Porous materials are used in many applications, including but not limited to thermal insulation, catalysts, catalyst supports, filters, adsorbers, and sensors. This symposium will share recent advances in the formation, characterization, properties, and modeling of porous ceramic, carbon, glass, and glass-ceramic components for any application. These materials contain pore sizes from the nanometers to millimeters and can be textured to have random porosity or hierarchical porosity and can be based on various pore architectures, such as foams, honeycombs, fiber networks, bioinspired structures.

This symposium will be the ideal showcase for the research activities of many groups involved in the development and use of porous materials, including but not limited to the areas of ceramics, chemistry, mechanics, fluid dynamics, modeling and simulation, and application engineering.

Proposed Session Topics

  • Innovations in processing methods & synthesis of porous ceramics
  • Structure and properties of porous ceramics
  • Novel characterization tools of porous structures
  • Software tools for characterization
  • Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) for porous ceramics
  • Mechanical behavior of porous ceramics
  • Micro-porous and meso-porous ceramics
  • Ceramic membranes
  • Ceramics with hierarchical porosity
  • Engineered porous architectures enabled by additive manufacturing technologies
  • Porous ceramics for environmental applications
  • Porous ceramics for energy applications
  • Porous ceramics for biological applications
  • Porous ceramics for functional applications
  • Porous ceramics for water filtration


  • Manabu Fukushima, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, manabu-fukushima@aist.go.jp
  • Tobias Fey, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, tobias.fey@fau.de
  • Paolo Colombo, University of Padova, Italy, paolo.colombo@unipd.it
  • Samuel Bernard, Institut de Recherche sur les Céramiques de Limoges, France
  • Miki Inada, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Oleksandr Kravchenko, Old Dominion University, USA
  • D. Madhusoodana, Ceramic Technological Institute Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., India