PhD Workshop: 28.06. - 01.07.2021

The workshop "Dynamic Wetting of Flexible, Adaptive, and Switchable Substrates" by the SPP 2171 shall give PhD students and young researchers the opportunity to discuss recent subjects related to the themes underlying the Priority Programme 2171. Besides networking and presenting the latest developments in the SPP's field of research, the workshop aims to provide a platform for young researchers to openly discuss the current issues and questions on their scientific work and career. In addition to that, the programme will include tutorial lectures by experts from the across the fields of wetting, surface science and physico-chemical hydrodynamics.

The workshop is explicitly open to all interested students and young researchers, not restricted to members of the SPP 2171.

Date and Location

Due to the state of the pandemic, the workshop will take place virtually.

The workshop starts on Monday, 28th June 2021, in the morning and will end on Thursday, 1st July, afternoon.

The sessions will take place using Zoom, access will be provided shortly ahead of the workshop to all registered participants.

Plenary Speakers

  • Jacco Snoeijer, Universtity of Twente
  • Robert Style, ETH Zurich
  • Sissi de Beer, Universtity of Twente
  • Frieder Mugele, Universtity of Twente
  • Olivier Vincent, CNRS Lyon
  • Dirk Peschka, WIAS Berlin
  • Russ Hodge, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association
  • Uwe Thiele, WWU Münster


We are looking forward to see your scientific results, work-in-progress and ideas in sessions of short talks (15min + questions) and a virtual poster session. The programme will be complemented by lectures and plenary talks of invited speakers and a course on scientific writing.

Please follow this link for the detailed schedule.


There will be no cost for participation.

Scientific organization

The workshop is organized by a group of PhD students from the SPP 2171, namely:
Anil Rajak, Christopher Henkel, Khalil Remini, Laura Gallardo Domínguez, and Leonie Schmeller.