Program

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.

Sunday June 24th

15:00-17:00

Registration for the Summer School at the Lodging Cabins

17:00-19:00

Welcome reception at the Faculty Club

Monday June 25th

09:00-09:15

Opening

R. Lammertink

09:15-10:00

Intro MST-cluster: from molecule to process

R. Lammertink

10:00-10:45

Product development I

M. Wessling (RWTH Aachen)

10:45-11:00

Coffee Break

Ravelijn

11:00-12:00

Product development II

M. Wessling (RWTH Aachen)

12:00-12:15

Group case introduction

R. Lammertink

12:15-13:15

Lunch

Ravelijn

13:15-14:15

“Water”: MF to RO fundamentals

W. de Vos

14:15-17:00

Excursion

Pentair (Enschede)

17:00-19:00

Dinner

Faculty Club

19:00-20:00

“Water”: MF to RO membranes

E. Roesink (NX Filtration)

20:00-21:00

“Water”: MF to RO in industry

W. v.d. Meer (Oasen)

Tuesday June 26th

09:00-10:00

“Chemicals”: SRNF/Gassep fundamentals

N. Benes

10:00:10:15

Coffee break

Ravelijn

10:15-11:15

“Chemicals” SRNF/Gassep membranes

G. Baumgarten (Evonik)

11:15-12:15

“Chemicals” SRNF/Gasep in industry

G. Bargeman (AkzoNobel)

12:15-13:15

Lunch

Ravelijn

13:15-15:00

Group case: product development

All

15:00-17:00

Sports/leisure on campus

All

17:00-19:00

Dinner

Faculty Club

19:00-21:00

Soft skills (1. errors, 2. making graphs and 3. ethics)

Benes / Kemperman / Wood

Wednesday June 27th

09:00-10:00

“Energy”: ion transport fundamentals

J. Wood

10:00:10:15

Coffee break

Ravelijn

10:15-11:15

“Energy”: ion transport membranes

R. Lammertink

11:15-12:15

“Energy”: ion transport in industry

M. Saakes (Wetsus)

12:15-13:15

Lunch

Ravelijn

13:15-15:00

Lab tour

MST labs

15:00-17:00

Business model & pitch

Wordlenig

17:00-19:00

Group case: product development

all

19:00-22:00

BBQ & Pubquiz

Faculty Club

Thursday June 28th

09:00-10:00

“Inorganic”: porous inorganic membranes

L. Winnubst

10:00:10:15

Coffee break

Ravelijn

10:15-11:15

“Inorganic”: dense inorganic membranes

H. Bouwmeester

11:15-12:15

“Inorganic”: inorganic membranes in industry

A. Nijmeijer (Shell)

12:15-13:15

Lunch

Ravelijn

13:15-16:00

Group case: product development

all

16:00-19:00

Excursion & dinner

Grolsch (Enschede)

19:00-?

Free time in Enschede 

 

Friday June 29th

09:00-10:00

“Health & aging”: Membranes for (bio)artificial organs and tissue regeneration

D. Stamatialis

10:00:10:15

Coffee break

Ravelijn

10:15-11:15

“Health & aging”: Polymer aging and demographics in dialysis membranes

J. Vienken

11:15-12:15

“Health & aging”: Historical achievements in the realm of dialysis membranes

J. Vienken

12:15-13:30

Lunch

Ravelijn

13:30-16:00

Group case presentations

all

16:00-18:00

Closing session – fare well drinks

all/Ravelijn