European Student Colloid Conference 26th – 30th June, 2022
Szeged, Hungary

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to April 12, 2022

Welcome!

The European Colloid & Interface Society (ECIS) and the Hungarian Chemical Society (MKE) invite you to participate in the 18th European Student Colloid Conference, to be held at the University of Szeged (USz) in Szeged (H-6720 Szeged, Dóm tér 7-8), Hungary, from 26th to 30th of June, 2022.

After the successful and memorable 2006’s ECIS conference in Budapest, this time the Hungarian colloid science society is delighted to welcome the future generation of colloid and interface scientists from all across our continent! However, if your fields of interest seems to be more related to materials science, nanotechnology, or even biotechnology and many areas of physics, this conference still has open doors for you: remember, colloid science is a deeply interdisciplinary field, and you might be surprised how useful it could be to interact and exchange ideas with fellow students and learn from our expert Teacher Team!

ECIS organizes these biannual meetings to motivated students at PhD and MSc level who are undertaking research at a European University, or being in collaborative linkage with European research groups. These meetings are intended for students to present their work to their peers and to promote scientific and social interactions. Apart from the prominent senior teachers, the conference is restricted to PhD students, who have not yet submitted their theses, and to MSc students. Presentations may be either in the form of talks or posters, but oral presentations are usually restricted to students in the later stages of their project. The latest few events, including the European Student Colloid Conference in Varna, Bulgaria (June 2019), attracted around 100 students from more than a dozen countries.

Many students of the University of Szeged and members of the Hungarian Chemical Society are involved in the organization of this meeting. We are highly motivated to arrange a great event for our visitors and we have high hopes that you will all enjoy a stimulating and fruitful five days during the 18th ESC in Szeged!

Venue

Szeged, the host city

Szeged, the third largest city in Hungary, is situated at the southern border, close to the place where river Tisza leaves the country. The river divides the city into two parts. The one called "new" Szeged is a residential area, while the "old" part holds the administrative centres of the city and the region as well as the majority of the university buildings. These buildings are not in a separate campus at the edge of the city, but spread in and near the centre making the whole city a campus. The number of inhabitants is 170,000.

In spite of the relatively large number of people living in the city, it is quite compact. Even though it has a well-developed colourful public transportation system (trams, buses, and trolley buses in many lines) the city may be crossed within half an hour even on foot. The main profile of the city is serving the university. It is not very surprising that many cinemas, a full theatre (having drama, opera as well as ballet sections), large open air theatre operating in summer, a rich museum, many restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes are found in the city. There are many festivals organized both during the semesters as well as in summer. The very pleasant Mediterranean climate largely favours open-air events.

Szeged is an easily accessible city. Although those who are coming by plane should land in Budapest (the capital of Hungary), however, there is train station at terminal 1 to be reached by frequent local bus (200E) from terminal 2, where trains to Szeged can be caught in every hour. Alternatively, car may be rented at the airport and M5 motorway leads to Szeged. This motorway may be used for those who are coming by car from the west, north and south, while the M43 motorway may be the choice for those coming from the east. For those loving buses frequent coach services may be offered starting from Budapest.

 
 

Topics Covered

  • Biomedical aspects of colloids
  • Surfactants, micelles, self-assembly
  • Interfacial phenomena and adsorption
  • Polymer solutions, gels and phase behaviour
  • Surface forces, liquid films, interactions in colloids
  • Colloidal dispersions, foams, emulsions, suspensions
  • Theoretical modeling and computer simulation of colloids

Important Dates

Abstract Submission

April 12, 2022

Notification of Acceptance

April 14, 2022

Preliminary program

May 1, 2022

Early Registration and Payment

May 9, 2022

Conference

June 26 - 30, 2022

Abstract template

 
 

Short informations for the presenters:

For poster presenters: the maximum lateral sizes of your posters can be maximum 95 cm (width) × 145 cm (length), that is, portrait (vertical, 'standing') orientation. We cannot fix posters in landscape (horizontal, 'lying') orientation!
We also provide the materials (nails, magnetic disks etc.) to fix your poster so you DO NOT need to bring any such items with you.

For oral presenters: the duration of your contribution will be 20 minutes: ca. 15 minutes talk + 5 minutes of Q&A. Important note: we highly recommend that you bring your presentation and upload it to the computer in the lecture room, instead of using your own PC. We may not guarantee easy connection of your device with the projectors and that may result in unnecessary delays in the programme. In case you need to present from your PC anyways, please let us know preferable in the next two weeks, but at the lastest at the registration desk.

Preliminary program

Registration

Registration is open now.

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Registration Fees

Participant Category
before 9 May 2022
after 9 May 2022
Full participant
360 EUR
400 EUR

Please kindly note that the registration process can be finalized only after having received the payment.

The registration fee for full participants includes:

  • Admission to the Conference
  • Conference materials
  • Welcome reception
  • Lunches
  • Coffee and refreshments
  • Conference Dinner
  • VAT is included in the fees acccording to Hungarian VAT Law

Payments

Attention:

  • All bank charges must be covered by the transmitter.
  • Confirmation of registration upon receipt of payment.

Payments can be made either by credit card through the secure on-line registration system or by bank (wire) transfer.

In case of bank transfer, please use the following data:

Bank address:
CIB Bank Zrt., 1027 Budapest, Medve u. 4-14.
Account number:
in case of HUF payment (for Hungarian participants)
10700024 24764207 51100005
IBAN: HU16 10700024 24764207 51100005
in case of EUR payment (for International participants)
10700024 24764207 50000005
IBAN: HU71 10700024 24764207 50000005
Swift code:
CIBHHUHB
Reference:
MKE 2401
Owner of the account:
Hungarian Chemical Society
Tax number:
19815819-2-41

Cancellation policy

Refund requests can be submitted to the Conference Secretariat. 50% refund can be granted if notification of cancellation has reached the conference secretariat before 1 June 2022. No refunds can be granted after this date. Refunds will be processed after the conference.

Teacher Team

The teacher team will consist of 8 internationally acknowledged scientists. Their presentations will cover the main areas of colloid and interface science.

7 teachers have already expressed their interest in joining ESC2021. The Teacher team will be updated during early March.

 
Prof. Brian Vincent
School of Chemistry
University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Brian Vincent is currently both an Emeritus Professor and a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Chemistry at the Univeristy of Bristol in the UK. He obtained his first degree and PhD at Bristol also. After a period as a postdoc in the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands, he worked for three years at the international chemical company, ICI, before returning to Bristol as a lecturer in Physical Chemistry. He eventually became the Leverhulme Professor of Physical Chemistry. His research interests span the fields of colloid and polymer science. Detailed Biography
 
Prof. Julius (Gyula) Vancsó
Faculty of Science and Technology and MESA+ Research Institute for Nanotechnology • University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
Donghua University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
G. Julius Vancso is Professor of Materials Science and Technology of Polymers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD from the Eötvös Loránd University and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. He was postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), and Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry of the University of Toronto until his current employment. He is External Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and CEO of his startup company SULIS Polymers B.V. Detailed Biography
 
Prof. Marco Lattuada
Department of Chemistry
University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
Marco Lattuada is a Professor of physical chemistry in the department of chemistry of the university of Fribourg in Switzerland. He obtained his PhD from the ETH in Zurich, and was postdoc at MIT. He then became senior scientist at ETH. Later he joined the Adolphe Merkle Institute at the University of Fribourg, and finally became a permanent faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Fribourg as a professor of physical chemistry. Detailed Biography
 
Prof. Teresa J Bandosz
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The City College of New York, New York City, USA
Teresa J Bandosz is a Distinguished Professor of the City Univeisty of New York/City Collge. For three years she was associated with Dalian University of Technology in China as a sky scholar/ guest professor. Dr. Bandosz is a Fulbright Senior Scholar (2016/2017). She edited the book “Activated carbon surface in environmental remediation”, and authored 7 US patents and over 420 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Since 2014 she is co-editor of Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. Detailed Biography
 
Prof. Pál Jedlovszky
Department of Chemistry
Eszterházy Károly University, Eger, Hungary
Pál Jedlovszky is Professor at the Department of Chemistry at Eszterházy Károly University in Eger, Hungary, heading the Department of Chemistry and Institute of Chemistry and Physics there. He obtained M.Sc. in Chemistry in 1991 at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and Ph.D. in 1996 at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. After a postdoc period in Trento, Italy and New York, USA, he returned to Hungary in 2000, and joined to Eszterházy University in 2009. His research interest covers computer simulation of fluids and interfacial systems. Detailed Biography
 
Prof. Dganit Danino
 
 
Prof. Piotr Warszyński
 

Local organizing committee

Supporting Senior Chairmen

 
István Szilágyi
University of Szeged
 
Tamás Szabó
University of Szeged

Junior Secretary

 
László Mérai
PhD student
University of Szeged

Junior Organizers

 
Nizar B. Alsharif
PhD student
University of Szeged
 
Katalin Viktória Bere
PhD student
University of Szeged
 
Péter Gyenes
Undergraduate student
University of Szeged
 
Bojana Katana
PhD student
University of Szeged
 
Péter Nagy
PhD student
University of Szeged
 
Kadosa Sajdik
Graduate student
University of Szeged
 
Zsófia Árok Mrs Varga
PhD student
University of Szeged
 
Máté Sütő
Undergraduate student
University of Szeged
 
Adél Szerlauth
PhD student
University of Szeged
 
Dóra Takács
PhD student
University of Szeged
 

Forerunner events

Below, you’ll find information on the previous ESC conferences.
 
2019 – Varna, Bulgaria
 
2017 – Firenze, Italy
 
2015 – Krakow, Poland
 
2011 – Falkenberg, Sweden
 
2009 – Almeria, Spain
 
2007 – Island of Ven, Sweden
 
2005 – Biezenmortel,
the Netherlands
 
2003 – Bristol,
United Kingdom
For more information please visit the Official Website of the European Colloid & Interface Society.

Good to know

Accommodation

Not included in the registration fee.

Travel from Budapest Airport to Szeged by train

From Budapest Airport to the Ferihegy railway station in Budapest

The planes land at Terminal A or B; they are of walking distance from each other, and serviced by the same bus stop, and taxi ranks.
The closest train station to Budapest Airport is Ferihegy station, with trains operating to and from the Nyugati railway station in Budapest. From this station there are direct train connections to Szeged.

Please check for the timetable on the site https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en (departure is Ferihegy destination is Szeged). We recommend the IC trains which runs every hour.

From the airport you can easily reach Ferihegy railway station by public transport or taxi.

Public transport

Bus 200E takes you to the Ferihegy station (5th stop from Liszt Ferenc Airport 2 station, please get off at Ferihegy vasútállomás station).
Tickets can be bought in advance at the airport terminals, kiosks, vending machines (they are frequently out of order), and they are valid for all kinds of transportation. Buying them in tens or twenties is cheaper (they are called “gyűjtő”). Tickets can be bought on the vehicles (except on metro trains), but they are more expensive than buying them in advance.

Taxi

Takes you directly to the railway station. Watch the meter, occasionally, the drivers trick the passengers, especially the foreigners.

From the Nyugati railway station to Szeged

Szeged is serviced by trains in every hour. The duration of the trip is 2 h 22 min. The trains are so-called mixed trains. The last two or three coaches are called intercity coaches and seat reservation is required beside the regular ticket (which must be bought in advance, e.g. at the ticket office of the station). For the other coaches there is no seat reservation, but an extra so-called fast-train ticket has to be bought together with the regular ticket (complicated is it not?). Nevertheless, the intercity coaches (thus seat reservation) is recommended.

It is possible to check the time table on the internet. Go to https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en, and choose information in English. We recommend the IC trains. There are some trains listed there beside the mentioned ones; do not take them, they are very slow, occasionally, the trip may last for more than 10 hours.

From Szeged railway station to the Institute of Chemisty (Dóm square & Rerrich Béla square), take tram 1 or 2 (or the so-called "tram train" heading to "Hódmezővásárhely"). Get off at "Aradi vértanúk tere". Since our venue is quite close to the railway station, it is also easy to access the location by a short, 10-15 minutes walk via the avenue linking the station with the city center (called "Boldogasszony sugárút"). Tickets can be bought in advance (at the exit, downstairs) or on the tram (although it is more expensive there), in tens (gyűjtő) it is cheaper.

Getting to Szeged by car

From Budapest Airport The airport is serviced by many of the major car rental companies. Any kind of car can be ordered even on the internet. Starting from the airport, follow the Szeged and/or M5 sign. First, you get on M0 (the outer ring motorway). Keep following the Szeged and/or M5 sign, and after about 15-20 minutes you will be led to M5 (motorway 5), and choose Szeged as the direction. Depending on your speed (and traffic) it takes about one and half hour to get to Szeged. There are two exits to Szeged, both are good. For moving in the city and finding the hotel and the conference venue, you should check the map of Szeged, available on the internet. Note that Szeged is not a huge city, the street structure is a ring-avenue system. There are two rings and all avenues go to the city centre. For visual navigation, look for the twin towers of the cathedral, they are well seen almost from everywhere.

Arriving from the direction of Vienna (Austria) Use M1, then M0 near Budapest following the Szeged and/or M5 sign. Keep doing this, while you are on M0, and you will be led to M5 towards Szeged. From there, please, see above.

From the direction of Bratislava (Slovakia) Use M15(E75), then M1, and for the rest, please, see above.

From the direction Košice (Slovakia) Use M30(E71), then M3 towards Budapest, then M31, then M0, and for the rest, please, see above.

From the direction of Ukraine Use M3 towards Budapest, and for the rest, please, see above.

From the direction of Oradea (Romania) Use 42(E60) until you arrive at Berettyóújfalu, then take route 47 towards Szeged.

From the direction of Arad (Romania) Use M43, and enter the city at any exits. For the street-structure of Szeged, please, see above.

From the direction of Novi Sad (Serbia) Use M5, and exit at Szeged. For more details concerning exits and the street structure of Szeged, please, see above.

From the direction of Zagreb (Croatia) Use M7 towards Budapest, then M0 following the sign of Szeged and/or M5. For the rest, please, see above.

From the direction of Slovenia Use M70 towards Nagykanizsa/Budapest, then M7 towards Budapest. For the rest, please, see above.

From the direction of Graz (Austria) Use route 8 (E66) towards Budapest, then take M0 following the sign of Szeged or M5. For the rest, please, see above.

Attention! The motorways are tollways. Electronic tickets must be bought. This should be done at the closest gas station to the border. There are several varieties, they can be valid for a week, a month, etc., of course, the prices vary with the length of validity.

ECIS Travel Bursary

Travel Bursary

Download application form

 

Please send this form until 5th of May as an e-mail attachment to: sztamas@chem.u-szeged.hu

Media Partner

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Thorough Peer-Review
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Journal Citation Reports - Clarivate, 2021)
Journal Rank:
JCR - Q1 (Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering) / CiteScore - Q2 (Condensed Matter Physics)
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Rapid Publication First decision provided to authors approximately 16.5 days, after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021)

Best Paper Award

The Journal plans to award prize for the best oral presentation in the conference.

Journal Homepage: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials

Contact

ESCC2022 Secretariat

c/o Hungarian Chemical Society
Ms. Beatrix Schenker
H-1015 Budapest
Hattyú u. 16. II/8.
Phone: +36 1 2016883
E-mail: escconf2022@mke.org.hu

 

We highlight the possibility to couple your participation in this student conference with another conference (Chemistry, Physics and Biology of Colloids and Interfaces 2022) featuring similar thematic fields, in the picturesque town of Eger in the Northern Hungary region, just two weeks before our event.

Open CPBCI2022 website

Hint: you may email Tamas Szabo (sztamas@chem.u-szeged.hu), an Erasmus coordinator at Uni. Szeged, if you want to couple your visit any research groups at the University of Szeged with an Erasmus traineeship in June, which makes a unique option to participate in both conferences and a short-term scientific mission.