Transport Properties in Soft Matter Systems

The complex dynamics of soft matter systems have been a focus of study for decades. The importance of dynamic and transport processes is reflected in the many layers of complexity at different scales and areas, spanning from transport inside cells, anomalous diffusion in glasses, cell migration, and information flow in society. Continuous progress in the field of transport properties has been achieved, by studying experimental model systems that allow us to break the intrinsic complexity and tackle crucial fundamental physics and engineering challenges. The use of numerical models to study systems at different levels of description continuously allows us to gather new information and support theoretical and analytical approaches often based on a coarse-grained picture.

This workshop aims to cover the state of the art in various systems and approaches focused on the design, engineering, modelling and study of active and passive dynamics. Specifically, we aim to connect the theoretical and mathematical framework to the current experimental development, hoping it will lead to insightful discussions, tackling open challenges in the field.

*Only 25 Spots are available.
*Only 10 to 15 Selected posters
*REGISTRATION CLOSED on 20th of January 2024.

We aim to stir exciting discussions amongst early career and established researchers from an inclusive, equal, and respectful vision.

Confirmed speakers (provisional list)

Prof. Roberto Cerbino (Uni Vienna)
Dr. Sophie Marbach (Sorbonne University, CNRS)
Dr. Christina Kurzthaler (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems)
Prof. Holger Stark (TU Berlin)
Prof. Sujit S. Datta  (Princeton University)
Prof. Jae-Hyung Jeon (Pohang University of Science and Technology)
Prof. Agnieska Wylomanska (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology)
Prof. Diego Krapf (Colorado State University)
Dr. Gianni Pagnini (BCAM)
Dr. Nina Kravets (CNRS – LOMA)
Prof. Ralf Metzler (University of Potsdam)
Prof. Aleksei Chechkin (University of Potsdam & Wroclaw University of Science and Technology)
Junior Prof.  Ivo Buttinoni (HHU Dusseldorf)
Dr. Sarah Loos (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Lucio Isa (ETH Zurich)
Prof. Hamid Kellay (LOMA, Univetsité de Bordeaux)
Prof. Giovanni Volpe (University of Gothenburg)
Prof. Chantal Valeriani (Universidad Complutense Madrid)
Prof. Fernando Peruani (Paris Université & Université Côte d'Azur)
Dr. Demian Levis   (Universidad Barcelona)
Dr. Stefania Melillo (CNR, Rome)
Dr. Alfredo Sciortino (Cytomorpholab - CEA, ESPCI)
Dr. Teresa Lopez Leon (Université PSL, Paris)
Dr. Laura Scalfi (Free University Berlin)
Prof. Andela Saric (Institute of Science and Technology Austria, ISTA)
Prof. Hartmut Loewen (HHU Dusseldorf)
Prof. Liesbeth Janssen (Eindhovein University of Technology)
Dr. Nicolas Bain  (CNRS - ENS Lyon)
Dr. Thomas Salez (CNRS- Université de Bordeaux)

April 2, 2024
12:00 — 14:00
14:00 — 14:15
Workshop Presentation
14:15 — 15:00
Talk 1- Openinig Lecture
15:00 — 15:30
Talk 2
15:30 — 16:00
Talk 3
16:00 — 18:00
Welcome drinks / snacks
April 3, 2024
09:00 — 09:30
Talk 4
09:30 — 10:00
Talk 5
10:00 — 10:30
Talk 6
10:30 — 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 — 11:45
Talk 7
11:45 — 12:15
Talk 8
12:15 — 12:45
Talk 9
12:15 — 14:15
Lunch Break
14:15 — 14:45
Talk 10
14:45 — 15:15
Talk 11
15:15 — 15:30
Short Coffee Break
15:30 — 16:00
Talk 12
16:00 — 16:30
Talk 13
16:30 — 18:00
Coffee+Poster Session
April 4, 2024
09:00 — 09:30
Talk 14
09:30 — 10:00
Talk 15
10:00 — 10:30
Talk 16
10:30 — 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 — 11:45
Talk 17
11:45 — 12:15
Talk 18
12:15 — 12:45
Talk 19
12:45 — 14:15
Lunch Break
14:15 — 14:45
Talk 20
14:45 — 15:15
Talk 21
15:15 — 15:45
Talk 22
15:45 — 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 — 18:00
Round Table - Challenges
April 5, 2024
09:00 — 09:30
Talk 23
09:30 — 10:00
Talk 24
10:00 — 10:30
Talk 25
10:30 — 11:15
Coffe Break
11:15 — 11:45
Talk 26
11:45 — 12:15
Talk 27
12:15 — 12:45
Talk 28
12:45 — 13:00
Concluding remarks


Name Affiliation
Laura Alvarez University of Bordeaux
Olekandr Chepizhko University of Vienna
Vittoria Sposini University of Vienna


Name Affiliation
Nicolas Bain Université Claude-Bernard Lyon 1
Michal Balcerek Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Matan Yah Ben Zion Radboud University
Matteo Bessega Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Ivo Buttinoni Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Roberto Cerbino University of Vienna
Aleksei Chechkin University of Potsdam
Alexander Chervanyov University of Münster
Javier Cristïn Insitute for Complex Systems, CNR Rome
Sujit Datta Princeton University
Thomas Franosch University of Innsbruck
Rafael Gervasone Politecnico di Milano
Lucio Isa ETH Zurich
Liesbeth Janssen Technical University Eindhoven
Jae-Hyung Jeon Pohang University of Science and Technology
Sofia Kantorovich University of Vienna
Ognen Kapetanoski University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje
Daniela Kraft Leiden University
Diego Krapf Colorado State University
Nina Kravets Laboratoire d'Ondes et Matiere Aquitaine
Christina Kurzthaler Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Andrey Kuznetsov University of Vienna
Demian Levis University of Barcelona
Diego Liberati National Research Council
Sarah Loos University of Cambridge
Hartmut Löwen Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Paula Magrinya Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Juraj Májek Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Sophie Marbach CNRS
Stefania Melillo Insitute for Complex Systems, CNR Rome
Ralf Metzler University of Potsdam
Abhimanyu Nowbagh Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Gianni Pagnini Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
Fernando Peruani CY Cergy Paris Université
Thomas Salez Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Andela Saric Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Laura Scalfi Free University Berlin
Alfredo Sciortino Cytomorpholab (CEA, ESPCI)
Yihong Shi Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Holger Stark Technical University Berlin
Pece Trajanovski Research center for Computer Sciences and Information Technologies, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
C. Heath Turner University of Alabama
Chantal Valeriani Complutense University of Madrid
Giovanni Volpe University of Gothenburg
Boyi Wang Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Agnes Wylomanska Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Andreas Zöttl University of Vienna
At a glance
April 2, 2024 — April 5, 2024
ESI Boltzmann Lecture Hall
Laura Alvarez (U Bordeaux)
Olekandr Chepizhko (U of Vienna)
Vittoria Sposini (U of Vienna)