2nd International Conference on Aerogels for Biomedical and Environmental Applications


29 June – 01 July 2022
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the 2nd International Conference on Aerogels for Biomedical and Environmental Applications, which will be held from June 29 to July 1, 2022, in Athens, Greece.

The meeting is organized by the AERoGELS COST Action (https://cost-aerogels.eu) and the Department of Chemistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (http://www.chem.uoa.gr/).

Aerogels are widely known as nanostructured porous ultra-light materials comprising mostly of air. With unique properties traceable to their nanostructure, aerogels make their way into advanced technology. With thermal insulation being their flagship application, aerogels are rapidly penetrating all current areas of nanotechnology, with special momentum in biomedicine and the environment. Biomedical applications include aerogel-based materials as drug carriers, synthetic bone grafts (implants) or advanced wound dressings. Environmental applications include heat insulation, sound insulation, sensing and detection of air and water pollutants, wastewater treatment and air decontamination. The conference will also host a Symposium on Aerogels for Food Applications, which include sustainable ingredients, biodegradable food packaging, and adjuvants for the removal of odors and other contaminants.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Athens!

The Organizing Committee

Patrina Paraskevopoulou (Chair, NKUA, GR)
Carlos A. García-González (University of Santiago de Compostela, ES)
Theophilos Ioannides (FORTH/ICE-HT, GR)
Margarita Chatzichristidi (NKUA, GR)
Grigorios Raptopoulos (NKUA, GR)