The biannual international workshop Crystallization in Porous Media (CRYSPOM) focuses on fundamental research of crystallization in porous materials. It unites researchers from geoengineering, geology, physics, chemistry, mechanics and conservation interested in crystal nucleation, growth and transport in porous media and its related consequences.
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, modelists and experimentalists on an international level.
CRYSPOM results from a long-standing tradition. The workshop was founded by Prof. Noushine Shahidzadeh in 2008 in Paris, and subsequently took place in: Brienz (Switzerland, 2010), Troia (Portugal, 2012), Amsterdam (The Netherlands, 2014), Toulouse (France, 2016), Hamburg (Germany, 2018) and Pau (France, 2021). The eight in the series will be held in Ghent (Belgium), 13th – 15th of June, 2023.
CRYSPOM VIII is a co-organization of Ghent University, Antwerp University, BuildWise and the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA).
The topics include but are not limited to:
- Fundamentals of salt and ice crystallization in porous or confined media
- Advances in imaging of crystallization in porous media
- Crystallization in the built environment
- Crystallization in geosciences and energy applications
- Crystallization in industrial and environmental processes