The 14th Zsigmondy Colloquium of the German Colloid Society will take place in Mainz from 9 – 11 April 2018.

Properties of surfaces and interfaces: modification, characterization and application


The annual Zsigmondy Colloquium of the German Colloidal Society is aiming at young researchers in the field of colloid, surface and interface science. PhD students and postdocs are particularly invited to present their research as oral presentations or poster contributions. The meeting intends to provide a platform for a stimulating dialogue between researchers from universities, other research institutions and industry.


    • Surfaces and their modifications

Adaptive and reactive surfaces, grafted systems, 3D printing, physical surface modification, 2D materials, surface-sensitive experimental techniques, soft surfaces

    • Surface dominated systems

Porous matter, micro & nanofluidics, colloidal & granular matter

    • Wetting and dewetting

Spontaneous and forced wetting, super-liquid repellency, slippery surfaces, imbibition, wetting of complex liquids

    • Liquid interfaces

Foams, membranes, films, (nano) bubbles, reactive interfaces

    • Modelling

2D systems, boundaries between 3D systems


Zsigmondy flyer as download.


Please find below a short program of the Colloquium:
Zsigmondy_Short program.

The detailed program can be found here.

ITN LubISS School
Monday, April 9, 2018
09:10 Doris Vollmer
Introduction to wetting 1
10:15 Break
10:30 Hans-Jürgen Butt
Introduction to wetting 2


Zsigmondy Colloquium
Monday, April 9, 2018
11:30 Registration and coffee
12:30 Welcome
12:40 Prof. Dr. Stefan Weber
High resolution AFM
13:40 Schlicke
13:55 Break
14:15 Stuckert
14:30 Botin
14:45 Bretz
15:00 Bley
15:15 Break
15:35 Turnhoff
15:50 Wiehemeier
16:05 Jans
16:20 Strzelczyk
16:40 Poster Session
19:30 End
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
08:55 Welcome
09:00 Baumli
09:15 Nath
09:30 Sadullah
09:45 Shiri
10:00 Break
10:30 Prof. Shlomo Magdassi
From Gutenberg Bible to 4D printing
11:30 Backes
11:45 Ferrarotto
12:00 Poster session and coffee
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Satarifard
14:15 Rostami
14:30 Gurumurthy
14:45 Yao
15:00 Break
15:20 Lehnfeld
15:35 Herrles
15:50 Schermer
16:05 Break
16:25 Werner
16:40 Schütz
16:55 Voigtländer
17:10 Break
18:00 Social Event
19:30 Dinner
Wednesday, April 11,2018
08:40 Welcome
08:45 Frey
09:00 Goonoo
09:15 Siewert
09:30 Töpel
09:45 Break
10:05 Marschelke
10:20 Brilmayer
10:35 Xu
10:50 Wagner
11:05 Break
11:25 Grosskopf
11:40 Steck
11:55 Zhan
12:10 Lunch
13:10 End


ITN LubISS School
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
13:30 Shlomo Magdassi
Patterning by printing and self assembly
14:30 Jochen Gutmann
Surface functionalization for anti-biofouling applications
15:30 Break
16:00 Stefan Seeger
Superomniphobic silicone nanofilaments (and Superresolution Microscopy: 3D Supercritical Angle Fluorescence)
17:00 Elmar Bonaccurso
Testing functional aeronautical coatings for improved performance and durability

Invited Speakers


Registration Form
Please download the registration form:
Registration Zsigmondy Colloquium 2018
And email it to zsigmondy2018@mpip-mainz.mpg.de


We are pleased to announce that in response to numerous requests and due to the increased interest in the Zsigmondy Colloquium, the deadline for abstract submission has been extended until Friday, February 16 at 12:00 pm (noon).

Registration Open 1 October 2017
Abstract Submission Open 1 October 2017
Abstract Submission Closed 16 February 2018
Notification on the decision of the Scientific Committee 7 March 2018
Early Registration Closed 14 March 2018


Conference Fee


Call for papers