| General Information
The US-Poland-Workshop on "Interfacial Phenomena
and Advanced Materials" will be held in Gdansk, Poland on June 3-6, 2008.
The Workshop is a follow-up to and builds on a similar Workshop
"Nanoscience and Nano-Structured Materials"
that was held in Poznan, Poland on June 26-28, 2006,
at the Adam Mickiewicz University.
As before, the purpose of the present Workshop is to encourage
closer scientific contacts and longer term scientific collaboration
between researchers in this area between the U.S. and Poland.
The Workshop will involve approximately 15 lecturers from the U.S.
and 15 from Poland.
The Workshop lecturers will represent a broad spectrum of research
interests, for example, soft and hard materials,
bio-materials, polymers, polymerization, self assembly,
complex fluids, microemulsions, surface science, interfacial phenomena,
catalysis, colloids, adsorption, adhesion, rheology,
computational nanoscience, and thin films.
The Workshop is intended to provide an effective forum
or contacts between researchers from the US and
Poland who are working in the area of Interfacial Phenomena
and Advanced Materials. Invited lectuters will give 30 minute
presentations. The invited speakers have been chosen to achieve
a balance between theory and experiment.
The Workshop is addressed to younger Polish workers,
including graduate students, who - despite attending lectures,
will be invited to present posters. In addition, there will be
a Panel Discussion at the end of the meeting to discuss the status
of the field, future directions, and possible avenues
for future US-Poland cooperation.
Gdansk, where the Conference will be held, is a city of more than half a million
inhabitants, a strong economic, scientific and cultural centre locatedin the north
of Poland, at the Baltic Sea
With over a thousand years
of history and its Hanseatic tradition, the city has always played a major role in
the commercial relationships between the Northern and Western Europe on the one
hand and the countries of the Central and Eastern Europe on the other. It is also
the cradle of "Solidarity", Eastern Europe's first Independent Trade Union which
triggered the historical changes in this part of the Continent in 1980.