Section Editors

Section Board for 'Membrane Preparation and Characterization' (53)

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Prof. Dr. Clàudia Fontàs
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Section Editor-in-Chief
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
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Prof. Dr. Mohtada Sadrzadeh
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada
Interests: water treatment; membranes; membrane fabrication; nanocomposite membranes; membrane-based hybrid processes; thin film composite membranes; nanofiltration; reverse osmosis; ultrafiltration; microfiltration
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Prof. Dr. Eliane Espuche
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Laboratoire Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères, UMR 5223, Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, Bâtiment Polytech, 15 Bd A. Latarjet, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
Interests: polymeric membrane materials; nanocomposites; hybrid membranes; multilayers; surface modification; permeation; sorption; gas separation; gas transport modelling
Dr. Tymen Visser
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European Membrane Institute (EMI) Twente, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
Interests: gas separation; hollow fiber spinning; novel membrane materials
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Dr. Pei Sean Goh
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Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre, Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Interests: nanomaterials; nanocomposite membranes; membrane-based separation; desalination wastewater treatment; acidic gas removal
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Prof. Dr. Lasâad Dammak
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Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux Paris-Est (ICMPE), UMR 7182 CNRS, Université Paris-Est, 2 Rue Henri Dunant, 94320 Thiais, France
Interests: ion-exchange membrane; dialysis; electrodialysis; membrane characterization; fouling; scaling; antifouling strategies; microstructure modeling; water treatment
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Dr. Zongli Xie
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CSIRO Manufacturing, Private bag 10, Clayton South, Vic. 3169, Australia
Interests: polymeric membranes; mixed matrix/nanocomposite membranes; membrane distillation; pervaporation; forward osmosis; desalination; water purification; wastewater treatment
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Khayet
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Department of Structure of Matter, Thermal Physics and Electronics Faculty of Physics, University Complutense of Madrid Avda. Complutense s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: membrane science and technology (membrane preparation; nanofibrous membranes; hollow fiber membranes; nanocomposite and mixed matrix membranes; membrane modification; membrane characterization; membrane processes)
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Prof. Dr. Stéphane Marais
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Laboratoire PBS-UMR 6270 CNRS-INSA, Université de Rouen, Bâtiment Pierre-Louis Dulong, Boulevard Maurice de Broglie, 76000 Rouen, France
Interests: permeation/sorption; polymeric membranes; hybrid membranes; nanocomposites; multilayers; membrane modification; conductive membranes
Prof. Dr. Shigeyuki Uemiya
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Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido Gifu 501-1193, Japan
Interests: hydrogen separation; hydrogen production; membrane reactor; catalyst; palladium membrane; silica membrane; molecular sieve; renewable energy
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Prof. Dr. Kueir-Rarn Lee
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Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Center of Membrane Technology, Chung Yuan University, Chung Li, Taiwan 32023
Interests: pervaporation; gas separation; membrane structure characterization; positron annihilation spectroscopy
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Dr. Teresa Poerio
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Institute on Membrane Technology, National Research Council, ITM-CNR, via P. Bucci, 17/C, I-87036 Rende (Cosenza), Italy
Interests: preparation and characterization of polymeric membranes; preparation and characterization of inorganic membranes for catalytic reaction and gas separation; partial and total oxidation of organic compounds using catalytic and photocatalytic membrane reactors; wastewaters treatment by membrane processes and integrated membrane systems, metal removals from water by means of polymer-assisted ultrafiltration and supported liquid membranes
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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. Zhiwei Wang
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School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China
Interests: membrane bioreactor; membrane preparation; membrane applications; membrane-based process; wastewater reclamation
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. Natalia Pismenskaya
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Physical Chemistry Department, Kuban State University, 350040, 149 Stavropolskaya str., Krasnodar, Russia
Interests: ion exchange membranes (monopoler, bipoler) and processes (electrodialysis, dialisis, etc.); transport phenomena in systems with ion exchange membranes (IEMs); concentration polarization, limiting current, coupled phenomena of concentration polarization (water splitting, electroconvection, gravitation convection, etc.); chemical reactions coupled with ions transfer in ampholyte (phosphates, ammonium, aminoacids, proteins, etc.) contaning IEM systems; IEMs fouling; IEM modification; IEM characterization (specific electrical conductivity, diffusion permeability, perselectivity, transport numbers, structure–properties relationship, current–voltage characteristics, chronopotentiommetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, mass transfer characteristics, etc.); experimental techniques development for IEM and membrane system investigation
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Dr. Jijeesh Ravi Nair
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Helmholtz-Institute Münster (HI MS) IEK-12: Ionics in Energy Storage, Corrensstraße 46, 48149 Münster, Germany
Interests: polymer electrolytes; lithium battery; photopolymerisation; polymer synthesis; polymer composites; sodium battery; nanomaterials; biosource materials; supercapacitors
Prof. Dr. Klaus Rätzke
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Technische Fakultät der Universität Kiel, Institut für Materialwissenschaft, Materialverbunde, Kaiserstr. 2, D-24143 Kiel, Germany
Interests: polymeric membranes; gas separation; pervoration; free volume; transport through membranes; polymer nanocomposite membranes; characterization of polymer membranes
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Prof. Dr. Toshinori Tsuru
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8527, Japan
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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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Moises Carreon
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Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401, USA
Interests: membranes; zeolites; MOFs; gas separations; catalysis; gas storage
Prof. Dr. Yingchao Dong
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School of Environmental Science & Technology (SEST), Dalian University of Technology (DUT), Dalian 116024, China
Interests: environmental engineering; membrane technology; ceramic membranes; water and gas treatment
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Dr. Annarosa Gugliuzza
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National Research Council-Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
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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Prof. Dr. Lingxue Kong
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Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216, Australia
Interests: molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases; polymeric membranes with aligned nanostructures; mesoporous silica nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery
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Prof. Dr. Leonard Tijing
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Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, 15 Broadway, Sydney, 2007 New South Wales, Australia
Interests: electrospinning; nanofiber; membrane distillation/condenser; desalination; water treatment; membrane separation processes; water–air–energy; membrane synthesis and characterization; fouling; mixed matrix/nanocomposite membranes
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Prof. Dr. Peter N. Pintauro
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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
Interests: cation-exchange membranes; anion-exchange membranes; bipolar membranes; membrane fabrication and characterization; fuel cell membranes; electrodialysis separations; electrochemistry
Prof. Dr. Chuyang Y. Tang
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Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
Interests: membrane technology; desalination; wastewater reclamation; water chemistry; environmental materials
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Prof. Dr. Kuo-Lun Tung
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Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Interests: inorganic membrane fabrication; membrane filtration mechanism; membrane module design; multiscale simulation
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Prof. Dr. Tongwen Xu
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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
Interests: ion exchange membrane; bipolar membrane; electrodialysis; fuel cells
Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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1. University of Hamburg; Institute of Physical Chemistry; 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. 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. Clara Casado-Coterillo
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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Universidad de Cantabria, Avda. Los Castros, s/n, 39005, Santander, Spain
Interests: mixed matrix membranes; polymer nanocomposite membranes; transport mechanisms and theoretical models; composite flat-sheet and hollow fiber membranes; CO2 separation; ion exchange membranes; pervaporation; characterization techniques (SEM, TEM, XRD, TGA, FTIR, etc.)
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Prof. Dr. Patric Jannasch
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Polymer & Materials Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Lund University, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Interests: polymer chemistry; polymerisations; modification of polymers; preparation and characterisation of anion and proton exchange membranes; structure-property relationships of polymers and membranes
Prof. Dr. Dukjoon Kim
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School of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Gyeonggi 16419, Korea
Interests: polymer electrolyte; membrane; battery; fuel cell; electrolysis, ion transfer
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Prof. Dr. Henny J.M. Bouwmeester
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Science and Technology, University of Twente, Meander, ME 349, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
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
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. Ludovic Dumee
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Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Geelong, Locked Bag 20000, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia
Interests: catalytic membrane reactors; nanoporous membranes; solvent separation; advanced characterization
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Prof. Dr. Philippe Knauth
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1. Aix Marseille University, CNRS, Madirel (UMR 7246), Site St Jérôme, 13013 Marseille, France
2. International Associated Laboratory (L.I.A.), Ionomer Materials for Energy (AMU, CNRS, Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), France and Italy
Interests: solid state ionics; electrochemical energy technologies; ion-conducting polymers; ionomer membranes; nanostructured materials
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. Isabel C. Escobar
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Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
Interests: developing and/or improving polymeric membrane materials for water treatment and water reuse applications
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Prof. Dr. James L. McGrath
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
Interests: nanofabrication; microsystems; membrane-based separations; molecular sensing; barrier tissue models
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Prof. Dr. Scott M. Husson
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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0909, USA
Interests: adsorptive membranes; bioseparations; confocal microscopy; electrospinning; membrane chromatography; polymer thin films; surface modification; thin-film composite membranes; water purification
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Prof. Dr. Tahar Laoui
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Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Interests: nanostructured materials; organic/inorganic nanocomposites; carbon-based membranes for water treatment and desalination, additive manufacturing, synthesis–structure–property relationships
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Prof. Dr. Hideto Matsuyama
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Center for Membrane and Film Technology, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Kobe University, Rokkodai, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
Interests: chemical engineering; membrane technology; separation technology
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Prof. Dr. Jose Manuel Serra
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Institute of Chemical Technology, Universitat Politècnica de València | UPV, Spain.
Interests: separation processes; ceramic membranes; metallic membranes; catalytic membranes
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Dr. Johannes C. Jansen
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Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Via P. Bucci 17/C, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
Interests: polymeric and hybrid membranes for gas and vapour separation; principles of gas and vapour transport in membranes by sorption and permeation experiments; structural, mechanical and thermal properties of pure polymers, polymer blends and polymer/ionic liquid gels; membrane preparation by phase inversion techniques; polymers of intrinsic microporosity; perfluoropolymers; Ionic liquids; carbon dioxide capture
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Prof. Dr. Boguslaw Kruczek
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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
Interests: gas separation; reverse osmosis; forward osmosis; nanocomposite membranes; zeolite membranes; membrane characterization systems; time lag methods
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Prof. Dr. Takeshi Matsuura
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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
Interests: synthetic membrane material; synthetic membrane preparation; membrane transport; membrane separation processes
Prof. Dr. Klaus Müllen
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Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, D-55128 Mainz, Germany
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
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Prof. Dr. Oumarou Savadogo
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Laboratory of New Materials for Energy and Electrochimistry, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Interests: electro-membranes; ion exchange membranes; membrane fouling and cleaning; development of new materials for energy applications; renewable energies; solar energy conversion; fuel cells and batteries; electrochemistry of nano-materials; biomaterials
Dr. Sergey Shishatskiy
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Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht - Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH, Geesthacht, Germany.
Interests: polymeric membranes; mixed matrix membranes; membrane characterization; membrane gas separation
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Prof. Dr. Mathias Ulbricht
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Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie II and CENIDE (Center for Nanointegration), Universität Duisburg-Essen, Universitätsstr. 5, 45141 Essen, Germany
Interests: membrane formation; membrane functionalization; surface modification; composite membrane; mixed matrix membrane; responsive membrane; fouling; bioseparation; water purification
Dr. Zhien Zhang
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William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
Interests: gas separation; CO2 capture; polymeric membrane; membrane separation; membrane contactor; membrane absorption; modeling; membrane preparation; membrane characterization
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