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All membrane research performed at the University of Twente is clustered in the Membrane Alliance Twente. Continue directly to the Membrane Science & Technology Group or explore the other groups below:

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The Membrane Technology Group of the University of Twente focuses on the multi-disciplinary topic of membrane science and technology to control mass transfer through interfaces. All membrane research performed at the University of Twente is clustered in the Membrane Alliance Twente, which consists of 4 different entities:

  1. Membrane Science & Technology, which focuses on the design, development and application of polymer membranes for Energy, Water and Sustainable Processes (Prof. Dr. Kitty Nijmeijer).
  2. Inorganic Membranes, which has a focus on the design and preparation of inorganic membranes (Prof. Arian Nijmeijer).
  3. European Membrane Institute Twente, which performs confidential contract research directly with the industry. It acts as the interface between the academic research and the industrial needs (Dr. Zandrie Borneman).

Latest news

Kitty Nijmeijer to lecture on membranes at online university

Kitty Nijmeijer, professor at the University of Twente, will be appearing each day this week in programmes broadcast by the Universiteit van Nederland (the University of The Netherlands, www.universiteitvannederland.nl). Her lectures on the subject of membrane technology were recorded at Club Air in Amsterdam in December. The Universiteit van Nederland is an online platform on which 'the best professors in The Netherlands give a lecture that is freely available via the internet each day'. ... read more

PhD Defense Salman Shahid

On Thursday February 5, 2014, Salman Shahid will defend his PhD thesis entitled ‘Polymer-Metal Organic Framework (MOF) mixed matrix membranes for gas separation applications’. In his thesis, Salman investigates the use Molecular Organic Frameworks (MOFs) to enhance the high-pressure gas separation performance of polymeric membranes and the effects of the presence of MOFs on plasticization in CO2/CH4 separations. ... read more

PhD Defense Joris de Grooth

On Wednesday February 4, 2015, Joris de Grooth will defend his PhD thesis entitled ‘A tale of two charges: Zwitterionic Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Membranes’. In his thesis, Joris has investigated the build-up of polyelectrolyte multilayers on both model surfaces and on porous membranes. On porous membranes multilayer coating led to the formation of novel nanofiltration membranes. Further incorporation of zwitterionic moieties led to a great degree of control over the membranes separation properties. ... read more

Membrane News Twente Winter 2014 edition

The newest edition of our 6 monthly newsletter (Membrane News Twente), edition Winter 2014, is out now! Topics include a.o. the forthcoming PhD defenses in February 2015, first Blue Energy power plant at the Afsluitdijk, Scanning Electron Microscopy facilities at MST, and our series ‘It all started in Twente’. ... read more