10th International Colloids Conference

6-9 December 2020 | Melia Palma Bay and Palau de Congressos de Palma, Spain


We understand you may be concerned about not being able to attend due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation. Rest assured that we will refund your registration fee, with no penalty, should you wish to cancel during the uncertainty of the outbreak.

The Elsevier conference team take the safety and well-being of their entire delegation and community very seriously. We will therefore be implementing a number of enhanced hygiene and cleaning measures, in collaboration with our conference venues, when our events take place. We will also of course, be following appropriate social distancing measures, to keep everyone safe throughout the conference.
This is coupled with our promise to refund your registration fee, with no penalty, should you wish to cancel during the uncertainty of the outbreak.

New dates announced: 10th International Colloids Conference postponed to 6-9 December 2020

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Colloid and Interface Sciences underpin advanced material science and engineering, nano-science, soft matter science and catalysis. This means that Colloid and Interface Sciences are central to new advances in energy efficiency, energy generation and storage, nano-medicine and drug delivery, sensing and diagnostics, multi-phase flows and wetting among other applications.

This conference aims to attract researchers from across the world to communicate and share the latest developments in these evolving and ever-expanding fields.

The tenth conference in this series will be held at the Melia Palma Bay and Palau de Congressos de Palma, Spain. The conference venue provides first class facilities and offers attendees many opportunities to meet and learn from each other, to forge new scientific relationships and international collaborations.

Conference deadlines

Accepting poster abstracts only

Early bird registration deadline: 2 October 2020

View provisional oral program

Post-conference publication
Here you can find a selection of last year’s post conference articles.

View Plenary and Keynote Speakers and talk titles

Conference dinner at Ola del Mar - book your ticket now

Video update from the Conference Chair, Julian Eastoe

Video introduction from the Conference Chair, Julian Eastoe

Conference topics

Oral and poster abstracts are invited on the topics below. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system .

  • Advanced soft matter systems, including functional polymers, surfactants, gels and biocolloids
  • Engineered responsive, adaptive and functional interfaces, surfaces, films, membranes and composites
  • New materials for catalysis, separations, energy generation and storage
  • Bio materials, nano-medicines and medical diagnostics
  • Combined experimental and simulation studies of colloids and interfaces
  • New theory, novel phenomena and advanced experimental techniques

Reasons to attend:

High quality presentations

Our attendees continuously rate the quality of the presentations among the highest in the field. Learn from international researchers, understand the current state of research and challenges to future discovery, and present your lastest research to the conference.

Networking opportunities

Meet with colleagues from around the world, grow your professional scientific network and make new friends. There will be plenty of opportunities to network throughout the conference and at the special conference dinner.

Gender policy

The conference series gender policy can be found here.

Young Investigator Perspectives

Oral slots are available specifically for Young Investigators (including PhD students or Post-docs). Young Investigator Perspectives talks should include clear scientific justifications for the research, new results and explanations of how the research has advanced the field compared to existing literature. There will be opportunities for these presenters to contribute Young Investigator Perspectives articles to the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, in consultation with the Editors.

Win the Best Poster Prize

Best posters will be selected by the Scientific Committee. Best Poster Prize winners will receive a certificate and free registration to the 2021 conference. View the Best Poster Prize winners  from the 9th International Colloids Conference in Sitges, Spain.

Post-conference publication

After the conference selected articles will be published in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, by invitation from the Editors and subject to the journal’s peer review processes. The Journal of Colloid and Interface Science is the premier journal in colloids with a 2019 Impact Factor of 7.489.


The 10th event in the Colloids series will be held at the Melia Palma Bay and Palau de Congressos de Palma, Mallorca, Spain. Formerly Palma de Mallorca, Palma is a resort city and vibrant capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca in the western Mediterranean. It is a lively city with a thriving nightlife and art scene and is often compared to Barcelona.

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Supporting publication

Colloid and Interface Science

Conference hashtag  #COLL2020