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Colloid Chemistry and Colloidal Dispersions -
Fundamentals and Practical Aspects

22-24  May 2018

This 3-day intensive course provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental and practical aspects of colloid chemistry and colloidal dispersions. The course is focused on particles that are dispersed in liquids. Nearby topics, such as surfactant chemistry, polymers in solution, emulsions and foams are also covered to some degree in order to make the course complete on a stand-alone basis.

Colloidal dispersions are systems where one phase, having at least one dimension between 1 and 1000 nm, is dispersed in a second phase. Examples are particles dispersed in a liquid to form a suspension or liquid droplets dispersed in a second liquid, in which it is insoluble, to form an emulsion.

Colloidal dispersions are present in every-day life, from food systems to ceramics. The chemistry of colloidal dispersions covers many overlapping fields of science, such as physical chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and biology. It is therefore rare that solely colloidal dispersions are covered in academic course programs.

Quotes from participants 2017
“It was very intense but we got a good overview of the field.”
“The information in the handouts is clear and really easy to follow.”

Overall rating by participants of the course 2017:
Excellent: 77% of course participants, Good: 23% of course participants
Overall rating of the performance of the lecturers in 2017:
Excellent: 67% of course participants, Good: 33% of course participants

Who is this course intended for?
The course is relevant for industrialists, researchers and PhD students working with development and formulation of any colloidal system, be it paints, coatings, ceramics, food or pharmaceutical formulations.

What will this course give me?
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental and practical aspects of colloid chemistry and colloidal dispersions.


For detailed information on the lectures and their content click here.


Prof. Bengt Kronberg, first author of the course book
Dr. Martin Andersson (RISE)
Dr. Isabel Mira (RISE)
Dr. Mikael Kjellin (RISE)
Dr. Eva Blomberg (KTH)
Prof. Mark Rutland (KTH)

Participants receive a personal copy of the book “Surface Chemistry of Surfactants and Polymers” by Bengt Kronberg, Krister Holmberg and Björn Lindman, Wiley, 2014, 496 pages, ISBN: 978-1-119-96124-6 and copies of slides with adjoining comments.

SEK 16 200 (ca. 1650 EUR ) excl VAT. 30% discount for PhD students.

The fee covers all tuition costs, course documentation including a copy of the course book, lunches, buffet dinner on the first day and coffee break refreshments. Accommodation is not included in the fee.

Cancellation up to 14 Days before the event 100% refund, cancellation 14-7 days before the event 50% refund. No refund if you cancel later than 7 Days before the event. After informing the organizers a colleague can take your place if you cannot participate.

The course starts on Tuesday 22 May at 09:30 (registration and coffee from 09:00).  There will be a buffet dinner Tuesday evening. Wednesday 23 May 09:00-16:45. Thursday 24 May 09:00-14:15.


RISE (former SP), Drottning Kristinas väg 45, Stockholm, Sweden.
500 m from the subway station Tekniska Högskolan. Map

We kindly ask participants to book their own hotel. See info.

Final date for registration
20 April

Register here

Questions about the scientific content or the opportunity to arrange in-house courses at your company:  
Contact: Isabel Mira, RISE
E-mail: isabel.mira@ri.se
Mobile phone: +46 (0)768 64 00 64

Practical questions regarding registration:
Contact: Rose-Marie Larsson, RISE
E-mail: rose-marie.larsson@ri.se
Mobile phone: +46 (0)768 64 60 42

This course is organized by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (formerly SP) within the framework of PERFORM - a competence platform in formulation science. 

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden www.ri.seinfo@ri.se