General Information

The Summer School Porous Materials @ Work will take place from Sept. 16th-19th, 2019 at Graz University of Technology, lecture hall BE01 (Steyrergasse 30/I), 8010 Graz.

  Nano- and micro-porous materials are technologically relevant solids as they offer unique properties with respect to their denser counterparts. However, the successful integration of nano- and micro-porous materials as functional components of real-world systems requires precise control of the physical form of the material across all dimensions. Despite the advances that have been made over a short period of time, there are common challenges faced by the community bring materials with exceptional properties from the lab bench to real devices.
  The present school will be focused on the synthesis, processing and characterization of nano- and micro-porous materials (MOFs, MOPs and mesoporous materials), as well as their applications in cutting edge technologies. Leading experts in the field of porous materials will discuss preparation protocols for the fabrication of porous films and monoliths. The recent progress on their applications, ranging from electronics to optics, will be illustrated.
  Each participant to the school will have the opportunity to submit an abstract for a poster presentation; oral presentations will be offered to selected abstracts. Do not miss out on this chance to liaise with some of the most innovative researchers in porous materials in the world - join the Porous Materials @ Work Summer School!

The target groups for the school are PhD students and post-docs engaged in research on porous matter.

The event is organized by Paolo Falcaro (head), Marion Hofmeister, Christian Slugovc and Egbert Zojer. The official language of the school will be English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.


Book of Abstracts


Porous Materials@Work, Summer School,
Book of Abstracts

C. Slugovc, E. Zojer, P. Falcaro (Eds.)

Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz

DOI: 10.3217/978-3-85125-709-0
Licence: CC BY-NC-ND
ISBN: 978-3-85125-709-0

A detailed program is included in the book of abstracts.



  Registration fees include admission to the scientific sessions, all coffee breaks, snack lunches, the excursion, the Poster Party and the School Dinner as well as the book of abstracts. Accompanying persons are welcomed but no reduction of the conference fees can be granted.The fees are:

  • € 200 (early bird - for those registering until August 10, 2019)
  • € 250 (regular fee valid until September 14, 2019)
  • € 300 (for those registering on-site)

Please download the registration form (.docx), fill it and return it via e-mail to


  • Start of abstract submission: May 22, 2019
  • Start of registration: May 22, 2019
  • Abstract submission ends: August 1, 2019 (changed)
  • Notification on abstract acceptance until August 5, 2019 (changed)
  • Early bird registration fee ends: August 10, 2019 (changed)
  • Notification of final program: September 5, 2019 (changed)
  • Cancellation fee € 70 until September 7, 2019 - afterwards 100% of the registration fee
  • On-site registration fee: September 16, 2019


  Payment is possible by bank transfer or on site (only in cash). All payments for the school are made in Euro. After successful registration you will receive a confirmation by email to the address you specified in the registration process containing your registration number and an invoice.
  Cancellation and refunding - Requests for cancellation made prior to September 7, 2019 will be subject to a € 70,- administration fee. Cancellation after September 7, 2019 will result in forfeiture of the registration fee. All cancellations and changes must be submitted in written form - with indication of full name, invoice number and bank details for reimbursement to:
If the meeting is cancelled for whatever reason, fees paid will be refunded. Further recourse is excluded.
  VAT is not levied because the Graz University of Technology is not an entrepreneur in accordance with § 2 Abs. 3 ÖUStG (Austrian VAT law) and Art 9 of the European VAT Directive for the services rendered in this case. For this reason no VAT and no VAT identification number is stated on the invoice.
  Liability - The Organizer does not accept liability for the correctness and completeness in respect to conference documentation and content. The Organizer will not assume any responsibility whatsoever for any damage or injury to persons or property during the conference.

Abstract Submission

  Please prepare your abstract according to the example given in the template, which you can download here. Submission of the abstract in .docx (or .doc) format should be done via e-mail to Please indicate your preference for presenting a contributed talk or a poster presentation in the e-mail. Please note, that the number of contributed talks is limited and a selection based on the submitted abstracts (requesting a lecture) will be carried out. Abstracts submitted until August 1, 2019 will be evaluated and acceptance of the abstracts as well as the accepted type of contribution will be communicated until August 5, 2019.




You are kindly asked to book your accommodation on your own. A list of accommodations in Graz is available in the web (Graz-Tourism) and booking is also possible via this portal.

Travel information

The summer school will be held at the facilities of Graz University of Technology at Steyrergasse 30/I in the lecture hall BE01, 8010 Graz.

Graz can be reached

  • by plane via Graz Airport (GRZ). To reach the city you can use taxis (ride takes approximately 20 min) or busses (ride takes approximately 30 min, departure in front of the arrival area of GRZ). The closest bigger hub is the Airport of Vienna (VIE). From there it is recommended to use the train to Graz.
  • by train (ÖBB). Arrival is at Graz central station (2 h 30 min from Vienna).
  • by car via the E59 (from the east and the south), the E66 (from the west) and the E57 (from the north) (see google-maps).

more information on transport issues can be found here - touristic information is available via this link.

  Passport and Visas: All non-residents of the EU are required to have a valid passport. Participants should check regarding visa requirements for travel to Austria. Applications should be made to the nearest Austrian Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible. Citizens of member states of the European Union, the USA, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Israel, Canada or Brasil (incomplete and non-committal list) do not need visas.

  Insurance and Liability: Participants are advised to arrange whatever insurance they consider necessary. No responsibility of the School organizers for personal accidents, sickness, theft, or property damage suffered by the participants can be assumed.

  Electricity: The electrical current is 230 volts, 50 Hz. 

  Climate: Weather in September is usually mild and sometimes rainy, however evenings might be rather cool (average high 21°C, average low 11°C, average precipitation days 7).



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