Colloid Assembly Engineering

Summer School 2018

Riva del Garda, Italy, September 9th - 12th


Colloid assembly, be it desired or undesired, plays a role in countless applications. These range from catalysis to solar panels, passing through bioimaging, biomaterials, insulating materials and chromatographic supports. Further fields of application are crystallization, fouling, protein aggregation and art restoration.

In the present School, Colloid Assembly is discussed from an engineering perspective, focusing on i) the mechanisms and rates which lead to assembly, ii) the experimental, and iii) the modeling techniques available to quantify colloid assembly.


The Summer School is open for registration to Ph.D. students and postdocs as well as to industry researchers and affiliates.

The program is designed to be at the same time of practical relevance, while providing theoretical background. Lectures are alternated to exercise sessions, dealing with concrete calculations and the utilization of the discussed theoretical background.

Gathering researchers from academia and industry allows both sides to appreciate the point of view and the perspective of the other, while establishing grounds for possible future collaborations.

Venue & Dates

Riva del Garda is an elegant town in the south of the Trentino region, located on the northern shores of Lake Garda and surrounded by mountains.

This area boasts a multitude of different landscapes, ranging from Mediterranean, with olive and lemon trees, palms and laurel trees, to typical Alpine scenarios, within only few kilometers.

The School will take place in September 2018, from Sunday 9th to Wednesday 12th.

Course Fee

The course fee includes the accommodation and all meals for 3 days. The prices are 500.- € for academic affiliates and 1350.- € for industry affiliates. The total number of participants is limited to 50, in order to guarantee a collaborative and interactive environment.


Professors and researchers from ETH, Uni Fribourg, UCL & MIT.


Please find more details about abstracts, speakers, and venue in our Brochure.

Register here

Registration deadline: February 26th, 2018

Note: The registration is fixed for the 3-days course. To extend/modify your stay, contact after having completed the registration.


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Photo credit: Maurizio Modena