UK MEMBRANE SHOWCASE 13th-14th June 2018 National Graphene Institute Manchester


Provisional Programme

If you wish to attend, please email before 30th May

09:30 Arrival – Coffee/tea

10:00 Welcome, introduction and overview (Peter Budd, Manchester) 10:20 New polymers for membrane separations (Neil McKeown, Edinburgh) 10:40 New polymers for membrane separations (Mariolino Carta, Swansea)

11:00 Coffee/Tea

11:20 Metrology/standards needed in graphene dispersions for graphene-based membranes (Cinzia Casiraghi, Manchester) 11:40 Graphene oxide membranes (Rahul Nair, Manchester) 12:00 Characterization of membrane materials (Eric Prestat, Manchester) 12:20 Mixed gas separation (John Jansen, ITM-CNR, Italy)

12:40 Lunch and posters

13:40 High temperature membranes (Ian Metcalfe, Newcastle) 14:00 Molecular-scale modelling of membrane materials (Flor Siperstein / Paola Carbone, Manchester) 14:20 Multi-scale modelling of membrane materials (Andrey Jivkov, Manchester) 14:40 Designer membranes (Qilei Song, Imperial)

15:00 Coffee/tea

15:20 Water transport through graphene oxide membranes: the roles of driving forces (Kang Li / Bo Wang, Imperial) 15:40 1D membranes (Davide Mattia, Bath) 16:00 Membranes for separations in organic solvents (Andrew Livingston, Imperial) 16:20 Membranes for bioalcohol recovery (Patricia Gorgojo, Manchester) 16:40 DISCUSSION 17:00 End of session

19:00 DINNER Chinese Banquet: Tai Pan Restaurant, 81-97 Upper Brook Street, Manchester M13 9TX.


09:00 Arrival – Coffee/tea

09:20 Barrier applications (Oana Istrate, Manchester) 09:40 Fuel cell applications (Stuart Holmes, Manchester) 10:00 Sensor applications (Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Manchester) 10:20 Membranes for carbon dioxide capture (Maria-Chiara Ferrari, Edinburgh) 10:40 Membranes for the food and biotechnology industries (John Chew, Bath)

11:00 Coffee/tea

11:20 Sustainable membrane technology (Gyorgy Szekely, Manchester) 11:40 The membrane business (Andrew Boam, Evonik) 12:00 Membrane development in the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (Wayne Harrison, Manchester) 12:20 Graphene-based membranes – achievements (Peter Budd, Manchester) 12:40 SynFabFun – opportunities (Ian Metcalfe, Newcastle)

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Workshops and Tours (NGI, Chemistry, GEIC, Chem. Eng.)


The meeting will take place in the seminar space on the third floor of the National Graphene Institute (NGI). The NGI is Building 90 on the University of Manchester Campus Map. The entrance to the NGI is on Booth Street East. Maps and travel advice can be downloaded from the University of Manchester website:

A pass must be carried when in the NGI. Visitors will be provided with a pass by reception. Participants from the University of Manchester will need their University card.

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