The module will run in one week and is a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, and lab experiments. The material covered will be assessed as an exam.
Colloid science is a fundamental and essential aspect of polymer chemistry. The area experiences great interest from the chemical industries across a great variety of application areas, such as laundry care and personal care products, drug delivery formulations, food and drinks, coatings and adhesives, agricultural formulations and many others. The overall aim of this module is to introduce the area of colloid chemistry and its underlying and founding physical principles before extending the knowledge base of the students to advanced topics and current research in this area.