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Surfactants, Colloids and Interfaces

  June 01, 2015  
CfPA-The Center for Professional Advancement, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
25-26 November 2015

Who Should Attend?
This intensive course is designed for research workers and professionals working with pharmaceuticals, paints, agrochemicals, personal care and cosmetics, printing inks, paper coatings, ceramics and detergents. It is targeted at, but not limited, to:

  • Formulation chemists
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Research workers engaged in application of surfactants in 
    both industrial and academic laboratories

Course Description
This 2-day intensive course is designed to bring you up-to date on the classification of surfactants, the physical chemistry of their solutions and the principles of colloid stability. Both electrostatic stabilization produced as a result of formation of electrical double layers as well as that produced by adsorbed non-ionic surfactants and polymers are described. Applications of these principles in emulsion formation and stability as well as the use of surfactants as dispersant are discussed at a fundamental level. A special topic on the formation of microemulsions, their thermodynamic stability as well as their characterization is described in a separate lecture. The course provides the fundamental principles as well as their applications in various formulations such as paints, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, cosmetics and paper coatings. You are encouraged to bring your problems and needs for public or private discussion with the course director.
Organized by: CfPA-The Center for Professional Advancement
Invited Speakers:
Dr. Tharwat F. Tadros; Independent Consultant

Dr Tharwat Tadros, consultant in applied fields of Colloid and Interface Science, was a senior research associate at ZENECA and the leader of fundamental and applied research in the field of colloid and interface science. He was a visiting Professor at Imperial College (London), Bristol and Reading Universities.

Dr. Tadros’ research work is in various disperse systems, including surfactants, suspensions, emulsions, nanoemulsions, microemulsions, wetting spreading and adhesion and multi-phase formulations. He studies the properties of concentrated dispersions and their rheological behaviour. Application of polymeric surfactants for stabilization of emulsions, suspensions and nano-emulsions is one of his most recent research endeavours.

Dr. Tadros is the author of more than 250 papers and has edited several books on polymer adsorption and dispersion stability, surfactants, solid/liquid dispersions and polymers in colloid systems. He has written 4 books and a comprehensive text of applied surfactants. Emeritus editor of Colloids and Surfaces and an Honorary editor for Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Dr Tadros is now editor for Wiley-VCH : Colloid and Interface Science Series and Topics in Colloid and Interface Science. He is an Editor-in-Chief of ‘’Encyclopaedia in Colloid and Interface Science’’ (Springer, Germany).

Former President of the International Association of Colloid Scientist, Dr. Tadros has been awarded two medals for distinguished research from the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.
Deadline for Abstracts: n/a
Registration: Please click here for registration information.
E-mail: sberg@cfpa.com
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