- 1 WELCOME
- 2 AIMS & SCOPE
- 3 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
- 4 SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
- 5 PROGRAMME
- 6 IMPORTANT DATES
- 7 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
- 8 VENUE
- 9 REGISTRATION AND FEES
- 10 CONFERENCE SPECIAL ISSUE
- 11 CONFERENCE PRIZES
- 12 CONTACT DETAILS
- 13 SPONSORS
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the “International Conference on Aerogels for Biomedical and Environmental Applications”, to be held on 18-20 February 2020, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
The meeting is organized by AERoGELS COST Action (https://cost-aerogels.eu), the I+D Farma research group (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) and Flucomp (Asociación de Expertos en Fluidos Comprimidos, Spain).
AIMS & SCOPE
Aerogels are unique nanostructured porous materials with special properties adapted to fit certain advanced applications. Namely, the biomedical and environmental fields are two emerging market opportunities for these materials.
Aerogel-based materials can be used in biomedical applications such as drug carriers, synthetic bone grafts for regenerative medicine and advanced wound dressings. For environmental applications, heat and sound insulators, as well as absorbents, adsorbents, sensors and catalysts for wastewater treatment and for air and water pollutants detection are among the uses being explored for aerogels.
Advances of aerogels and other nanostructured materials on these fields need to assemble expertise from interdisciplinary and intersectorial domains. Technological developments in terms of novel designs, processes, modelling tools, characterization techniques and uses for aerogels should be aligned to boost the progresses on the topic.
This conference aims at assembling and integrating the most recent scientific-technological knowledge in aerogels and other nanostructured materials on a wide range of fundamental topics and applied for biomedical and environmental uses. It also aims at strengthening and creating new ties and collaborations in the aerogel community all over the world.
Networking among conference participants will be favored through specific working group meetings, coffee breaks, poster sessions, meals, sponsor booths and social events. Finally, early-career investigators (ECIs, i.e. PhD students and young postdoctoral scientists) will have specific sessions within the programme to give more visibility to their research.
Participants are invited to submit high quality research works on several topics of interest which include, but not restricted to, the following areas:
- Aerogels for biomedical (pharmaceutical, regenerative medicine, cosmetics) and food applications
- Aerogels for environmental (pollutant detection, remediation) applications
- Bio-based aerogels from biorefinery and circular economy approaches
- Characterization techniques and modelling of aerogels
- Innovative processing technologies for aerogel-based materials
- Life cycle and health risk assessments of nanostructured materials
- Other nanostructured materials (hydrogels, functional nanoparticles, dendrimers, zeolites, MOFs…) for biomedical and environmental applications
- Scale-up and industrial uses of aerogels
Carlos A. García-González (Chair, Univ. Santiago de Compostela, ES)
Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo (Univ. Santiago de Compostela, ES)
José Antelo (ABCR Labs, ES)
Inés Ardao (Univ. Santiago de Compostela,ES)
Beatriz Magariños (Univ. Santiago de Compostela, ES)
Rosana Simón (Univ. Vigo, ES)
Irina Smirnova (Technical Univ. Hamburg, DE)
Eugenio Solla (Univ. Vigo, ES)
Mohammad Alnaief (German Jordanian Univ., JO)
Tatiana Budtova (Mines ParisTech, FR)
Pasquale Del Gaudio (Univ. Salerno, IT)
Luísa Durães (Univ. Coimbra, PT)
Can Erkey (Koç University, TR)
Matthias Koebel (EMPA, CH)
Falk Liebner (BOKU University, AT)
Angel Martín (Univ. Valladolid, ES)
Natalia Menshutina (MUCTR, Russia)
Barbara Milow (DLR, DE)
Monica Neagu (Victor Babes Institute, RO)
Patrina Paraskevopoulou (NKUA, GR)
Prof. Lorenz Ratke (DLR, Germany)
Prof. Xuetong Zhang (Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nanobionics, China)
Prof. Firouzeh Sabri (University of Memphis, USA)
Abstract deadline: 15 November 2019
Abstract decision: 1 December 2019
Late-abstract deadline (only posters): 20 December 2019
Early bird registration: 10 January 2020
We invite you to submit your abstract for Oral or Poster Presentation at the event. The abstract submission deadline is 15 November 2019
Late abstract submission deadline (only possible for poster communications): 20 December 2019
A notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent before 1 December 2019.
The registration of the presenting author who submits the abstract is compulsory.
Faculty of Medicine
University of Santiago de Compostela (USC)
Rúa de San Francisco, s/n
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
GPS: 42°52’N 8°32’W
Santiago de Compostela is located in the northwest of Spain and is the political capital of the Autonomous Region of Galicia. The Old Town of Santiago de Compostela has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, thanks to its architectural beauty, its outstanding conservation and the destination of a millenary pilgrimage route that emerged in the 9th century: The Way of St. James. Every year, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world live this experience of the road on foot, by bicycle, or even on horse, bringing together in the city different cultures, thoughts and beliefs.
Santiago de Compostela is the most cosmopolitan city in Galicia, with numerous popular celebrations, annual music festivals, cinema and theatre and a multitude of exhibitions. Thanks to its University, founded more than 500 years ago, and which receives more than 25,000 students, nearly a hundred annual cultural events are scheduled.
Santiago de Compostela symbolizes all the tradition and gastronomic treasures of a cuisine admired for the high quality of its ingredients, thanks to the sea and the land. That is why gastronomy is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of this city, from the most traditional to the most innovative. To learn more about Santiago de Compostela, please visit: http://www.santiagoturismo.com/
How to arrive from the airport
From Santiago Airport to town: To arrive from the airport to the town centre there is a specific bus with departures every 30 min from 07.00 to 01.00 h.
From Santiago to Airport: there are buses from 06.00 to 00.00 h, with a frequency of 30 min.
Bus Stops at: Santiago (Praza de Galicia), Santiago (Rúa da Rosa, 8), Santiago (Estación de Ferrocarril/Railway Station), Santiago (Estación de Autobuses/Bus Station), Santiago (Capilla San Lázaro), Santiago (Palacio de Congresos), Santiago Airport (Terminal Building).
Estimated cost: Taxi Airport-Town: 21 € (flat rate)
Santiago de Compostela offers a great variety of hotels in a wide range of price categories (including youth hostels and local accommodation options). Nevertheless, early reservation of accommodation is strongly advised.
To search for accommodation in Santiago de Compostela you can use the following website: http://dispoapp.santiagoturismo.com/portada.php
The Conference Secretariat has pre-booked some hotel rooms at reduced prices for the conference attendants:
– Nest Style Santiago***
Single room: 29 € per room and night
Twin room: 39 € per room and night
Double room: 34 € per room and night
Triple room: 59 € per room and night
VAT and breakfast are included in all the cases
Booking at https://www.neststylesantiago.com/reservas/ using the promotional code: AEROGELS
– EUROSTARS Gran Hotel Santiago****
Double room (single use): 65.97 € per room and night
Double room (double use): 80.97 €
VAT and breakfast are included in all the cases.
Booking at Eventos@eurostarsgranhotelsantiago.com using the promotional code: AEROGELS-COST
– EUROSTARS Araguaney*****
Single room: 65.97 € per room and night
Double room – single use (breakfast included): 78.97 € per room and night
Double room (breakfast included): 91.97 €
VAT included in all the cases.
Booking at email@example.com using the promotional code: AEROGELS-COST
– Hostal Reyes Católicos – Parador de Santiago*****S
Single room (breakfast included): 131.40 € per room and night
Double room – double use (breakfast included): 150.30 €
VAT included in all the cases.
Booking at firstname.lastname@example.org using the promotional code: AEROGELS-COST
REGISTRATION AND FEES
Registration Fees (VAT included):
|Before 10.Jan.20||After 10.Jan.20||Before 10.Jan.20||After 10.Jan.20|
|Action member**||0 €||–||100 €||150 €|
|Participants from COST-countries***||0 €||–||150 €||200 €|
|PhD students and ECI from COST-countries**||0 €||–||100 €||150 €|
|Participants from non-COST countries||–||–||275 €||325 €|
|PhD students from non-COST countries||–||–||150 €||200 €|
* Meals include lunches during the 3 days of the event, guided tour, social event, tapas dinner and gala dinner
**Reduced fees for Action members, PhD students and Early Career Investigators (ECI, researchers with PhD + up to 8 years of research experience) registered in the Action’s web page (https://cost-aerogels.eu/join-us/) before 1.Nov.2019
***AERoGELS Action participant countries (in alphabetic order): Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Costa Rica (Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan (German Jordanian University), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation (Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia), Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom
For registration, please fill the form in the following link: https://cost-aerogels.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/AERoGELS-Registration-form.docx and return it to: email@example.com.
Payment of the registration fees should be carried out by wire transfer to the bank account below. In the bank transfer concept, please indicate clearly the name of the participant and send a copy to the conference secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Entity: La Caixa
Account holder: Asociación de Expertos en Fluidos Comprimidos
For more information on registration issues, please contact email@example.com
CONFERENCE SPECIAL ISSUE
There will be a Special Issue of the conference entitled “Processing, Characterization and Uses of Aerogels for Biomedical and Environmental Applications” to be published in Polymers Journal (MDPI, Q1-journal, IF=3.164).
Conference attendants will have a 20% discount on article processing charges (APC) for their manuscript submissions to this special issue.
- Prize for the best oral presentation in the ECIs Forum: Travel grant of 500€ (prize sponsored by Advapor Association)
- Prize for the best two Poster presentations from early career researchers: Two travel grants of 500€ each (prizes sponsored by Polymers journal)
- Prize for the best collaborative poster work (at least 3 groups involved): Fee waiver in Molecules journal (prize sponsored by Molecules journal)
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