An event designed for students and postdocs and guided by recognized experts with a strong focus on emerging challenges in soft matter. If interested, young faculty and researchers are also welcome to register and participate.

Registration (we have limited space, please register as soon as possible): Link

Abstract Submission (for posters): Link

Organizing Committee:

Scott Danielsen

Michela Geri

Bavand Keshavarz

Julio Monti Belmonte

Ryan Poling-Skutvik

Artem Rumyantsev

Thomas Schroeder

Martin Seifrid

Young Investigator Workshop Event

An event designed for students and postdocs working in soft matter to help them foster inter/intra-disciplinary connections with peers through discussion sessions guided by recognized experts. Participants will be divided into subgroups led by established soft matter scientists based on their area of interest. Brainstorming sessions will be accompanied by seminars and tutorials from senior scientists to help the participants recognize the emerging challenges in soft matter, explain their importance, discuss the current state of the art in each subfield and finally, throughout a series of group presentations, propose potential future developments in each of these exciting areas. The workshop event starts with dinner on Friday July 26 and finishes on Sunday July 28. After the workshop and before the International Soft Matter Conference ISMC 2024, that starts on the evening of Monday July 29, there will be a special event: Duke Soft Matter Day on Monday July 29.

Preliminary Program:


Dabney Hall in North Carolina State University

2620 Yarbrough Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607


Participants can book single-bed or double-bed rooms in Bragaw Hall during online registration for the workshop. This residence hall is within walking distance of the workshop on the campus of North Carolina State University. Please note that dorm registrations will be open until July 11, 5 PM EST.


Registration for the workshop will cover dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Registration and Accommodation Fees

Registration & Meals$110
Double-Bed Room in Bragaw Hall (for three nights July 26-28) open until July 11, 5 PM EST$120
Single-Bed Room in Bragaw Hall (for three nights July 26-28) open until July 11, 5 PM EST$150


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