Erlangen-Edinburgh School of Adsorption

Prof. Matthias Thommes (Institute of Separation Science and Technology (TVT), Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg) and Prof. Stefano Brandani (University of Edinburgh) are pleased to invite you to the Erlangen-Edinburgh School of Adsorption 2023, which will take place from September 5 – 8, 2023 in Erlangen (Germany).

The School is aimed to PhD students, PostDocs and researchers in academia and industry willing to gain a deeper insight of the fundamental aspects of adsorption science and engineering.

The School is based on over 15 years of experience in delivering lectures in adsorption courses at the MEng level. It is structured as an intensive 3.5-day programme including formal lectures, discussion periods and tutorials covering the following main topics:

  • Adsorption equilibrium – low and high pressure
  • Advanced physisorption characterization of nanoporous materials
  • Adsorption kinetics
  • Gas storage using adsorption
  • Advanced separation processes both in gas and liquid phases, e.g. adsorption processes including column dynamics and chromatography

The course includes an extended tour of the laboratories to combine theory with practice.

Details of the course schedule will be posted online at the befinning of August.



Prof. Dr. Matthias Thommes (University Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Prof. Dr. Malte Kaspereit (University Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Prof. Dr. Stefano Brandani (University of Edinburgh)

Dr. Enzo Mangano (University of Edinburgh)


Guest lecturers from industry:

Dr. Federico Brandani (Air Liquide)

Dr. Tim Golden (Air Products), tentatively


Additional lecturers will be announced soon.


General Course Information

An overview of the schedule is shown below. Please find more details here.

Date Time Session
Monday, September 4
18:00 Welcome reception
Tuesday, September 5
09:00 – 17:00



Dinner (TIO Erlangen)

Wednesday, September 6
09:00 – 17:00



Guided tour through the beer cellars at Entlas Keller, Erlangen

Thursday, September 7
09:00 – 17:00 Seminar
Friday, September 8
9:00 – 13:00 Seminar

All lunches are included in the registration fee on Tuesday – Friday.



Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Emmy-Noether lecture hall H12

Cauerstraße 11

91058 Erlangen, Germany


Bus stop: Erlangen Technische Fakultät:

From Erlangen train station, you can take the bus 293 (Bruck Bahnhof) or 287 (Erlangen Sebaldussiedlung)

You can find the bus schedule for Erlangen on the VGN page.


Registration and fees

Registration to EESA 2023 is open until 21. August 2023:

Early bird registration deadline: 31. July 2023

Registration fees:

Category Early bird (before 31. July) Regular (After 31. July)
Industry 1000 1100
Academia (excluding PhD students) 800 900
Students / PhD students 700 800
Discounted registration for PhD students (with Voucher) 500 600
Students/PhD students of Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg 300 350

Contact in case of questions:

Limited discounted prices for PhD students are available. To be selected, the students should send a 0.5 – 1 page statement in support containing details of their research background/topic, why the attendance to the school is relevant for their research and which of the topics covered they would be most interested. Deadline for the application is 31. July 2023. Please send the statement to


Erlangen has a range of hotels to suit all requirements.

Some rooms are reserved for EESA 2023 in the hotels Bayerischer Hof Erlangen, Zeitwohnhaus Suite Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Erlangen until 04.08.2023. These rooms can be booked here or via e-mail ( or phone (+49 9131 89510 ) using the code “EESA 2023”.

Additional options can be found in the city center of Erlangen, e.g. Novotel Erlangen, NH Hotel Erlangen, Altstadthotel Grauer Wolf Erlangen


Getting to Erlangen


  • Airport Nuremberg – Getting to Erlangen takes approx. 30 min by public transport. You can either take the bus Nr. 30 to Erlangen or the subway U2 to Nuremberg train station followed by the train to Erlangen.
  • Frankfurt Airport – Getting to Erlangen takes approx. 3 h by public transport. You can take the train via Nürnberg train station to Erlangen.
  • Munich Airport – Getting to Erlangen takes approx. 2.5 – 3h by public transport. You can take the train S8 to Munich train station. From there, you can take the train to Erlangen via Nürnberg train station.


Erlangen has a good train connection to Nuremberg, which has connections to many German cities. You can find more information here.