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2nd Call for Papers - International Workshop Dispersion Analysis and Materials Testing 2015 - First programme highlights

(PresseBox) (Berlin, ) From 22-23 January 2015, LUM GmbH hosts the next, now traditional International Workshop Dispersion Analysis and Materials Testing in Berlin, Germany.

Besides the excellent networking, the event provides the attendees yet another time with the unique opportunity to discuss their questions with international experts and to set future trends in their particular research and development and production fields.

First highlights of the manifold programme are confirmed. A representative from the company Baker Hughes, USA, will report on a new analytical method for asphaltene stability determination in crude oil using LUMiSizer®. The dispersion quality and influences of different solvent based synthesis pathways on polymer composites are in focus of the talk given by a researcher from Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM, Saarbrücken, Germany). The emulsion stability of melted spreadable processed cheese is topic of the contribution given by a scientist from German Max-Rubner-Institute in Kiel. The particle characterization of vaccine adjuvant formulations will by introduced by a representative of the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) from the USA. A speaker from Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University will present results from materials testing, especially from the use of the Adhesion Analyser LUMiFrac® for thin films of PECVD. Further contributions are expected from China, Great Britain, Israel and Spain.

In 2015 again, the conference will be complemented by practical courses, under the direction of LUM application specialists. For the first time, these courses will be held not only in English, but also in French, Spanish and German languages. Particular focus is put on ISO/TR 13097 (Guidelines for the characterization of dispersion stability) and their practical realization in real-time or accelerated using LUM instruments. The second course topic is dedicated to the comprehensive particle characterization (separation velocity, particle density, particle size distribution) of micro and nanoparticles, to exploit the existing potential of LUM instruments even more.

All users, from industry and from research organizations, are kindly invited to highlight their experiences, methods and solutions for the characterization of particle properties and particle interactions. Present your strategies and results based on the use of LUMiSizer®, LUMiFuge®, LUMiReader® and LUMiCheck®.

The evaluation and optimization of separation processes is in focus as it is the development and improvement of formulations in all industrial branches, e.g. in cosmetics and home care, in food, in pharmaceutical industries, in the paints sector as well as in oil industry. The shelf-life prediction for emulsions and suspensions and the accelerated stability testing according to ISO /TR 13097 are of major importance for the event, too.

The Call for Papers is explicitly addressed to all LUMiFrac® users, to report on their experiences in the field of adhesion and cohesion analysis, e.g. when determining the adhesion strength of coatings on various substrates or when applying adhesives in composite materials.

Kindly send your abstract for an oral presentation in English as MS word or PDF file by email to

Deadline for abstract submission is on 15 November 2014. Notification of acceptance will be given by 30 November 2014. All abstracts will be published on

Presenting authors are granted the workshop participation free of charge.

With calling for papers for Young Scientist Award 2015 LUM again broadens its support and commitment in promoting young researchers from universities and academic institutions all across the globe. The submissions of relevant scientific results to the organizing committee of the workshop are hereby strongly encouraged.

To qualify, any applicant must meet the following conditions:
- Experimental results that advance the understanding of the general scientific community in the analysis of dispersions/particles respectively in materials testing were obtained by using LUM instruments within the last two years.
- The scientific significance of the results is met by submitting a peer-reviewed publication, a Master or PhD thesis as copy, or, in case of unpublished results, and a detailed description of work.
- A one page abstract, the scientific curriculum vitae, along with a letter of recommendation by the supervisor are required.

Kindly submit all documents by email to, keyword LUM YSA 2015.

The deadline for LUM Young Scientist Award 2015 applications expires on 15 November 2015.

An external jury will nominate three candidates to present their results during the International Workshop, including a free registration. The candidates will be announced on 30 November 2014. Their abstracts will be uploaded to

The jury will present the laureate in Berlin. She or he and will be given the opportunity to submit an article to Dispersion Letters. The LUM Young Scientist Award 2015 also includes a three night accommodation in Berlin and prize money of 1000 Euros.

Read the comprehensive review of the workshop 2014 here: and

All information on the workshop series is available from

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