Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science (COCIS) is an international journal focused on the science related to interfaces and on the behavior of colloids and amphiphiles (surfactants, polar lipids, polymers and biopolymers) in solution.
The journal also encompasses molecular and nanoscopic aspects of materials science, industrial applications of colloids, and biologically-relevant systems. COCIS is not a primary journal; rather it seeks to guide the researcher through the maze of current published literature, and to highlight areas and papers which, in the opinion of the reviewers, are of special interest and significance.
Topics covered include: Theories and Simulations, Microscopy Methods, NMR, X-ray and Neutron Scattering, Surface Analysis Techniques, Emulsions and Microemulsions, Liquid Crystals, Thin Films and Foams, Polyelectrolytes, Reactivity in Colloidal Systems and at Interfaces, Surfactants, Food Colloids, Biological Colloids and Interfaces, Colloidal Dispersions, Self Assembly, Drug Delivery, Electrokinetics, Rheology, and, Wetting and Spreading.

For each of the above areas, Section Editors have been appointed, who will commission expert scientists to write an informed and critical article on a topic within that general field. The article is not intended to be a comprehensive compilation of the recent relevant literature, but rather is a personal article by the contributor(s), which sets out to both inform the reader of the major developments in the area, and to identify those papers which in the opinion of the author(s), have made the greatest impact on the field. Normally, the period covered by the review will be the previous two to three years.

Editorial board


  • Nicholas Abbott
    Cornell University School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ithaca, New York, United States
  • Marie Pierre Krafft PhD
    University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

Biological Colloids and Interfaces

  • Martin Malmsten PhD
    University of Copenhagen Department of Pharmacy, København, Denmark
  • Stefan Zauscher
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States

Drug Delivery

  • Julie Champion
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Rita Vanbever-Zaman
    Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


  • Martin Z. Bazant
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Carsten Werner
    TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Emulsions and Microemulsions

  • Kenji Aramaki
    Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan
  • Carlos Rodriguez Abreu
    Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

Food Colloids

  • Martin Leser
    Nestle Research Center, Lausanne 26, Switzerland
  • Brent Murray
    University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Formulations and Cosmetics

  • Samiul Amin
    Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York, United States
  • Eliana B. Souto
    University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Microscopy Methods

  • Dganit Danino
    Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel


  • Bradley Chmelka
    University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Anne Lesage
    Institute of Analytical Science, Villeurbanne Cedex, France

Particle Systems

  • Stefano Sacanna
    New York University, New York, United States
  • Patrick Spicer
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Krassimir Velikov
    Unilever Innovation Vlaardingen, Vlaardingen, Netherlands


  • Maria Santore
    University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Chemistry, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

Reactivity in Colloidal Systems and at Interfaces

  • Faruk Nome†
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
  • Larry Romsted
    Rutgers University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


  • Yujun Feng
    Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Erin Koos
    KU Leuven Science and Technology Group Department of Chemical Engineering, Heverlee, Belgium

Self Assembly

  • Alfred Blume
    Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany
  • Junbai Li
    Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Special Topics

  • Nicholas Abbott
    Cornell University School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, United States
  • Marie Pierre Krafft PhD
    University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Thomas Zemb
    Institute of Separative Chemistry Marcoule Laboratory of Sonochemistry in Complex Fluids, Bagnols sur Ceze, France

Surface Analysis Techniques

  • Libero Liggieri
    Institute for Educational Technology National Research Council, Genova, Italy
  • Reinhard Miller
    Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

Surface Forces

  • Per Claesson
    Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • William Ducker
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States


  • Romain Bordes
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Yilin Wang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Theory and Simulation

  • Zbigniew Adamczyk
    Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Krakow, Poland
  • Arthi Jayaraman
    University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Newark, Delaware, United States

Thin Liquid Films and Foams

  • Sibani Lisa Biswal
    Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States
  • Raymond Dagastine
    The University of Melbourne Melbourne School of Engineering, Melbourne, South Australia, Australia

Wetting and Spreading

  • Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman
    Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Victor Starov
    Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom

X-Ray and Neutron Scattering

  • Jeff Penfold
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, United Kingdom
  • Norman Wagner
    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States

Editor Emeritus

  • B.H. Robinson†