Quantachrome Scientist to Speak at Nanoscale Adsorption Workshop September 22-24, 2011.

Quantachrome Instruments' Dr Matthias Thommes will present an invited paper titled "Sorption, Pore Condensation and Hysteresis Behavior in Advanced Nanoporous Silica and Carbon Materials" on September 22, 2011, during the workshop conference "Adsorption at the Nanoscale" to be held at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

Dr Matthias Thommes, Quantachrome's Director of Applied Science, just one of thirty invited speakers, will present his talk at the workshop conference "Adsorption at the Nanoscale: A New Frontier in Fundamental Science and Applications" that runs from September 22nd through the 24th, 2011. The conference will be held at the Monsanto Auditorium in the Life Sciences Center of the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri. According to the organizers, this workshop has for its focus an area that lies at the confluence of basic science and applications - starting from the very fundamental question of the origin of adsorption forces, to its extension in the form of the varied behavior of films on regular and irregular surfaces. The workshop is intended to provide a unique opportunity to establish dialogue between leading individuals with very different backgrounds and orientations. The following is a selection of the main areas that will be discussed: Materials for the storage of Hydrogen (H2) and Methane (CH4), characterization and optimization of the pore structure, transitions in adsorbed systems, and compliant materials like metal-organic-frameworks (MOFs), in which the host medium reacts to the presence of the adsorbent.

The workshop is also supported in part by financial contribution from Quantachrome Instruments. 

Quantachrome Instruments, founded in 1968, is a world leader in the design, manufacture, sales and service support of analytical instrumentation for characterizing properties of porous materials and powders, specializing in multi-sample-station instruments and state-of-the-art technologies. This ISO 9001:2008 registered company also offers renowned scientific application support. Dedicated to providing the highest quality scientific instrumentation and product lifetime support, Quantachrome has more than 50 sales, service and distribution offices worldwide!

Dr. MatthiasThommes (Quantachrome's Director of Applied Science) is a renowned researcher in the area of adsorption and characterization of nanoporous materials. Dr. Thommes received his Doctorate in Physical Chemistry with Prof. G.H. Findenegg at Ruhr University Bochum (1989-1991) and Technical University Berlin (1992/93). Dr. Thommes joined Quantachrome in 1998, first as the Head of Application Department at Quantachrome GmbH in Germany, and then in 2001 at the Quantachrome Headquarters in Boynton Beach, Florida, USA. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Adsorption Society (IAS), a Council Member of the International Mesotructured Materials Association (IMMA), and a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal Particle & Particle Systems Characterization. Dr. Thommes is also active in committees of the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), where he serves as a Convenor for the working group on Surface Area and Porosity, ASTM International as Chairman of the committee Physical Properties of Ceramics, as well as IUPAC (International Union for Pure & Applied Chemistry).

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