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

 “Wetting and modeling of lubricant impregnated surfaces”


Textured substrates infiltrated with a lubricant form a new class of functional surfaces, known as lubricant-infused slippery surfaces. They are promising candidates for low adhesive, anti-icing and anti-fouling surfaces.

To design durable slippery surfaces, a better understanding of the interplay between the physical and chemical interactions among the surface topography, the lubricating film and the droplet under static and flow conditions is essential. After an introduction on how to chemically modify surfaces, the basic concepts to model wetting of smooth, and rough surfaces will be introduced.

This includes advancing, receding contact angles, tilting angles, and lateral adhesion forces. The consequences of a lubricating film will be discussed, including the Neumann triangle, spreading coefficient, capillary forces and elastic forces. Different mechanisms of adhesion will be introduced. Analytical and numerical methods to describe adhesion are going to be presented, including mesoscopic (Lattice Boltzmann method) and macroscopic (scaling analysis and lubrication theory) approaches.




Prof. Jochen Gutmann Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Duisburg (Germany), 4 hours

“Introduction to surface modification”

Prof. David Quéré         Physics and Mechanics of Heterogeneous Media Laboratory, ESPCI (France), 4 hours

“Modeling wetting using scaling analysis”

Prof. Jacco Snoeijer      Physics of Fluids group, University of Twente (The Netherlands), 4 hours

“Lubrication and elastocapillarity”

Prof. Julia Yeomans      Department of Physics, University of Oxford (United Kingdom), 4 hours

“An introduction to the theory of wetting”and “Lattice Boltzmann simulations and their applications”



Please find below the schedule and the flyer of the school:

Program of the 2nd LubISS school

Flyer of the 2nd LubISS school


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…