Emulsion Formulation Technology

19-20 September 2018

This biannual, 2-day course covers fundamental and practical aspects of the formulation and characterisation of emulsions with surfactants, macromolecules and particles. The course aims at providing an overview of the combined effect of physicochemistry, composition and emulsification protocol on the stability and properties of emulsified systems. 

Quotes from participants 2016
” Very knowledgeable and inspiring lecturers!”
“ The handouts were well-structured and easy to understand. Graphics/graphs made it very easy to grasp the more "advanced" topics.”

Overall rating by participants of the course 2016:
Excellent: 46% of course participants, Good: 54% of course participants.
Overall rating of the performance of the lecturers in 2016
Excellent: 81% of course participants, Good: 19% of course.

 Who is this course intended for?
The course is primarily intended for people with a technical background working in research, development, formulation and characterisation of emulsions, be it for paint, food, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, coatings, agrochemical or other engineering applications. It also encourages researchers and academics interested in how the current knowledge in surface science can be translated into formulation engineering know-how.

What will this course give me?
Having completed the course, participants will have gained an understanding of:
The principles of surfactant physical chemistry and the interplay of surfactants in aqueous as well as oil phases.
Emulsions and their most relevant features/properties
The most relevant physicochemical principles and technological aspects of the formulation of emulsions
Formulation engineering concepts/shorcuts to attain stability in surfactant stabilised emulsions          
Phenomenology of emulsions stabilised by particles, macromolecules and mixtures of emulsions and suspensions
How to apply this knowledge when formulating emulsions.


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


The lecturers are Prof. Bengt Kronberg, Senior Research Fellow at RISE (formerly YKI and SP) from 1978 and retired since 2017 and Dr. Isabel Mira,  researcher at RISE (formerly YKI and SP) from 2007. Both lectures have extensive experience with industrial research projects involving formulation of emulsions, dispersions and foams in the context of a variety of applications including paper coatings, pharma, food, cleaning and diverse engineering applications. They have organized and lectured in nearly a dozen industrial courses in the area of emulsion formulation including custom-made, in-house courses in emulsion formulation technology.”

Participants receive copies of all presentation material.

SEK 10 800 (ca. 1100 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 Wednesday 19 September at 08:30 (registration and coffee from 08:00) and finishes on Thursday 20 September 16:30.


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.

Please, 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. 

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