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The 7th International Summer School on Aerogels (Aerogels 2022)

20. September 2022 - 23. September 2022


The department of Aerogels and Aerogel Composites of the Institute of Materials Research at the German Aerospace Center is organizing the 7th International Summer School on Aerogels in Cologne, Germany, on 20.09. – 23.09.2022.

Aerogels are nano-structured open porous materials synthesized via a sol-gel process from organic or inorganic precursors. They most often combine such extraordinary properties as high porosity (up to 99.9%), ultralow density (50-200 kg/m3), high surface area (up to 2000 m2/g) and a very low thermal conductivity (0.005-0.020 W/mK). With these unique properties, they are predestined for a broad range of applications including thermal and acoustic insulation, light weight construction, supercapacitors, batteries or catalyst materials.

Students, PhD-Students, Postdocs, experienced scientists from universities, research organizations and industry are invited to have a unique experience: The modelling, manufacturing and characterization of a fascinating nanostructured material.

The 7th International Summer School on Aerogels is organized cooperatively by the Hamburg University of Technology, the University of Salzburg, the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research in Würzburg, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology in Dübendorf, the University of Cologne and the German Aerospace Center.

The official language of the event is English.


20. September 2022
23. September 2022


DLR, Standort Koeln-Porz, Geb. 51, Institut fuer Werkstoff-Forschung
Linder Höhe
Köln, NRW 51147 Deutschland
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Prof. Barbara Milow

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