||Porous materials are materials containing pores, channels or interstices. The structures and properties of the materials depend of the size, orientation and shape of the pores, the porosity (i.e. the ratio between the total pore volume and the apparent volume of the material) and material compositions. Tailoring their structures and properties leads to a wide range of applications, including optical/electronic devices, electrochemical cells, catalysis, clean air, waste disposal, selective separation and fixation of hazardous and radioactive ions and hazardous organic species, and more. This symposium provides an international forum to discuss the latest advances in scientific understanding and engineering development of porous materials.
Papers are sought in all aspects of synthesis, processing, characterization, property evaluation, applications, and computational modeling of porous materials. Topics include, but not limited to, 1) Synthesis, processing, and characterization; 2) Fundamental properties, structure/property relationships; 3) Applications in optical, electronic, electrochemical, biological, energy, environmental and sustainable fields; and 4) Computational modeling.