Advances in Cosmetic Formulation Design

An ECI Conference

July 22-25, 2018
Washington Duke Inn
Durham, North Carolina, USA

About This Conference

Cosmetic formulation design is a multidisciplinary and challenging area of focus for the cosmetic industry. It involves not only the incorporation of scientific understanding from colloidal science and complex fluids to generate products with good stability profiles and effective active delivery but also needs to take into account and engineer-in the correct rheological, tribological and surface/interfacial properties to ensure delightful sensory responses.

Current challenges in creating truly differentiated products in a highly competitive landscape and the new social and regulatory pressures to move towards greener and more sustainable solutions have created new advances in cosmetic formulation design incorporating both academic and industrial research advances in green chemistry, biosurfactants, advanced characterization etc.  This conference for the first time will bring together leading industrial and academic research groups working in this area to highlight some of these key advances.  The conference will be global in nature and will allow effective networking amongst industrial and academic scientists to further promote collaboration to further advance this highly applied research area.

Specific topics that will be covered include:

  • Green & Novel Biosurfactants & Biopolymers for Cosmetics
  • Rheology, Tribology & Sensory Linkages in Cosmetic Applications
  • Enhanced Deposition & Complex Coacervation
  • Stimuli Responsive or Smart Complex Fluids & Gels
  • Advances in Characterization
  • Hair Applications
  • Skin Applications
  • Make-Up Applications
  • Microparticles, Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Formulations: Safety, Regulatory & Environmental Issues

Meeting will cover:

  • Theory & Modeling
  • Synthesis,formulation & manufacture
  • Characterization & Novel Experimental Techniques-microstructure, interactions, rheology

Conference Organization


Dr. Samiul Amin, Manhattan College
Prof. P. (Som) Somasundaran, Columbia University

Conference Program

Program and Posters

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 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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