The annual conference for young scientists was held for the first time at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (IPF) in Dresden between 10 and 12 July 2019. The Zsigmondy Colloquium is aimed at young researchers at the doctoral and postdoctoral level in the field of colloid, surface, and interface research. It is named after the Austro-Hungarian chemist Richard A. Zsigmondy (* 1 April 1865 in Vienna; † 23 September 1929 in Göttingen), who is known as a researcher in the field of colloid chemistry and microscopy and as a Nobel Prize winner for chemistry (1925). Helmut Möhwald (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm) was the founder of this colloquium series.
Prof. Dr. Paul Mulvaney
University of Melbourne, Australien
Prof. Dr. Silvia Vignolini
University of Cambridge, UK
With the colloquium, the organizers were able to establish a connection between “classical colloid scientists” and “semiconductor nanocrystal researchers”. These two communities were also represented by the organizing committee [Chair Dr. Tobias A. F. König (Colloidal Nanophotonics, IPF), Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery (Institute of Physical Chemistry and Polymer Physics, IPF) and Prof. Dr. Alexander Eychmüller (Physical Chemistry, TU Dresden)] and the scientific advisory board [Priv.-Doz. Dr. habil. Alla Synytska (IPF), Dr. Günter K. Auernhammer (IPF), Prof. Dr. Nikolai Gaponik (TU Dresden) and Dr. Vladimir Lesnyak (TU Dresden)].
The prize for the best presentation went to Ms. Hanbo Yang (third from left in the picture) from the University of Melbourne. The prizes for the best posters in the gold, silver and bronze categories went to Mr. Fabian Schröer (center) from HHU Düsseldorf, Ms. Teresa Walter (third from left) from FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and Mr. Dimitri Wilms (second from left), also from HHU Düsseldorf.