Joe Keddie presented the Thomas Graham Lecture at the UK Colloids 2017 Meeting in Manchester. The lecture included recent results from the Soft Matter Group on the mechanisms of stratification in colloidal films, performed by Dr Andrea Fortini, David Makepeace and Alexey Markov, in collaboration with Dr Richard Sear.
The Thomas Graham Lecture is awarded to those who are in the prime of their research careers, have established an international reputation in colloid science, have already made distinguished contributions to the field of colloid science, and have the prospect of a further 15+ years of active research to come.
The lecture is named in honour of the 19th-century chemist who made major discoveries about the diffusion of gases and is considered one of the founders of colloid science. The lecturer is selected by the Joint Colloids Group of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
UK Colloids 2017, which is described as international colloids and interfacial science symposium, was held from the 10th to the 12th of July 2017 at the Manchester Central convention centre.