EuroMembrane: From 2024 to 2018

The EuroMembrane Conference is an international conference focused on membrane science and technology. It brings together researchers, engineers, and industry professionals from around the world to discuss the latest advances in membrane technologies, including development, and applications.

The conference covers a wide range of topics, including materials, processes, and applications in fields such as water treatment, desalination, gas separation, and biotechnology. The EuroMembrane Conference provides an opportunity for experts in the field to exchange knowledge, present their latest research results, and network with colleagues from around the world.

Before we look at the topics and plenary speakers of past conferences, we would like to remind you that this is not a regular annual conference. EuroMembrane 2023 is therefore not on the agenda, but you can look forward to EuroMembrane 2024, which we are working hard to prepare.

EuroMembrane 2024 – Prague, Czech Republic

The upcoming EuroMembrane conference is scheduled for 8-12 September 2024 and will take place at Prague Congress Centre in the Czech Republic.

The names of the speakers are not yet known to the public, but we can assure you that they will be interesting. So keep an eye on our conference website, where you will be the first to hear all the news.

EuroMembrane 2022 – Italy, Sorento  

The 2022 EuroMembrane conference was held at the Hilton Sorrento Palace Hotel from 20 to 24 November. Let us recall the four plenary speakers.

Plenary speakers

Matthias Wessling works at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, as a professor. In 2019 he received the Leibniz Prize from the German Science Foundation and was elected to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. In Italy, you could hear his lecture on the topic Visualizing Transport Phenomena at Membrane Surfaces.

Giorgio Boscheri is a Space Engineer working at Thales Alenia Space Italia, a company specialising in the integration of large space systems, where he specializes in bio-regenerative systems, with a focus on solutions that use higher plants to regenerate vital resources and produce food, as well as water treatment technologies. His topic at EuroMembrane 2022 was Membranes in Space Systems.

Cécile Legallais is Head of the CNRS laboratory Biomechanics & Bioengineering at the University of Technology of Compiegne, France. She published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. At the conference, you could hear her lecture on Membrane and Porous Scaffold for Bioartificial Organs.

Henelyta Ribeiro from the BASF Agricultural Solutions Division, Germany, lectured at the conference on the topic Membrane Emulsification Process: An Overview on Applications. Henelyta is a Chemical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the formulation and encapsulation of active molecules.

EuroMembrane 2021 – Denmark, Copenhagen 

The 2021 EuroMembrane conference was held at Tivoli Hotel and Congress Centre in Copenhagen from November 28 to December 2.

Plenary speakers

Takeo Yamaguchi, who is a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, gave a lecture on the topic Membranes towards 2050 – Fuel cells, Water electrolysis, Disease diagnosis and Water purification.

Kitty Nijmeijer leads the research group Membrane Materials and Processes at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. She has more than 15 years of experience in the field of polymer membrane design, characterization and application. The title of her lecture was Membranes à la carte.

Claus Helix-Nielsen is a professor and the Head of the Department of Environmental Engineering, DTU, Denmark. His research is focused on lipid-protein interactions and his goal is to create biomimetic membranes for biosensor and separation applications. At the conference, you could hear his lecture eloquently titled Biomimetic Membranes: Quo Vadis?

TorOve Leiknes who works currently as a consultant and professor of environmental engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is an expert in environmental science and engineering with an emphasis on advanced water treatment technologies. In Copenhagen, he talked about the topic of Membrane technology and the WEF nexus – thoughts on current status and potential future.

EuroMembrane 2018 – Spain, Valencia 

The 2018 EuroMembrane conference was held at El Palacio de Congresos de València in Spain from 9 to 13 July.

Plenary speakers 

Richard Baker who founded Membrane Technology and Research and served there as President for 25 years talked about the topic Barriers to the development of new membranes. Gas separation applications. The lecture focused on gas separation, mainly on the division between academia and industry.

Simon Judd from Qatar University who is also a professor in Membrane Technology at the Cranfield Water Science Institute at Cranfield University in the UK delivered a lecture on the topic The measurement of ragging and clogging in MBRs discussing the quantification of MBR membrane channel clogging.

Klaus-V. Peinemann of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, has more than 30 years of experience in the field of membrane research (both academic and industrial). His lecture focused on the topic How to create innovative membrane structures.

João G. Crespo is a professor of Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and also the Director of the Laboratory of Membrane Processes at iBET. He held the final plenary lecture on Membrane functionalities: understanding the nanoscale to impact on the macroscale.