10th International Colloids Conference

14 - 17 June 2020 | Melia Palma Bay and Palau de Congressos de Palma, Spain

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

Abstract submission deadline: 14 February 2020

Early bird registration deadline: 17 April 2020

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 an Impact Factor for 2018 of 6.361.


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

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