PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME


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
    - Klaus-Viktor Peinemann, KAUST, Saudi-Arabia

    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
    TOPIC:
    Materials
    Processes
    Water
    Education
    8:30-9:10
    Membrane synthesis in greener solvents
    Flat sheet or hollow fiber – who cares?
    Whale Watching
    Water
    Education in Membrane Technology
    Alberto Figoli
    Glenn Lipscomb
    Corinne Cabassud
    Joe da Costa
    9:10-9:50
    Sustainable membrane manufacture
    Membrane formation-structure-transport
    Water Closed Loop
    + all participants
    Suzana Nunes
    Guy Ramon
    TorOve
    9:50-10:30
    discussion
    discussion
    discussion
    10:30-11:00
    coffee break
    coffee break
    coffee break
    coffee break
    TOPIC:
    Materials
    Materials
    Water
    Wrap-up of the conference
    11:00-11:40
    GO membranes
    Bioinspired/Biomimicking
    New materials
    Kang Li
    Carla Portugal
    Mihai Barboiu
    11:40-12:20
    Carbon membranes
    Bioinspired/Biomimicking
    Emerging Applications
    Joe da Costa
    Lidietta Giorno
    Dibakar Bhattacharyya
    12:20-13:00
    discussion
    discussion
    discussion
    13:00-14:30
    lunch
    lunch
    lunch
    lunch
    Departure
    TOPIC:
    Transport
    14:30-15:10
    Registration
    Visit Island of Faial
    Membrane topography
    Visit of Pico
    Guilherme Martins Victorino
    Reyes Mellada
    15:10-15:50
    Membrane topography/transport
    John Pellegrino
    15:50-16:30
    discussion
    16:30-17:00
    coffee break
    TOPIC:
    Blue Energy
    Andrea Cipollina
    Carbon-dioxide
    17:30-18:10
    Klaus-Viktor Peinemann
    18:10-18:50
    Opening Lecture
    Poster session
    18:50-19:30
    Industry and/or Academia - 
    Results Workshop
    young careers
    Uwe Beuscher
    20:00
    Reception
    dinner
    dinner
    dinner
    conference dinner
    21:00-21:40
    21:40-22:20
    22:20-23:00