1st Conference on Aerogel Inspired Materials

Newcastle University, Urban Sciences Building 

Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th September 2019

There will also be a free public lecture on 17th September 2019, Aerogels: From Science to Art which is anyone is welcome to attend.

The 1st International Conference on Aerogel-Inspired Materials aims to bring together leading scientists and researchers to share their expertise and research results on all aspects of the emerging basic science, technology and applications of Aerogel-Inspired Materials.

The conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum for scientists, engineers, companies and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in all areas of Aerogels science.

Aerogels are known since 1931, still they exhibit some unique and unmet properties which have inspired the investigation of further compositions, forms, properties, and applications, as well as the design of related materials by simpler and more affordable preparation routes, such as freeze drying and ambient pressure drying. Aerogel-like materials are becoming a novel platform technology, important in areas such as drug delivery, energy materials, insulation, carbon and thermal management, air pollution and water remediation, catalysis, supercapacitors, thermoelectric materials, luminescence panels, aeronautics, ballistic materials.

The 1st Conference on Aerogel-Inspired Materials will provide an interdisciplinary forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in aerogels and related porous materials.

In 2018 alone the number of publications is now more than 1200 (figure 1). Figure 1 Total number of publications by year for the last 30 years that contains “aerogel” in their content (Web of Science, date of search: 28th Feb 2019).