4th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting of the International Society for Porous Media
May 14-16, 2012
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Chairman: John Cushman
The objectives of the conference are to bring together porous media theoreticians, modelers, and experimentalists from academia and industry and to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and expertise for advancing the porous media science. This includes problems around developing, producing, and manufacturing porous structures, characterizing them, and/or analyzing flow and transport that in addition, may involve thermal, chemical, electrical and mechanical aspects. The conference aims to cover descriptions of physical mechanisms in porous media at scales ranging from angstroms to the 100s of kilometers, using theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches. All industrial applications involving porous materials are of relevance such as fuel cells, paper, diapers, and moisture absorbents, textiles, agrifoodstuffs, filters, concrete, ceramics, polymer composites, and detergent tablets. Biomedical devices such as drug delivery substrates as well as biological tissues and plants are also of interest. Natural porous media such as soils, aquifers, and reservoirs, including CO2 sequestration processes are of interest.