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Prof. Matthias Thommes gave a Webinar on "Characterization of Porous Materials" on May 8th, 2020. The Webinar is part of a series of adsorption-themed webinars organized by the International Adsorption Society.


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April 2021: Prof. Thommes co-authored a major review concerning the state-of the art of the characterization of thin films, with a focus on Metal-Organic–Framework (MOF) materials. This work is the reflection of a scientific collaboration between various European groups, led by Prof. Ameloot from the KU Leuven, Belgian.
T. Stassin, …, D. De Vos, D. Grosso, M. Thommes, R. Ameloot, “Porosimetry for thin films of metal-organic frameworks: Spectrosocpy and Adsorption-Based Methods” (review article); Adv. Mater. (2021), 2006993

March 2021: Carola Schlumberger presented her current research results about “Combining Novel Methodologies based on NMR Relaxometry and Gas Adsorption for Reliable Surface Area Assessment of Nanoporous Materials” (C. Schlumberger, U. Schmidt, M. Thommes) at the 32nd Deutsche Zeolith-Tagung.

February 2021: New review article , co-authored by Prof. Thommes: M. Hartmann, M. Thommes and W. Schwieger (inv. Review), Hierarchically-Ordered Zeolites: A Critical Assessment, Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 8, 2001841   

January 2021: New review article: M. Thommes, C. Schlumberger, “Characterization of Nanoporous Materials”, Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vol. 12, accepted (2021)

January 2021: New tutorial review: C. Schlumberger, M. Thommes, “Characterization of Hierarchically Ordered Porous Materials by Physisorption and Mercury Porosimetry – A Tutorial Review”,  Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 8, 2002181

January 2021: New paper published: J. Castro-Gutierrez, E. de Olivereira Jardim, R. Luan, S. Canevesi, J. Silvestre-Albero, M. Kriesten, M. Thommes, A. Celzard, V. Fierro, “Molecular sieving of linear and branched C6 alkanes by tannin-derived carbons” Carbon, 174, 413

January 2021: New paper published: S. Dantas, K.A. Cychosz, M.Thommes*, A.V. Neimark, “Pore size characterization of micro-mesoporous carbons using CO2 adsorption” Carbon 173 (2021) p. 842

September 2020: New paper accepted: S. Kube, K. Turke, R. Ellinghaus, D. Wallacher, M. Thommes, B. Smarsly, “Pore size gradient effect in monolithic silica mesopore networks revealed by in-situ-SAXS-physisorption”,  Langmuir, accepted (2020) (DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c02183)

September 2020: New paper published: A. Svidrytski, D. Hlushkou, M. Thommes, P. Monson, U. Tallarek, “Modelling the Impact of Mesoporous Silica Microstructure on the Adsorption Hysteresis Loop”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c07571)

July 2020: New paper published: H.G.T Nguyen, C.M. Sims, B. Toman,J. Horn, R.D van Zee, M Thommes et al., ”A References High-Pressure CH4 Adsorption Isotherm for Zeolite Y: “ Results of an Interlaboratory Study” , Adsorption, (DOI: 10.1007/s10450-018-9958-x)

July 2020: New paper published by Prof. Thommes:  “Characterization of Carbon Materials for Hydrogen Storage and Compression“, Journal of Carbon Research, authors: G Sdanghi, RLS Canevesi, A Celzard, M Thommes, V Fierro (DOI: 10.3390/c6030046)

July 2020: Prof. Thommes published a new paper on “Exploring the confinement of polymer nanolayers into ordered mesoporous silica using advanced gas physisorption”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2020.05.103)

July 2020: Prof. Thommes is Guest Editor of a Special Issue entitled “Characterization of Porous Materials: From Angstroms to Millimeters”, which was just published in the journal Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, i.e. A.V Neimark, M. Thommes, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 304. 110305 (2020)

April 2020: New paper published by Prof. Thommes: “On the Universality of Capillary Condensation and Adsorption Hysteresis Phenomena in Ordered and Crystalline Mesoporous Materials”, Advanced Materials Interfaces (DOI: 10.1002/admi.202000184)

February 2020: Prof. Thommes was an invited lecturer at the Workshop “Gas Physisorption for the Advanced Characterization of Nanopores” at the Montan University Leoben (Austria).

February 2020: Carola Schlumberger won the Best Poster Award at the Annual meeting of ProcessNet research group Adsorption with her poster on “Adsorption and nanoporous materials characterization in the liquid phase: Novel methodologies based on NMR relaxometry and conductivity measurements” (authors: Carola Schlumberger, Leon Fischer, Martin Kriesten and Prof. Matthias Thommes).

November 2019: Prof. Thommes gave a talk about „Textural Characterization of Shale Nanostructure“ at the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando.

November 2019: Thomas Linder and Peter Leicht won the best poster award at the CBI Symposium with their poster about „Fluid Dynamic Investigations using X-Ray Computed Tomography“

September 2019: Prof. Thommes was an invited lecturer at the 1st International Adsorption School, 9-13 September 2019, Spetses, Greece.

August 2019: New paper published by Prof. Thommes, entitled “Phase Behavior and Capillary Condensation Hysteresis of Carbon Dioxide in Mesopores”, Authors: S. Dantas, K. Cychosz Struckhoff, M. Thommes and A. Neimark. This work reflects a collaboration with Rutgers University, NJ, USA.

July 2019: Prof. Thommes was invited to visit and lecture at the Consortium für elektrochemische Industrie, Wacker AG, Munich.

June 2019: Prof.Thommes co-authors a just published paper in the journal Carbon: “Comparing pore structure models of Nanoporous carbons obtained from small angel X-ray scattering and gas adsorption”, C Prehal, S. Grätz, B. Krüner, M. Thommes, L. Borchard, V. Presser, O. Paris, Carbon 152 (2019, 416). This work reflects a collaboration between the University  Erlangen-Nürnberg,  Graz University of Technology, Montanuniversity  Loeben, Technical Universiy of Dresden and  the  Saarland University Saarbrücken.

June 2019: New paper published by Prof. Kaspereit and co-workers on Quantitative Evaluation of Fullerene Separation by Liquid Chromatography. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b03247)

June 2019: New paper published by Liudmila Mokrushina on Modeling of Solid–Liquid Equilibria in Deep Eutectic Solvents: A Parameter Study. (DOI:10.3390/molecules24122334)

June 2019: Jürgen Vargas Schmitz, former co-worker in the group of Prof. Kaspereit, develops in his recent paper a method that allows developing efficiently corresponding process models for gas adsorption processes. (

June 2019: New paper published by Benjamin Reif, co-worker in the group of Prof. Kapspereit, on Evaluation of a method for micro-defect sealing in ZSM-5 zeolite membranes by chemical vapor deposition of carbon. (DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2019.03.017)

June 2019: Prof. Thommes gave on 21 June 2019 an invited seminar at the prestigious Laboratoire MADIREL, Aix-Marseille Université CNRS,  Marseille

June 2019: The University of Edinburgh, U.K has extended the Honorary status of Visiting Professor to Prof. Matthias Thommes until April 30, 2022.

June 2019: Prof. Thommes was elected into the Board of Directors of the International Adsorption Society (IAS). His term will start at July 1, 2019 and will be for seven years.