New Challenges in Polyelectrolyte Science, 7-8th July 2020, Sorbonne Université, campus Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

Dear colleagues,

please save the date for a workshop organized by the PHENIX laboratory
« New Challenges in Polyelectrolyte Science », 7-8th July 2020.
which shall be held on the Jussieu campus of Sorbonne University in Paris.
Confirmed invited speakers so-far:
Marleen Kamperman (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Joachim Dzubiella (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Hervé Cottet (Universite de Monpellier, France)
Miha Luksic (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Registration shall open in March 2020. More information on

Looking forward to seeing you in July,

Vincent Dahirel, Nicolas Jouault and Natalie Malikova for the organizing team


Workshop « New Challenges in Polyelectrolyte Science »
7-8th July 2020, Sorbonne University, Paris.

Science of charged polymers or polyelectrolytes presents a number of challenges, despite the progress made in the field over the past 50-60 years. In this workshop we wish to bring together the communities of polymer physics and physical chemistry, linking both experimental and modelling (theory, simulation) approaches. Our interest lies in bridging the atomic/molecular scale phenomena, where the chemical nature of monomers and surrounding ions plays an important role, to larger scales where approaches based on scaling theory are commonly used. A multi-scale description of polyelectrolyte systems, concerning their phase behaviour as well as structural and dynamic properties, is far from established. It deserves particular attention, in view of the ever increasing number of polyelectrolyte systems under complex environments (at interfaces, under confinement) or of advanced properties (stimuli-responsive systems, different types of phoretic transport).