The 5th International Soft Matter Conference


On the 3th-7th of June 2019 Carolina Cruz, Jeel Linesh Raval and Horacio Serna attended the 5th International Soft Matter Conference, held under the auspices of the SoftComp Network of Excellence. They participated in sessions dedicated to their research speciality.

Horacio learned about the cutting-edge knowledge in interesting topics such as synthetic cells, directed-self assembly of colloidal particles and special features of soft matter induced by different types of confinement. 

Carolina attended talks related to Interfacial Soft Matter and Living Soft Matter from which she could get some insights about charged systems and how they are being used to store energy. She also attended a very inspiring plenary talk : “A Cabinet of Curiosities: Stories of Electrostatics in Soft Matter”, given by Professor Susan Perkin from University of Oxford. In this talk, she was noticed of valuable investigations related to her PhD project.

Jeel took part in two sessions of Interfacial Soft matter and Self Assembled Soft matter. These sessions are closely related to her project, especially lectures on the interplay between spontaneous curvature of the surface of the multi-component vesicle and the demixing transition ,engulfment of nanoparticles by a vesicle and shape changes of the vesicles.

NaMeS PhD students had the opportunity to present their research at a poster session:

  • Effects of confinement on self-assembly in systems with competing interactions - Horacio Serna
  • Electrical Double Layers Close to ionic Liquid-Solvent Demixing - Carolina Cruz Cardona
  • Effect of Adhesion on the shape transformation of vesicles - Jeel Linesh Raval

At the poster session participants of the conferences were discussing and sharing scientific ideas with Professors and PhD students from whole over the world.


3-7 June, 2019


Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Conference held under the auspices of the SoftComp Network of Excellence


Carolina Cruz Cardona

Horacio Serna

Jeel Linesh Raval


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.