International Conference Dispersion Analysis & Materials Testing 2019

Berlin, Germany, May 22-23, 2019


From 22 - 23 May 2019, LUM GmbH hosts the next, now traditional International Conference Dispersion Analysis & Materials Testing in Berlin, Germany (start 9 am/end 6 pm). The conference organizer invites all world-wide LUM instrument users to learn strategies and results from scientific and industrial experts using  LUMiSizerLUMiFugeLUMiReaderLUMiReader X-Ray and LUMiFrac. Register now!

Conference location:
ABACUS Tierpark Hotel opposite Berlin‘s famous Tierpark Friedrichsfelde (use our booking code LUM Conference via

Conference topics include:

Particle & Surface Characterization

  • Particle size distribution of nano- and microparticles / Hansen Dispersibility Parameter/Hansen Solubility Parameter / Particle density distribution / Particle surface characterization

Real-time & Accelerated Stability

  • Direct accelerated stability testing of dispersions / Real-time separation in emulsions and suspensions / Comparative and predictive shelf life for dispersions (ISO/TR 13097) / Stability testing of cosmetic products (ISO/TR 18811)

Materials Testing

  • Tensile testing / Shear testing / Characterization of coatings / Characterization of composite materials / Mechanical strength


  • Separation of particles in industrial processes / Characterization of dispersibility and filterability / Shear and compressive yield stress / Up- and downstream processing

Confirmed lectures (March 2019)

  • Keynote lecture Progress in particle characterization by sedimentation analysis , Wolfgang Peukert, Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Experimental Approach for Determination of Hansen Dispersibility Parameter (HDP) of Nano/Micro particles by means of Sedimentation Techniques, Shin-ichi Takeda, Takeda Colloid Techno-Consulting Co. Ltd., Japan
  • Accelerated galenic stability measurement of cosmetic formulations, Richard Lehmann Bio-Chemisches Laboratorium Dr. Lehmann GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Incorporation of centrifugal and particle-particle DLVO forces into simulations of dispersion sedimentation and validation with LUMiSizer data, Timothy Hunter, Chemical & Nuclear Engineering School, University of Leeds, UK
  • In-field stability of ferrofluids for the magnetic density separation of plastic waste, Ben Erné, Van ’t Hoff Lab for Physical and Colloid Chem., Debye Inst. for Nano Materials Science, Netherlands
  • Microcontact Printing of Patchy Silica Particles using the LUMiFrac, Marc Zimmermann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung, Germany
  • Centrifugal Force meets Materials Testing – Analytical Centrifuge as Multipurpose Tool for Tensile and Compressive Testing, Uwe Beck, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM), Germany
  • Recent advancement in food colloids research using LUMiSizer, Supratim Ghosh, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Simultaneous Determination of Protein Charge and Mass via Analytical Ultra-Centrifugation, Albert P. Philipse, Van ‘t Hoff Lab for Physical and Colloid Chem., Debye Inst. for Nano Materials Science, Netherlands
  • Use Of Lumifuge During Product And Process Development Of Silicone Formulations, Holger Rautschek, Wacker Chemie AG, Germany
  • Pigment application of LUMiReader X-Ray: Separation analysis of highly filled TiO2 dispersions, Sven Böhm, KRONOS INTERNATIONAL Inc., Germany
  • Stability prediction of wax-containing inkjet ink by LUMiSizer, Yubai Bi, HP Inc., USA
  • Rapid Stability Prediction Methods for Consumer Products, Stanislav Jaracz, Colgate Palmolive, USA
  • Preparation and Characterisation of Pickering Nanoemulsions, Steven Armes, Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Topic from cosmetics area, Andrea Kargerová, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Practical Aspects of LUMiFuge Application in Food Industry, Anna Kuzmicheva, PepsiCo Int'l, Russia
  • Stability and structure of water-in-water emulsion probed by STEP-TechnologyTM, Lazhar Benyahia, Le Mans Université, France
  • Centrifugal recovery of solvent-diluted bitumen from oil sands, Merouane Khammar, CanmetENERGY, Canada
  • Determination of fat, protein and dry matter in milk by means of a scattering technique, Klaus-Henrik Mittenzwey, Philipp Dumeier Optosphere Spectroscopy GbR, LUM GmbH, Germany

Scientific Committee Chair: Prof. Dr. D. Lerche, LUM GmbH

LUM Young Scientist Award 2019

The Young Scientist Award 2019 LUM again broadens its support and commitment in promoting young researchers from universities and academic institutions all across the globe. 

The nominees are:

Dual efficiency of accelerated centrifugation using LUMiSizer in evaluating the stability of pea protein nanoparticles and the resultant nanoparticle-stabilized Pickering emulsions, Chi Diem Doan, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

From the Life of Proving Cloths, Richard-Sebastian Moeller, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Influence of excess emulsifier on the gelation behavior and stability of oil-in-water nanoemulsions, Kunal Kadiya, University of Saskatchewan, Canada


Pricing Conference

Two days including evening event:


Cancellation fee after 12 May 2018 100%. A substitute is welcome.

* net per person, VAT not included