15th Zsigmondy Colloquium 2019 of the German Colloid Society

Dear colleagues,

it was a pleasure to hold this year's Zsigmondy Colloquium 2019 of the German Colloid Society at Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden from July 10 to 12, 2019. I would like to thank all participants very much for the very nice atmosphere.

Best regards,

Tobias A.F. König, Chairman

Thanks to all participants

Thanks to all participants for the successful completion of the Zsigmondy Colloquium 2019. We would also like to acknowledge the advisory board Andreas Fery and Alexander Eychmüller as well as the advisory committee Alla Synytska, Günter K. Auernhammer, Nikolai Gaponik and Vladimir Lesnyak. A special gratitude goes to Nicole Vilbrandt, who has made a decisive contribution to the success of the conference with her great talent in science management. Moreover, we would like to acknowledge the IPF administration and the IPF canteen for the great atmosphere at IPF Dresden. Finally, we like to acknowledge our sponsors Volkswagen Foundation, PicoQuant and DAAD.

Best oral speaker and best poster awards

This year's oral speakers award goes to Mrs. Hanbo Yang (third from left) from University of Molbourne. Best poster award in the categories gold and bronze goes to Fabian Schröer (center) and Dimitri Wilms (second from the left) from HHU Düsseldorf. Best poster award in the categories silver goes to Teresa Walter (third from the left) from FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. The awards were presented by the Zsigmondy  chairman Tobias A.F. König and the advisory board Alexander Eychmüller and Andreas Fery.

Special thanks to the Research Group König

King's Lab from left to right: Tobias A.F. König, Olha Aftenieva, Max J. Schnepf,  Fabian R. Goßler, and Vaibhav Gupta.


The full program of the 15th Zsigmondy Colloquium.

An online version can also be found here: Program


This Zsigmondy colloquium will cover synthesis of colloidal particles and their multiscale assembly as well as the optical/electronic properties of those assemblies with focus on adaptive/functional materials. The Zsigmondy colloquium aims at younger researchers at the pre- and post-doc levels in the field of colloid, surface and interface science. Our goal is to foster communication between researchers from universities and other research institutions and industry.  


• Synthesis of colloidal particles
• Multiscale assembly
• Optical and electronic properties
• Adaptive and functional materials

Scientific Committee

Dr. Tobias A.F. König, Colloidal Nanophotonics

Advisory Board:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Head of the Institute of Physical Chemistry and Polymer Physics at IPF
Prof. Dr. Alexander Eychmüller, Head of the Physical Chemistry Department at Technical University Dresden (TUD)

Advisory Committee:
Priv.-Doz. Dr. habil. Alla Synytska (IPF)
Dr. Günter K. Auernhammer (IPF)
Prof. Dr. Nikolai Gaponik (TUD)
Dr. Vladimir Lesnyak (TUD)


Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. The city is known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city centre. The Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research is carrying out fundamental as well as application-oriented research in polymer science with emphasis to nanotechnological aspects. The meeting is organized by IPF, which is in 10 minutes walking distance from the central station.