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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 is clustered in two 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. 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

PhD defense Krzysztof Trzaskus

On Friday February 5th 2016, Krzysztof Trzaskus will defend his PhD thesis entitled ‘Filtration of Engineered Nanoparticles using Porous Membranes’. In his thesis, Krzysztof investigated the use of membranes for the removal of nanoparticles from water with a focus on fouling phenomena. ... read more

PhD defense Erik Vriezekolk

On Friday February 5th 2016, Erik J. Vriezekolk will defend his PhD thesis entitled ‘All the Same: Isoporous Membranes for Water Purification’. In his thesis, Erik investigated three approaches to produce membranes with pores that are isoporous, or in other word, that are all the same. ... read more

Membrane News Twente - Winter 2015

The latest edition of Membrane News Twente (Winter 2015) has been published! Special focus in this edition lies on the forthcoming PhD defenses in Twente and the new position of Kitty Nijmeijer at the TU/e. Next this you, you will find much more, including reports on two recent PhD defenses, Innovation Vouchers at the EMI Twente and lots more! ... read more


The University of Twente has eight SME’s awarded an innovation voucher worth 10,000 euros. The companies will use the voucher for the use of facilities, coaching, training or research in one of seven Expertise Centers of the University. ... read more