Program and Prizes

Program - Final Schedule


Wednesday morning at Valentino Castle: Student contest on Drying:

                 Drying: ideas and challenges for a sustainable world

9.30 Openning ceremony

9.50-10.30: Salon of honor:  Video presentation of the selected student teams

10.30-12: Sala delle colonne: Student demontration (all delegates can vote)

All delegates participating to votation will receive a 3days complimentary turistic travel ticket

Following the student presentation in the Salon of honor (10.30-12):

Workshop on Sustainability and Resilience for the territories and cultural heritage



Opening lecture: Practical application of dryer modelling and process understanding in pharmaceuticals and related industries by Ian Kemp (GlaxoSmithKline, UK)

A few keynote lectures are scheduled by leading scientists from Academia and Industry.

Sessions are planned on the following topics:

•             Fundamentals of drying

•             Modelling and simulation 

•             Food and agricultural materials

•             Pharmaceutical and biomaterials

•             Measurements and process control

•             Industrial processes and equipment and Innovative technologies

New: Drying in art and for the Cultural Heritage protection (see program) 

Following the positive experience of previous EuroDrying Conference, a Special Industrial Session and a Round table discussion will be organised.

Poster sessions will cover also other topics: Chemical and polymer materials; Physical properties; Energy and environmental implications.

Please download preliminary speaker - posters - Final (with poster code and paper code to be inserted on the poster)

Oral Presentations

The duration of each presentation is 10 minutes; discussion will be cumulative at the end of each session or group of papers. Authors are invited to respect strictly the schedule.

A computer with Windows 10, Office 2016, VLC multimedia and Adobe Reader for PDF will be available for regular presentations.

Preparation of Visuals

*PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST BRING THE PRESENTATION ON A USB MEMORY STICK IN ORDER TO TRANSFER IT TO THE COMPUTER IN THE PRESENTATION ROOM.* Files can be uploaded to the computers in the lecture room during the breaks between the sessions. To avoid software compatibility problems, speakers are advised to put .ppt, .pptx and .pdf versions of their presentation on the USB stick. Use of personal PC is discouraged; in any case the time for the presentation will include time for switching from one system to the other.

Be warned that movies embedded in the presentations are not guaranteed to be played. In addition, avoid using fonts that are not present in the Windows operating systems.

Speakers should arrive in their session room 10 minutes BEFORE the start of their session to report to the Chair. An assistant will also be available in case technical assistance is needed.


The screen and LCD projectors are designed for 16:9 presentations with Full HD resolution, so the authors are encouraged to prepare their presentations with that proportion.

Poster instructions – Courtesy Poster printing service

Dear colleagues,

the organizing Committee offers you a courtesy printing service to allow you to travel more comfortably.

A mail account was created to which you can send your poster and see it so already printed and hung on your arrival.

Important: Only posters sent to the above email address will be handled. No answer will be received sending to other conference addresses.

Only a few small rules to respect

- format: pdf

- file size: max 15Mb

- poster size: A0

- color or black/white

- Insert the poster code assigned by the Organizing Committee (see the file above) in the upper left corner and the paper code, that identifies your abstract/full paper (on the upper right corner)

- Please insert also the conference logo you can take from the downloadable template for proceedings.

Deadline for sending posters to be printed is expired, due to logistic constrains.
Authors are required to bring and hang their poster before the starting of the day's sessions.



The first EFCE Excellence Award in Drying & Freeze-drying( be presented at the 7th European Symposium to be held in Torino, sponsored by Criofarma.


The EFCE presents a biennial Excellence Award to recognise a PhD thesis published in the preceding three-year period. The award is presented to researchers or engineers in the early stage of their careers, who have made excellent contributions to Drying & Freeze-drying in the process industries.

PhD theses published between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2018 may be nominated for evaluation, with a closing date of 31 March 2019.

Nominations may be submitted by:

  • PhD supervisors at a PhD-awarding institution in an EFCE member country, or
  • Members of a national or regional member association of EFCE

Application must be submitted on the dedicated EFCE web site. The call and application form are available here.

An extract of the call can be download here


 The  best  poster will be awarded by Danone   Nutricia Research, continuing the tradition   from previous EuroDrying conferences.




Two oral presentations by young researchers will be 
awarded by Alfatest, based on evaluation of the 
session-chairs and organizing committee.





A new award is launched. The  best  paper (oral or poster) presented in the new sectionDrying in art and for the Cultural Heritage protection will be awarded by Prodoc