9th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium

17th and 18th September at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London
in association with Oxford Brookes University and University of Cambridge

Photo: The Faraday Lecture Theatre at the RIGB in London

Abstracts of papers

Abstracts are invited for papers that address new developments in the field of vacuum insulation and other advanced forms of insulation.


The Royal Institution will make IVIS 2009 a memorable experience for international delegates.


IVIS 2009 will commence with a drinks reception in the evening of Wednesday 16 September and conclude with a chaired discussion in the Faraday Lecture Theatre on Friday 18 September.

Bookings and Registration

Early sponsorship by exhibitors and manufacturers wishing to display to the attendees is welcome and recommended, enabling the organiser to better arrange the space to specific needs.


Members of the IVIS 2009 Organising Team are listed here.

Scientific Committee

Members of the IVIS 2009 Scientific Committee are listed here.


IVIS maintains links with various research groups and manufacturers with an interest in applying vacuum insulating technology.


Download the IVIS 2009 bibliography of publications in Word or PDF format here.

IVIS 2009 is intended to bring together between 200 and 300 delegates over two days at the Royal Institution. In 2007 there were 165 international attendees, and the 2009 London event aims to build on that achievement.

The use of vacuum insulation has been established in the refrigeration and logistics sectors, with packaging, vehicles, and appliances. The construction sector is also emerging as a major market where the ability to achieve very low U values at minimum thicknesses is increasingly acknowledged as a valuable attribute.


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