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Khalifa University to Host InterPore2022 Conference in Abu Dhabi

March 1, 2022

14th Annual Meeting of InterPore Society to Have Over 500 Technical Presentations, Poster Sessions, Lectures, Short Courses and Invited Talks


Khalifa University of Science and Technology has announced it will host the International Society for Porous Media (InterPore) 2022 Conference in Abu Dhabi to highlight cutting-edge research in a wide range of porous media applications. 


The InterPore2022 conference provides an environment for exchange of scientific knowledge and engineering expertise between academia and industry, enabling the development of collaborations, accelerating learning and facilitating innovation. Some of the topics that will be covered at the conference include transport phenomena, swelling and shrinking porous media, multiphysics-multiphase flow, reservoir engineering, soil mechanics and engineering, geothermal energy, CO2 sequestration, constitutive modeling, wave propagation, energy storage, biotechnology, biofilms, thin and nanoscale poro-mechanics, fuel cells and batteries, food, paper and textiles, filters, foams, membranes, fibers and composites, ceramics and constructions materials, and other related porous media applications. 


Many natural substances such as rocks and soil such as aquifers and petroleum reservoirs, zeolites, and biological tissues such as bones, wood, and cork can be considered as porous media. Even man-made materials such as cements and ceramics can also be included in this category. 


Global experts from multiple scientific and engineering disciplines will present their top-quality work at InterPore2022, the 14th annual meeting of InterPore Society that will be held from 30 May – 2 June at the Khalifa University Main Campus. . The hybrid event will witness over 500 technical presentations, and poster sessions as well as lectures, short courses and invited talks. Presentations will be given in 24 mini-symposia on a wide variety of porous media processes in highly diverse applications.


Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, General Chair, InterPore2022, and Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University, said: “We are delighted to host the InterPore2022 Conference and highlight the latest research outcome in porous media applications. Our Petroleum Engineering department is ranked 21st internationally and our researchers continue to undertake innovative projects that not only benefit stakeholders in the UAE but the global industry in general. We believe the gathering of leading experts in porous media will help emphasize the essential role of Abu Dhabi and the UAE in bringing innovations to the oil and gas industry.”


Dr. Michel Quintard, InterPore President, Professor at Toulouse Institute of Fluid Mechanics, Toulouse, France, said: “InterPore is deeply grateful to Khalifa University for its offer to host the 2022 InterPore Annual Conference, and the efficient work of the local organizers, KU has been able to provide an exciting opportunity to develop the porous media network in UAE and the region, even on relatively short notice. KU has a strong connection to the porous medium community, in particular in the field of Petroleum Engineering where it is ranked 21st in the world. This fits very well with the close link between InterPore and the oil and gas industry, locally as well as worldwide.”


Dr. Mohamed Sassi, Professor & Acting Department Chair, Petroleum Engineering, Khalifa University, is the Chair of the InterPore2022 Local Organizing Committee.


Dr. Sassi said: “InterPore is a growing scientific community of some of the renowned global researchers in a wide range of porous media research. We brought it to Abu Dhabi to engage InterPore with the oil and gas industry and to display the multitude of porous media applications in a very wide range of industrial and research/development opportunities. The conference will offer an exciting opportunity to engage with the wider scientific community and extend the research network and collaboration among stakeholders in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East, and worldwide.”


InterPore2022 will also honor scientists who have won recent InterPore awards and those who have made major contributions to InterPore activities during the past year. In addition, the Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI) Energies Student Poster Award will recognize outstanding student poster presentations at the conference. Each year, the Honors and Awards Committee will choose up to two student poster presentations for the award that carries a cash prize of €500. 


Last year’s 13th annual online meeting attracted more than 800 participants with 824 presentations.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
1 March 2022