About the symposium
Gravimetric sorption based techniques have undergone rapid instrumentation developments over the past 10 years. Advancements in these methods have not only enhanced materials characterization, but have resulted in new types of sorption science methodologies.
The motivation behind the advancements in sorption instrumentation, in particular Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS), was driven by the development of novel classes of materials with controlled pore structure as well as the need to develop a deeper scientific understanding of the behavior of many new types of organic and inorganic solids. This is the first symposium in North America dedicated to the rapidly developing area of gravimetric sorption science and supports a unique interdisciplinary program with sorption experts discussing the challenges and opportunities in gravimetric techniques that are employed to study pharmaceutical, biological, food, zeolite/MOF, building, mineral, fuel cell, filtration, fiber and filler materials.
The focus of the symposium highlights what vapor/gas sorption instrumentation such as DVS can do scientifically and how sorption science provides solutions for rational design of new materials and improved manufacturing processes.
The invited speakers will give talks covering topics including; drying kinetics, stability of pharmaceutical and food ingredients, chemical and size selectivity of porous materials, moisture or solvent induced phase changes in crystalline and amorphous materials; diffusion and transport properties of polymers, powders and packaging materials.
Researchers, scientists, industry professionals and PhD students in fields of:
Dr. Ryan Lively, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. John M. Zielinski, Intertek
Dr. Trefor Evans, TRI Princeton
Dr. Joshua Thompson, Chevron Energy Technology Company
Dr. Calvin Sun, University of Minnesota
Dr. Ilia Ivanov, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Patrick Marsac, University of Kentucky
Dr. Alfred Lee, Merck
Dr. Jeffrey Brum, GlaxoSmithKline
Dr. Rachel Forcino, GlaxoSmithKline
Dr. Krishna Jayachandrababu, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Roman Shimanovich, Amgen
Dr. Donald Riederer, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
Dr. Daryl Williams, Imperial College London
Dr. Dan Burnett, Surface Measurement Systems
Dr. Vladimir Martis, Surface Measurement Systems