As laid down in its constitution the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists is a voluntary, non-profit-making organisation of individuals who are actively interested in the field of colloid and interface science.

The objectives of the Association are
(a) to promote international cooperation among colloid and interface scientists, and
(b) to encourage advancement and understanding in the field of colloid and interface science.
The Association seeks to achieve these goals by sponsoring international conferences in colloid and interface science, by encouraging regional activities and by providing relevant information to its members. It has been sponsoring the regularly arranged series of International Conferences on Surface and Colloid Science (ICSCS), now called the IACIS conferences.

After several decades in existence IACIS has proven to be a viable organisation, which has met the original objectives. It is essential that we enrol as many members as possible in order to better represent the worldwide community of professionals in research, development, and teaching in our discipline.

IACIS would like to develop as a world-wide umbrella organization. Until now this resulted in, e.g., a special relationship with the European Colloid and Interface Society.

IACIS Council

Standing Committee

President Prof. Dr. Reinhard Miller
Reinhard Miller
President-elect Prof. Dr. Hans-Jrgen Butt
Reinhard Miller
Immediate Past President Prof. Dr. Kazue Kurihara
Kazue Kurihara
Honorary Secretary and Treasurer Dr. Mieke Kleijn
(The Netherlands)
Mieke Kleijn
Newsletter Editor / web master Dr. Ger J.M. Koper
(The Netherlands)
Ger Koper

Ordinary Members of Council 2015-2018

Prof. Dr. Nicholas Abbot (USA)
Prof. Dr. Russell Crawford (Australia)
Prof. Dr. Jasper van der Gucht (The Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. Regine von Klitzing (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Peter Kralchevsky (Bulgaria)
Prof. Dr. Schlomo Magdassi (Israel)
Prof. Dr. Hideki Matsuoka (Japan)
Prof. Dr. Elena Mileva (Bulgaria)
Prof. Dr. Victor Starov (UK)
Prof. Dr. Brian Vincent (U.K.)
Prof. Dr. Greg Warr (Australia)
Thomas Zemb (France)

Co-opted Members 2012-2015

Prof. Dr. Fernando Galembeck (Brazil)
Prof. Dr. Rong Guo (P. R. of China)
Prof. Dr. Krisztina Lszl (Hungary)
Prof. Dr. Bjrn Lindman (Sweden)
Prof. Dr. Marie-Paule Pileni (France)
Prof. Dr. Dimo Platikanov (Bulgaria) ♰
Prof. Dr. John Walz (USA)

Chair of the IACIS Award Committee (attending the Council meetings)

Prof. Dr. Brian Vincent (U.K.)