• Project Kick-off (October 2016)
  • Recruitment of all ESRs is complete and Personal development plans have been crafted and have been aligned between the Academic supervisors, Industrial Co-supervisors, and the ESRs
  • Ph.D. research plans along with Milestones and deliverables for each of the ESRs have been written, agreed upon, and available.
  • Monthly technical reports are submitted by the ESRs which are submitted to the Consortium confidential Sharepoint.
  • Regular Monthly telephone connections between ESRs, Academic Supervisors, and Industrial Supervisors, time is used to review the technical programme, align on the next steps, and address and help needed.
  • Quarterly Face to Face meetings between Technical coordinators and ESRs.
  • Bi-annual Face to Face meetings are hosted by the consortium partners on a Rota basis. These two days' meetings are used to enable deep dive into the technical programmes, provide necessary training to the ESRs targets at personal development. These Face to Face meetings also are designed to enable networking and team-building between supervisors and ESRs and ESRs with ESRs.
  • To date, the consortium has held 6 Face to Face meetings P&G-Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), P&G-Brussels (Belgium), CSGI-Venice International University (Italy), Birmingham (UK), Ghent (BE), and Siena (Italy).
  • CSGI facilitated the first of two planned Summer Schools. The school was held at Venice International University in July 2017. The first two days were open to the participants of the Soft Matter Summer School (3-8 July 2017) organized by the Università Ca' Foscari Venezia and Societa' Chimica Italiana (SCI).
  • The second Summer School was held in Ghent in July 2018. The school was jointly organized by KUleuven and UGent.
  • EC mid-term report Review accomplished on the 5ht of July 2018 in Ghent (BE).
  • The secondment of most ESRs has been accomplished.
  • The first article was published on August 20th, 2018: "In-Situ High Resolution Dynamic X-ray Microtomographic Imaging of Olive Oil Removal in Kitchen Sponges by Squeezing and Rinsing" to the Special Issue In-Situ X-Ray Tomographic Study of Materials for the journal Materials. DOI: 10.3390/ma11081482
  • Accepted on Colloids and Surfaces A (3 May 2019): "Measurement of the zeta-potential of solid surfaces through Laser Doppler Electrophoresis of colloid tracer in a dip-cell: Survey of the effect of ionic strength, pH, tracer chemical nature and size" by Helena Mateos, Alessandra Valentini, Eric Robles, Anju Brooker, Nicola Cioffi, Gerardo Palazzo. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2019.05.006
  • Accepted on Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. (26 July 2019): "Combined Use of Streaming Potential and UV/Vis To Assess Surface Modification of Fabrics via Soil Release Polymers" by Alessandra Valentini, Serafim Bakalis, Kostantinos Gkatzionis, Gerardo Palazzo, Nicola Cioffi, Cinzia Di Franco, Eric Robles, Anju Brooker, and Melanie M. Britton. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b02604
  • Final Dissemination Event (1-2 October 2019) was held in Bari (IT).
  • Accepted on Soft Matter (21 November 2019): "Orthogonal wave superposition of wrinkled, plasma-oxidised, polydimethylsiloxane surfaces"by Luca Pellegrino, Sepideh Khodaparasta and  João T. Cabral. DOI: 10.1039/c9sm02124h
  • Accepted on Colloids and Surfaces A (1 April 2020): "Binding isotherms of surfactants used in detergent formulations to bovine serum albumin" by Helena Mateos, Alessandra Valentini, Giuseppe Colafemmina, Sergio Murgia, Eric Robles, Anju Brooker, Gerardo Palazzo. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2020.124801
  • Accepted on Applied Sciences (23 April 2020): "A reproducible method for growing biofilms on polystyrene surfaces: Biomass and bacterial viability evolution of Pseudomonas fluorescens" by Valeria Angarano, Cindy Smet, Simen Akkermans, Theodora Akritidou, Bart Huyck, Andre Chieffi, Jan F.M. Van Impe. DOI: 10.3390/app10134544
  • Accepted on PLOS ONE (23 April 2020): "Confocal Raman microscopy to identify bacteria in oral subgingival biofilm models" by Lukas Simon Kriem,
    Kevin Wright, Renzo Alberto Ccahuana-Vasquez, Steffen Rupp. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232912
  • Accepted on Biomimetics (29 Giugno 2020): "Surfactant Interactions with Protein-Coated Surfaces: Comparison between Colloidal and Macroscopically Flat Surfaces" by Helena Mateos, Alessandra Valentini, Francesco Lopez, and Gerardo Palazzo. DOI: 10.3390/biomimetics5030031
  • Accepted on Food and Bioproducts Processing (27 July 2020): "A reproducible method for growing biofilms on polystyrene surfaces: Biomass and bacterial viability evolution of Pseudomonas fluorescens" by Valeria Angarano, Simen Akkermans, Cindy Smet, Andre Chieffi, Jan F.M. Van Impe.  DOI:  10.1016/j.fbp.2020.07.019
  • Accepted on Applied Science (4 August 2020): "Study on the Effect of Contrast Agent on Biofilms and Their Visualization in Porous Substrate Using X-ray μCT" by Abhishek Shastry, Xabier Villanueva, Hans Steenackers, Veerle Cnudde, Eric Robles and Matthieu N. Boone. DOI: 10.3390/app10165435
  • Accepted on Coatings (25 September 2020): "Non-Destructive Monitoring of P. fluorescens and S. epidermidis Biofilm under Different Media by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Other Corroborative Techniques" by Marco Consumi, Kamila Jankowska, Gemma Leone, Claudio Rossi, Alessio Pardini, Eric Robles, Kevin Wright, Anju Brooker, and Agnese Magnani. DOI: 10.3390/coatings10100930