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 preliminary program:
14th Zsigmondy Colloquium_Program

14th Zsigmondy-Colloquium (Preliminary Program)
Monday, April 9, 2018
11:30 Registration and coffee
12:50 Welcome
13:00 Prof. Dr. Stefan Weber
14:00 Contributed talks
17:00 Poster Session
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
09:00 Contributed talks
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Poster Session
14:00 Contributed talks
17:00 Break
18:00 Social Event
19:30 Dinner
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
09:00 Contributed talks
11:00 Prof. Shlomo Magdassi
12:00 Lunch
13:00 End


Invited Speakers


Registration Form
Please download the registration form:
Registration Zsigmondy Colloquium 2018


Registration Open 1 October 2017
Abstract Submission Open 1 October 2017
Abstract Submission Closed 1 February 2018
Notification on the decision of the Scientific Committee 25 February 2018
Early Registration Closed 28 February 2018


Conference Fee