Ostwald Colloquium: Interface-Mediated Processes in Soft Matter
13–15 September 2023, Technical University of Darmstadt

The Ostwald Colloquium "Interface-mediated Processes in Soft Matter" brings together researchers from fundamental and applied science and from industry and is organized by the German Colloid Society, the Dechema and the CRC 1194. The event will take place 13–15 September 2023 at the Technical University of Darmstadt.

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission is closed.


Registration is closed. For participation requests at short notice, please contact us by e-mail.


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Quick timetable


The colloquium addresses processes which are mediated by interfaces comprising macroscopic surfaces or internal interfaces like in colloidal dispersions. Novel developments in processes will be considered which include kinetics and systems far from thermodynamic equilibrium as well as the result of processes which might be already in steady state condition or in thermodynamic equilibrium.

  • Foams and emulsions
  • Wetting phenomena
  • Interfacial forces and colloidal stability
  • Polymers, polyelectrolytes and gels
  • Biomembranes and biomaterials
  • Ordering and pattern formation
  • Design and synthesis of colloidal systems