The theme of the 2018 EMS Summer School is 'From Fundamental Concepts Towards Commercialization of Membranes’. Our aim is to show the participants not only the broad range of academic research activities of our University in the field of membranes, but make them aware what it takes to translate a fundamental concept into industrial reality.
The program consists of five sessions all related to our current and future global challenges (e.g. availability of potable water, energy demand, healthcare) in which membrane technology could have major contributions. Each of these sessions reflects a specific range of membranes or membrane applications in which our academic researchers at the University of Twente are active, ranging from porous membranes to dense membranes, from polymeric to inorganic based membranes, membranes dealing with ion transport and membranes in the medical field (e.g. artificial (bio)organs).
Each session consists of three lectures that are structured in the same way:
1. Fundamentals: mass transport, mechanisms, characterization methods, etc.
2. Membranes: materials, properties, fabrication, configuration.
3. In industry: industrial applications and implementation process.