555. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Wetting of structures with complex geometries

Wetting of structures with complex geometries

Su, 16.03.2014 17:00  –   We, 19.03.2014 16:30
Doris Vollmer (MPP-P Mainz), H.-J. Butt (MPP-P Mainz), S. Herminghaus (MPI-DS Göttingen)
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation
Contact person:
Regina de Hoogh,


555th WE-Heraeus-Seminar
Wetting of structures with complex geometries
Bad Honnef, 16 - 19 March 2014
Liquid flow on solid surfaces is strongly influenced by their topography. New and improved experimental and numerical techniques combined with faster computational facilities promise great progress in the understanding of wetting dynamics and flow in complex geometries.

This seminar will focus on experimental works and theoretical modeling of:

Wetting of complex stiff or elastic surfaces by simple and complex liquids
Super liquid repellency & dynamics of wetting transitions
Interplay of adhesion, contact angle hysteresis and pinning
Flow of single and multi-component mixtures through complex geometries
Following the spirit of Heraeus-Seminars there will be no parallel sessions. The program will be shaped to enable sufficient time for discussions.
The seminar is taking place at the conference center "Physikzentrum Bad Honnef". Board and lodging is within the stately mansion housing. Public transport offers convenient access to nearby cities of Bonn (15 km) and Cologne (40 km).

We are looking forward to an exciting seminar!

Confirmed speakers:

Hugues Bodiguel, Univ. Bordeaux, France
Role of wedges and wetting heterogeneities on liquid-liquid drainage

Ludmila Boinovich, Moscow, Russia
What can we learn from the monitoring of the water droplet profile in long-term contact with a superhydrophobic surface

Garet McKinley, MIT Boston, USA

Stephan Herminghaus, MPI Dynamics and Self-Organization Göttingen, Germany
Filling transitions in mesoscale random roughness

Patrick Huber, Univ. Saarbrücken, Germany
Imbibition in nanoporous media

Amber Krummel, Colorado State Univ, USA
Shedding new light on porous media: Visualizing multicomponent flows in three dimensions

Detlef Lohse, Univ. Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Surface nanobubbles: their stability and their special distribution and what we learn from that on their formation process

Frieder Mugele, Univ. Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Air film collapse in drop impact on smooth and microstructured surfaces

Periklis Papadopoulos, MPI Polymer Research Mainz, Germany
Superhydrophobic surfaces: Stability and functionalization

Athanasios Papathanasiou, Univ. of Athens, Greece
Wetting transitions induced by surface chemistry and electric fields

David Quéré, ESPCI Paris, France
Superhydrophobic frictions

Jürgen Rühe, Univ. Freiburg, Germany
To wet or not to wet -- that is the question! Tailormade micro- and nanostructured materials with unusual wetting properties

Ralf Seemann, Univ. Saarbrücken, Germany
Forced multiphase flow in porous media

Friederike Schmid, Univ. Mainz, Germany
Computer simulations of flow and transport phenomena in microfluidic channels

Peter Stephan, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Local heat transfer near moving liquid-vapor –solid contact lines and its influence on nucleate boiling and drop evaporation

Patrick Tabeling, MMN ESPCI Paris, France

Jaakko Timonen, Northwestern Univ. Evanston, USA
Exploring dynamics and dissipation on superhydrophobic surfaces with magnetic drops

Kripa K. Varanasi, MIT Boston, USA
Nanoengineered Surfaces for Controlling Wetting Dynamics and Phase Transitions

Julia Yeomans, Univ. Oxford, England
Modelling fluids on microstructured surfaces