Online Workshop: Advanced Methods for Determining Physicochemical Properties of Solid State Materials

Tues 17 May 2022
1:00 pm BST | 2:00 pm CEST | 8:00 am EDT
2 hour incl. Q&A
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In collaboration with:


Nachal Subramanian
Surface Measurement Systems

Dr. Susannah Molisso
Surface Measurement Systems

Connor Hewson
Surface Measurement Systems

Join us for this workshop organized with the CARPOR platform of the University of Liège to explore pharmaceuticals and inorganic materials using vapor sorption techniques.

Attending this workshop, you will hear from sorption science experts as they discuss the use of DVS and iGC techniques to determine physicochemical properties of solid state materials, providing invaluable insights to those involved in pharmaceutical or inorganic material research. Attendees will also be able to engage our scientists, Dr. Susannah Molisso and Dr. Connor Hewson, in a live Q&A.

The workshop will cover in-depth Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) and Inverse Gas Chromatography (iGC) techniques and their applications on studies of materials such as powders, nanomaterials, fibres, polymers, pharmaceuticals, and inorganic materials.

The workshop is beneficial to individuals who work in the areas of:

  • Pharmaceutical and Food Sciences
  • Bio and Natural Materials
  • Fibres and Fillers
  • Porous Materials and Catalysts
  • Polymers and Packaging
  • Building Materials

In the workshop, you will learn about:

  • Capability of DVS and iGC technology and an overview of applications in various industries
  • Overview of benefits when coupled with different microscopic and spectroscopic techniques (Raman/IR/video camera)
  • Some examples and case studies for:
    • Moisture sorption properties of materials relating to their drying and shelf life stability
    • Determination of amorphous contents and vapour-induced phase changes (glass transition temperature and critical relative humidity)
    • Diffusion and permeability studies
    • Surface energy, surface heterogeneity mapping, and adhesion/cohesion
    • Sorption isotherms and BET surface area


  • Welcome & Introduction to SMS
    with Dr. Nachal Subramanian
  • CARPOR – Platform for multi-scale characterization of porous media
    with Dr. Alexandre Leonard (University of Liege)
  • Dynamic Vapour Sorption (DVS) & its applications + Q&A
    with Dr. Susannah Molisso
  • Inverse Gas Chromatography (iGC SEA) & its applications + Q&A
    with Dr. Connor Hewson
Register free here