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Prof. Dr. Spas D. Kolev
School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Fax: +61 3 9347 5180
Website: http://www2.chemistry.unimelb.edu.au/people/kolev.html
E-Mail: s.kolev@unimelb.edu.au
Interests: electrochemical sensors; optodes; gas sensors; flow analysis; membrane studies; environmental monitoring; polymer inclusion membranes; membrane mass transfer
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Ms. Demi Liu
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China
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Mr. Alistair Freeland
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Yoshinari Baba
Department of Applied Chemistry, Miyazaki University, Gakuen-Kibanadai Nishi 1-1, Miyazaki, Japan
Fax: +81 985 587 323
Interests: membrane; extraction; ion exchange; adsorption; chitin and chitosan; metal recovery
Prof. Dr. Angelo Basile
ITM-CNR, Research Institute on Membrane Technology of the National Research Council, c/o UNICAL, Via P. Bucci 17/C, 87030 Rende (CS), Italy
Tel. +390984492013; Fax: +39 984 402103
Website: http://www.itm.cnr.it/index.php/en/staff-2
Interests: membrane processes; membrane reactors; fuel cells
Prof. Dr. Jay B. Benziger
Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, Engineering Quad., Room A-407, Princeton, NJ 08544-5263, USA
Tel. 01-609-258-5416; Fax: +1 609 2580211
Website: http://www.princeton.edu/cbe/people/faculty/benziger/
Interests: reaction engineering of organic vapor phase deposition; dynamics of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells; recovery of thiols for hydrocarbon streams; developing a large-scale liquid scintillation detector
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Sol-Gel Technique
Special Issue: Sol-Gel Technique
Prof. Dr. Henny J.M. Bouwmeester
Science and Technology, University of Twente, Meander, ME 349, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Fax: +31 534 894683
Website: http://www.utwente.nl/tnw/im/people/staff/bouwmeester/
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
Tel. +31-2436-17600; Fax: +31-243540339
Website: http://www.rimls.nl/people/c/cambi/
Interests: cell adhesion; fluorescence microscopy; receptor dynamics; membrane domains; integrin; cortical cytoskeleton
Prof. Dr. Moises A. Carreon
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
Fax: +1 502 852 6355
Website: https://louisville.edu/speed/faculty/carreon
Interests: membranes; zeolites; MOFs; gas separations; catalysis; gas storage
Prof. Dr. Robert Cattrall
1 La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
2 The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Website: http://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/researcher/person14270.html
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
Fax: +1 574 6318366
Website: http://www.nd.edu/~changlab/
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
Fax: +61 2 9385 5966
Website: https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/professor-vicki-chen
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
Tel. 65-656-6645; Fax: +65 6779 1936
Website: http://www.chbe.nus.edu.sg/faculty/chencts
Interests: membranes for water reuse; desalination; gas separation; biofuel separation; energy development and CO2 capture
Prof. Dr. João G. Crespo
REQUIMTE/CQFB, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Tel. +351 212 948 385; Fax: +351 212 948 385
Website: http://www.requimte.pt/index.php?section=164
Interests: membrane processes in bioseparations; electromembrane processes; membrane contactors; multiphase membrane (bio)reactors; membrane Bioreactors; water treatment; integration of membrane processes and non-nonventional fluids (Ionic Liquids); molecular monitoring of membrane processes; statistically-based modeling; hybrid modeling
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
Tel. 513-556-0724; Fax: +1 513 5564162
Website: http://www.eng.uc.edu/dept_cee/people/faculty/dionysiou/
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
Tel. + 39 0984 492039; Fax: +39 0984 402103
Website: http://www.itm.cnr.it/index.php/en/staff-2/2-non-categorizzato/109-enrico-drioli-en
Interests: science and engineering of membrane operation; membrane science and engineering; process Intensification; integrated membrane processes; regenerative medicine
Prof. Dr. Mikel Duke
Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria 8001, Australia
Fax: +61 399 197696
Website: http://www.vu.edu.au/about-vu/our-people/mikel-duke
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Selected Papers from AMS8 Conference (July 2013, Xi’an, China)
Special Issue: Selected Papers from MSA ECR MemSym2014
Dr. Steven J. Duranceau
Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, P.O. Box 162450, Orlando, FL 32816-2450, USA
Fax: +1 407 8233315
Website: http://cece.ucf.edu/people/sduranceau/
Interests: water quality chemistry; physico-chemical and microbiological processes (aeration and oxidation, membranes, activated carbon, ion-exchange, disinfection, stabilization, corrosion control, distribution system biofilms); desalination process operation troubleshooting and analysis; water distribution system infrastructure; blending of alternative water supplies
Prof. Dr. Isabel C. Escobar
Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606-3390, USA
Tel. 4195308267; Fax: +1 419 5308086
Website: http://www.che.utoledo.edu/escobar.htm
Interests: membranes for water treatment; desalination; membranes for water reuse; fouling, biofouling; functionalization; membrane formation
Prof. Dr. Eric Favre
Laboratoire Réactions et Génie des Procédés, ENSIC, 1 rue Grandville, BP 20451, 54001 Nancy Cedex, France
Fax: +33 383 322975
Interests: polymeric membrane materials; pervaporation; gas separation processes; membrane contactors; design and modelling of membrane processes
Contribution: Special Issue: Membrane Processes and Energy
Prof. Dr. Clàudia Fontàs
The University of Girona, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Fax: +34 972 418 150
Website: http://tnt.udg.edu/scripts/depQuimica/paginaweb.asp?codi=PA03
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Liquid Membranes
Dr. Annarosa Gugliuzza
Institute on Membrane Technology—Research National Council (ITM-CNR), c/o University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci, 17C, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
Fax: +39 984 402103
Website: http://www.itm.cnr.it
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
Contribution: 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
Fax: +1-514 398 6690
Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/pharma/faculty-staff/faculty/terry-hebert
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
Website: http://www.astbury.leeds.ac.uk/people/staff/staffpage.php?StaffID=PJFH
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
Prof. Dr. Benjamin S. Hsiao
Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400, USA
Fax: +1 631 632 6518
Website: http://www.chem.stonybrook.edu/faculty/hsiao.shtml
Interests: polymers; polymer crystallization; polymer nanocomposites; synchrotron x-ray scattering and diffraction technology development; absorbable polymers for medical applications; drug delivery and tissue engineering; breakthrough nanofibrous membrane technology for water purification
Contribution: Special Issue: Membranes for Health and Environmental Applications
Prof. Dr. Scott M. Husson
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0909, USA
Fax: +1 (864) 656-0784
Website: http://www.clemson.edu/ces/chbe/faculty_staff/husson_s.html
Interests: adsorptive membranes; bioseparations; confocal microscopy; electrospinning; membrane chromatography; polymer thin films; surface modification; thin-film composite membranes; water purification
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Polymer Thin Films and Membranes 2015
Dr. Johannes C. Jansen
Institute on Membrane Technology, 87030 Rende (CS), Italy
Tel. +39 0984 492031; Fax: +39 984 402103
Website: http://www.itm.cnr.it/index.php/en/staff-2/2-non-categorizzato/76-johannes-c-jansenen
Interests: polymeric membranes; phase inversion techniques; membrane characterization; principles of gas and vapour transport; gas separation; free volume; polymer chemistry and polymer properties
Dr. Jega Veeriah Jegatheesan
School of Engineering, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong, VIC 3216, Australia
Fax: +61 3 5227 2840
Website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/eng/about/staff-profiles/display/index.php?username=jega
Interests: applications of high and low pressure membranes in industrial processes; mathematical modelling of fouling of membranes; membrane bioreactors for water reuse and the removal of persistent organic pollutants; forward osmosis and resource recovery
Prof. Dr. Arwyn Tomos Jones
Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, Redwood Building, Cardiff, Wales CF10 3NB, UK
Fax: +44 29 2087 4536
Website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/phrmy/contactsandpeople/fulltimeacademicstaff/jones-arwynnew-overview_new.html
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
Website: http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/sas/aboutus/staff/judds.html
Interests: potable water; wastewater; membrane bioreactors
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Khayet
Department of Applied Physics I, Faculty of Physics, University Complutense of Madrid, Avda. Complutense s/n, 28040, Madrid, Spain
Fax: +34 91 394 5191
Website: http://www.ucm.es
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.)
Prof. Dr. Boguslaw Kruczek
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
Tel. +1 613 562 5800; Fax: +1 613 562 5172
Website: http://www.engineering.uottawa.ca/en/directory/view/boguslaw_kruczek/
Interests: gas separation; nanocomposite membranes; zeolite membranes; membrane characterization systems; time lag methods; membrane transport; transport phenomena in membrane characterization
Contribution: Special Issue: Nanocomposite Membranes
Prof. Dr. Tahar Laoui
Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), 31261 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Fax: +966 38602949
Website: http://www2.kfupm.edu.sa/me/tlaoui.html
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
Prof. Dr. Michiaki Matsumoto
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Doshisha University; Kyotanabe; Kyoto 610-0321, Japan
Fax: +81 0774 656655
Website: http://kenkyudb.doshisha.ac.jp/rd/search/researcher/194002/index-e.html
Interests: bioreaction engineering; separation technology; extraction; membrane separation
Contribution: Special Issue: Liquid Membranes
Prof. Dr. Takeshi Matsuura
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5, Canada
Fax: +1 613 5625172
Website: http://by.genie.uottawa.ca/~matsuura/matsuura.htm
Interests: synthetic membrane material; synthetic membrane preparation; membrane transport; membrane separation processes
Prof. Dr. Hideto Matsuyama
Center for Membrane and Film Technology, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Kobe University, Rokkodai, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
Tel. +81 78802 6180; Fax: +81 78802 6180
Website: http://www2.kobe-u.ac.jp/~matuyama/cx14HP/index_j.html
Interests: membrane formation; membrane fouling; control of porous structure; MF/UF membrane; RO/NF membrane; CO2 separation; facilitated transport membrane
Prof. Dr. Yoshiko Miura
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
Tel. 81-92-802-2749; Fax: +81 92 802 2800
Website: http://www.chem-eng.kyushu-u.ac.jp/lab9/index_e.html
Interests: branched polymer; glycopolymer; biopolymer; infection disease
Prof. Dr. Klaus Müllen
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, D-55128 Mainz, Germany
Fax: +49 6131 379 350
Website: http://www.mpip-mainz.mpg.de/groups/muellen/
Interests: new polymer-forming reactions including methods of organometallic chemistry; multi-dimensional polymers with complex shape-persistent architectures; functional polymeric networks, in particular for catalytic purposes; dyes and laser writing into polymers; chemistry and physics of single molecules; molecular materials with liquid crystalline properties for electronic and optoelectronic devices; materials for lithium or hydrogen storage; biosynthetic hybrids; nanocomposites
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: New Polymer Synthesis Reactions
Prof. Dr. Christopher Murphy
Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Austrialia
Fax: +61 2 9351 2813
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/chris.murphy.php
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
Fax: +45 861 31160
Website: http://biomed.au.dk/en/research/researchers-and-research-laboratories/n-o/nielsen-morten/
Interests: receptors; endocytosis; intracellular trafficking; lipoprotein; lipase
Contribution: 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
Fax: +31 53 4894611
Website: http://mtg.tnw.utwente.nl/people/mst/nijmeijer/
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. Arian Nijmeijer
Inorganic Membranes, University of Twente, 7500 AE, Enschede, The Netherlands
Tel. +31 6 55 123390; Fax: +31 20 630 3964
Website: http://www.utwente.nl/tnw/im/people/staff/nijmeijer/nijmeijer_cv.docx/
Interests: ceramic membranes; microporous membranes; gas separation; membrane reactors; sol-gel chemistry; ceramic processing; carbon capture; solvent resistant nanofiltration; catalytic membranes; metal membranes
Prof. Dr. Leonardo Palmisano
Dipartimento di Energia, dell'Informazione e Modelli Matematici (DEIM), Università di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Fax: +39 91 7025020
Website: http://www.dicpm.unipa.it/biografia.asp?idperson=15
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
Tel. +49-431-880-6227; Fax: +49 431 8806229
Website: http://www.tf.uni-kiel.de/~kr/
Interests: polymeric membranes; gas separation; pervoration; free volume; transport through membranes; polymer nanocomposite membranes; characterization of polymer membranes
Prof. Dr. David C. Stuckey
Biochemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/d.stuckey
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
Fax: +81 3 5841 7862
Website: http://bsw3.naist.jp/suetsugu/
Interests: cellular membrane curvatures; cellular membrane structures; protein-lipid interactions; lipid signaling in cells; membrane morphology
Contribution: 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
Fax: +65 6791 0676
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/ceecytang/
Interests: water treatment; wastewater reclamation; desalination; membrane separation; nanotechnology; surface and interfaces
Contribution: Special Issue: Membranes and Water Treatment
Special Issue: Biomimetic Membranes
In other journals:
Special Issue: Osmotic Power
Prof. Dr. Toshinori Tsuru
Department of Chemical Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8527, Japan
Fax: +49 4152 872444
Website: http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/tom/lab/members/tsuru/index-e.html
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
Contribution: 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
Website: http://membrane.ustc.edu.cn/twxu/twxu.htm
Interests: ion exchange membrane; bipolar membrane; electrodialysis; fuel cells
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