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On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend EIFS 2020, the First Iberian Meeting on Supercritical Fluids (1er Encuentro Ibérico de Fluidos Supercríticos/1º Encontro Ibérico de Fluidos Supercríticos), to be held on 18-19 February 2020, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The meeting is organized by the I+D Farma research group (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), by the Green and Sustainable Processes Lab (CIEPQPF, University of Coimbra, Portugal) and by Flucomp (Asociación de Expertos en Fluidos Comprimidos, Spain), and in collaboration with AeMAT (Agrupación Estratégica de Investigación en Materiales, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain).


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Aims & Scope

EIFS2020 aims the dissemination of the high quality scientific research currently being carried out in Spain and Portugal on a wide range of fundamental and applied topics on supercritical fluids and processes. It also aims to bring together, to strengthen and create new ties and collaborations between the Iberian research community and industry working around these topics, as well as to support young Iberian researchers working on these fields. Nevertheless, and since its official language is English, EIFS2020 is also open to contributions from researchers all over the world. EIFS2020 encompasses a broad spectrum of supercritical fluids and processes related subjects. Participants are invited to submit high quality research works on several topics of interest which include, but not restricted to, the following areas:

Thermodynamics, Phase Equilibria, and Transport phenomena

High pressure fluid properties

Extraction, Fractionation, and Drying

Reactions and Supercritical Fluid Biorefinery

Particle production

Materials and Biomaterials

Products and Applications (analytical, food & nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, catalysis, construction, oil & gas, etc.)

Industrial applications and scale-up


EIFS2020 will be held in parallel to the "International Conference on Aerogels for Biomedical and Environmental Applications" organized by AERoGELS CA18125 COST Action (https://cost-aerogels.eu). EIFS2020 registration gives access to both events.





Organizing Committee


  • Carlos A. García-González (Co-Chair, Univ. Santiago de Compostela)
  • Hermínio C. de Sousa (Co-Chair, Univ. Coimbra)
  • Carmen Alvarez Lorenzo (Univ. Santiago de Compostela)
  • Mara Braga (Univ. Coimbra)
  • Angel Concheiro (Univ. Santiago de Compostela)
  • Ana Dias (Univ. Coimbra)
  • Herminia Domínguez (Univ. Vigo)
  • Josefa Fernández (Univ. Santiago de Compostela)
  • Marisa Gaspar (Univ. Coimbra)
  • José Luis Gómez Amoza (Univ. Santiago de Compostela)
  • Mariana Landín (Univ. Santiago de Compostela)
  • Luciana Tomé (Univ. Coimbra)



Scientific Committee


Sagrario Beltrán (Univ. Burgos)

Albertina Cabañas (Univ. Complutense Madrid)

Pedro Calado Simões (Univ. Nova Lisboa)

Lourdes Calvo (Univ. Complutense Madrid)

Elvira Casas (AINIA)

Teresa Casimiro (Univ. Nova Lisboa)

María José Cocero (Univ. Valladolid)

José Coelho (Inst. Politécnico Lisboa)

Eunice Costa (Hovione)

Rolando Dias (Inst. Politécnico Bragança)

Concepción Domingo (ICMAB-CSIC)

Ana Rita Duarte (Univ. Nova Lisboa)

João Fernandes (Natex)

Ignacio Gracia (Univ. Castilla La Mancha)

Miguel Herrero (CIAL-CSIC)

Ana Leite Oliveira (Univ. Católica Portuguesa)

Enrique Martínez de la Ossa (Univ. Cádiz)

Ana Matias (IBET)

Miguel Rodrigues (Univ. Lisboa)

Carlos Silva (Univ. Aveiro)

Nora Ventosa (ICMAB-CSIC)



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Scientific program



Confirmed speakers

Elena Ibáñez (CIAL-CSIC) (Plenary)

Manuel Nunes da Ponte (Univ. Nova Lisboa) (Plenary)

Luís Padrela (Univ. Limerick, Ireland) (Keynote)

Lourdes Vega (Khalifa University, UAE) (Keynote)



Preliminary Programme

Tuesday, 18th February 2020

8:30-9:00 - Registration

9:00-9:30 - Welcome/opening

9:30-10:20 - Plenary1 (in conjunction with the AERoGELS COST Action conference)

10:20-11:20 - Oral presentations

11:20-11:50 - Coffee break + Poster session

11:50-13:00 - Keynote +Oral presentations

13:00-14:30 - Lunch

14:30-15:20 - Plenary2

15:20-16:20 - Oral presentations

16:20-16:50 - Coffee break + Poster session

16:50-18:10 - Oral presentations

18:10-19:30 - Guided city tour

19:30 - Tapas dinner


Wednesday, 19th February 2020

9:30-10:20 - Plenary3 (in conjunction with the AERoGELS COST Action conference)

10:20-11:20 - Oral presentations

11:20-11:50 - Coffee break + Poster session

11:50-13:00 - Keynote +Oral presentations

13:00-14:30 - Lunch

14:30-15:20 - Plenary 4

15:20-16:20 - Oral presentations

16:20-16:50 - Coffee break + Poster session

16:50-17:50 - Oral presentations

17:50-18:30 - Closure meeting

20:00 - Gala dinner




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Important dates


Abstract deadline: 31 October 2019  15 november 2019

Abstract decision: 1 December 2019

Early bird registration: 10 January 2020




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Abstract submission


We invite you to submit your abstract for Oral or Poster Presentation at the event. The abstract submission deadline is 31 October 2019 Please, fill in the template provided in this link and send it to eifs2020santiago@gmail.com. A notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent before 1 December 2019. The registration of the presenting author who submits the abstract is compulsory.




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Conference location:

Faculty of Medicine

University of Santiago de Compostela (USC)

Rúa de San Francisco, s/n

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

GPS: 42°52´N 8°32´W

EISF 2020 venue location, click to open in Google Maps


Tourist information:

Santiago de Compostela is located in the northwest of Spain and is the political capital of the Autonomous Region of Galicia. The Old Town of Santiago de Compostela has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, thanks to its architectural beauty, its outstanding conservation and the destination of a millenary pilgrimage route that emerged in the 9th century: The Way of St. James. Every year, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world live this experience of the road on foot, by bicycle, or even on horse, bringing together in the city different cultures, thoughts and beliefs.

Santiago de Compostela is the most cosmopolitan city in Galicia, with numerous popular celebrations, annual music festivals, cinema and theatre and a multitude of exhibitions. Thanks to its University, founded more than 500 years ago, and which receives more than 25,000 students, nearly a hundred annual cultural events are scheduled.

Santiago de Compostela symbolizes all the tradition and gastronomic treasures of a cuisine admired for the high quality of its ingredients, thanks to the sea and the land. That is why gastronomy is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of this city, from the most traditional to the most innovative. To learn more about Santiago de Compostela, please visit: http://www.santiagoturismo.com/


How to arrive from the airport

By bus:

From Santiago Airport to town: To arrive from the airport to the town centre there is a specific bus with departures every 30 min from 07.00 to 01.00 h.

From Santiago to Airport: there are buses from 06.00 to 00.00 h, with a frequency of 30 min.

Bus Stops at: Santiago (Praza de Galicia), Santiago (Rúa da Rosa, 8), Santiago (Estación de Ferrocarril/Railway Station), Santiago (Estación de Autobuses/Bus Station), Santiago (Capilla San Lázaro), Santiago (Palacio de Congresos), Santiago Airport (Terminal Building). 

By taxi:

Estimated cost: Taxi Airport-Town: €21 (fixed rate)



Accommodation options

Santiago de Compostela offers a great variety of hotels in a wide range of price categories (including youth hostels and local accommodation options). Nevertheless, early reservation of accommodation is strongly advised.

To search for accommodation in Santiago de Compostela you can use the following website: http://dispoapp.santiagoturismo.com/portada.php

The Conference Secretariat has pre-booked some hotel rooms at reduced prices for the conference attendants:

- Nest Style Santiago***

Single room: 29 € per room and night

Twin room: 39 € per room and night

Double room: 34 € per room and night

Triple room: 59 € per room and night

VAT and breakfast are included in all the cases

Booking at https://www.neststylesantiago.com/reservas/ using the promotional code: SCF2020

- EUROSTARS Gran Hotel Santiago****

Double room (single use): 65.97 € per room and night

Double room (double use): 80.97 €

VAT and breakfast are included in all the cases.

Booking at Eventos@eurostarsgranhotelsantiago.com using the promotional code: EIFS

- EUROSTARS Araguaney*****

Single room: 65.97 € per room and night

Double room - single use (breakfast included): 78.97 € per room and night

Double room (breakfast included): 91.97 €

VAT included in all the cases.

Booking at reservas.eurostars@araguaney.com using the promotional code: EIFS




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Registration and fees

For registration, please fill the form in the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfP0JObb_-aNcTGRVHxKl7P_bqGRd9wH8tx_5p0satPOADY2A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Registration gives access to the “ 1er Encuentro Ibérico de fluidos Supercríticos / 1º Encontro Ibérico de Fluidos Supercríticos (EIFS)” meeting (18-19 Feb 2020) (https://flucomp.es/eventos/eifs2020) as well as to the "International Conference on Aerogels for Biomedical and Environmental Applications" (18-20 Feb 2020) (https://cost-aerogels.eu). Both events will take place in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Santiago de Compostela.


Registration Fees (VAT included):


Early-bird (before January 10, 2020)

Late-bird (after January 10, 2020)

FLUCOMP members and Portuguese participant1

225 €

275 €

Non-FLUCOMP members1

300 €

345 €

Students (FLUCOMP members)1,2

125 €

175 €

Students (non-FLUCOMP members)1,2

165 €

215 €

Accompanying person3

100 €

150 €

1- Registration fee covers: Coffee Breaks + Lunches + Guided Tour + Tapas Dinner + Gala Dinner

2- An official document should be sent to the Conference Secretariat (info@flucomp.es) to confirm the student status (Bac/MSc/PhD degree)

3- Registration fee covers: Guided Tour + Tapas Dinner + Gala Dinner


Payment of the registration fees should be carried out by wire transfer to the bank account below. In the bank transfer concept, please indicate clearly the name of the participant and send a copy to the conference secretariat (info@flucomp.es).

Entity: Caixabank

IBAN: ES25 2100 3739 1522 0012 4067 (Swift: CAIXESBBXXX)

Account holder: Asociación de Expertos en Fluidos Comprimidos

For more information on registration issues, please contact info@flucomp.es




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Contact details


EIFS Secretariat:

For scientific issues, eifs2020santiago@gmail.com

For registration issues, info@flucomp.es


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