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Crystallization in Porous Media - In memory of Olivier Coussy

15. - 18. June 2010

Grandhotel Giessbach, Brienz, Switzerland


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The workshop focuses on the fundamental research of crystallization in porous materials. It aims at better understanding the damage mechanism and development of preventive and protective treatments. Thermodynamics and kinetics of crystal growth, material damage by crystallization and failure, experimental techniques to study crystallization such as NMR, AFM, ESEM and SFA and models such as poromechanics or molecular dynamics are some of the topics that will be presented in CRYSPOM II.

The idea is to bring together leading researchers and Ph.D. students to provide for a constructive and open dialogue. Also it seeks to incite collaborations between theorists and experimentalists on an international level.



May 1, 2010: Deadline for abstract submission (presentations and posters)

Please use this template for the submission



Keynote Speakers

  • Eric Doehne, Getty Conservation Institute, USA
  • Robert Flatt, Sika Technology AG, Switzerland
  • Leo Pel, TU Eindhoven Nederlands
  • Marc Prat, Institut de Mecanique des Fluides de Toulouse, France
  • Carlos Rodriguez-Navarro, Universidad de Granada, Spain
  • George W. Scherer, Princeton University, USA
  • Michael Steiger, Hamburg University, Germany
  • John Wettlaufer, Yale University, USA

Separate hotel registration is mandatory
before March 15, 2010
by e-mail.
Grand Hotel Giessbach,  +41 33 952 25 25
Lodging 750 CHF (approx. 500 EUR) for 3 nights and full board