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The 50th Anniversary HSP Conference 5-7 April 2017, York, UK

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York and Green Chemistry Centre of ExcellenceHansen Solubility Parameters first appeared in Denmark in 1967. They quickly became adopted by the polymer and paints industries as a vital formulation tool. It was gradually realised that they were a universal tool able to provide formulators with powerful insights into pigments, art restoration, nanoparticles, pharma formulations, green chemistry and more. They are now more popular than ever, used by industry and academia all over the world, in large part thanks to HSPiP (Hansen Solubility Parameters in Practice) the software/eBook/datasets package that became available in 2008 and is now in its 5th edition. .

To celebrate 50 years of HSP, the HSPiP team (Dr Hansen, Prof Abbott, Dr Yamamoto) are holding a special conference hosted at the University of York by the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence.

5-7 April 2017 at the University of York

The conference is celebrating the past and will feature a talk by Dr Hansen on how HSP were developed. But it is very much focussed on the dynamic present and the future challenges. Keynote themes and highlights are:

  • An optional, no extra charge, expert-level tutorial by Prof Abbott on HSPiP for those from the large user community who want to improve their skills, or those who want to see how to get the most out of HSP science.
  • The chance to meet Dr Hansen and the HSPiP team to discuss your specific issues about HSP and HSPiP - and have a chance to influence the features in the next free upgrade.
  • HSP for a rational approach to green and sustainable chemistry
  • Splitting δD and D/A + δNet: the next generation of HSP by Dr Yamamoto
  • HSP for organic electronics, OPV etc. showing the promise and challenges
  • High-throughput measurement of HSP via standard, "grid" and IGC techniques.
  • The strength (and limitations) of HSP for combinatorial screening and comparison with other solubility prediction techniques.
  • HSP in pharma and drug delivery and in cosmetic science.

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We have a full program of technical talks combined with poster sessions and lots of networking opportunities. We are also taking advantage of the wonderful location for a Grand Conference Dinner and also a special access Minster tour (with our own Conference special expert guide) for delegate Accompanying Persons at 11:00 Thu 6 April meeting outside York Minster.

Who will be there?

The conference is truly international. The large HSPiP user community spans the globe and includes industry and academia. This is an opportunity for academics to demonstrate their capabilities to industry and to hear from industry the needs and challenges for the future. The topics will cover the full range of HSP uses while showing the common themes and issues that concern us all. We are encouraging graduate student participation via special rates - we want bright young minds to learn the state of the art and to challenge it, as well as to promote contacts with potential future employers.

Conference Venue

Ron Cooke hubThe venue is the prestigious Ron Cooke hub on the university campus which is a short walk from the wonderful historical city of York. The excellent, modern facilities will provide the environment for technical sessions, networking reception, poster sessions and breaks. The Grand Conference Dinner will be held at the famous National Railway Museum, a truly memorable venue.

For more information on location, travel and accommodation please see the Location page.


The all-inclusive conference fee is £450. Graduate students can join for £225. The fee includes optional training seminar, conference, poster sessions, Grand Dinner, conference lunches, networking evening reception. To cover extra admin costs, there is a surcharge of £25 for registrations via PO rather than on-line.


The University provides up to 52 on-campus rooms on a first-come, first-served basis. York is well set-up for university-based conferences and delegates can choose themselves from the many accommodation options throughout the city. Go to the Location page for more details. -->


For further information please contact Conference@hansen-solubility.com

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The HSPiP team would like to acknowledge the excellent, professional help provided by our local organizers, the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence plus Dr Seishi Shimizu of the York Structural Biology Lab (YSBL). We also warmly acknowledge the assistance of the University of York and the iFormulate team.

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