Detailed schedule

All times refer to UK time – British Summer Time (BST), London (and Aberystwyth)

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Monday 6th July, Theme A: Foam structure, Surface area minimization, Plateau’s laws, topological properties of cellular materials, packing problems.

Time Speaker Title
13:00-13:10 The Organisers Welcome
13:10-13:40 Gerd Schroeder-Turk Keynote: The Kelvin, Kepler and Quantizer problem: Crystalline optimal forms and meta-stable disordered forms
13:40-13:55 Christophe Raufaste Geometrical evolution during the collapse of soap-film catenoids
13:55-14:10 Sergei Lishchuk Detachment force of particles from fluid droplets
14:10-14:25 Break
14:25-14:40 Lukas Koch Creating Honeycomb Structures in Macroporous Polymers by Solvent-Driven Phase Separation
14:40-14:55 Friederike Dehli Generation of gelatin-based hydrogel foams with controllable pore sizes and pore openings
14:55-15:15 Flash Session Hamann: On how the Morphology affects Water Release of Porous Polystyrene
Dupont: Cellulose nanocrystals-based Pickering HIPE to prepare porous materials
Davies: Interaction between a descending cube and a soap film
S. Cox: Bubble entrainment by a sphere falling through a horizontal soap foam
Jing: The structure of two-dimensional foams with finite contact angle
15:15-15:30 Break
15:30-15:45 Gael Ginot Non-pairwise interactions between bubbles in wet foams
15:45-16:00 Andy Kraynik Simulation of Random Wet 3D Foams
16:00-16:15 Nicolas Vandewalle How size ratio and segregation affect binary sphere packings
16:15-16:30 Peter Griffiths Small-angle neutron scattering studies of the interfaces in aqueous foams stabilized by surfactants, polymer and their mixtures
16:30 Close

Tuesday 7th July, Theme B: Life and death of Foams: liquid drainage, diffusive coarsening, coalescence / film rupture.

Time Speaker Title
13:00-13:05 The Organisers Welcome
13:05-13:35 Emmanuelle Rio Keynote: Life and death of surface bubbles
13:35-13:50 Naoya Yanagisawa Collective bubble collapse dynamics in a foam
13:50-14:05 Benjamin Dollet Coarsening of foams with gas mixtures
14:05-14:20 Break
14:20-14:35 Ed Llewellin Magmatic foams: the Halemaumaau lava lake
14:35-15:05 Flash Session Muin: Use of micro-CT and pore network modelling as an innovative way to characterise liquid foam dynamics
Embley: Stability and drainage of foam bounded by porous media
Boakye-Ansah: Early-time solution for drainage in soils and foams
Alvarenga: Stabilization of CO2-in-brine foams with amine oxide surfactants
Krzan: Analysis of saponin-chitosan mixtures at the air-water interface with vibrational sum-frequency generation and their role in foam properties
Hohenschutz: The impact of nano-ions on non-ionic surfactant foam properties
Creatto: CO2-foams stabilized by SDS-CAHS surfactant mixture
Czakaj: Synergistic foaming properties of lauroyl ethyl arginate and cellulose nanocrystals
Hummel: Development of a steam frothing system for testing “Barista”-specialties
Langevin: Coarsening of aqueous foams: microgravity experiments
15:05-15:20 Reinhard Hohler Dynamics in foams near the jamming transition: a microgravity experiment
15:20-15:35 Break
15:20-15:35 Slavka Tcholakova Interplay between the rate of surfactant adsorption and hydrodynamic conditions during foaming
15:35-15:50 Sebastien Andrieux Drainage and Stability of Solidifying Hydrogel Films
15:55-16:10 Sascha Heitkam An instability mechanism in foam drainage
16:10-16:30 Flash Session Courbin: Making soap bubbles by blowing air onto a soap film
Mariot: A new setup for giant soap film characterization
Pasquet: Stability of giant soap films
Pérez Gramatges: Foam stability and bubble growth under high pressure/high temperature conditions: effect of gas type and surfactant
Courbin: The shrinkage of surface bubbles
Rodriguez: Growth of a dense bubble cloud in CO2-saturated water in microgravity conditions
Guidolin: Controlling foam ageing in viscoelastic media
Holland-Cunz: Phase-Field Simulations of Foam Ageing Based on Spontaneous Coalescence
Pierre: Effervescence noise
Huerre: Freezing foam
16:30 Close

Wednesday 8th July, Theme C: Foam flow, foam rheology, interfacial rheology, dynamics of surfactant-laden interfaces.

Time Speaker Title
13:00-13:05 The Organisers Welcome
13:05-13:20 Nikolai Denkov Synergistic effects of surface viscoelasticity and inter-particle attraction on foam and emulsion rheology
13:20-13:35 Florence Elias Active trapping of micro-swimmers in a foam
13:35-13:50 Paul Grassia Motion of an oil droplet through a capillary with oppositely charged surfaces
13:50-14:10 Flash Session Rose: Liquid foam flow through/around a permeable defect
Torres-Ulloa: Viscous froth model applied to the motion of a three bubble system
Mezache: Level-set simulations of sheared 2D foams
Tani: Foam droplet falling in a Hele-Shaw cell
Viitanen: Predicting local yielding in dry foams using machine learning tools
14:10-14:25 Break
14:25-14:40 Anne-Laure Biance Controlling foam stability with an electric field: thermal effects
14:40-14:55 Jonatan Mac Intyre Controlling foam yielding using mechanical vibrations
14:55-15:10 Laurel Kroo The Structural Adaptation of Two-Dimensional Air-Liquid Foam to Cyclic Inflation and Deflation
15:10-15:25 Break
15:25-15:40 Sylvie Cohen-Addad Rheology of confined foams
15:40-15:55 Tirion Roberts The flow of foam through vein-like geometries
15:55-16:10 Francois Villemot Quasistatic shear of foams with Cellular Potts Model simulations
16:10 Close

Thursday 9th July, Theme D: Industrial and novel applications of liquid foams.

Time Speaker Title
13:00-13:05 The Organisers Welcome
13:05-13:20 Pierre Trinh Oxidizing foams
13:20-13:35 Anne-Laure Fameau Designing responsive foams with an adjustable temperature threshold of destabilization
13:35-13:50 Tobias Lappan X-ray particle tracking velocimetry in liquid foam flow
13:50-14:05 Behnam Keshavarzi Application of Flotation for Enzyme Purification
14:05-14:20 Break
14:20-14:35 William Rossen Foam Generation and Propagation in Porous Media
14:35-14:50 Sian Jones Foams at extreme conditions: high temperature testing for steam foam applications
14:50-15:05 Leandro Lopes Microfluidic Investigation of Foam Stability using Surfactant/Nanoparticle Systems at Reservoir Conditions
15:05-15:30 Flash Session Li: Effects of Gas Trapping on Foam Mobility in a Model Fracture
Stewart: Fracture dynamics in foam: Finite-size effects
Trosseille: Setting of mineral foams
Pugh: New Developments in the Chemistry of Fire-Fighting Foams
Esmaeili: Comparison between squeeze flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids with applications to foam-formed papermaking process
Johnson: Foam formation using soft porous media
Timounay: Interfacial characterization of soap films used as artificial photosynthetic membranes
15:30 The Organisers Closing remarks