Welcome to Droplets 2021

Liquid droplets are important in many natural phenomena as well as for a broad variety of industrial processes. The 3-day international conference brought together physicists, chemists, mathematicians and engineers working on droplets in the broad sense: from pure to complex fluids; from impact to evaporation; in aerosols, emulsions or on surfaces; covering experimental, theoretical, and industrial perspectives.

Scientific program

The program and an overview of the presentations can be downloaded as PDF (21.4 MB).

5th International Conference on Droplets – Scientific Program (opens in new tab)

The workshop builds upon the successful Droplets Conference Series with workshops held in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019, and will consist of plenary lectures, keynote lectures, oral presentations and poster sessions. The programme will be shaped to stimulate group discussions and informal exchanges.

Conference topics

  • Wetting and spreading
  • Collision phenomena
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Phase change (evaporation, condensation, solidification, …)
  • Chemical reactions
  • Coalescence, break-up and atomization
  • Aerosols, emulsions, sprays
  • Droplet manipulation
  • Droplets at extreme conditions
  • Droplets of complex fluids
  • Drying of dispersions
  • Droplets on complex (textured, soluble, adaptive, lubricant-infused, …) substrates

Applications include (but are not restricted to):

  • Energy and mobility
  • Agriculture and food industry
  • Micro- and nanofluidics
  • Biological applications
  • Printing and additive manufacturing