Poster Prizes

Applicants should be young researchers (Master/PhD Students or PhD holders) with a scientific activity not longer than 7 years after their PhD degree. 

For the application procedure please consult the conference website. 

The decision will be taken during the annual meeting by a special Jury nominated by the Chair of the Conference. The award consisting of 300 EUR and a certificate will be handed over to the award winners.

ECIS 2022 Best Poster Prize Winners 

Sponsored by Elsevier

Exploring the glassy behaviour of the Gaussian Core Model by random pinning
Vittoria Sposini, University of Vienna, Austria

Mucus-inspired self-regenerating microgel coatings
Isabel Katja Sommerfeld, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Electrokinetic and dielectric response of a concentrated salt- free colloid. Different approaches to counterion finite size effects
Sara Del Gado, University of Granada, Spain

Polyelectrolyte polymer networks for the uptake of charged short-chained polyamides
Leon Klug, RWTH Aachen, Germany

At interfaces absorbed microgel particles stabilize emulsions as a function of pH and microgel particle concentration
Desirée Martin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Synthesis of polymeric particles with multiple lobes
Kata Dorbic, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Conductive hydrogel beads: New generation of flowable electrodes
Matin Mirbaha, Université PSL, CNRS, Paris, France

ECIS 2021 Best Poster Prize Winners 

Sponsored by Elsevier

The enzyme-like catalytic activity of cerium oxide nanoparticles: Dependence on Ce3+ surface area concentration and coating effects
Jean-Francois Berret, Universite de Paris, France

Capillary Driven Self-Assembly of Ellipsoidal Composite Microgels at the air/Water Interface
Nabanita Hazra, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Static and dynamic control of magnetic microgels
Dominik Braunmiller, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Surface-tension gradient in thin films: why foams form in liquid mixtures
Hoai-Phuong Tran, CNRS, ESPCI Paris, PSL Research Univ., Sorbonne University, France

Sponsored by Polymers

Alexandra Bayles, ETH Switzerland

ECIS 2019 Best Poster Prize Winners

Sponsored by Elsevier

  • The flatbed scanner as a scientific instrument: Spontaneous pattern formation statistics on large-area printed surfaces
    Pauline Brumm 
    Institute of Printing Science and Technology, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Characterization of temperature switchable photonic crystals via small angle X-ray scattering
    Janne-Mieke Meijer 
    Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam – The Netherlands
  • Buckling of particle-laden interfaces: from nano- to microparticles
    Milad Eftekhari 
    Technische Universität Dresden – Germany
  • AC electrophoretic mobility of an optically trapped colloidal particle
    Kohei Iki 
    Department of Physics, Kyushu University – Japan
  • How Sugars Modulate the Self-Association of Caffeine
    Ilan Shumilin 
    Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Israel

Sponsored by MDPI

  • Effects of non-Brownian particles localized in the droplet phase: Droplet dynamics and particle distribution
    Helene Van Ammel 
    Department of Chemical Engineering, KU Leuven – Belgium
  • pH-responsive polymeric Rose Bengal-loaded nanocapsules for photodynamic therapy
    Srujan Cheruku 
    Nanobiophysics and Soft Matter Interfaces, Hasselt University – Belgium

Sponsored by RSC

  • Morphology of Surfactant Mixtures at Solid/Liquid Interfaces: High-Speed AFM Observation
    Ryota Saino 
    Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Tokyo University of Science – Japan
  • Heating Rate Dependent Micelle-to-Vesicle Transition in DMPC-Glycyrrhizin Mixtures: A X-ray Scattering Study
    Carina Dargel 
    Physical and Biophysical Chemistry, University Bielefeld – Germany
  • “Bubble spectroscopy”: from single to interacting vibrating bubbles
    Domenica Raciti 
    Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania – Italy

ECIS 2018 Best Poster Prize Winners 

Sponsored by Elsevier

  • In Situ Study of the Growth and Ripening of Poorly Water-Soluble Organic Nanoparticles Prepared by Antisolvent Precipitation
    Dennis Noll 
    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Release of spores from electrospun polyethylene oxide and chitosan/polyethylene oxide nanofibers
    Jan Kumar 
    University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Inducing protein reentrant condensation with polyvalent anions
    Jordan Bye 
    University of Manchester, United Kingdom</li> 
  • Rattle-type colloidal crystals incorporating a movable silica/titania core developed for switchable materials
    Kanako Watanabe 
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • Solute-Driven Colloidal Particle Manipulation in Continuous Flows Past Grooved Microchannels
    Naval Singh 
    Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • Colloidal stabilisation of permanently-magnetic nanoplatelets in aqueous suspensions for bio-medical applications
    Tanja Goršak 
    Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

ECIS 2017 Best Poster Prize Winners 

Sponsored by Elsevier

  • Preparation of elastic noisome by polyglycerol fatty acids and skin penetration property
    Takeshi Misono 
    Nikkol Group Cosmos Technical Center CO, Tokio, Japan
  • Fundamentals of Nanotoxicity: Interactions between Nanoparticles and Cell Membranes
    Laura J. Fox
    University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Nb2O5 Mesostructures with Tunable Morphology and Their Application in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
    Carmen Cavallo
    Chalmers University Technology, Sweden
  • Self-Assembly of Plasmonic Supercrystals and Metamolecules
    Christoph Hanske
    CIC BiomaGUNE, San Sebastian, Spain
  • New chitosan-based microgels for internal wound healing therapies
    Sarah Michel
    University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Sponsored by Soft Matter

  • Photomodulation of bacterial growth and biofilm formation using carbohydrate-based surfactants
    Weinyue Zou 
    RMIT University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Mimicking a lotus leaf ultra hydrophobicity at home: a facile method to prepare mechanically durable superhydrophobic titanium
    Alexander B. Tesler
    Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • Colloidal self-propelled rotators
    Daniel Ten Napel
    Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Sponsored by MDPI-Polymers

  • Mechanical characterization and adhesion properties of microcapsules
    Inga Melnyk 
    Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany
  • Functionalized nanocellulose for epithelial regeneration
    Irene Anton
    ICMAB-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

ECIS 2016 Best Poster Prize Winners 

Sponsored by Elsevier

  • 3D printing of oil-in-water emulsions for conductive objects
    Ido Cooperstein 
    Casali Centre for Applied Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry and Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Microrheology in DNA Hydrogels
    Zhongyang Xing
    Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Surface Enhanced Raman MicroimagingAllows for Screening Single Cells With DifferentFolate Binding Capability
    Claudia Fasolato
    Center for Life Nanoscience, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, and Department of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Phase behaviour, dynamics and directed self-assembly of soft repulsive bowl-shaped colloids
    Jerome Crassous
    Division of Physical Chemistry, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Mesoporous colloidal gels for optical applications – synthesis and characterisation
    Thomas O’Neill
    Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Hyperuniform materials made with microfluidics
    Pavel Yazhgur
    MMN, ESPCI, Paris, France 

ECIS 2015 Best Poster Prize Winners 

Sponsored by Elsevier

  • Measurement of Surface Forces at High Pressure
    Dominik W. Pilat 
    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany
  • Self-assembly of cyclodextrins at the oil-water interface: surfactant-free emulsions and cyclodextrinosomes
    Bagthali Mathapa
    Department of Chemistry, University of Hull, HU67RX Hull, United Kingdom
  • Engineering new patchy particles for directed assembly
    Céline Hubert
    University of Bordeaux, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, 33600 Pessac, France
  • Characterization of a liposomal drug carrier using continuous contrast variation SAXS
    Christian Gollwitzer
    Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, 10587 Berlin, Germany
  • Phase-Transition Kinetics in Thermo-and Field-Responsive Microgel Suspensions
    Sofi Nöjd
    Physical Chemistry, Lund University, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
  • Advanced Nanocomposite Based on Silica Nanohelices Decorated with Gold Nanoparticles for Chiroptical Properties
    Jiaji Cheng
    CBMN, 33600 Pessac, France 

ECIS 2014 Best Poster Prize Winners 

Sponsored by Elsevier

  • Protein Interactions with Particles Probed by the Patterns of Evaporating Drops
    Stéphanie Devineau 
    Department of Chemistry, Ecole Normale Superieure-PSL Research University, Paris, France 2 Sorbonne Universites, UPMC Univ Paris 06, Paris, France
  • Quatsomes: Vesicles Formed by Self-Assembly of Sterols and Quaternary Ammonium Surfactants
    Antonio Ardizzone
    Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – CSIC, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
  • Bicontinuous Microemulsions as Model Systems for Anomalous Diffusion in Crowded Environments
    Oliver Wrede
    Physical and Biophysical Chemistry, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
  • Curved Phospholipid Bilayers Supported by Vertically Arrayed Nanowires
    Aleksandra P. Dabkowska
    Division of Physical Chemistry, Lund University, Lund, Sweden The Nanometer Structure Consortium, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Ink-Jet Printing Dispersions of Fluorescent Seeded Nanorods
    Shay Shemesh
    Casali Institute, Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Super Liquid-Repellent Gas Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Heart-Lung Machines
    Maxime Paven 
    Experimental Physics, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

ECIS 2013 Best Poster Prize Winners 

Sponsored by Elsevier

  • Surfactant transport onto a foam lamella
    Denny Vitasari*, Paul Grassia, Peter Martin 
    School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Ordered multilamellar vesicle phase under shear flow
    Luigi Gentile1,2*, M. Behrens2, S. Balog 3,4, K. Mortensen5,C. Oliviero Rossi1, U. Olsson2
    1Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Calabria, Ponte P. Bucci, Cubo 14/D, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy
    2Physical Chemistry, Chemistry Department, Lund University, P. O. Box 124, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden  
    3Laboratory for Neutron Scattering, Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
    4Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, 1723 Marly 1, Switzerland
    5Department of Basic Sciences, University of Copenhagen, 1871 Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Rheology of self-assembled systems derived from vitamin C
    Virginia Mazzini1,2*, Emiliano Carretti2, Emiliano Fratini2, Pierandrea Lo Nostro2
    1Department of Applied Mathematics, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    2Department of Chemistry and CSGI, University of Florence, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy
  • Chondroitin-sulfate-A-coated magnetite nanoparticles in biocompatible magnetic fluids
    Ildiko Y. Toth*, Erzsebet Illes, Marta Szekeres, Etelka Tombacz
    Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Szeged,
    Aradi vt. tere 1, Szeged, Hungary
  • PEG/surfacted magnetite core-shell nanoparticles for biomedical application
    Erzsebet Illes1*, Edina Kupcsik1, Laszlo Kiraly1, Ildiko Y.Toth1, Marta Szekeres1, Etelka Tombacz1, Katalin Farkas2
    1Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Szeged, Hungary
    2Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Szeged, Hungary
  • PMMA-Grafted a-Fe2O3 Fine Particles with Anisotropic Shapes Controlled in the Graft Chain Length by ATRP
    Jun Yabuki1, Kiyoshi Kanie1*, Kenichi Hayashida2, Osamu Watanabe2, Atsushi Muramatsu1
    1IMRAM, Tohoku University 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
    2Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc., Nagakute, Aichi 480-1192, Japan

ECIS 2011 Best Poster Prize Winners 

Sponsored by Elsevier

  • Transparent, thermally stable and mechanically robust superhydrophobic surfaces made from porous silica capsules
    Xu Deng*, Lena Mammen, Maria d’Acunzi, Periklis Papadopoulos, Hans-Jürgen Butt, Doris Vollmer 
    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
  • Highly Structured Porous Polymer Materials from Liquid Foam Templates
    W. Drenckhan1*, A. Testouri1, C. Honorez1, D. Langevin1, A. van der Net2, M. Ranft2
    1Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, University Paris-Sud – UMR 8502, Orsay, France
    2BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • Modeling Ion Specific Effects with the Continuum Solvent Approach
    Timothy T. Duignan, Drew F. Parsons, Barry W. Ninham
    Department of Applied Mathematics, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
  • On the instability of the MLVs under shear flow in C12E5/D2O system
    Luigi Gentile1*, Luigi Filippelli1, Cesare Oliviero Rossi1, Ulf Olsson2, Giuseppe Antonio Ranieri1
    1Department of Chemistry, University of Calabria, P. Bucci 14C, 87036 Rende, Italy
    2Physical Chemistry 1, Kemicentrum, Lund University, Box 124, 22100 Lund, Sweden
  • Towards the control of spontaneous multilayer formation at the air/water interface in oligoamine/SDS mixtures
    S. Halacheva*, J. Penfold, R. K. Thomas
    Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QZ, United Kingdom
  • Force Spectroscopy on Spider Silk Particles
    Martin P. Neubauer1*, Claudia Blüm2, Thomas Scheibel2, Andreas Fery1
    1Department of Physical Chemistry II, University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstrasse 30, 95447 Bayreuth, Germany
    2 Department of Biomaterials, University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstrasse 30, 95447 Bayreuth, Germany