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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 (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

Cover of Journal of Polymer Science provided by MST

The cover of Volume 52, Issue 23 (2014) of the ‘Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics’ is an image created by Erik Vriezekolk et al., showing a detailed investigation into the fabrication of porous films based on the self-organization of diblock-copolymers. ... read more

5 Membrane lectures at the ‘Universiteit van Nederland’

On December 2, 2014, Prof. Kitty Nijmeijer will give 5 lectures of 15 minutes each for The University of The Netherlands (www.universiteitvannederland.nl). Clean drinking water is scarce. Worldwide freshwater supplies are shrinking and rapidly become severely polluted. So, are we soon left to drinking canal water? ... read more

First Blue Energy Power Plant worldwide opened at the Afsluitdijk (NL)

On November 26, 2014, his Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands officially opened the first Blue Energy power plant in the world. In this test plant at the Afsluitdijk (NL) the mixing of sweet river water from lake IJssel and salt seawater from the Wadden sea is used to generate sustainable energy ... read more

Charu Chawla wins the OSPT Lecture Award at NPS14

At the recently held NPS14 (the 14th Netherlands Process Technology Symposium) meeting in De Fabrique in Maarssen (Utrecht, The Netherlands, 3-5 November 2014), Charu Chawla was awarded ‘the OSPT Lecture Award for the best scientific lecture’. ... read more