The Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz (Germany) will host the next LubISS meeting. It will take place from 19-23 November 2018. Three important appointments will be combined:
2nd LubISS school, 19-20 November
“Introduction to wetting and modeling of lubricant impregnated surfaces”
The basic concepts to model wetting of smooth and rough surfaces will be introduced, including advancing, receding and tilting angles, and lateral adhesion forces. The consequences of a lubricating film will be discussed, including the Neumann equations, spreading coefficient, capillary forces and elastic forces. Different mechanisms of adhesion will be introduced (Van der Waals, electrostatic, and hydrophobic interactions, as well as the interaction of capillarity and elasticity).
Analytical and numerical methods to describe adhesion will be presented, including molecular dynamics, mesoscopic (lattice Boltzmann, dissipative particle dynamics) and macroscopic (lubrication theory) techniques.
More information will come soon….
Mid-term meeting, 21 November
The mid-term meeting is an assessment of all aspect (scientific, training, management, networking, etc.) described in the Grant Agreement (Annex I- Description of the Action). Besides of that, it will give the possibility to establish a constructive dialogue between the network participants and the REA Project Officer Caroline Peters.
Please find below the preliminary schedule:
3rd Progress meeting, 22-23 November
ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) will report on their scientific result and will discuss achievements and challenges with the other members of the assembly.
More information will come soon…