Porous materials are key to the development of innovative high performance products. Lectures by leading scientists will bring together expertise on experimental principles and approaches for the synthesis, advanced instrumentation and techniques for the characterization, and theoretical fundamentals for the simulation of high-tech porous materials. This will embrace materials with diverse (i.e. regular, disordered, and hierarchical) pore structures and will tackle the distinctions of powders prepared at lab-scale and scaled up mm-sized technical forms. Types of materials covered will include nanotubes, mesoporous mixed oxides, molecular sieves, ceramics, concrete, polymers, and composites with a broad range of practical applications including as adsorbents, supports, catalysts, pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, membranes, electrodes and batteries.