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Material Characterization Workshop

This workshop will give you the information you need about textural properties such as porosity and surface area and how it can affect your product. You will hear about relevant analysis techniques – and guess what? It is free!

Textural Properties effect on Product Delevopment

Pore size and pore volume distribution as well as surface area of a material are crucial parameters within many applications, such as pharma & medico and batteries. And with the correct analysis technique it can improve your product.


Learn the theory about several measuring techniques for measuring physical and chemical properties of different materials and how that is used in practice.The techniques that will be presented during the workshop are Mercury porosimetry, Pycnometry, gas/vapor Adsorption and Chemisorption.Instruments that will be presented during the tour of our laboratories:
  • Micromeritics Autopore 9510, Mercury Porosimeter.
  • Micromeritics Gemini 2390, Surface Area Analyzer.
  • Micromeritics 3Flex, Gas/Vapor Adsorption, Volumetric Chemisorption, Pulse Chemisorption and TPX analysis.

Why you should participate

Discuss your exact challenges with specialists from Danish Technological Institute and Micromeritics Instruments and learn about several analysis techniques basic theory and how that transfers to your application. We will also give an outlook of what to expect and new trends in material characterization.

Target Group

The workshop is recommended for scientists and engineers involved in research and development of products and processes where porous materials play a key role.

Practical Information

Date: Tuesday February 4th 13:00-16:30

Location: Danish Technological Institute, Gregersensvej 1, 2630 Taastrup.

Registration by 31 January 2020

The workshop is free and will be held in English. NOTE: Photos / video will be taken during the day for external communication. By attending the event, you accept this.


  • 13:00-13:15 Welcome
  • 13:15-14:00 Mercury Porosimetry & Pycnometry by Dr. Luca Lucarelli. The basic theory and instrument working principle of the mercury porosimetry and Pycnometry with some examples of application in different fields.
  • 14:00-14:30 Product development using Mercury Porosimetry by Dr. Hugo Silva. How Danish Technological Institute are using the mercury porosimetry for development of their products.
  • 14:30-14:45 Coffee and cake break
  • 14:45-15:30 Gas/vapor adsorption techniques by Dr. Katharina Peikert. Introduction into fundamentals of gas adsorption, explaining how different adsorption techniques work and will discuss the material parameters that derive from adsorption isotherms and how it can help to understand the material properties for different applications.
  • 15:30-16:00 Tour of the laboratories at the Danish Technological Institute to see the equipment
  • 16:00-16:30 Discussion and finale questions.


Material Characterization workshop flyer
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Dr. Luca Lucarelli got his university degree in 1988 in Industrial Chemistry at the Milan State University in Italy. His job experience begun at Carlo Erba Instruments in 1988 as product specialist in the Microstructure product line, becoming later the project development and product manager of the line. The original company became then part of Thermo Fisher Scientific group. Luca during his 30 years’ experience gained a deep expertise in material and catalysts characterization techniques (physisorption, mercury porosimetry, gas pycnometry, chemisorption and temperature programmed techniques). As project manager at Thermo Fisher he first introduced on the market several new innovative instruments, like the first automatic catalyst testing machine, a Peltier temperature-controlled pycnometer and recently a new designed mercury porosimeters. Luca joined Micromeritics in July 2019 as Technical Application Consultant in the EMEA area.

Dr. Hugo Silva got his doctor degree at the Faculdade de Engenharia university of Portugal in chemical and biological engineering. In 2014 he traveled to Denmark for a post doc position at the department of physics at the Technical University of Denmark studying low temperature methanol steam reforming catalysts and catalysts for automotive exhaust gas treatment. In 2016 He joined the team of catalysis at the department of Nano Production and Micro Analysis at the Danish Technological Institute, specialized in design and development of catalysts and catalytic coatings for several applications (exhaust gas treatment, printed electronics, methane conversion, etc.), including material characterization and testing systems for each application.

Dr. Katharina Peikert studied chemistry at the University of Hamburg. The area of materials science fascinated her already during her main studies. Her PhD under Prof. Michael Fröba has taken her into the world of porous materials, where she has focused on the synthesis and characterization of nanoporous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for the specific storage and release of nitric oxide. In 2016, Dr. Peikert joined the German Micromeritics team, in her role as technology and Application consultant she supports European customers with her experience in the characterization of porous materials.


Micromeritics Instrument Corporation (Norcross, GA/USA) is a global provider of solutions for material characterization with market-leading instrumentation and application expertise in five core areas: density; surface area and porosity; particle size and shape; powder characterization; and catalyst characterization and process development. Contract testing is offered via its Particle Testing Authority.micromeritics.nl@micromeritics.commicromeritics.com

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