15th - 17th September 2014,
Manchester Conference Centre,
Manchester, UK.

Welcome to the PSA 2014 Conference and Exhibition

The success of the previous PSA conferences, which attracted in the region of 200 to 300 visitors and 25 world-wide exhibitors, has prompted the committee of The Particle Characterisation Interest Group [PCIG] of the Royal Society of Chemistry to organise another conference and exhibition on Particulate Systems Analysis (PSA), including applications, with particular relevance to the chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, nuclear, mineral, food and household products industries.

The impetus and trend in many chemical, technological and engineering endeavours is to organise inter-disciplinary and joint professional meetings and seminars. The reasoning behind these worthy co-operations is simply that so many scientific, research and industrial development projects require this multi-disciplinary knowledge of chemistry, engineering and technology. Our conference PSA2014 is an example of this: we have a substantial part of our programme dedicated to our usual Particle Characterisation endeavours (with an eye on the practical use of the resulting information) and we welcome the incorporation of two key events in to PSA. The first is the UK Particle Technology Forum (co-sponsored by The IChemE PT Special Interest Group), an approximately annual event focussing on the younger PT community and including the Young Researcher Award, more details are on its dedicated web site. The second is a symposium dedicated to fine bubbles, which has arisen out of medical and industrial research. This symposium has a major input from the Japanese Fine Bubble Association and more details are provided elsewhere.

As Chairman of the Particle Characterisation Interest Group [PCIG] of the Royal Society of Chemistry, may I thus extend an invitation to potential speakers to submit abstracts, in one or more of the thematic areas listed on the Papers page. In addition applications for poster presentations will be very welcome. I look forward to meeting you all at Manchester.

Further details may be obtained from the PCIG Hon Secretary, Mr Brian Miller.

Professor Richard Holdich,
Particle Characterisation Interest Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry