Welcome

The 8th Iberian Meeting on Colloids and Interfaces (RICI8) will be held from 17th-19th July 2019, at the University of Aveiro (Portugal). RICI (Reunión Ibérica de Coloides e Interfases/Reunião Ibérica de Colóides e Interfaces) is a joint meeting promoted by the Grupo Especializado de Coloides e Interfases (GECI) of the Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ) and the Real Sociedad Española de Física (RSEF), and the Grupo de Colóides, Polímeros e Interfaces of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Química (SPQ). This meeting aims at gathering the Spanish and Portuguese communities sharing interests in topics related to the science of colloids and interfaces, by promoting scientific discussion and fostering cooperation at an international level; thus, researchers from all parts of the world are welcome.

RICI8 offers a program that covers conventional aspects and emergent topics in this multidisciplinary scientific field, in the form of plenary and invited lectures, together with scientific communications (talks and posters). The broad topics covered in RICI8 include concepts and applications associated to colloids and surfaces as exemplified below:

  • Colloids, Biocolloids, Nanoparticles and Colloidal Nanoscience
  • Surfaces, Interfaces and Films
  • Polymers, Foams, Emulsions, Liquid Crystals and Gels
  • Surfactant Science and Technology
  • Advanced Materials and their Characterization
  • Theory and Modeling Applied to Soft Matter
  • Colloidal Biotechnology, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Food Applications
  • Experimental Methods in Colloidal and Interface Science
  • Colloids and Surfaces in Energy and Environmental Technologies
On behalf of the promoters of RICI8, I would like to cordially invite you to participate in this meeting.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Aveiro!


Tito Trindade
(RICI8 Chairman)

Key dates

Deadline for oral communications:
April 30, 2019
Deadline for posters:
May 31, 2019
Acceptance of the abstract:
will be communicated up to two weeks after the submission deadline
Early registration:
Until June 21, 2019

Venue

The 8th Iberian Meeting on Colloids and Interfaces (RICI8) will be held at the University of Aveiro campus in building 23 (Complexo Pedagógico, Científico e Tecnológico ), nearby the Water Tower.
GPS Coordinates: 40º 37' 53'' N8º 39' 27'' W

Address

Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Portugal


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HOW TO REACH AVEIRO

Aveiro is directly connected from Lisbon or Oporto (by train or car), and from Spain (by car].

By Car


GPS Coordinates: 40º 37' 53'' N8º 39' 27'' W

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BY PLANE and/or TRAIN

Closest airport is in Porto, Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro, located 70 km to the north of Aveiro. From the Oporto airport, take the metro to Campanhã railway station and then by train it will be easy to reach Aveiro station. The journey between the airport and Campanhã station takes about 30 minutes using a Z4 Andante ticket. Depending on the type of train, the journey to Aveiro takes between 40 and 75 min.

The Airport Humberto Delgado in Lisbon is located 250 km south from Aveiro. From Lisboa airport take the metro (red line) to Oriente railway station and then by train it will be easy the to reach Aveiro station. The journey from Lisbon to Aveiro railway station takes about 2h (Alfa service)- 2h30m (IC service).
Taxis are available for all the above connections but usually this is a more expensive option.

Aveiro railway station is at walking distance (10-15 minutes) from Aveiro center and from a number of Hotels. However you might want to consider more convenient alternatives: TAXI | BUS

Committees

Organizing
Committee

Departamento de Química da Universidade de Aveiro and CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials

Ana L. Daniel-da-Silva
Ana C. Estrada
Ana Rita Monteiro
Bárbara Ferreira
Claúdia B. Lopes
Daniela Tavares
Gabriela Matos
João Humberto Nogueira
Joana C. Almeida
Joana L. Lopes
Márcia C. Neves
Maria António
Maria João Martins
Natércia Martins
Sara Fateixa
Sofia F. Soares
Tiago Fernandes
Tito Trindade

Scientific
Committee

Ana L. Daniel-da-Silva, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro
Artur Valente, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra
Bruno Silva, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga
Eduardo Marques, Universidade do Porto, Porto
Francesc Mas Pujadas, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona
Francisco Monroy Muñoz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid
Jordi Esquena Moret, Institut de Química Avançada de Catalunya, Barcelona
José Paulo Farinha, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa
Juan M. Ruso, Universidad Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela
Luis Liz-Marzán, CICbiomaGUNE, San Sebastián
María José Gálvez Ruiz, Universidad de Granada, Granada
M. Elisabete C. D. Real Oliveira, Universidade do Minho, Braga
Mercedes Velázquez Salicio, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca
Nuno Basílio, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa
Chairman: Tito Trindade, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro

Secretariat
SPQ

Cristina Campos
Leonardo Mendes

Registration

Registration Fees

Category Early registration
Until June 21, 2019 (€)
Later registration
From June 22, 2019 (€)
A - Regular: SPQ, RSEQ or RSEF Members 350 400
B - Regular: non-members 400 450
C - Student 200 300

Fees guarantee full participation in all events of the meeting.

A: Members of Grupo Especializado de Coloides e Interfases de las Reales Sociedades Españolas de Química y Física or Grupo de Colóides, Polímeros e Interfaces da Sociedade Portuguesa de Química: This registration fee applies for active members of the mentioned groups aware of the annual fee payment at the moment of the registration.
B: Regular participants: Non-members of the aforementioned groups.
C: Students: in order to qualify for the reduced student registration fee, the applicant must upload a letter from the professor supervising his/her studies.

Payment Information

Bank Transfer

    Account Owner: Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
    Bank: Millennium BCP (Lisboa, Pt)
    IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 4534 5670 6780 5
    BIC/SWIFT: BCOMPTPL
    Bank address: Millennium BCP (Avenida 5 de Outubro 60-68, 1050-059 Lisboa, Portugal)


Credit Card & Paypal
    Payment with credit card is possible - choose the payment method in your personal/registration area and follow the guidelines

Cancellation and Refund

  • For any cancellation received until June 30, 2019, refund will be subject to a fee of 50 €
  • For any cancellation received after June 30, 2019, no refund will be made
  • All bank charges involved in the transactions are paid by the participant
  • Any request for refund must be addressed to rici8@chemistry.pt
  • Refunds will be handled after the Conference


Registration Form Steps for registration

Plenary and Invited Lectures only by invitation.

Scientific Program

SCIENTIFIC AREAS

  • Colloids, Biocolloids, Nanoparticles and Colloidal Nanoscience
  • Surfaces, Interfaces and Films
  • Polymers, Foams, Emulsions, Liquid Crystals and Gels
  • Surfactant Science and Technology
  • Advanced Materials and their Characterization
  • Theory and Modeling Applied to Soft Matter
  • Colloidal Biotechnology, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Food Applications
  • Experimental Methods in Colloidal and Interface Science
  • Colloids and Surfaces in Energy and Environmental Technologies

  • Scientific Program and Speakers to be announced

    Abstract submission

    Each participant may submit as the communicating author a maximum of one abstract.

    The meeting’s official language will be English

    Abstracts should be submitted via the SPQ registration site. Please, log in using the login and the password provided during the registration process and then proceed with "abstract submission". Please use the Microsoft Word file Abstract Template.

    The abstract must not exceed one A4 page. Decision between poster and oral communications will be made by the scientific committee upon evaluation of the submitted abstracts. The abstract file should be saved as follows: name_surname_poster.doc or name_surname_oral.doc (or docx in either case).

    Deadline for oral communications: 30th April, 2019
    Deadline for posters: 31th May, 2019

    Acceptance of the abstract as oral or poster communication will be communicated up to two weeks after the submission deadline.

    Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts (only abstracts of registered participants will be included).

    Please make sure your abstract does not contain any spelling or grammar mistakes.


    Steps for abstract(s) submission Abstract template Personal Area/abstract submission

    Accommodation

    Please check the information bellow for hotels with special fees for RICI8 participants. In order to get this special offer, please inform that you are a participant of RICI8 when booking accommodation. We advise to contact directly the hotel because this information may not be accepted when introduced in web platforms and the number of rooms available with special fees is limited.

    MELIÃ RIA HOTEL & SPA ****

    Cais da Fonte Nova, Lote 5, 3810-200 Aveiro
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    HOTEL AS AMÉRICAS ****

    Rua Eng. Von Hafe, No 20, 3800-176 Aveiro
    www

    HOTEL ÍLHAVO PLAZA ****

    Av. Mário Sacramento, 113, 3830-052 Ílhavo
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    HOTEL DAS SALINAS ***

    Rua da Liberdade, 10, 3810-126 Aveiro
    www

    HOTEL IMPERIAL ***

    Rua Doutor Nascimento Leitão, 3810-108 Aveiro
    www

    HOTEL JARDIM AFONSO V ***

    Praceta D. Afonso V, 3810-094 Aveiro
    www

    HOTEL VENEZA***

    Rua Luís Gomes de Carvalho, nº23, 3800-211 Aveiro
    www

    Institutional Support

    Contacts Us

    SPQ - Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
    Secretariat/Payments/Billing

      Av. da República, 45 - 3º Esq.
      1050 - 187 Lisboa
      Portugal

      NIF (VAT NUMBER): PT 501 139 265

      (+351) 217 934 637 9h30-17h eventos@spq.pt

    General Information
    Organization/Program

    rici8@chemistry.pt