XVth Rencontres du Vietnam
First Rencontres du Vietnam
Soft Matter Science

July 14th – 20th, 2019, Quy Nhon, Vietnam

Welcome to the First Rencontres du Vietnam on Soft Matter Science. The conference will be held in the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE), a unique science and education institution located in the coastal city of Quy Nhon, Vietnam. ICISE was built with an ambitious objective focusing on developing science and education, helping young Asian students and scientists to meet with the international scientific community, bringing the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge by attending lectures and sharing ideas with the overseas high-level counterparts.

The conference is among a series of scientific meetings and events organised by the Rencontres du Vietnam (Meeting Vietnam), a non-profit organisation and an official partner of UNESCO since 1993. Rencontres du Vietnam’s mission is to foster exchanges between Vietnamese or Asia-Pacific scientists and colleagues from other parts of the world.

The conference will focus on recent advances in Soft Matter Science. The main topics include (but not limited to):

  • Active matter, colloids, polymers, and liquid crystals
  • Self-assembly at nano- and micro-scales
  • Biological soft matter
  • Interfaces and interactions

Invited Speakers

  • Anne Laure Biance (Institut Lumière Matière)
  • James Bird (Boston University)
  • Elisabeth Charlaix (LiPHy Grenoble)
  • Massimo Pica Ciamarra (NTU Singapore)
  • Annie Colin (ESPCI Paris)
  • Elise Lorenceau (LiPhy Grenoble)
  • Luca Giomi (Universiteit Leiden)
  • Hyuk Kyu Pak (IBS Center for Soft & Living Matter)
  • Shmuel Rubinstein (Harvard)
  • Yael Roichman (Tel Aviv University)
  • Tobias Schneider (EPFL)
  • Prerna Sharma (Indian Institute of Science)
  • Zuankai Wang (City University of Hong Kong)

Scientific Program Committee

  • Jean-François Joanny (Collège de France)
  • Claus-Dieter Ohl (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg)
  • David Quéré (CNRS ESPCI)
  • Penger Tong (HKUST)
  • Jean Tran Thanh Van (LPT Orsay)
  • Hao Van Bui (Phenikaa University)
  • Tuan Tran (NTU Singapore)
  • Jun Zhang (NYU, Courant)


For questions regarding the scientific program, please contact:
Tuan Tran (ttran@ntu.edu.sg)

For administrative information, please contact:
Aimie Fong (rencontres.vietnam@gmail.com)
Secretary of the Rencontres du Vietnam
BP 33, F-91192, Gif sur Yvette, France
Tel: 33 (0)1 69 28 51 35 / 33(0)7 81 29 44 15