Design and Manufacture of Functional Microcapsules and Engineered Products

An ECI Conference

April 3-7, 2016
Grand Hotel Minareto
Siracusa (Sicily), Italy


Chair:  Simon Biggs, University of Queensland (Aus);


Olivier Cayre, University of Leeds, UK
Orlin D. Velev, North Carolina State University, USA

Conference Photos —  With many thanks to Herman Bieber

Presentations and Discussions


Food in Sicily

Sicilian Sights

General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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