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Insight into Liquid/Fluid Interfaces Topic Workshop

24 May 2022, 13:00 (CEST)

Interfaces, Confinement, Dynamics, Materials, Model Systems, Applications, Flows
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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

MDPI is planning to hold a workshop related to the topic series “Insight into Liquid/Fluid Interfaces”. The aim of this workshop is to provide a platform for scholars in related fields to discuss and contribute to the advancement of the science and engineering fields.

The understanding of new physical aspects emerging at liquid/fluid interfaces in relation to bulk liquids is essential for exploiting the entire potential of liquid/fluid interfaces in material science. This requires a deep understanding of the physico-chemical foundations governing the formation of layers at liquid/fluid interfaces, as well as the characterization of the structure and properties of such interfacial films. This is of paramount importance as the behavior of interfaces is strongly affected by external perturbations, including additives (e.g., pollutants), mechanical and thermal stresses, or magnetic and electric fields. These affect the interfacial flows and the exchange of material between the adjacent phases and the interface that govern the equilibrium and dynamic properties of the liquid/fluid interface.

This webinar will bring together scholars and researchers in the science and engineering fields to discuss fundamental and applied aspects involved in the study of liquid/fluid interfaces, with the aim of providing a comprehensive perspective on the current status of the research field.

The workshop will be recorded, with the agreement of the lecturers, and deposited in our online database. We hope that this workshop is of interest to you, and we welcome you to join us.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you at the “Insight into Liquid/Fluid Interfaces” topic webinar. Please find below an up-to-date outline of the presenters.

Workshop Chair,
Dr. Eduardo Guzmán

Speakers' Profiles

Dr. Eduardo Guzmán

Eduardo Guzmán was born in 1981 in Madrid (Spain) and is Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), Spain. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University Complutense of Madrid in 2009 under the supervision of Prof. Ramón González Rubio and Francisco Ortega, where he carried out studies on the fabrication and physico-chemical properties of polyelectrolyte multilayers obtained by the layer-by-layer method. From 2010 to 2014, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Libero Liggieri and Dr. Francesca Ravera (Istituto per l’Energetica e le Interfasi, Italy) on the effect of nanoparticles in the interfacial properties of layers mimicking the behavior of the lung surfactant layer. In 2014, he returned to the UCM as a Juan de la Cierva Fellow, obtaining an Assistant Professor position in February 2016 and then, in March 2020, he was appointed as Associate Professor. He is currently the co-author of about 100 publications in JCR journals. He is member of the editorial board of different scientific journals, including Coatings (Editor in Chief of the section “Liquid-Fluid Interfaces”), Polymers, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Colloids and Interfaces, and Current Cosmetic Science.

Dr. Armando Maestro

In September 2021, Armando Maestro joined the Materials Physics Center in Donostia/San Sebastian as an Ikerbasque Research Associate. Previously, he was a scientist at the Institut Max Von Laue – Paul Langevin (Grenoble, France).

He received his BSc and MSc in Chemistry, followed by a PhD, from the University Complutense of Madrid in 2010. He held a CNRS postdoctoral fellowship at the Solid States Physics Laboratory (University of Paris-Saclay, France; 2010/12) and during a postdoctoral research stay at the University of Twente (The Netherlands; 2012/13), sponsored by the oil company BP, he extended his work to interfaces with an interest in industrial applications. Before he moved to Grenoble in 2017, he joined the Cavendish Laboratory (University of Cambridge, UK) in 2013 thanks to a Newton Fellowship awarded by the Royal Society. In 2015, he started as a University of Cambridge/Wellcome Trust Junior Interdisciplinary Fellow working in the Cavendish Laboratory and the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research CIMR joining Physical and Biological efforts.

Dr. Pablo G. Argudo

Pablo Gómez Argudo was born in 1991 in Madrid (Spain) and is postdoctoral researcher of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) located at the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO) in Bordeaux, France. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Córdoba (UCO) in 2019 under the supervision of Prof. María-Teresa Martín Romero and Juan-José Giner Casares, where he carried out physico-chemical studies on the interfacial self-assembly of several molecular structures, such as nucleic-acid-based amphiphiles, quantum dots or polymers. In 2020, he joined the LCPO as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Sébastien Lecommandoux and Henri Cramail on the self-assembly of sugar-based amphiphiles and their application for biorecognition in drug delivery systems. In 2021, he moved to the group of Prof. Guillaume Fleury on the air-solid thin film self-assembly of dioblock copolymers for the development of electronic devices. Additionally, he was awarded a von Humboldt fellowship to join the Max Planck Institute of Polymer Research in Mainz (Germany) on 2023, and is currently the author of 10 publications in JCR journals and topical advisor in Coatings (MDPI).


This is a FREE webinar. The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterwards. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.



Time in CEST

Speaker Introduction
Chair Welcome Message

13:00 - 13:10 pm

Dr. Eduardo Guzmán

Langmuir films for a preliminary evaluation of the toxicity of pollutants in lipid barriers: A matter of chemistry?

13:10 - 13:40 pm

Dr. Armando Maestro

Colloidal systems at fluid interfaces

13:40 - 14:10 pm

Dr. Pablo G. Argudo

Hydrophobicity effect in the interfacial self-assembly of Fmoc-dipeptides and their interaction with model lipid membranes

14:10 - 14:40 pm


14:40 - 15:00 pm

Workshop Content

Dr Eduardo Guzmán
Marine renewable energy and the green road to a low carbon future

Dr Armando Maestro
Marine renewable energy and the green road to a low carbon future

Dr Pablo G Argudo
Marine renewable energy and the green road to a low carbon future

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Insight into Liquid/Fluid Interfaces

edited by: Dr. Eduardo Guzmán, Dr. Armando Maestro

Abstract submission deadline
31 October 2022
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2022

- interfaces
- confinement
- dynamics
- materials
- model systems
- applications
- flows
- rheology

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