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Membranes: Materials & Processes (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Membrane Innovation for Today's Global Challenges


July 28-29, 2012


Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH


Michelle Marincel Payne

Associate Chair:
Meagan S. Mauter

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Membranes: Materials & Processes is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is to discuss pioneering research to improve and develop innovative synthetic membranes for many applications that will address important challenges facing our global society.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Membranes: Materials & Processes" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:40 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:40 pm - 4:30 pmMembrane Transport: Theory and Practice
Discussion Leaders: Laura Hoover (Yale University) and Michiel Raaijmakers (University of Twente, Netherlands)
3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Basavaraju Agasanapura (Clarkson University)
"Effect of Convective Hindrance Factor On Predictions of the Rejection of Rod Shaped Particles from Porous Membrane"
4:00 pm - 4:05 pm Discussion
4:05 pm - 4:25 pm Alberto Tiraferri (Yale University)
"Anti-Fouling Thin-Film Composite Membrane Functionalized with Superhydrophilic Nanoparticles"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pm Discussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmMembrane Transport: Theory and Practice (continued)
Discussion Leaders: Laura Hoover (Yale University) and Michiel Raaijmakers (University of Twente, Netherlands)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm Jenia Gutman (Ben Gurion University, Israel)
"Tertiary wastewater reclamation by reverse osmosis: effect of pressure (permeate flux) on the fouling layer and concentration polarization phenomenon"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion
8:00 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Presentations
Discussion Leaders: Michelle Marincel Payne (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Meagan Mauter (Carnegie Mellon University)
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Rich Noble (University of Colorado)
"Success through Failure"
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm Discussion
8:45 pm - 9:15 pm Keith Murphy (Air Products)
"Research and Development - Working in an Industrial Environment"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
9:30 pmPoster Session I (continued)
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amNovel Structures and Materials for Membrane Separation
Discussion Leaders: Charles-Francois de Lannoy (Duke University) and Ngai Yin Yip (Yale University)
9:00 am - 9:20 am Con Dimitrakakis (CSIRO, Australia)
"Patterned growth of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework membranes on polymeric substrates"
9:20 am - 9:30 am Discussion
9:30 am - 9:50 am Ana Martinez Saenz de Jubera (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"Development of dendrimer-modified NF membranes with enhanced performance: How to covalently attach dendrimers to polyamide active layers"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am - 10:20 am Michelle Marincel Payne (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"Quantifying insertion efficiency of Aquaporin proteins in lipid and polymer vesicles"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am - 11:50 am Wun-Gwi Kim (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Nanoporous Layered Silicate AMH-3/Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes for Gas Separations"
10:50 am - 11:00 am Discussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmOvercoming Implementation Challenges in Novel Membrane Applications
Discussion Leaders: Fee Pitsch (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) and Patrick Saboe (Pennsylvania State University)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Chen Zhang (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Design of ZIF/Polyimide Mixed Matrix Membrane for Olefin/Paraffin Separations"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pm Discussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Kerri Hickenbottom (Colorado School of Mines)
"Membrane Distillation for Resource Recovery: A Novel Approach to Sustaining Water Flux at Supersaturated Conditions"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Discussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.
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