International Conference and Workshop Dispersion Analysis & Materials Testing 2018

Berlin, Germany, January 29–30, 2018
31 January: additional Workshop with Hands-on Training


From 29 - 30 January 2018, LUM GmbH hosts the next, now traditional International Workshop Dispersion Analysis & Materials Testing in Berlin, Germany - now as dual event that combines conference & workshop. 

The event will be held at the Park Inn By Radisson, directly on Berlin's famous Alexanderplatz.

The preliminary programme includes:

Accelerated galenic stability measurement of cosmetic formulations

Richard Lehmann, Bio-Chemisches Laboratorium Dr. Lehmann GmbH & Co. KG

Influence of shearing as pretreatment on the separation properties of exopolysaccharides (EPS) producing bacterial starter cultures
Florian Häffele, Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mechanics (MVM), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

Investigation on the filterability of mechanical instable protein crystals
Benjamin Radel, Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mechanics (MVM), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

Characterising suspensions of agrochemicals using the LUMiReader X-Ray
Robin Wesley, Syngenta, Formulation Development, UK

Silica nanoparticle network induced by micro-phase separation considering surface wettability
Chika Takai, Advanced Ceramics Research Center, Nagoya Institute of Technology (JP)

Experimental Approach for Determination of Hansen Dispersibility Parameter (HDP) of Nano/Micro particles by means of Sedimentation Techniques
Shin-ichi Takeda, Takeda Colloid Techno-Consulting Co. Ltd.

Characterization of phase separation and stability of water-in-water emulsions stylized by Pickering effect
Lazhar Benyahia, Le Mans Université, (FR)

Investigation of Storage Stabilities of Corrosion Inhibitors for Water Treatment
Julia Jasper, Kurita Europe GmbH (GER)

Brownian Dynamics Simulations of Analytical (Ultra)Centrifugation Experiments Exhibiting Hydrodynamic and Thermodynamic Non-Ideality
M.J. Uttinger, Institute of Particle Technology (LFG), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (GER)

Stabilization of ceramic suspensions for thermal spraying
Annegret Potthoff, Anja Meyer, Powder and Suspension Characterization, IKTS Fraunhofer (GER)

Particle Sedimentation, Yield Stress Measurements and Permeability
Studies of Nuclear Waste Simulants, Jessica Shiels, University of Leeds (UK)

Characterization of hydrocolloid-stabilized protein suspensions
Claus Rolin, CP Kelco, Denmark

Nominated for YSA 2018:

Agglomeration Behavior of Emulsion-Slurries before and After Cake Filtration
Sophie Kühne, TU Bergakademie Freiberg (GER)
Exopolysaccharides in fermented dairy products: Effects on sedimentation during manufacture and storage
Georg Surber, TU Dresden (GER)

Evaluation of analytical centrifugation performance for the particle size analysis of real-world materials
Christian Ullmann, TU Dresden (GER)

The solution to oil slick flotation in fruit drinks by instrumental analysis of LUMiSizer combined with near infrared fingerprint techniques
Yongzhu Wen, Master Kong (CN)


Besides the excellent networking, the event provides the attendees yet another time with the unique opportunity to discuss their questions with international experts and to set future trends in their particular research and development and production fields. 

Again, all users, from industry and from research organizations, are kindly invited to highlight their experiences, methods and solutions for the characterization of particle properties and particle interactions. Present your strategies and results based on the use of LUMiSizerLUMiFugeLUMiReaderLUMiReader X-Ray and LUMiFrac

The evaluation and optimization of separation processes is in focus as it is the development and improvement of formulations in all industrial branches, e.g. in cosmetics and home care, in food, in pharmaceutical industries, in the paints sector as well as in oil industry. The shelf-life prediction for emulsions and suspensions and the accelerated stability testing according to ISO/TR 13097 are of major importance for the event, too. 

In the field of adhesion and cohesion analysis, we explicitly address all LUMiFrac users to report on their experiences (see below for more information about your application as conference speaker and abstract submission).

Following the conference & workshop, there will be four-hour-hands- on-courses for LUM instruments at LUM facility in the morning of 31 January. The courses are limited to a total of 16 participants - all courses for this year are fully booked. 

Scientific Committee Chair: Prof. Dr. D. Lerche, LUM GmbH

LUM Young Scientist Award 2018

With calling for papers for Young Scientist Award 2018 LUM again broadens its support and commitment in promoting young researchers from universities and academic institutions all across the globe. The  submissions of relevant scientific results to the organizing committee of the workshop are hereby strongly encouraged.

The deadline for LUM Young Scientist Award 2018 applications has expired.

Pricing Conference & Workshop

Two days including evening event: 545.00€*

Cancellation fee after 4 January 2018 100%. A substitute is welcome.

* net per person, VAT not included