Porous Materials, Inc. headquarters, Ithaca, NY. Porous Materials, Inc. holds a short course twice a year gathering their experts in pore structure and characterization in addition to technical specialists from industries, research labs and universities. The course includes three days of intensive lectures, discussion and hands-on practice. Curriculum addresses theory and application of methods for determining pore structure and distribution in a wide variety of materials. Attendees will learn about the latest in porosity characterization techniques. It includes one-on-one discussions with staff, and each day ends dining out in Ithaca.