Chemical & Process Engineering Adsorption Summer School, 13-16 June 2023

This 4-day course provides training on adsorption fundamentals, from molecular mechanisms up to industrial processes. It is aimed at industry professionals, 1st-year PhD candidates, or anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge of adsorption-based separation and storage processes.

This year, the Adsorption Summer School will run directly before the 6th Annual UK Porous Materials Conference, which is taking place in Sheffield. We are offering a £50 discount for registered UK PorMat delegates. Visit the conference website for further details.



Adsorption Summer School

At the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Measure adsorption isotherms using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment
  • Interpret adsorption isotherm data using pure component adsorption models
  • Calculate surface areas, pore volumes, and heats of adsorption from datasets
  • Predict multi-component adsorption using the Ideal Adsorbed Solution Theory (IAST)
  • Describe adsorption separation processes in terms of underlying equation
  • Predict macroscopic adsorption behaviour using molecular simulations

The course features an even balance between lectures, problem-solving tutorials, molecular simulation labs and experimental lab sessions, using examples relevant to industrial adsorption applications. Participants will be able to supply an adsorbent sample in advance to be analysed by our expert team.


The course is run by Prof Ashleigh Fletcher, Dr Miguel Jorge and Dr Iain Burns, who are leading research into the next generation of adsorbent materials.

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The summer school will take place in:

The James Weir Building
University of Strathclyde
75 Montrose Street
G1 1XJ

The sessions will be held on Level 4 of the James Weir Building.

The University of Strathclyde is located in Glasgow city centre and is easily accessible by public transport. Glasgow Central station is a 15 minute walk from the University and Glasgow Queen Street Station is only 5 minutes away.  More details about how to get to Strathclyde can be found in the following link:



Glasgow has a range of hotels to suit all requirements, from 1 star budget to 5 star luxury spa resorts. Listed below are some hotels close to the University of Strathclyde along with the hotel websites and telephone numbers. Please note that Glasgow has very high occupancy levels for hotel rooms, due to the large number of events in the city. Delegates are advised to book early to ensure availability.

Premier Inn George Street

Z Hotel 
Tel: 0141 212 4550

Millennium Hotel
Tel: 0141 332 6711

Mercure Hotel
Tel: 0844 815 9103

Carlton George Hotel
Tel: 0141 353 6373

Ibis Styles Hotel
Tel: 0141 428 3400

Premier Inn Buchanan Galleries

Tel: 0203 5191111

For alternative accommodation such as B&B, Guest House or other hotel options, you can also use one of the many online search engines.

Getting to Glasgow:


There are 3 main airports that are accessible to/from Glasgow:


Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow by rail to all UK cities. Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to Central and Northern Scotland. For train timetables and booking you can visit the Scotrail website


For more information on Glasgow including how to get here, accommodation, things to do please visit:

Student Bursaries:

Due to generous support from CCP5 ( a limited number of bursaries have been awarded to PhD students undertaking their degree in a UK institution. These bursaries have been used towards reducing students' registration fee for the event. All recipients of CCP5 student bursaries are expected to join CCP5 and acknowledge funding in any communications/publications arising from their attendance at the Adsorption Summer School