Programme (abstracts linked to the title once available)

09:45 - Meeting opens for delegates to join. Networking using the online chat function 

10:00-10:15 – Welcome – Introduction to FFFC4. Introduction to RSC-FST and RSC-SCIG - Helen Ryder/Simon Gibbon and Stuart Clarke/Laura Merritt

Session 1: Chairs - Professor Stuart Clarke and Dr Laura Merritt - RSC-SCIG

10:15-10:45 – Peter Collins, Peter Collins Coatings Consultancy Ltd - Paint Formulation

10:45-11:15 – Professor Steven Abbott, Steven Abbott TCNF Ltd - Using apps to bridge the gap between surfaces and coating formulations

11:15-11:45 – Dr Beatriz Mingo, The University of Manchester - Smart ceramic coatings for corrosion protection 

11:45-12:30 – Poster session - Chair Professor Simon Gibbon - RSC-FST

12:30-13:30  Lunch Break

Session 2: Chair - Professor Flor Siperstein - RSC-FST

13:30-13:45  Professor Allan Matthews, The University of Manchester - EPSRC NetworkPlus in Digitalised Surface Manufacturing

13:45-14:15 – Dr Saurav Goel, London South Bank University - Recent advances in simulation driven nanoscale manufacturing research

14:15-14:45 – Dr Charlie Wand, The University of Manchester - Diffusion in Coatings

14:45-15:00 – Break

Session 3: Chair - Dr Helen Ryder - RSC-FST

15:00-15:30 Dr ACC (Catarina) Esteves, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands - Block copolymers distribution in coating formulations and drying films

15:30-16:00 – Dr Alistair Little, SBZ CorporationFormulating a non-stick coating from initial concept to production

16:00-16:30  Panel discussion - Chair Professor Simon Gibbon - RSC-FST

16:30 – Networking and Conference End