Symposium EM4

Materials for Membrane Technology

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wai Fen YONG (XMUM)
Co-chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Qiugen ZHANG (XMU)

Symposium Scope

Membrane-based separation is one of the promising technologies for separation and purification. It has been broadly used in range of gas and liquid applications such as gas separation, pervaporation, membrane distillation (MD), forward osmosis (FO), pressure retarded osmosis (PRO), reverse osmosis (RO), organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN), nanofiltration (NF), ultrafiltration (UF), microfiltration (MF), electrodialysis, etc. As of now, there are continuous development of advanced materials for membrane separation, which expand rapidly through a multidisciplinary approach from polymer science, materials chemistry and engineering. These emerging advanced materials and modification strategies including nanoporous polymers (e.g., thermally rearranged (TR) polymers, polymers of intrinsic microporosity), 1D- and 2D- materials, mixed matrix membranes (MMMs), facilitated transport, covalent organic frameworks (COFs), metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), inorganic, responsive, biomimetic and bioinspired which shifted towards the development of next-generation high separation performance membranes. This symposium gathers membrane scientists from the globe to share the recent advances in materials for membrane science and technology.

Topics include, but will not be limited to:

  • Gas separation/ pervaporation/MD
  • FO/PRO
  • UF/MF
  • Membrane reactors
  • Electrodialysis
  • 1D- and 2D- materials for membranes
List of Speakers (In No Particular Order)
  • Prof. Dato' Ir. Dr. Abdul Wahab MOHAMMAD, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Prof. Xianshe FENG, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Prof. Lu SHAO, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Assoc. Prof. Haiqing LIN, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Prof. Shi-Peng SUN, Nanjing Tech University, China
  • Prof. Yan WANG, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Assist. Prof. Sui ZHANG, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Prof. Pei LI, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
  • Prof. Qingchun GE, Fuzhou University, China
  • Assoc. Prof. Qilei SONG, Imperial College London, UK
  • Assist. Prof. Zhengzhong ZHOU, Changzhou University, China
  • Assoc. Prof. Xue LI, Wuhan University, China
  • Assoc. Prof. Woei Jye LAU, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Professor Jiangtao LIU, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Professor Jianzhong XIA, Shenzhen University, China
  • Professor Yingnan FENG, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

(Last Updated 11 October 2021)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wai Fen YONG

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