot of ACS.
Conference General Chairman Prof. P "Som" Somasundaran of Columbia University said "This is the Olympics in Surface Science, the largest conference event in colloids and surfaces since two major societies have joined together to organize the conference in the greatest city, i.e. New York, in an academic environment of Columbia University."
"We have lined up the top scientists and researchers including a couple of Nobel Laureates to speak at the conference," Dr. Somasundaran added.
"We have received over 1,300 abstracts on a variety of topics in colloids and surfaces," said Dr. Raymond Farinato, Conference Chair. "We hope to attract not only academic researchers, but high caliber scientists from the chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, materials, green engineering, microelectronics, mineral processing and nanotechnology industries," added Dr. Farinato.
Dr. Thomas Abraham, President of Innovative Research and Products has been brought in as a Conference Executive Director. Innovative Research will provide support services in attracting sponsors and exhibits. "Being in New York City, it will be an exciting event with entertainment program in each evening during the conference,” said the Dr. Abraham.
Conference and symposium details are as follows:
June 14 - 19, 2009 - 13th IACIS International Conference on Surface and Colloid Science and 83rd ACS National Colloid and Surface Science Symposium.
Sponsored by International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS), American Chemical Society (ACS) - Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry and NSF Industry/University Center for Surfactants at Columbia University.
Venue: Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. Tel: 212-854-8812.
Source: iRAP
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