Edinburgh-Erlangen School of Adsorption: EESA 2022

School Description

The School is aimed to PhD students, Researchers and Industrialists willing to gain a deeper insight of the fundamental aspects of adsorption science and engineering.

The School is based on over 15 years of experience in delivering lectures in adsorption courses at the MEng level. It is structured as an intensive 4-day programme including formal lectures, discussion periods and numerical tutorials covering the following main topics:

  • Adsorption equilibrium – low and high pressure
  • Characterisation of nanoporous materials by adsorption and complementary techniques (e.g. liquid intrusion): Discussion of key experimental aspects and data interpretation based of classical, macroscopic thermodynamic methods and advanced approaches based on statistical mechanics (such as Density Functional Theory and molecular simulation)  
  • Adsorption kinetics including examples from our laboratory (ZLC, volumetric and frequency response)
  • Adsorption column dynamics including equilibrium theory, structured adsorbents and monoliths
  • Adsorption processes and cycles

The course includes an extended tour of the laboratories to combine theory with practice. For an overview of the range of experimental techniques please see DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b05015



Prof. Stefano Brandani and Prof. Matthias Thommes



Stefano Brandani

Matthias Thommes

Enzo Mangano

Hyungwoong Ahn


Guest Speaker

Dr. Tim Golden (Air Products and Chemical, Inc.): Gas Separation and Purification by Adsorption: Commercial Adsorbents, Processes and Fun Facts. 


General Course Information

Dates: 06 - 09 September 2022

Preliminary schedule of activities:

  Morning Lunch Break Afternoon
Tuesday 6th Sept. 09:00 -13:00 13:00 - 14:30 14:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 7th Sept. 09:00 -13:00 13:00 - 14:30 14:30 - 17:00
Thursday 8th Sept. 09:00 -13:00 13:00 - 14:30 14:30 - 17:00
Friday 9th Sept. 09:00 -13:00 13:00 - 14:30  - 

Registration and fees

Registrations to EESA 2022 are now closed.


Early bird registration deadline: 31 July 2022


Before 31 July 

After 31 July 

Academics participants (including PhD students)



Industrial participants



ARIC members (up to 3 delegates per company) are granted free participation to the course (Register here)

Registration fees include lunch and coffee, a School dinner, one excursion activity.

There is a maximum number of participants, an early registration is recommended.

Limited discounted prices for 1st year PhD students are available, for information: E.Mangano@ed.ac.uk

How to apply for the discounted registration fee (1st year PhD students only):

1st year PhD students are elegible for a discounted registration fee of £500. 

To be selected the students should send 1-page statement in support containing:

  • Details of their research background/topic
  • Why attendance to the School is relevant for their research
  • Which of the topics covered they would be most interested and why

Deadline for the application: 24 July 2022

Documents must be sent via email to E.Mangano@ed.ac.uk.

Candidates will be informed of the outcome of the application by the 27th of July.


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