Frontiers of silica research 2019

Welcome to Frontiers of silica research 2019

April 23-24, 2019 (lunch-to-lunch)

Organized by Chalmers University of Technology
and Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel PPC)

Venue: Lecture hall KE in Chemistry building (Kemigården 4)
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Read the exciting program!

Keynote speakers

Prof. Mark Brzezinski, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

“The marine silicon cycle: The production and fate of the four cubic kilometers of opal produced by marine diatoms each year”

Prof. Bradley Chmelka, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

“Interactions of organic molecules at silica surfaces”

Prof. Bengt Fadeel, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

“Safety assessment of engineered nanomaterials: focus on inflammatory effects of metal/metal oxides”

Prof. Hanna Härelind, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

“Zeolites as catalysts for emission control applications”

Prof. Mika Lindén, University of Ulm, Germany

“Influence of the protein corona on in vitro targetability and biodistribution of mesoporous silica nanoparticles”

Assoc. Prof. Anna Martinelli, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Prof. Anders Palmqvist, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

“Synthesis routes for hierarchical structuring of silica from atomic to meter scale”

Prof. Nico Sommerdijk, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

“Bioinspired silica formation” 

 Register no later that 1st of April by signing up here​.

Besides the lectures from the invited speakers there is room for a limited number of short oral presentations and for poster presentations. The template for the abstract can be downloaded here.

Last day for submission of abstracts is March 1, 2019. 

Please send the abstract to or



The workshop is free for academic researchers; for industrial participants there is a fee of  SEK 900 to cover the costs for lunches and dinner. Please send your invoice address to or

Accommodation alternative:

Rooms are available at Panorama Hotel (, mail:, telephone: +46 (0)31-767 70 00) at a discounted price (990 SEK/night) if the “codeword” Silica is stated and if booked before March 22. The hotel is within walking distance from the conference venue. 



Published: Mon 03 Dec 2018. Modified: Wed 17 Apr 2019