Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects is an international journal devoted to the science underlying applications of colloids and interfacial phenomena.

The journal aims at publishing high quality research papers featuring new materials or new insights into the role of colloid and interface science in (for example) food, energy, minerals processing, pharmaceuticals or the environment.

Criteria for publication in Colloids and Surfaces A are novelty, quality and current interest. Manuscripts which only make routine use of or minor extensions to well established methodologies (e.g. fitting adsorption data to a Langmuir or Freundlich isotherm) are not appropriate for the journal.

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Editorial board


  • J.B. Li
    Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


  • R. Bordes
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • F. Grieser
    University of Melbourne School of Chemistry, Parkville, Australia
  • R. Oda
    University of Bordeaux, CNRS, Bordeaux, France
  • R.D. Tilton
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • X. Yan
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Editors Emeriti

  • E.D. Goddard
    Union Carbide Corporation, Specialty Chemicals Division, Tarrytown, New York, United States
  • T.W. Healy
    The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • G.D. Parfitt
    University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • D. Prieve
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • P. Somasundaran
    Columbia University, New York, New York, United States

Editorial Board

  • Z. Adamczyk
    Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Krakow, Poland
  • M. Adler
    University Federation Paris-Est, Créteil, France
  • P. Adler
    Sorbonne University, Paris, France
  • A. Amirfazli
    University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
  • K. Ariga PhD
    National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba-Shi, Japan
  • P. Baglioni
    University of Florence, Firenze, Italy
  • S. Biggs
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • S. Biswal
    Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States
  • L.B. Boinovich
    Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry RAS, Moskva, Russian Federation
  • A.A. Dar
    University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India
  • E. Dickinson
    University of Leeds School of Food Science and Nutrition, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • M. Elimelech
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • A.F. Fery PhD
    Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany
  • N. Furlong
    RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • S. Giasson
    University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • M Gradzielski
    Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • J. Hao
    Shandong University School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jinan, China
  • Q. He
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • T.W. Healy
    The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • S. Hideki
    Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
  • J. Huang
    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • A. Javadi
    University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • T. Kawai
    Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
  • M Kosmulski
    Lublin University of Technology, Lublin, Poland
  • D. Langevin
    Paris-Saclay University, St Aubin, France
  • L. Li
    University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Y. Li
    China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
  • J. Lützenkirchen
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • M. Malmsten PhD
    University of Copenhagen Department of Pharmacy, København, Denmark
  • A. Marmur
    Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • R. Miller
    Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
  • B. Murray
    University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • B. Neppolian
    SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, India
  • T. Ngai
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • M.-P. Pileni
    Sorbonne University Pierre and Marie Curie Campus, Paris, France
  • C. Rodriguez Abreu
    Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
  • A. Salonen
    Paris-Saclay University, St Aubin, France
  • B. Su
    University of Namur, Namur, Belgium
  • G. Tiddy
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Y. Wang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • C. Whitby
    University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • H. Xu
    China University of Petroleum Huadong - Qingdao Campus, Qingdao, China
  • Y. Zuo
    University of Hawaii at Mãnoa, Haiwai, United States