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International porous and powder materials symposium and exhibition PPM 2013, 3-6 September 2013, Çeşme İzmir-Turkey
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We welcome you to the first of the International Porous and Powder Materials Symposium and Exhibition, PPM 2013. The idea of organizing a symposium on porous and powder materials owes its germination to the curiosity about the ‘other side of the fence’. We are all familiar of the mild surprise when we come accross with a research paper from a totaly unrelated field written in a completely different terminology but describing something pleasantly familiar. Just imagine the elation of a PhD student in ceramics who is trying to optimize the stability and plasticity of the green body reading about the double layer around a protein, of an environmental engineer who is attempting to flocculate a nasty sludge coming accross with the concept of aggregation of micellar structures or of a researcher in chemical engineering who is looking for the perfect catalyst seeing the SEM pictures of porous nanoparticles developed for drug delivery. The list could be extended with much better examples by the readers of this book. But the best set of words to describe these feelings is an awareness of wholeness and solidarity.