Conference "Dynamic Wetting of Flexible, Adaptive, and Switchable Substrates" 2021

The conference "Dynamic Wetting of Flexible, Adaptive, and Switchable Substrates" of the SPP 2171 takes place from Nov 8th-10th 2021 in Freiburg.

The aim of the conference is to facilitate the scientific exchange within the SPP, the internal presentation of the results achieved by each project and the planning of further collaborations. The workshop will feature sessions of short talks on SPP projects given by members of the SPP to communicate their central results. In addition, poster sessions will give room for more extended discussions and allow the participants to familiarise themselves with the work of the other groups.
Moreover, there will be selected keynote lectures by renowned external guest lecturers, who will present recent matters relevant to the SPP.

The conference aims to be an open platform for discussing subjects related to the themes of the Priority Programme 2171 and actively encourages junior researchers to be a part of this process.

Date and Location

The conference starts on Monday, November 8th 2021, in the morning and will end on Wednesday, November 10th, afternoon.

The meeting will take place as a in-person event in the Aula of University of Freiburg:

Kollegiengebäude I
Platz der Universität 3
79098 Freiburg

More detailed directions are available here.

Corona regulations
Please note that due to the pandemic, the event strictly follows the 3G regulations: all participants will be required to show one of the following documents upon entry to the conference rooms:

  • proof of a full vaccination against Covid
  • proof of being recovered from Covid (not older than 6 months)
  • a negative Covid PCR test result (not older than 48h, rapid tests are not sufficient).

In addition, in order to allow for contact tracing (§7 CoronaVO), the University of Freiburg requires each participant to fill a data sheet beforehand. The data sheet will be provided individually to the participants ahead of the conference.

The Covid regulations are governed by the federate state and may alter depending on the rate of hospitalizations following a three-stage model. The above rules represent the situation for the second stage (Warnstufe), which was recently called by the state. If the third stage (Alarmstufe) is reached, only vaccinated and recovered persons can enter the rooms (2G rules). The current situation and stage for the state is being reported here.

Registration & Abstract submission

The registration & abstract submission is closed.

In case you encounter any problems with registration or your contribution, please contact the SPP Manager.


A detailed timetable and book of abstracts is available on the event page.


There is no conference fee.


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