International Conference for Dispersion Analysis & Materials Testing 2024

June 10 - 11, 2024

Additional short courses on June 12

Berlin, Germany



In 2024, LUM GmbH hosts the next, now traditional International Conference for Dispersion Analysis & Materials Testing.

Due to popular demand the conference will again take place at the ABACUS Tierpark Hotel in Berlin.

The conference begins with registration and get-together on June 10, 2024 at 9 a.m.

The conference opens at 10 a.m.

The conference ends on June 11, 2024 at 7 p.m.


Please download the conference program here


Additional practical shortcourses will take place at the LUM headquarters in Berlin-Adlershof on June 12.

The shortcourse is considered a further training measure for employees of certified companies (DIN ISO 9001 and other relevant).




Emulsion and suspension enthusiasts, tensile testers, coaters and lightweight constructors are cordially invited to learn new analytical strategies and results from scientific and industrial experts. Acquire new methods to accelerate and simplify your R&D and QC processes with LUMiReader PSA & LUMiReader X-Ray, LUMiFuge, LUMiSizer, LUMiSpoc, LUMiFrac (for composite materials) and LUMiFlector.


Conference topics

  • Particle & Surface Characterization
  • Real-time & Accelerated Stability Testing
  • Solid-Liquid-Separation/Liquid-Liquid-Separation
  • Materials Testing
  • Product Parameter Monitoring


Applications include

  • Agrochemistry
  • Automotive & Aviation
  • Batteries & Energy Materials
  • Biotech, Pharma & Medical
  • Ceramics
  • Coatings & Sealants
  • Composites
  • Cosmetics & HPC
  • Filtration & Sludges
  • Food & Beverages
  • Lightweight Design
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Nano- & Microparticles
  • Oils, Fuels & Lubricants
  • Paints, Inks & Pigments
  • Wastewater
  • ...


Abstracts for the conference 2024 are available via Dispersion Letters.

Stay tuned for updates about speakers and the conference agenda.



The Call for Papers for the International Conference for Dispersion Analysis and Materials Testing 2024 is closed.



Please download the full conference program here


We are very pleased to confirm the following speakers and lecture titles:


Uwe Beck

previously Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Germany

"Material testing using centrifuge technology - a journey through time from 2004 to 2024"


Mathis Benyaya

Université Claude Bernard Lyon (LAGEPP), France

"Rheological properties and stability of Pickering emulsions stabilized with Differently Charged Particles"


Claudia Cencetti

Qi S.r.l., Italy

"A novel amphiphilic polyacrylate-cholesterol derivative as solubility enhancer and emulsion stabilizer for pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications"


Dr. Jim Coons

Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

"Membrane-free Removal of Hydroxide Precipitates by Continuous Ultrasonic Filtration"


Matthew Hood, PhD

Dr. Lerche KG, Germany

"Insights into Development: Certification of Submicron Reference Particles for Size and Number Concentration"


Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Jacob

TH Nuremberg, Germany

"Oil Separation of Lubricating Greases under Static Conditions: Analytical Photo-Centrifuge and DIN 51817"


Thomas Koch

Research Services, KRONOS INT. Inc., Germany

"30 years of LUM GmbH – Years of Flexibility, Innovation, Excellence and Reliable Partnership"


Charlie Mearles-Pay

Reading Scientific Services Ltd, UK

"Analytical Insights in Food Product Development: A Journey Through Accelerated Stability Testing"


Guy Mechrez, PhD

ARO Volcani Center, Israel

"Highly tunable Pickering emulsion/polymer systems: from colloids to functional surfaces"


Dr.-Ing. Anja Meyer

Fraunhofer Institute of Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS), Germany

"Development of aqueous Magnetite ferronanofluids"


Moritz Moß

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Institute of Particle Technology (LFG), Germany

"Multidimensional Analysis using Flow Cytometry and Single Particle Light Scattering Technology"


Kristýna Müllerová

Brno University of Technology (Faculty of Chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry), Czech Republic

"The long-term stability and properties of a skin cream with addition of liposomes"


Prof. Dr-Ing. Hermann Nirschl

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

"30 years of LUM – a view from the KIT"


Heidi Liva Pedersen, PhD

CP Kelco ApS, Denmark

"Stability of oil in water emulsions stabilized solely with Citrus Fiber"


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Peukert

FAU, Department Chemie- und Bioingenieurwesen, Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik, Erlangen, Germany

"Sedimentation analysis – from early steps to the gold standard of particle characterization"


Rebecca Ravotti, PhD, Oliver Fellmann

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU), Switzerland

"Phase-Change Dispersions for Energy Storage and Energy Turnaround: 10 Years of Research at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts"


Patrik Sokola

Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

"LUMiSizer as the universal tool for accessing the kinetic stability of nano ZrO2-based ceramic suspension for DLP printing – correlative study with the corresponding rheological properties"


Prof.em. Dr.-Ing.habil. Michael Stintz

Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Process Engineering and Environmental Technology, Germany

"For more than 20 years, LUM has been promoting university research and education as well as international standardization"


Blaž Toplak

University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Energy and Materials Processes – Particle Science and Technology (EMPI-PST), Germany

"Insights into Perovskite Nanoparticles: Surface Characterization and Dispersion Optimization through LUMiSizer Analytical Centrifuge"


Prof. Dr. Andrea Wanninger

University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, Germany

"Cold Process Emulsification: Evaluation of Raw Materials and Formulation Concepts including Dispersion Analysis”



With the Young Scientist Award 2024 LUM continues to broaden its support and commitment in promoting young researchers from industries and academic institutions all across the globe.


The scientific jury has now nominated three candidates for the Young Scientist Award 2024. The nominees are invited to present their achievements and discuss them in the YSA conference session. The YSA session will culminate with the announcement of the winner - Young Scientist 2024.


The nominees are in alphabetical order:


Amin Said Amin, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Developing a Methodology for Systematic Selection of Probe Liquids to Determine Hansen Solubility Parameters for Carbon Black materials


Théo Merland, Le Mans University & ESPCI Paris-Sorbonne University, France
Fullerene suspensions in water


Priyabrata Sahoo, Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, Bengaluru & Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Interfacial Properties Dominate over Bulk Solvent Properties in Liquid Phase Exfoliation: an Experimental Study using Dispersion Analyser


All abstracts are uploaded to the Dispersion Letters platform.
Registration at Dispersion Letters is free of charge.



The shortcourses on June 12 take place at the LUM Headquarters: Justus-von-Liebig-Str. 3, 12489 Berlin.

Start-time: 9 am

End: 3 pm


Enjoy a full 6 hours of access to LUM instrumentation, as well as a varied program that combines hands-on work with extensive, practical theory.


Please choose one out of five different intensive courses:

1. Accelerated and real-time stability of formulations - testing methods & strategies, correlation (LUMiReader® PSA, LUMiReader® X-Ray, LUMiFuge®, LUMiSizer®)

Video with further information on course #1

2. Comprehensive characterization of battery & energy storage materials (LUMiReader® X-Ray, LUMiSizer®, LUMiFrac®)

Video with further information on course #2

3. Determination of droplet size, particle size distribution & particle properties (LUMiReader® PSA, LUMiSizer®, LUMiSpoc®)

Video with further information on course #3

4. Relative sedimentation time for Hansen Parameters (HSP/HDP) (LUMiReader® PSA & LUMiSizer®)

Video with further information on course #4


Please note that the maximum number of participants per course is 4 - to secure your place in the desired course, please make sure to book early. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. "Course-hopping" is not possible.


Refreshments during the breaks will be provided.




Conference prices include access to all conference areas on June 10 and 11 2024, refreshments durings breaks and a ticket for the exclusive evening event at Berlin Tierpark (From A for ant to Z for zebu – a fascinating world of animals awaits visitors to Europe’s largest landscaped park) and the Restaurant Patagona.

The additional shortcourses at LUM headquarters on June 12 from 9 am to 3 pm include a personal and close supervision in small groups of max. 4 participants.

Refreshments during breaks will be provided. Please note that spaces are limited. Early booking is highly recommended.


2 days conference ticket ~standard rate~ 772.31 EUR* *available from 2024-01-01, VAT included
2 days conference ticket ~standard rate~ + one short course on June 12 1,545.81 EUR* *available from 2024-01-01, VAT included

Please note that speakers and YSA nominees attend the 2 day conference free of charge. To allow for all interested collagues to join, payment terms 14 days (non-negotiable). Order cancellation deadline 10 April 2024. After 10 April 2024 no refund is possible at all, a replacement person is allowed.


We are pleased to offer you special rates for hotel rooms in the conference hotel ABACUS Tierpark Hotel in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde.

Single room: 115 €/night, breakfast included

Double room: 146 €/night, breakfast included

Please call off the quota no later than April 25, 2024 via tel. +49 30 5162-333 or via email

The password for the special rate is "LUM2024".


Stay tuned for conference updates via or register for the free LUM newsletter via info(at) to not miss any conference news.

For any questions, kindly get in touch with the LUM event team.


Conference Registration



Please select your desired shortcourse. For pricing, please check the overview. The course fee will be included into the conference invoice. *


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