Best Poster Presentation Award ELKIN 2010

Filip Beunis, postdoc in the ‘Liquid Crystals and Photonics’ group at department ELIS, together with co-authors Filip Strubbe, Bart Verboven, Kristiaan Neyts en Dmitri Petrov, has won the ‘Best Poster Presentation Award’ at the ‘9th International Electrokinetics Conference (ELKIN 2010)’, which took place from June 6 to 10, 2010 in Turku (Finland). The winning work ‘Monitoring of charging events on particles in a nonpolar liquid’ is a collaboration between UGent and the ‘Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)’ in Barcelona (Spain) and reports experiments, reminiscent of Millikan’s famous oil-drop experiment, in which changes of only one electron charge on a colloidal particle are monitored during a long time.