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S9: Porous ceramics: Novel developments and applications

Porous materials are utilized in many applications including but not limited to thermal insulation, catalysts, catalyst supports, filters, adsorbers and sensors. This symposium aims to bring together the technical community to 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 nanometers to millimeters, can have textured to random porosity or hierarchical porosity, and are based on various pore architectures, such as foams, honeycombs, fiber networks, bio-inspired structures.


This symposium is 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 and synthesis of porous ceramics
  • Structure and properties of porous ceramics
  • Novel characterization tools of porous structures
  • Mechanical behavior of porous ceramics
  • Microporous and mesoporous ceramics
  • Ceramic membranes
  • Ceramics with hierarchical porosity
  • Engineered porous architectures enabled by additive manufacturing
  • 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


Symposium organizers

  • Paolo Colombo, University of Padova, Italy; paolo.colombo@unipd.it
  • 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
  • Samuel Bernard, Institut Européen des Membranes, France
  • Giorgia Franchin, University of Padova, Italy
  • Go Kawamura, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
  • Fabrice Rossignol, CNRS Limoges, France
  • Kurosch Rezwan, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Hutha Sarma, Corning Environmental Technologies, USA
  • Jian-feng Yang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

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