Adhesion '11

7 Sep 2011 - 9 Sep 2011

Organised by IOM Communications and the Society for Adhesion and Adhesives


Adhesion '11: 11th Triennial International Conference on the Science and Technology of Adhesion and Adhesives 

Adhesion ‘11 will be the 11th in the series of international conferences held, since 1980, on a triennial basis in the UK. Earlier ‘Adhesion’ conferences have been held at Durham in 1980, Nottingham in 1984, York in 1987 and 1993, Cambridge in 1990, 1996 and 1999, Glasgow in 2002 and Oxford in 2005 and 2008; Adhesion ‘11 will return to the University of York on 7-9 September 2011. 

The organising committee is drawn from specialists well-known to the international adhesion community and is chaired by Gary Critchlow. The Committee now requests papers on all aspects of the science and technology of adhesion and adhesives, including the following:

  • Adhesion in the marine environment  
  • Adhesives for electronic applications  
  • Advances in adhesive materials: structural and pressure-sensitive adhesives  
  • Bio-adhesion and biomedical adhesion 
  • Engineering aspects of adhesion and engineering applications
  • Environmental and ecological aspects 
  • Fundamental aspects of adhesion
  • Industrial aspects
  • Innovative designs and applications
  • Mechanical properties of bonded joints including joint design and durability 
  • Nano technology as applied to adhesives 
  • New crosslinking chemistries and novel polymer structures used in adhesives 
  • Quality procedures, testing and standardisation 
  • Science, technology and properties of surfaces 


The Conference programme will give high priority to a poster session.The 8th Wake Memorial Lecture and the presentation of the de Bruyne Medal for 2010 will form the two principal foci of the Conference; previous recipients of both awards can be seen on the Community Board/Awards page.

Late Submissions

Potential authors should note that the closure date for submissions for this conference has now been reached. However, papers for Poster presentation can still be accepted: please contact John Bishopp direct.  

All papers and presentations will be in English and a condition of acceptance will be that at least one author from each paper will pay to attend the conference and present the work.

Programme and Registration

The final Programme and Registration documentation, which also includes details about on-campus hotel accommodation, is now available.


The extended abstracts (4 pages maximum) of the accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of Adhesion ’11, which will be available in both book form and on a CD-ROM at the conference.

Conference and Venue

For details on the conference and York city, view the slide show given below



The initial programme is now available (see downloads below) and the final Programme and Registration documentation, which will also include details about on-campus hotel accommodation, will appear here in due course.

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
National Science & Learning Centre, University of York
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Paul Harris
020 7451 7302

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