Texas Soft Matter Meeting

Meeting Information



Please click here for a PDF of the meeting schedule.


The Texas Soft Matter Meeting will be held in the Engineering Lecture Hall at the University of Houston (room L2D2). This is also called building 580 (D2). Click here for a campus map and search "D2" or "580". The poster session will be held in Cullen College of Engineering Building 1 ("D" or "579" on the map) on the first floor (commons area).


We will provide parking permits for the meeting. We will email an info packet to all registrants with the lot location. Student volunteers will be waiting in the parking lot to hand out parking permits when you arrive. The student volunteers will be available until 10am. If you arrive later than 10am you will need to park in one of the campus parking garages (the Hilton garage and the Welcome Center garage are a 5-min walk from the Engineering buildings).


A block of rooms has been set aside at the Four Points by Sheraton - Houston Southwest (2828 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX) for August 17 and 18. Please use the following website to reserve a room: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1707181440&key=2D71A8B5. The cost is $79/night (plus applicable taxes and fees). Rooms are available with either one king bed or two queen beds. The block will be held until August 3.

Presentation Template and Instructions

The following is a template for the short contributed talks. Please use this template as a guide for the length and type of information that should be included in your presentation. Keep in mind that the purpose of these presentations is to introduce your research area to the attendees in order to foster collaborations. You will only have time to introduce the motivation for your project, your approach, and a key result.

Click here for a powerpoint template.

Click here for a PDF version.

Please also follow these important guidelines:

1. The length of the talks will be 3 min. The time limit will be strictly enforced.  

2. Send a PDF of your talk to txsoftmatter@gmail.com by 5PM ON AUGUST 16.  The file format MUST be PDF.  The file name should be Lastname_Firstname.pdf. 

3. On the day of the meeting we will go over procedures for the sessions. Please sit at the front of the room during the session that you are speaking in. 

Poster Format

The poster boards and easels that we will use for the poster session can accommodate posters no larger than 3' height by 4' width. The poster easels that we will use are shown here. The poster does not need to be submitted in advance; simply bring your poster to the poster session.