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Editors (6)

Prof. Dr. Spas D. Kolev
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Editor-in-Chief
School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Interests: ion-exchange and liquid membranes, membrane applications in passive sampling, flow analysis, water treatment, chemical sensing, synthesis of metal nanoparticles
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Prof. Dr. Shiro Suetsugu *
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Division of Biological Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Interests: mechanisms of cell shaping and cell fate determination
* Section: Membranes in Life Sciences
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Prof. Dr. Giulio C. Sarti *
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Chimica Ambientale e dei Materiali, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Via Terracini, 28-I-40131 Bologna, Italy
Interests: gas separations; glassy polymers; bioseparations; affinity membranes; solubility; permeability; diffusivity
* Section: Membrane Modeling and Simulation
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Prof. Dr. Benjamin S. Hsiao *
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Interests: polymers; polymer crystallization; nanocomposites; synchrotron x-ray scattering; nanofiber; nanocellulose; membrane; water purification
* Section: Membrane Engineering and Applications
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Prof. Dr. Wojciech Kujawski *
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Faculty of Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
Interests: ceramic membranes; polymeric membranes; surface modification; membrane modification; organic-inorganic hybrids; gas separation, membrane contactors, membrane distillation; pervaporation; ultrafiltration; nanofiltration; organic solvent nanofiltration; separation applying membranes
* Section: Fundamentals of Membrane Processes
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Prof. Dr. Clàudia Fontàs *
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The University of Girona, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
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
* Section: Membrane Preparation and Characterization
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Advisory Board (10)

Prof. Dr. Neal Tai-Shung Chung
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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119260, Singapore
Interests: membranes for water reuse; desalination; gas separation; biofuel separation; energy development and CO2 capture
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Prof. Dr. Anthony Gordon Fane
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UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology, School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
Interests: membranes applied to environmental applications and the water cycle; with a focus on the sustainability aspects of membrane technology; including membrane bioreactors; desalination and reuse
Prof. Dr. Eric Guibal
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Institut Mines Telecom - Mines Ales, C2MA - Centre des Matériaux des Mines d'Alès, Polymères, Hybrides et Composites (PCH), 6, avenue de Clavières, F30319 Alès CEDEX, France
Interests: biopolymers (alginate, chitosan); interactions of sorbents/biosorbents with metal ions (wastewater treatment and valorization of mineral resources); bio-based advanced materials (heterogeneous catalysis, antimicrobial surfaces, fire-retardant properties); shaping and conditioning of biopolymers
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Prof. Dr. Nidal Hilal
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1. Global Network Professor, New York University, Director of NYUAD Water Research Center, New York, NY, USA
2. Founding Director of the Centre for Water Advanced Technologies and Environmental Research (CWATER), Swansea University, Swansea, UK
Interests: Desalination; Water treatment; Membrane Separation; Reverse Osmosis; Membrane Distillation; Nanofiltration
Prof. Dr. Seunghyeon Moon
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School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 123 Cheomdan-Gwagiro (Oryong-dong), Buk-gu, Gwangju 61005, Korea
Interests: synthesis and characterization of ion exchange membranes; fuel cells; flow batteries; energy storage systems; reverse electrodialysis; electrodialysis; desalination; water electrolysis; electrochemica
Prof. Dr. Kamalesh K. Sirkar

Chemical & Materials Engineering,New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
Interests: membrane contactors; membrane distillation; membrane ozonation; membrane reactors; membrane solvent extraction; reverse osmosis separation of organic solvents; barrier membranes; membrane gas separation; liquid membranes; polymeric hollow fiber anti-solvent crystallization; organic solvent nanofiltration
Prof. Dr. Bart Van der Bruggen
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200F - bus 02423, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: separation processes; membrane technology; chemical engineering; resource recovery; hybrid separation and reaction/separation systems; low cost and high performance technologies; water treatment; potable water; wastewater
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Prof. Dr. Ivo F.J. Vankelecom
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Membrane Technology Group (MTG), cMACS Division (Centre for Membrane Separations, Adsorption, Catalysis and Spectroscopy for Sustainable Solutions), Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, KU Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200F Box 2454, 3001, Leuven, Belgium
Interests: Membrane Development; Phase inversion; Interfacial polymerization; Mixed Matrix Membranes; (Solvent Resistant) Nanofiltration; RO; FO; PRO; Gas separation; MBR; Redox Flow Batteries
Prof. Dr. Shihe Yang
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Guangdong Key Lab of Nano-Micro Material Research, School of Chemical Biology and Biotechnology, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: Solar energy conversion and storage (new generation solar cells: perovskite solar cells;photoelectrochemical cells: OER/HER electrocatalysts, photoelectrochemical water splitting;novel electrocatalyst; design and assembly of low dimensional nanomaterials (quantum dots, 1D, and 2D materials)
Prof. Dr. Michael Zharnikov
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Applied Physical Chemistry, Heidelberg University, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: functional organic and metal-organic films; biointerfaces; molecular electronics; organic electronics and photovoltaics; molecular sensors; soft matter nanofabrication; nonomembranes; electron beam and UV lithography; and molecular structure of liquids

Editorial Board Members (264)

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Abdala
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Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Education City, PO Box 23874, Doha, Qatar
Interests: membrane materials; mixed matrix membranes; nanocomposites; graphene
Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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1. Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 6, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
2. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH; Institute of Polymer Research, Max-Planck-Straße 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
Interests: self-assembly; block copolymers; polymer blends; nanocomposites; supramolecular polymers; membranes; controlled polymerizations
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Dr. Roger Ben Aïm

Institute of Filtration and Techniques of Separation ,IFTS, Rue Marcel Pagnol, 47510 Foulayronnes, France
Interests: water and wastewater treatment; membrane bioreactor; tertiary treatment of wastewater; drinking water production; pretreatment for reverse osmosis desalination; membrane characterization (porometry); sensors for membrane fouling
Dr. Vitor D. Alves
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LEAF—Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, Lisboa 1349-017, Portugal
Interests: biodegradable films for food packaging; edible coatings; microencapsulation of bioactive ingredients; rheological characterization of microbial biopolymers; valorization of agro-industrial residues
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Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Annesini
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica Materiali Ambiente, Sapienza Università di Roma, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Roma, Italy
Interests: membrane process modeling; chemical reactors; membrane reactors; bioreactors; hydrogen production processes; transport phenomena; separation processes
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Dr. Giovanni Battista Appetecchi
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ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), Department for Sustainability (SSPT), Division for Sustainable Materials (PROMAS), Materials and Physicochemical Processes Laboratory (MATPRO), Casaccia Research Center, Via Anguillarese 301, 00123 Rome, Italy
Interests: research and development of electrolyte/electrode materials/components for electrochemical energy storage systems; ionic liquids; polymer and gel electrolytes; lithium batteries
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Prof. Dr. Hassan A. Arafat
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Center for Membrane and Advanced Water Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 54224 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Interests: membrane distillation; fouling; feed spacers; sustainable desalination
Prof. Dr. Ayse Asatekin
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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts University, 4 Colby Street, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Interests: membranes; polymer science; material science; separations; surface chemistry
Prof. Dr. Marc Baaden
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Laboratoire de Biochimie Théorique, CNRS, UPR9080, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, F-75005 Paris, France
Interests: molecular dynamics; membrane proteins; artificial water channels; ion channels; molecular modeling of complex membrane systems including envelopped viruses; ion channels; artificial water channels for desalination purposes and membrane fusion machinery
Prof. Dr. Yoshinari Baba

Department of Applied Chemistry, Miyazaki University, Gakuen-Kibanadai Nishi 1-1, Miyazaki 889-2192, Japan
Interests: membrane; extraction; ion exchange; adsorption; chitin and chitosan; metal recovery
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