Summary of the online adsorption meeting Nov 9th-10th 2021 – a complete success!

Participants from more than 30 countries and two days full of top-class, interesting presentations and discussions on the topic of gas adsorption for the characterization of surfaces and porous materials – this is how the Online Adsorption Meeting could be summarized. The participants asked numerous questions and discussed the latest developments in research and development. Thanks to the online format, participants came from Europe as well as from more distant countries in North and South America (Colombia, Mexico, Canada, etc.), but also from Korea, Australia, Saudi Arabia or Nigeria.

The participants particularly liked the following presentations:

  • Dr. Pascal Van Der Voort (Ghent University, Belgium): “From mesoporous silica to covalent organic frameworks: a journey through the porous materials of the last decades: some special case-studies“
  • Dr. Nicola Hüsing (University of Salzburg, Austria): „Hierarchically Organized Porous Monoliths: Synthesis and Characterization“
  • Dr. Maksim S. Mel’gunov (Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia): „The possibilities and restrictions of machine learning for identification of adsorption-desorption hysteresis types“
  • Sven Elbert (Heidelberg University): „Triptycene-based Porous Materials“
  • Denys Grekov (IMT Atlantique, Nantes, France): „Adsorption of gases by clay minerals in presence of water“
  • Jens Möllmer (Institute of non-classical chemistry (INC), Leipzig, Germany): „Characterization of activated carbon from VRU plants“

The interactive discussion round in the afternoon after the day’s presentations was also used to establish new collaborations or to discuss current challenges in the research environment.

The participants rated the event with 4.75 out of a possible 5 points, and they particularly liked the variety of topics:

  • The ‘Adsorption Meeting’ was excellent. It had covered all the areas of ‘Surface Chemistry’ (Catalysis, Adsorption and Colloids). Looking forward to attend much more such meetings in near future.
  • Great symposium, especially given the chance to participate for academics!

Finally, we would like to thank the speakers and participants for the successful event. Due to the numerous positive feedbacks, we would like to announce the hybrid (online or in Leipzig, Germany) adsorption week on 17-19.05.2022. Further information and the registration are already online:

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