Membranes — Editors

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Ms. Yasmine Yang
Managing Editor
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China

Alistair Freeland
Publishing Manager
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Journal Editorial Boards


Prof. Dr. Spas D. Kolev
School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
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Interests: electrochemical sensors; optodes; gas sensors; flow analysis; membrane studies; environmental monitoring; polymer inclusion membranes; membrane mass transfer
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Yoshinari Baba
Department of Applied Chemistry, Miyazaki University, Gakuen-Kibanadai Nishi 1-1, Miyazaki, Japan
Interests: membrane; extraction; ion exchange; adsorption; chitin and chitosan; metal recovery
Prof. Dr. Angelo Basile
Institute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council, ITM-CNR c/o University of Calabria via P. Bucci, cubo 17/C 87036 Rende (CS, Italy)
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Interests: polymeric membranes gas separation; inorganic membrane reactors; pure hydrogen production
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Special Issue: Membrane Separation Processes
Prof. Dr. Henny J.M. Bouwmeester
Science and Technology, University of Twente, Meander, ME 349, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
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Interests: solid state electrochemistry; solid state ionics; mixed conductors; solid electrolytes; ceramic membranes; microporous membranes; gas separation, solid oxide fuel cells; solid acid fuel cells; electrochemical sensors; electrode kinetics; oxygen surface exchange kinetics; thermodynamics; defect chemistry
Dr. Alessandra Cambi
Department of Tumor Immunology, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS), Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC), 278 TIL, Postbox 9101, 6500HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Interests: cell adhesion; fluorescence microscopy; receptor dynamics; membrane domains; integrin; cortical cytoskeleton
Prof. Dr. Robert Cattrall
1 La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
2 The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
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Interests: solvent extraction chemistry; membrane extraction; polymer inclusion membranes; chemical sensors; ion-selective electrodes; optodes
Prof. Dr. Hsueh-Chia Chang
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Center for Micro-fluidics and Medical Diagnostics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556, USA
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Interests: ion-selective membranes; electrochemical sensors; desalination; on-chip membrane fabrication; electrokinetics in nanoporous membranes
Prof. Dr. Vicki Chen
UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
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Interests: hybrid membrane-photocatalytic reactor; hybrid membrane-photocatalytic reactor systems for the degradation of organic contaminants in water and wastewater; formation of novel isoporous membranes from star polymers; membrane fouling and cleaning; hybrid processes for the removal of natural organic matter; hollow fiber/module design; visualization and modelling of flow distribution in hollow fiber modules and cross-flow membrane modules
Prof. Dr. Tai-Shung Chung
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, 119260, Singapore
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Interests: membranes for water reuse; desalination; gas separation; biofuel separation; energy development and CO2 capture
Prof. Dr. Dionysios (Dion) Demetriou Dionysiou
Professor of Environmental Engineering, Center of Sustainable Urban Engineering, Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering (DBCEE), 705 Engineering Research Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012, USA
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Interests: advanced oxidation technologies and chemical oxidation for water treatment; drinking water treatment and purification; environmental nanotechnology; transition-metal oxidation and reverse electron transfer reactions; the use of ionic liquids in environmental applications; destruction of biological toxins in water; physicochemical phenomena on particle-water interfaces
Prof. Enrico Drioli
National Research Council Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR), c/o University of Calabria, Cubo 17C, 87036 Rende CS, Italy
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Interests: science and engineering of membrane operation; membrane science and engineering; process Intensification; integrated membrane processes; regenerative medicine
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Special Issue: Membrane Distillation
Prof. Dr. Mikel Duke
Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria 8001, Australia
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Interests: desalination; water treatment; gas separation; membrane distillation; ceramic membranes; zeolites; silica; nanocomposite materials; microbiology; membrane bioreactor; dairy processing; membrane recycling; molecular scale and process modelling
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Special Issue: Selected Papers from AMS8 Conference (July 2013, Xi’an, China)
Special Issue: Selected Papers from MSA ECR MemSym2014
Prof. Dr. Isabel C. Escobar
Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606-3390, USA
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Interests: membranes for water treatment; desalination; membranes for water reuse; fouling, biofouling; functionalization; membrane formation
Prof. Dr. Eric Favre
LRGP-CNRS Université de Lorraine, 1 rue Grandville, 54001 Nancy, France
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Interests: chemical engineering; separation processes; membranes
Prof. Dr. Clàudia Fontàs
The University of Girona, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
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Interests: separation processes based on functionalized membranes; supported liquid membranes; polymer inclusion membranes; membrane systems for the clean-up of natural waters and industrial wastewaters; physico-chemical and electrical characterization of membranes; environmental and industrial sampling and analysis
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Special Issue: Advances in Liquid Membranes
Special Issue: Advances in Liquid Membranes 2016
Dr. Annarosa Gugliuzza
National Research Council-Institute on Membrane Technology , CNR-ITM, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
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Interests: responsive membranes; electromembranes; composite membranes; honeycomb membranes; polyelectrolytes; nano assembly; layer-by-layer; wetting properties; membrane transport phenomena; biosensors; labs-on-a-chip; drug-delivery systems; textiles; packaging; gas separation; membrane contactors; catalytic membrane reactors
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Special Issue: Responsive Polymer Membranes
Special Issue: Advances in Responsive Membranes
Prof. Dr. Terry Hébert
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University, Room 1303 McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal, Québec H3G 1Y6, Canada
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Interests: G protein-coupled receptors; ion channels; cellular signalling; drug discovery; biosensors
Prof.Dr. Peter Henderson
School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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Interests: membrane transport proteins; antibiotic resistance; molecular mechanisms of membrane transport proteins; drug development; developing applications of physical methods to elucidate structure-activity relationships of membrane proteins
Dr. Johannes C. Jansen
Institute on Membrane Technology, 87030 Rende (CS), Italy
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Interests: polymeric membranes; phase inversion techniques; membrane characterization; principles of gas and vapour transport; gas separation; free volume; polymer chemistry and polymer properties
Prof. Dr. Jega Veeriah Jegatheesan
School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne 3000, Austrilia
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Interests: water (Treatment, Distribution, modelling); wastewater (MBR, Membranes in Agriculture, Aquaculture); salt water intrusion, resource recovery (Mine Tailing Ponds, dye and salt from textile effluent); novel technologies (forward osmosis, membrane distillation)
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Special Issue: Membranes: Fouling, Scaling and Aging
Special Issue: Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Technologies
Prof. Dr. Arwyn Tomos Jones
Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, Redwood Building, Cardiff, Wales CF10 3NB, UK
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Interests: cell biology; cancer cell biology; endocytosis; membrane traffic; drug delivery; intracellular targeting; membrane active peptides; cell penetrating peptides
Prof. Dr. Simon Judd
Sustainable Systems Department, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, UK
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Interests: potable water; wastewater; membrane bioreactors
Dr. John Katsaras
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6453, USA
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Interests: model membranes; lipid bilayers; membrane associated proteins and peptides; lipid domains and rafts; membrane structure; neutron and x-ray scattering
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Khayet
Department of Applied Physics I, Faculty of Physics, University Complutense of Madrid, Avda. Complutense s/n, 28040, Madrid, Spain
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Interests: polymeric membrane modification; polymeric membrane processes and theoretical models; polymeric nano-fibers and hollow fibers; polymer nanocomposites; phase separation; fabrication, modification and characterization of polymeric membranes for liquid and gas separations; flat-sheet membranes; hollow-fiber membranes; nano-fiber membranes; composite membranes; membrane processes: ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, membrane distillation, pervaporation, gas separation, etc.; different membrane characterization techniques (SEM, AFM, etc.)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Polymeric Fibers
Special Issue: Membrane Distillation for the Treatment of Brackish, Seawater and Brines Effluents
Prof. Dr. Boguslaw Kruczek
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
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Interests: gas separation; nanocomposite membranes; zeolite membranes; membrane characterization systems; time lag methods; membrane transport; transport phenomena in membrane characterization
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Special Issue: Nanocomposite Membranes
Prof. Dr. Tahar Laoui
Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), 31261 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Interests: materials engineering; ceramic membranes synthesis; multi-layer gradient porous membranes; alumina/zirconia substrates; zeolites active layer; sol-gel layer deposition; polymeric membranes; nanocomposite membranes; water treatment and desalination; heavy metal removal; membranes testing; membranes characterization
Dr. Francesco Lufrano
CNR-ITAE Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies “N. Giordano”, Via Salita S. Lucia sopra Contesse 5, Messina 98126, Italy
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Interests: direct alcohol fuel cells systems; polymer electrolytes and membranes; nano carbon materials; fuel cell electrochemistry; electrochemical supercapacitors; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
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Special Issue: Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells
Prof. Dr. Yoshiko Miura
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
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Interests: branched polymer; glycopolymer; biopolymer; infection disease
Prof. Dr. Christopher Murphy
Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Austrialia
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Interests: biological membranes; especially plasma membranes; membrane structure; membrane molecules
Dr. Morten S. Nielsen
Institut for Medicinsk Biokemi, Ole Worms Allé, Bygn. 170, Universitetsparken, 8000 Århus C, Denmark
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Interests: receptors; endocytosis; intracellular trafficking; lipoprotein; lipase
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Special Issue: Trafficking of Membrane Receptors
Special Issue: Trafficking of Membrane Receptors 2015
Prof. Dr. Kitty Nijmeijer
Membrane Technology Group, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
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Interests: water purification; membrane bioreactors; waste water treatment; salinity gradient power; fuel cells; energy storage systems; biorefinery; CO2 capture; Olefin/Paraffin separation; dehydration of streams; organic solvent separation; hydrogen production
Prof. Dr. Leonardo Palmisano
Dipartimento di Energia, dell'Informazione e Modelli Matematici (DEIM), Università di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo, Italy
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Interests: heterogeneous photocatalysis; photocatalytic syntheses; photocatalytic membranes; advanced oxidation technologies
Prof. Dr. Klaus Rätzke
Technische Fakultät der Universität Kiel, Institut für Materialwissenschaft, Materialverbunde, Kaiserstr., D-24143 Kiel, Germany
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Interests: polymeric membranes; gas separation; pervoration; free volume; transport through membranes; polymer nanocomposite membranes; characterization of polymer membranes
Dr. Maikel Rheinstadter
Department of Physics&Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, L8S 4M1, Canada
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Interests: membrane dynamics; membrane structure; structure and dynamics of membrane embedded proteins; interactions between membrane inclusions; protein aggregation; neutron scattering; X-ray scattering; preparation of synthetic membranes; development of sample environment (humidity chambers) for neutron and X-ray experiments
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Membrane Structure and Dynamics
Prof. Dr. David C. Stuckey
Biochemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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Interests: bioreactor design; surfactant enhanced solvent extraction and protein precipitation; downstream separation techniques
Prof. Dr. Shiro Suetsugu
Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5, Takayama, Ikoma, Nara, 630-0192, Japan
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Interests: cellular membrane curvatures; cellular membrane structures; protein-lipid interactions; lipid signaling in cells; membrane morphology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Biological Membrane Morphogenesis
Special Issue: Membrane Binding Domains for Membrane Morphogenesis and Lipid Recognition
Prof. Dr. Chuyang Y. Tang
Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Interests: water treatment; wastewater reclamation; desalination; membrane separation; nanotechnology; surface and interfaces
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Membranes and Water Treatment
Special Issue: Biomimetic Membranes
Special Issue: Osmotic Power
Special Issue: Novel Membrane Materials
Prof. Dr. Toshinori Tsuru
Department of Chemical Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8527, Japan
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Interests: inorganic membranes; inorganic/ organic hybrid membranes; nano/subnano-porous membranes for gas; PV, RO/NF; membrane reactor; transport mechanism through nano/subnano-porous membranes
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Special Issue: Selected Papers from AMS8 Conference (July 2013, Xi’an, China)
Prof. Dr. Tongwen Xu
CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Lab of Functional Membranes, School of Chemistry and Material Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
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Interests: ion exchange membrane; bipolar membrane; electrodialysis; fuel cells

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