November 14, 2015
University of Virginia
US/Eastern timezone

Virginia Soft Matter (VSM) Workshop brings together researchers working on the science of soft matter, including but not limited to polymers, complex fluids, biophysics, biomaterials, and granular matter, for an informal meeting to communicate cutting-edge research, exchange ideas and foster collaborations. There will be a mix of invited talks, brief contributed sound bites, and unstructured time.

The first VSM Workshop was held on the campus of James Madison University on February 11, 2014 (organized by Prof. Klebert Feitosa and sponsored by the 4-VA Consortium). The second VSM workshop was held on the campus of Virginia Tech on October 4th, 2014 (organized by Profs. Shengfeng Cheng, James Hanna, Sunny Jung, Michel Pleimling, and Uwe Tauber). The third (current) workshop is organized by Prof. David Green and Prof. Geoffrey Geise and will be held on the campus of University of Virginia on November 14th, 2015. In the future the VSM workshop will rotate amongst Virginia institutions on an annual basis. We are looking for volunteers that are willing to organize future events.

VSM Workshop will not charge registation fees and will provide free breakfast/coffee-break/lunch.

The poster of VSM Workshop is availabe in Material section below.
The current list of registrants of VSM Workshop is available in Material section below.
The abstracts of the invited talks are available in Invited Speakers section.

University of Virginia
Auditorium of Nau Hall
Charlottesville, VA USA
Sound Bite
Conference participants are invited to present a sound bite on their research during the workshop. In order to do so, please indicate the title of your sound bite on the registration page (no abstract required for sound bites). A 3-4 slide PDF of your sound bite is due to by November 7th. More information on the format of the sound bite can be found on the FAQ page.

The Virginia Soft Matter Workshop III is sponsored by School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Vice President of Research Office (VPR), and the Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Research (nanoSTAR) of University of Virginia.