Colloid and Surface Science
Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Colloid Science is the study of material dispersions which
rely on molecular and nano-scale phenomena to impart key properties.
Such colloidal phenomena, which include adsorption, aggregation
and self assembly, are dictated by surface interactions. Colloid
and surface science are thus inextricably related, and are
enabling disciplines for global industries, including minerals
processing, water treatment and pharmaceutical formulation.
They are also key ingredients for the so-called 'nanotechnology
The Colloid and Surface Science Division (CSSD) was founded
by Bob Hunter (University of Sydney) and Tom Healy (University
of Melbourne) to act as a focal point for Australian Academic,
Government and Industrial researchers working in this area.
The Australian Colloid and Surface Science community has grown
and prospered under the stewardship of its founding fathers.
It is recognized as a valuable hub of science in the international
colloid and surface science arena.
The current committee of the CSSD welcomes you to this homepage
and invites you to engage in our current activities, peruse
our history, or explore vacancies for postdoctoral or PhD
positions within our community.
The Division supports three regular activities:
Secretary: Dr Ben Boyd,
Ph. (03) 9903 9112,
Fax (03) 99039583,