Multiscale Porosity from Laboratory to Industrial Application
Date: August 26-28, 2015 - Place: MediaLab, MIT, Cambridge
Contacts: J. Kenvin (Micromeritics), R. Pellenq (CNRS-MIT)
Scope: An advanced workshop on materials for energy and the environment, jointly organized by the Joint CNRS-MIT laboratory <MSE>2, the International Research Network M2UN and Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, will take place August 26 – 28, 2015 at the MIT campus in Boston. Lectures by leading international experts will cover subjects that include: multi-scale porosity, pore mechanics, and materials for energy and the environment. The event will also promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas between participants in a stimulating and informal environment.
It has been nearly 75 years since Biot established a poro-elastic theory of fluids confined in porous solids and the topic remains highly relevant in the current environment and opportunities for energy production from shale-rocks. Simple textural characterization and subsequent modeling of porous materials often neglects deformation due to sorption and confinement of fluids. This interdependence of porosity and material deformation of synthetic and naturally occurring porous materials will be discussed and will focus on shale-rocks, cement, zeolites, and carbons commonly encountered in energy storage, production, and environmental applications.This workshop is highly recommended for scientists and engineers involved in research and development of products and processes where porous materials play a key role.
- Roland Pellenq CNRS and MIT
- J. Kenvin Micromeritics
Deadline for abstract submission: July 10th
Deadline for registration: August 17th
Deadline for manuscript submission for the special issue of the ASCE Journal on Nano and Micro Mechanics: September 15th
Registration fees are $200 for researchers and $75 for students/postdocs.
Invited speakers (confirmed, list not complete):
- E. Del Gado (Prof., Georgetown University Washington DC, US)
- P. Levitz (Director of PHENIX, CNRS-UPMC, Paris, France)
- K. Kaneko (Distinguished Prof., Research Center for Exotic Nanocarbons, Shinshu university, Japan)
- D. Sholl (Prof., Chair in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech., US)
- F. Ulm (Prof., Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, US)
- J.P. Korb, Jean-Pierre Korb (CNRS Director of Research, LPMC, CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France)
- G. Yushin (Prof. School of Materials Science and Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, US
- J. Perez-Ramirez, (Prof., Dpt. Chem. Eng., ETH-Zurich, Switzerland
- R. Kleinberg (Schlumberger, SDR, Cambridge, US)
- J. Mc Andrew (Air Liquide US, Newark, Delaware, US)
- J. Jagiello (Senior Research Scientist, Micromeritics, Norcross, Georgia, US)
- Doug McCarty (Senior Staff Geologist Chevron Energy Technology Company Houston Texas, US)
- M. Bazant (Dept Chem Eng. , MIT, US)
- A. Fuchs (Chimie Paris Tech, Paris, France)
- K. Gubbins (Dept Chem and Bio Eng, North Carolina State University, US)pwd
The program of the Workshop can be downloaded from here.
The workshop will take place at MIT Media Lab, Cambridge.
75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139 - google Map
The workshop will start on Wednesday August 26th at 9am and will end on Friday August 28th at lunch time.