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, Ithaka, New York, USA
  • Marie Pierre Krafft
    Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg Cedex 2, France

Biological Colloids and Interfaces

  • Martin Malmsten
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Stefan Zauscher
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Drug Delivery

  • Julie Champion
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Rita Vanbever-Zaman
    Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium


  • Martin Z. Bazant
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Carsten Werner
    Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany

Emulsions and Microemulsions

  • Kenji Aramaki
    Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan
  • Carlos Rodriguez Abreu
    Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

Food Colloids

  • Martin Leser
    Nestec Ltd., Lausanne 26, Switzerland
  • Brent Murray
    University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Formulations and Cosmetics

  • Samiul Amin
    Manhattan College, Riverdale, USA
  • Eliana B. Souto
    Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Microscopy Methods

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


  • Bradley Chmelka
    University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Anne Lesage
    Université de Lyon, Villeurbanne, France

Particle Systems

  • Stefano Sacanna
    New York University, New York, New York, USA
  • Patrick Spicer
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Krassimir Velikov
    Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, Vlaardingen, Netherlands


  • Maria Santore
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Reactivity in Colloidal Systems and at Interfaces

  • Faruk Nome†
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil
  • Larry Romsted
    Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA


  • Yujun Feng
    Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
  • Erin Koos
    KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium

Self Assembly

  • Alfred Blume
    Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale, Germany
  • Junbai Li
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China

Special Topics

  • Nicholas Abbott
    University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Marie Pierre Krafft
    Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg Cedex 2, France
  • Thomas Zemb
    Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule, Bagnols sur Cèze Cedex, France

Surface Analysis Techniques

  • Libero Liggieri
    National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Genova, Italy
  • Reinhard Miller
    Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

Surface Forces

  • Per Claesson
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • William Ducker
    Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA


  • Romain Bordes
    Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
  • Yilin Wang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China

Theory and Simulation

  • Zbigniew Adamczyk
    Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland
  • Nily Dan
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Thin Liquid Films and Foams

  • Sibani Lisa Biswal
    Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Raymond Dagastine
    University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wetting and Spreading

  • Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman
    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Victor Starov
    Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

X-Ray and Neutron Scattering

  • Jeff Penfold
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxon, UK
  • Norman Wagner
    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA

Editor Emeritus

  • B.H. Robinson†