Next Cryspom

The next edition of Cryspom will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from the 13th till the 15th of June 2023!

About Cryspom



The Biannual International workshop Crystallization in Porous Media CRYSPOM focuses on fundamental research of crystallization in porous materials. It unites researchers from geoengineering, geology, physics, chemistry, mechanics and conservation interested in crystal nucleation, growth and transport in porous media and its related consequences. 

The idea is to bring together leading researchers and Ph.D. students to provide for a constructive and open dialogue. Also, it seeks to incite collaborations between theorists, modelists and experimentalists on an international level. 

CRYSPOM results from a long-standing tradition. The workshop was founded by Prof. Noushine Shahidzadeh in 2008 in Paris, and subsequently took place in Brienz (Switzerland, 2010), Troia (Portugal, 2012), Amsterdam (The Netherlands, 2014), Toulouse (France, 2016) and Hamburg (Germany, 2018). The seventh in the series will be held in Pau (France), 7-9 June 2021.

In view of the COVID-19 developments, the current regulations in France are not favorable to the organization of an on-site event. Therefore, the workshop will be held virtually.


The topics includes, but are not limited to

- Fundamentals of crystallization in porous or confined media

- Coupled problems including crystallization

- Crystallization in the built environment

- Crystallization and rock transformation in nature 

- Crystallization of salt and gas hydrates


Organizing committee: LFCR, H. Derluyn, D. Broseta, N. Beaudoin, G. Hoareau, M.-L. Rius & M. Durrieu.


Scientific committee: 
- N. Shahidzadeh (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- J. Carmeliet (EPF Zurich, Suisse)
- R. Espinosa-Marzal (University of Illinois, USA)
- T. Diaz-Goncalves (Consulting, Portugal)
- L. Pel (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands),
- M. Prat (IMFT, France),
- M. Steiger (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
- J.-P. Callot (UPPA, France)

- C. Dicharry (UPPA, France)
- D. Grégoire (UPPA, France)



Crystals special issue

Cryspom VII is happy to offer you the opportunity to submit your research to a special issue of Crystals dedicated to the research of Cryspom ( Crystals | An Open Access Journal from MDPI). Given the open-access nature of the publication, we will provide with a minimum 10% discount over the publication fees. If you are interested, please send a provisional title and author list to Daniel Broseta <> before April 30, 2021




Abstract submission: 10th March 2021

Abstract acceptance: 20th March 2021

Registration and payment : 21st March - 25th May 2021

Conference: 7th - 9th June 2021


Registration fees



The registration fees are of 60€ for the participants to the e-workshop.

Please note that the payment process for registration will be open until the 15th of May





The 7th edition of Cryspom will be held remotely on the campus of the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, in the city of Pau, in the southwest of France, at the foothills of the Pyrenees. 





    Zoom.pngChemical transformation of a calcite carbonate into dolomiteCascades of hollow hydrates growing from a mesoporous active carbon bead



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