Future Events

Meeting in Mainz, 19-23 November 2018


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:

Preliminary program of the mid-term meeting


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…

Heraeus seminar 2019

Wetting on soft or microstructured surfaces

Bad Honnef, 11 – 13 April 2019


The seminar will bring together experts and early stage researchers (PhD students and postdocs) interested in the understanding of the wetting of soft or microstructured surfaces. We aim at discussing in depth the latest progress and current challenges in the characterization and modelling of such surfaces. In particular, the interplay of static and dynamic wetting properties with substrate topography and softness will be deliberated.


We aim to discuss:

  • How to understand contact angle hysteresis of drops on soft or microstructured surfaces.
  • How can we tune contact angle hysteresis?
  • What determines the friction of droplets moving over soft or microstructured surfaces?
  • What kind of dissipation mechanism determine the motion of droplets?
  • How does contact line friction couple to the reorganisation of the contact line?
  • How does the motion of drops depend on the shape of the wetting ridge, the softness of the substrate or the viscosity of a lubricating film?
  • How do lubricant infused surfaces withstand shear stresses?




Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstraße 5
53604 Bad Honnef