Edinburgh-Erlangen School of Adsorption: EESA 2024

Prof. Stefano Brandani (University of Edinburgh) and Prof. Matthias Thommes (Friedrich-Alexander-University) are pleased to invite the International Adsorption Community to the Edinburgh-Erlangen School of Adsorption 2024, now in its third edition, which will take place in Edinburgh (UK) from September 3-6, 2024.

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. It is based on over 15 years of experience in delivering lectures in adsorption courses at the MEng level. It is structured as an intensive 3.5-day programme including formal lectures, discussion periods and numerical tutorials covering the following main topics:

  • 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 equilibrium – low and high pressure
  • 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



Prof. Stefano Brandani

Prof. Matthias Thommes

Dr. Enzo Mangano

Dr. Hyungwoong Ahn


Guest Speakers

Dr. Tim Golden (Air Products and Chemical, Inc.)

Dr. Federico Brandani (Air Liquide)


General Course Information

Dates: 03 - 06 September 2024

Preliminary schedule of activities:

  Morning Lunch Break Afternoon
Tuesday 3rd Sept. 09:00 -13:00 13:00 - 14:30 14:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 4th Sept. 09:00 -13:00 13:00 - 14:30 14:30 - 17:00
Thursday 5th Sept. 09:00 -13:00 13:00 - 14:30 14:30 - 17:00
Friday 6th Sept. 09:00 -13:00 13:00 - 14:30  - 

Registration and fees

To register please click here 

Early bird registration deadline: 15 July 2024


Before 15 July 

After 15 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: 01 July 2024

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

Candidates will be informed of the outcome of the application by the 8th of July.


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