Spray-Drying Symposium 2024

"Spray-Drying of Advanced Materials"

April 8 - 9, 2024 @Fraunhofer ISC Würzburg

The spray-drying approach is used in many fields to develop new advanced materials for different kind of applications such as energy (generation, storage, transformation), catalysis, recycling, purification and recovery, extension of materials lifetime or damage indication. Besides this, fundamental contributions to better understand the formation or the properties of complex particle systems are very welcome as well.

The goal of the Symposium is to bring together scientists and engineers from different communities and of academia as well as industry that all share the goal of creating advanced materials using spray-drying or are interested in tuning the process of spray-drying itself. 



Monday, 04/08/2024

08:45 – 09:00 Arrival of Participants
09:00 – 09:20 Welcome Speech
Prof. Karl Mandel, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC
09:20 – 09:40 Talk 1
"Airborne Preparation of Porous Microsphere Catalysts"
Damien P. Debecker, UCLouvain
09:40 – 10:00 Talk 2
"Kirkendall-based Synthesis Approach for Noble Metals Hollow Particles via Spray-drying for Enhanced OER Electrocatalysis"
Florent Ducrozet, Sorbonne Université
10:00 – 10:20 Talk 3
"Catalyst Supraparticles: Tuning the Structure of Spray-dried Pt/SiO2 Supraparticles via Salt-based Colloidal Manipulation to Control their Catalytic Performance"
Philipp Groppe, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
10:20 – 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 – 11:40 Talk 4
"Versatile Aerosol-assisted Sol-gel Synthesis of Mesoporous Metal-promoted Silica: The Role of Metal Promoters in Enhancing CO2 Methanation over Ru Catalysts"
Plaifa Hongmanorom, UCLouvain
11:40 – 12:00 Talk 5
"Macro and Mesoporous High Entropy Alloys: Bridging Sol-Gel Processing and Metallurgy with Spray-Drying"
Marco Faustini, Sorbonne Université
12:00 – 12:20 Talk 6
"Metal Silicates Made by Aerosol Assisted Sol Gel Technique as Promising Catalysts for Bioethanol Conversion to Chemical Commodities"
Giovanni Pampararo, UCLouvain
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch Break
13:20 – 14:20 BÜCHI Sponsor Talk and Hands-on Demonstration
"Mini Spray Dryer S-300: How to Use It and Its Digitalization Tools"
Marco Meuri, BÜCHI
14:20 – 14:40 Talk 7
"Advanced Synthesis of Porous Carbon Spheres from Kraft Lignin with Controllable Structures through a Spray Drying Process"
Kiet Le Anh Cao, Hiroshima University
14:40 – 15:00 Talk 8
"Enhancing Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes with Si/C Supraparticles: Preparation, Stability, and Analysis"
Fatih Özcan, University of Duisburg-Essen
15:00 – 15:20 Talk 9
"Multicore/shell Structures of ZnO/TiO2 Particle for Enhancing Acid Resistance as UV-Protective Material"
Tomoyuki Hirano, Hiroshima University
15:20 – 16:50

Coffee Break + Poster Session

16:50 – 17:10 Talk 10
"Spray Drying of Vaccines – From Laboratory Research to Industrial Applications"
Cordin Arpagaus, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Science
17:10 – 17:30 Talk 11
"Spray-drying for Hierarchical TS-1 Zeolite Supraparticles"
Svitlana Gryn, University of Kyiv
17:30 – 17:50 Talk 12
"A Brief History of the Spray-drying Synthesis of MOFs and MOF-based Composites: From the Lab to Scale-up Production"
Daniel Maspoch, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)
19:15 Networking Dinner (at your own expenses)


Tuesday, 04/09/2024

08:45 – 09:00 Arrival of Participants
09:00 – 09:20 Talk 13
"Cellulose Nanofiber as Building Blocks Constructing Biomass-based Nanostructured Particles"
Takashi Ogi, Hiroshima University
09:20 – 09:40 Talk 14
"Designing Functional Particles via Spray-drying"
Cordelia Selomulya, UNSW Sydney
09:40 – 10:00 Talk 15
"Supraparticles with Enhanced Functionality"
Nicolas Vogel, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
10:00 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:20 Talk 16
"Modeling Mesomorphological Structure Formation in Drying Droplets"
Michael Engel, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
11:20 – 11:40 Talk 17
"Synthesis and Simulation Studies on Hierarchically Structured Aggregates"
Carsten Schilde, TU Braunschweig
11:40 – 12:00 Talk 18
"Moving Droplet-Particle Collisions"
Tushar Srivastava, University of Leeds
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break + ISC Lab Tour
13:30 – 13:50 Talk 19
"Morphological Modification of Spray-dried Supraparticles with Amyloid Nanofibrils"
Tero Kämäräinen, Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University
13:50 – 14:10 Talk 20
"Preparation, Characterization and Selective Laser Sintering - Powder bed fusion - Processing of Biodegradable Composite Powders"
Frederic Rudlof, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
14:10 – 14:30 Talk 21
"Spray-dried Particles for the Controlled Intranasal Delivery of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients"
Carmen Gruber-Traub, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB
15:00 – 15:20 Poster Awards, Closing Remarks

Call for abstracts

Contributions (oral and poster) from researchers at all levels are highly appreciated. Slots for oral contributions will be selected by the scientific committee on the basis of the originality of the research, the level of results indicated in the abstract, and the relevance for the field of spray-dried materials and spray-drying.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 12, 2024

  • From researchs and experts from industry
  • Each presenting author may submit only one abstract
  • The official language of the conference is English
  • The abstract must not exceed 600 words (references and acknowledgments included) and may include one figure

Please note that only limited places are available
Notification of Oral or Poster Communications as well as registration invitation: end of January, 2024


Please note that the submission phase is closed. Thank you very much for the numerous contributions.

Conference fees and registration

Students / regular participants / participants from industry 100 €

(Included is catering during the day; Not included in the fees are dinners)


Registration Deadline: March 01, 2024