Workshop on

Formulation Science and Engineering for the Common Good

Hyatt Regency Crystal City hotel, Arlington, VA

Friday May 31 - Saturday June 1, 2024


The "Formulation" workshop aims to (i) highlight the potential of fundamental research on complex fluids and soft matter toward the development of formulations with new or alternative ingredients that benefit consumers, suppliers, and the environment alike, (ii) chart a path toward addressing the open questions that have to be answered in order to fully develop this potential, (iii) foster academia-industry interactions and the translation of academic research into industrial practice, and (iv) educate younger researchers about professional development and career opportunities in the field of formulated products. Ultimately, this workshop endeavors to advance the field of formulations science and engineering for the common benefit, through a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach that could prove transformative toward achieving desirable health and environment outcomes.

The "Formulation" workshop will bring together colleagues from academia, industry, and government agencies, and will encompass presentations and panel/focus group discussions. The workshop deliverable will be a report compiling the main findings, identifying connections between university research and the needs of industrial R&D, and offering recommendations to funding agencies for supporting formulation-related research.

Organizing committee

  • Paschalis Alexandridis (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) (co-chair)
  • Marina Tsianou (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) (co-chair)
  • Nicholas L. Abbott (Cornell University)
  • Claribel Acevedo-Vélez (University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez)
  • Stephanie Lam (GSK)
  • Daniel S. Miller (Dow)



National Science Foundation (award CBET-1940999)