Conference Information

Interesting fundamental and advanced topics accompanied with lectures by distinguished plenary and keynote speakers.


  • Self-Assembly
  • Interfaces, Membranes, Emulsions and Foams
  • Colloidal Dispersions, Stability and Phase Behaviour
  • Polymers, Polyelectrolytes, Gels, Liquid Crystals
  • Hydration and Specific Ion Effects
  • Dynamics of Colloids and Complex Fluids
  • Wetting and Superhydrophobic Surfaces
  • Biocolloids and Biomimetic Materials
  • Colloids and Interfaces in Medicine, Pharmacy, and Industry
  • Micro- and Nanostructured Materials
  • Surfaces and Colloids in Environment
  • Colloid and Interface Science in Energy Resource Management

Experimental and theoretical contributions, fundamental and applicative aspects as well as development of techniques, are considered for all topics.

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Plenary speakers

Eugenia Kumacheva

University of Toronto, Canada

Bridging the gap between molecules and nanoparticles

Martin Malmsten

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Nanoparticles as carriers of host defense peptides

Igor Muševič

IJS / University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Liquid crystal colloids

Gregory Warr

University of Sydney, Australia

The littlest amphiphiles: nanostructured solvents and self-assembly

Horst Weller

University of Hamburg, Germany

Solvay prize winner

Henk N. W. Lekkerkerker

Utrecht University , The Netherland

Overbeek medal winner

Keynote Speakers

Rafael Delgado-Buscalioni
UAM Madrid, Spain
Damjana Drobne
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Andreas Fery
Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Germany
Marianne Hiorth
University of Oslo, Norway
Dominik Horinek
University of Regensburg, Germany
Peter Kralchevsky
Sofia University, Bulgaria
Enrique Lopez-Cabarcos
University Complutense Madrid, Spain
Ulf Olsson
Lund University, Sweden
Walter Richtering
RWTH University Aachen, Germany
Andre Skirtach
University of Gent, Belgium
Heikki Tenhu
University of Helsinki, Finland
Maria Vamvakaki
University of Crete, Greece
Ilja Voets
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Selected KN

Patrizia Andreozzi
CIC biomaGUNE, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Kenji Aramaki
Yokohama National University, Yokohama
Björn Braunschweig
Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster, Münster
Hans-Jürgen Butt
Max-Planck-Institute for polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
Per Claesson
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Shigeru Deguchi
JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan
Maria Chiara di Gregorio Weizmann
Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Anne-Laure Fameau
INRA, Nantes, France
Yuri Gerelli
Institut Laue - Langevin, Grenoble, France
Grazia Gonella
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
Matthias Karg
Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany
Matthias M. Krejca
Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany
Marco Lattuada
University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
Clémence Le Coeur
LLB, CEA Saclay / ICMPE, GIf-sur-Yvette
Michael Maas
University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany,
Remi Merindol
Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, Pessac, France
Alenka Mertelj
Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
Maura Monduzzi
University of Cagliari, Monserrato, Italy,
Luigi Paduano
University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy,
Karin Schillén
Lund University, Lund, Sweden,
Mohamad Danial Shafiq
University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Larisa Tsarkova
Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Michele Zanini
Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
Szczepan Zapotoczny
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland


Poster Prize Contest

Every year ECIS awards the best posters of young researchers and PhD students. At ECIS 2018, five prizes are sponsored by Elsevier.

Enzo Ferroni award for a young scientist

Applicants must possess a M.Sc degree and be engaged in scientific research for a period of time shorter than the PhD plus 1 year. To see the conditions for the application contact at Enzo Ferroni award for a young scientist.

ECIS-Substantia award for a young scientist

Applicants must possess a M.Sc degree and be engaged in scientific research for a period of time shorter than the PhD plus 1 year. More details are available here.

Langmuir Prize for best oral presentation of a young scientist

Langmuir sponsors three prizes for best oral communications. Applicants must possess a PhD with a scientific activity not longer than the PhD plus 7 years. More details are available here.

Overbeek Gold Medal 2018

The Overbeek Gold Medal is designed as an award that recognizes extended periods of scientific excellence, including excellent careers in, and inspiring contributions to, the field of colloid and interface science. The first call for nominations has been sent already. The Medal will be awarded during the ECIS 2018 Conference. Please visit ECIS web site for more details.

Exerowa-Platikanov Award

Exerowa-Platikanov Award supported by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, will be given to a young scientis for the best oral presentation in the thematic trend of Surface Forces, Foams and Emulsions for the first time at ECIS2018. Applicants must possess a PhD with a scientific activity not longer than the PhD plus 7 years. More details are available here.

Solvay Prize 2018

The ECIS-Solvay Prize is annually granted to a European scientist for original scientific work of outstanding quality, described in one or several publications, patents or other documents made public in the field of colloid and interface science in the previous five years. The first call for nominations has been sent already. The Prize will be awarded during the ECIS 2016 conference. Please visit ECIS web site for more details.

Important Dates

Organizing Committee

Marija Bešter-Rogač (chair), University of Ljubljana, Ana Kroflič (co-chair), National Institute of Chemistry, Venčeslav Kaučič, (co-chair), Slovenian Chemical Society, Bojan Šarac, University of Ljubljana, Črtomir Podlipnik, University of Ljubljana, Ema Žagar, National Institute of Chemistry, Iztok Prislan, University of Ljubljana, Janja Mirtič, University of Ljubljana, Martin Šala, National Institute of Chemistry, Miha Škarabot, Jožef Stefan Institute, Mirjana Gašperlin, University of Ljubljana, Patricija Hriberšek, University of Ljubljana, Robi Rep, Repster, web & marketing, Samo Hočevar, National Institute of Chemistry, Simona Sitar, National Institute of Chemistry, Žiga Medoš, University of Ljubljana.

Scientific Committee

Dan-Florin Anghel, Romanian Academy, Romania, Vladimir Aseyev, University of Helsinki, Finland , Wuge H. Briscoe, University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Dganit Danino, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, Alexandre Emelyanenko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, Andreas Fery, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Germany, Slobodan Gadžurić, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Luciano Galantini, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy, Michael Gradzielski , TU Berlin, Germany, Per Hansson, Uppsala University, Sweden, Lucio Isa, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, Ksenija Kogej, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Erin Koos, KU Leuven, Belgium, Peter Kralchevsky, Sofia University, Bulgaria, Henk N. W. Lekkerkerker, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Christos Likos, University of Vienna, Austria, Luis M. Liz-Marzán, CIC biomaGUNE, Spain, Pierandrea Lo Nostro, University of Florence, Italy, Enrique Lopez Cabarcos, University Complutense Madrid, Spain, Róbert Mészáros, ELTE University Budapest, Hungary, Elena Mileva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria, Helmuth Möhwald, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Potsdam, Germany, Jan Skov Pedersen, Aarhus University, Denmark, Miloslav Pekař, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, Matej Praprotnik, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia, Francesca Ravera, CNR - ICMATE Genoa, Italy, Carlos Rodriguez Abreu , Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC), Spain, Véronique Schmitt, University of Bordeaux, France, Marián Sedlák, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia, Manuel Simões, University of Porto, Portugal, Harald Walderhaug, University of Oslo, Norway, Piotr Warszyński, Polish Academy of Science, Poland, Françoise Winnik, University of Montreal, Canada, Aristotelis Xenakis, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece, Szczepan Zapotoczny, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, Primož Ziherl, University of Ljubljana/Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia.