Events

ECFP runs a number of events througout the year.  Please contact us if you would like to get involved.

Industrial and interdisciplinary applications of suspensions

09 Jul 2019
SCI, Belgrave Square, London

In 2019, the Graham Lecture will be awarded to Professor Wilson Poon of the University of Edinburgh.  Organised by the SCI's Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group and RSC's Colloid & Interface Science Group this meeting will be of interest to both industrial and academic researchers, particularly those from colloid chemistry, soft matter physics and chemical engineering backgrounds working with suspensions.  The Graham Lecture is awarded, biennially, to a scientist

Deconstructing sauces

12 Jun 2019
Newtown Cookery School, Edinburgh

In this summer evening demonstration at the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School, Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, Founder of Genius Foods, and Dr Paul Clegg, a soft materials physicist at Edinburgh University, will be inviting the audience to join them in investigating how sauces and dressings are constructed and how this construction can go very wrong.

Soft Matter Physics Ceilidh

21 Feb 2018
Room G.01, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

Come and dance the Biofilm Riverside Jig along with traditional ceilidh dances you know & love!

This is a ceilidh with a twist: some of the dances will have been designed by our own physicists, to illustrate their research or physics concepts they love. With the award-winning Science Ceilidh Band playing live, it promises to be a fun evening!

Potions and Plants: A Magical Evening at The Royal Botanic Garden

16 Feb 2018
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, John Hope Gateway, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5LR

We will join a magical event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, inspired by the "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" festival.

Put your wizard cloak on, and come and join us for a number of classes specially tailored for wanna-be wizards! As you might have guessed, we will be showing the science behind potions and alchemy. We look forward to seeing you at this fantastic event!

ECFP @ Midlothian Science Festival

09 Oct 2017 to 18 Oct 2017
Pentland Plans and IKEA

After a successful session about the Physics of Afternoon Tea (the 9th October), where our reserachears Keith Bromley and Marion Roullet introduced enthusiastic audience members to the physics behind dairy products, scones, jams and tea, we'll be back at the Cafe at Pentland Plants Garden Centre the 16th, showing how microscopic structures of chocolate affect its taste and look. We'll end our contributions to the fantastic Midlothian Science Festival by an activity for children, "Soft Matter Kingdom", in IKEA (Straiton) the 18th from 3 to 5pm.

ECFP @ Doors Open Days

23 Sep 2017
Level 2, James Clark Maxwell building, King's Building Campus, Edinburgh

The ECFP is proud to be part of Edinburgh Doors Open Days this year again.

BioInformulation 2017

04 Sep 2017
Erskine Williamson Building, King's Buildings, University of Edinburgh

ECFP present an event to bring together industrial and academic researchers to celebrate and share the results of our EPSRC funded Programme Grant on 'Design Principles for New Soft Materials'. This has included adventurous research on the behaviour of microorganisms in complex fluids and on harvesting functional ingredients from biological materials.  We look forward to sharing ideas and development opportunities with scientists from academic and industrial backgrounds.

Smart Soft Stuff at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

06 Apr 2017 to 07 Apr 2017
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

ECFP was proud to present four workshops on Smart Soft Stuff at the Edinburgh International Science Festival at the National Museum of Scotland.

Hackathon on smart, soft, sustainable materials

21 Feb 2017
JCMB

ECFP was delighted to co-host a hackathon with the energy company Engie and Launch.ed during the University's Festival of Creative Learning week.  The day brought together 18 students with experienced scientists across the College of Science and Engineering and trainers in entrepreneurship.  In the morning the group split into teams and brainstormed, then converged on ideas and developed a pitch presentation.

AIMday Manufacturing for the Future 2018

17 Jan 2017
University of Edinburgh

ECFP will be participating in the AIMday Manufacturing for the Future 2018 event hosted by Edinburgh Innovations at the University of Edinburgh on 17th January 2018.  Companies are invited to submit challenges for academics to consider.  Topics include: 

SOFI Industry Day

30 Jun 2016
University of Leeds

The SOFI CDT are holding their third Industry Day. Designed to link togther industry with the centre's academic expertise the meeting will include presentations and to opportunity for one to one meetings between industrialists and academics. For more information and to register see the event website.

Innovations in Encapsulation

10 Jun 2016
John McIntrye Conference Centre, Edinburgh

ECFP are helping to orgainise Innovations in Encapsulation. Organised by the RSC Formulation Science and Technology Group, this one day meeting will hightlight new techniques in encapsulation.

Flow and Stability of Complex Formulations Workshop

27 Apr 2016
CSEC, Erskine Williamson Building, King's Buildings, University of Edinburgh

On April 27th, Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership, together with Interface, jointly hosted a workshop on the flow and stability of complex formulations. This second workshop of the Scottish Formulation Network brough together academic and industry participants to discuss how structure and interactions in multicomponent mixtures control stability and flow properties.

Informulation2: Design principles for future formulations

08 Sep 2015
CSEC, James Clerk Maxwell Building, King's Building Campus, University of Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ

On Tuesday 8th September, ECFP will host Informulation2015, an event that will bring together academic and industry participants to encourage collaboration for future projects.  We will explore how function, structure, interactions and dynamics in complex mixtures can lead to informed design for future formulations.

Contact us if you are interested in attending.

Complex Fluids demonstrations at Dunbar Scifest 2015

08 Mar 2015
Dunbar SciFest

On Sunday 8th of March researchers from ECFP ran an interactive workshop at the Dunbar SciFest. Around 400 people visited the Soft Matter in Action stand and played with demonstrations highlighting the research from the group, including our ever popular vat of cornstarch in water as a model non-Newtonian fluid. Visitors also made edible gel capsules, investigated viscous coiling, and met our collection of fluffy microbes.

ECFP join the launch of the International Year of Light in Edinburgh

23 Feb 2015
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Dr Vincent Martinez and Dr Jochen Arlt will join eminent scientists and speakers at the Royal Society of Edinburgh to celebrate the launch of the International Year of Light. They will showcase modern light microscopy techniques used to image swimmers at the microscale, such as swimming bacteria and self-propelled synthetic colloids. They will show how light can be used to control their swimming abilities and create spatial patterns at the microscopic level.

Consultancy with Physics in Innovative Learning Week (ILW)

19 Feb 2015
James Clerk Maxwell Building, Edinburgh

Pretend that you are a consultant working with companies to help them solve challenges with product manufacture and innovation. Dr Job Thijssen, Prof. Alex Lips and Dr. Tiffany Wood of the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership will provide insight into what it is like to work with companies through quasi-'real-life' case studies. Find out more from the ILW brochure.

Interactive Formulation Science Workshop

19 Nov 2014
Natural Product Biotechnology 2014

ECFP is scheduled to present an Interactive Formulation Science workshop at the Natural Product Biotechnology conference in Inverness this November to illustrate key concepts through live experimental demonstrations and promote networking. This is a significant new conference for people with interests in high value natural products, their application in drug discovery, foods and nutraceuticals, personal care products and cosmeceuticals, and other biotech applications.

Soft Matter in Action at Doors Open Day 2014

27 Sep 2014
James Clerk Maxwell Building, University of Edinburgh

Researchers introduced over 300 people to the delights of soft matter as part of Doors Open Day on Saturday 27th September 2014. This city wide event allows members of the public to see behind the scenes of building across Edinburgh. At the JCMB, visitors were able to see the rheo-imaging set up in action, visit the food science preparation laboratory, and see examples of active soft matter in the form of bacteria and Janus particles.

ECFP at Eat Drink Discover Scotland

12 Sep 2014
The Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

On the 12th of September ECFP members Dr Tiffany Wood, Dr Anne Pawsey and CM-DTC student Katherine Rumble will join the Scottish Food and Drink Federation to share the excitement of food science with school pupils who attend Eat Drink Discover Scotland. We will use hands on experiments to highlight their research and explain how complex fluids are important in foods.