ImagineMembrane will be highly interactive will ample time for discussing science.

Invited speakers will present their view and perspective on currently hot topics in membrane science and technology, followed by Sessions chairs leading the open discussion. There are no parallel sessions and it is not original data that are in the foreground but the discussion of concepts. In this context, ImagineMembrane hopes to complement the regular conferences of the membrane community.

Particularly young researchers are strongly encouraged to participate and bring in their views.

This years’s edition of Imagine Membrane will, amongst others, comprise the topics

  • Routes to make membrane fabrication more sustainable – how “green” can it get?
  • Membrane recycling and reuse
  • Additive manufacturing for membrane fabrication
  • 2D Membrane materials
  • Biomimicking and bioinspired membranes
  • Efficient routes to carbon capture and conversión
  • Challenges in desalination and blue energy
  • Confirmed speakers are so far:

    - Uwe Beuscher, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., USA
    - Alberto Figoli, ITM-CNR, Italy
    - Suzana Nunes, KAUST, Saudi-Arabia
    - Kang Li, Imperial College London, UK
    - Joe da Costa, University of Queensland, Australia
    - Glenn Lipscomb, University of Toledo, USA
    - Dibakar Bhattacharyya, University of Kentucky, USA
    - Sylvia Daunert, University of Miami, USA
    - Reyes Mallada, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    - Corinne Cabassud, INSA, France
    - Andrea Cipollina, University of Palermo, Italy
    - Mihai Barboiu, IEM-University of Montpellier, France
    - John Pellegrino, University of Colorado, USA
    - Lidietta Giorno, ITM-CNR, Italy
    - Guy Ramon, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

    At Imagine Membrane, topics are discussed with ample time and in a highly interactive manner such as to be able to go well beyond the standard conference format and define both a scientific and industrial perspective on the future challenges and opportunties in membrane science and technology.

    Preliminary programme:

      Sunday, 22nd Monday 23rd Tuesday, 24th Wednesday, 25th Thursday, 26th Friday, 27th
    8:30 - 10:30
    Materials Processes Whale Watching Water Gas / CO2
    10:30 - 11:00
    Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
    11:00 - 13:00
    Materials Bioinspired Water / Energy New Materials
    13:00 - 14:30
    Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch


    Island of Faial

    Membrane Topography

    Coffee break

    Membrane transport


    Island of Pico

    Opening Session
    Poster session    
    19:00 - 20:00
    Evening Lecture
    Dinner Dinner Dinner Conference dinner