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Section Board for 'Membrane Physics and Theory' (20)

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Prof. Dr. Giulio C. Sarti
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Section Editor-in-Chief
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
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Dr. Sébastien Déon
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Universite Bourgogne Franche-Comte, Institut UTINAM (CNRS UMR 6213), Besancon, France
Interests: membrane processes; transport modelling; electrokinetic characterization; surface modification; water treatment
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Prof. Dr. Jay B. Benziger
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, Engineering Quad., Room A-407, Princeton, NJ 08544-5263, USA
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
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Prof. Dr. Hsueh-Chia Chang
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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Center for Micro-fluidics and Medical Diagnostics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
Interests: ion-selective membranes; electrochemical sensors; desalination; on-chip membrane fabrication; electrokinetics in nanoporous membranes
Prof. Dr. Joaquim Comas
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Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), C. Emili Grahit 101, 17003 Girona, Spain; Institute of the Environment (LEQUiA), University of Girona, Campus Montilivi, 17071 Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Interests: Membrane bioreactors (MBR and osmotic MBR), integrated membrane systems (MBR followed by RO or NF units) and forward osmosis for wastewater treatment and water reuse. Membrane recycling. Advanced modelling, control and sustainable assessment. Removal of micropollutants
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Dr. Stefano Curcio
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Laboratory of Transport Phenomena and Biotechnology, Department of Computer Engineering, Modeling, Electronics and Systems, University of Calabria, Rende 87036, Italy
Interests: transport phenomena; membrane science and technology; food engineering; modeling; biotechnology and bioengineering
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Prof. Dr. Maria Grazia De Angelis
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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: mass transport; thermodynamic models; diffusion; molecular simulation; equations of state; glassy polymers; mixed matrix membranes; gas separation, CO2 capture, thermodynamics, diffusion, permeation
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Prof. Dr. Patrick Fievet
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UTINAM Institute, Mixed Unit of Research of the CNRS (UMR 6213), University of Franche-Comté, 25030 Besançon CEDEX, France
Interests: pressure-driven membrane processes; transport modelling through NF/RO membranes; nanofiltration; electrokinetic characterization of membranes; physical chemistry of interfaces; membrane fouling
Dr. Vítor Geraldes

Department of Chemical Engineering of the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) from the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: nanofiltration/reverse osmosis; electrodialysis; multi component transport in membrane systems; centrifugal nanofiltration/reverse osmosis; membrane module design; computational fluid dynamics
Dr. Shinji Kanehashi
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Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
Interests: membrane; separation; barrier; permeation; diffusion; sorption; heat and mass transfer; polymer hybrid; thin film composite; CO2 capture; natural gas sweetening; hydrogen purification; biomass; renewable resources; microplastics; biodegradable; semi-conducting polymer; thermoelectric conversion; super-critical CO2
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Prof. Dr. Weifeng Li
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School of Physics, Shandong University, Shanda Nanlu, Jinan 250100, China
Interests: water treatment; desalination; gas capture and separation; nanomaterial catalysis; energy materials; theoritical modeling; molecular dynamics simulations
Dr. Glenn Lipscomb
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Chemical Engineering, University of Toledo, 2801 Bancroft St, Toledo, OH 43606, USA
Interests: membrane separations; module design; transport; sustainability
Dr. Mariano Andrea Scorciapino
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Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria di Monserrato, 09042 Monserrato, Italy
Interests: membrane-active peptides; passive transport; meso- and micro- porous materials for gas capture and sweetening; nuclear magnetic resonance; molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations
Prof. Dr. Anthony Szymczyk
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Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes UMR 6226, Université de Rennes 1, CS 74205, 35042 Rennes CEDEX, France
Interests: polymer membranes; liquid separation; transport modeling and simulation; membrane characterization
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Prof. Dr. Akihiko Tanioka
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Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
Interests: nanofiber; membrane with nanostructure; ion-exchange materials for energy exchange; surface chemistry
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Dr. Aaron Thornton
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CSIRO Manufacturing, Private Bag 10, Clayton South, VIC 3169, Australia
Interests: mathematical modelling; diffusion in porous media; aerospace atmosphere control; nutrient uptake via membrane transporters in extreme conditions
Dr. Elena Tocci
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Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Via P. Bucci, Cubo 17/C, 87036 Rende, CS, Italy
Interests: molecular modeling of membranes and membrane operations; modeling of single gas and mixed gas separation; modeling of morphological properties of amorphous glassy membranes; membrane crystallization
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Toikka
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Department of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Institute of Chemistry, St. Petersburg State University, Universitetskiy prospect, 26, Peterhof, 198504 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Interests: polymeric membranes; pervaporation; gas separation; ultrafiltration; thermodynamic and thermochemical properties; non-equilibrium thermodynamics; modeling
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Dr. Kang Xiao
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College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), 19A Yuquan Road, Beijing 100049, China
Interests: membrane separation technology; membrane fouling mechanism and control; wastewater treatment and reclamation; environmental analytical methods; statistical analysis
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