Maxime Pontié, born on March 14, 1968, in Montauban, France, is professor and works at the University of Angers since 2004. He received a DSc degree under professors Lemordant and Rumeau in 1996 from the University Francois Rabelais in Tours, France. After a postdoctoral research study with professor R.W. Bowen, Swansea University of Wales, UK, with a research topic dedicated to mass transfer mechanism in nanofiltration. His current research interests is water desalination membrane processes with a way to intensified the processes in a sustainable development approach. He has over 100 publications that have been cited over 100 times, and his publication H-index is 35 and has been serving as an editorial board member of reputed Journals. He was a board member of the European Desalination Society for 2012 to 2017.
Dr. Hannes Richter is head of the department “Nanoporous Membranes”. For his thesis on ceramic nanofiltration membranes (1998) he received the Bernhard-von-Cotta Award of the Freiberg University. He is experienced in amorphous membranes for 20 years and in zeolite and carbon membranes for more than 10 years. For the development of NaA-membranes and its scaling-up in to an industrial level he received the Exceptional price of „Junior Scientist Award“-Competition at Materialsweek 2004, the “Innovation Award Middle Germany 2008 - Cluster Energy and Environment” and “Innovation Award Energy 2009” of the Society for the Promotion of Renewable Energy. For the development of ceramic nanofiltration membranes with a cut-off of 200 Da he wins the “Fraunhofer Award 2017”: He is the author of about 38 papers, gave more than 70 lectures on national and international congresses, thereof 26 invited presentation and is inventor of 8 patents.
Amorphous membranes, zeolite and carbon membranes
Leonardo dos Santos Lima has completed his PhD at the age of 31 years from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Brazil and postdoctoral studies from Tecnische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany. He is professor of physics of Departamento de Física e Matemática Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais. He has published more than 40 papers in international journals .
P. Millet is an electrochemical engineer, Professor of physical-chemistry at the University of Paris-Sud, campus of Orsay. He graduated in 1986 from the French “Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electrochimie et d’Electrométallurgie de Grenoble” (ENSEEG), “Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble” (INPG). He completed his PhD thesis on water electrolysis in 1989, at the French “Centre d’Etudes Nucléaires de Grenoble” (CEA-CENG). He is currently Director of the “Laboratory of Research and Innovation in Electrochemistry for Energy applications”, at the French “Institute of Molecular Chemistry and Material Science” in Orsay. His research activities focus on water electrolysis, water photo-dissociation, carbon dioxide electro- and photo-reduction, hydrogen storage in hydride-forming materials, hydrogen compression and hydrogen permeation across metallic membranes. He is the author of more than 150 research papers and book chapters and has presented more than 150 oral communications at national and international conferences.
Water electrolysis, Water photo-dissociation, Carbon dioxide electro- and photo-reduction, Hydrogen storage in hydride-forming materials, Hydrogen compression and hydrogen permeation across metallic membranes
Uma Sharma received M.Sc. Physical Chemistry in1981, M.Phil. in1982 and Ph.D. In 1985 under the guidance of ( Prof. V.W. Bhagwat ,Alexander von Humboldt Fellow) from Vikram University,Ujjain India. In 1989 she received Indian Science Congress Young Scientist Award, INSA visiting Fellowship and in 2006 Indo Hungarian Fellowship. She received Dr D.S.Bhakuni Award (2013) by Indian Chemical Society,Kolkata. A major focus of her research is Supramolecular Chemistry - Design and synthesis of podands and redox switched ionophores/receptors and their use in facillitated transport of biologically important metal ions/ amino acids/ carbohydrates through Liquid Membrane Systems. Biocompatibility of fullerenes and drug encapsulation in chitosan based nanoparticles are the other field of her interest.She is fellow of Indian Membrane Society and Indian Science Congress Association,Kolkata.She delivered more than 20 invited talks on Membrane Science and Supramolecular Chemistry. Synthesis of molecular containers i.e.Cucurbiturils, Rotaxanes and Dendrimers for specific purpose as sensors and molecular devices are her future projects .
Molecular Recognition based Membrane Separation, Molecular containers - Crown ethers, Cyclodextrins, Cucurbiturils etc.
Gassan Hodaifa is a Food Engineer (Albaath University, Syria), Chemical Engineer (Granada University, Spain) and Dr. by Jaén University (Spain) in the Doctoral Program: Biotechnology and Agricultural Engineering. His research began in the year 1997 with a Doctoral Scholarship to perform in Spain, has joined to the research group “Bioprocesses TEP-138” (Government of Andalusia) and he work in the research lines of Biotechnology of Microalgae, Industrial and Urban Wastewater Treatment, Chemical Oxidation, Membrane Technology, Adsorption processes, Pesticides Removal, Biotechnology of Enzymes and Nematode biomass production. Participated in over 21 research projects (European, National, regional, and with companies), with which it has signed several contracts for research. As a result of this research activities has been published 40 articles in journals all included in JCR, 1 patent, 3 books, 24 book chapters, and has participated in 80 Congresses and Conferences. It has been repeatedly Associate Professor (University of Jaén), and Assistant Professor at the University of Jaén (05/06) and the Complutense University of Madrid (06/09). Now he works in Pablo de Olavide University, Seville (Spain) in the Chemical Engineering Area as Full University Professor.
Nese Öztürk works at Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Chemical Engineering Department, Eskisehir, Turkey. She is professor since 2012. She studied on different wastewater treatment methods; such as adsorption, ion exchange, coagulation flocculation, biological treatment, reverse osmosis and membrane filtration. She has 11 different projects on wastewater treatment. She worked at these projects as manager, consultant and researcher. She has over 15 publication which have been cited over 800 times. Her current studies are on membrane filtration and adsorption. She also gives lessons At Chemical Engineering Department and Occupational Health and Safety Non-Thesis Master's Program about, introduction to chemical engineering, transport phenomena, design in chemical engineering, work health and safety in chemistry sector.
Education in Chemical Engineering Jan 1994 – Jul 1998: Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, Thesis title: Model Predictive Control of Chemical Processes using Nonlinear Laguerre Models. Jul 1992 – Dec 1993: Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, Specialization: Chemical Process Modelling and Control. Jul 1988 – Jun 1992: Bachelor of Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. Experience in Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Jan 2013 – Till date: Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering. Nov 2008 – Dec 2012: Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering. Oct 2003 – Oct 2008: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering. Past affiliations Feb 2002 – Sep 2003: Research Officer, Cranfield Universiy, England, Department of Process and Systems Engineering. Aug 2000 – Jan 2002: Chemical Engineer, General Electric, USA, Corporate R&D at John F. Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore. Jul 1998 – Jun 2000: Research Engineer, National Universiy of Singapore, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. Research Interests Process Engineering: • System Identification, Modelling based on Orthogonal Basis Function, Wiener-Hammerstein Strategy, Neuro-Fuzzy Learning Scheme, Wavelet Network. • Control Systems, Controllability and Stability Analysis, H2/H1 Optimal Control, Model Predictive Control, Internal Model Control. Separation Process: • Liquid Membranes, Recovery of Bioactive Compounds, Removal of Heavy Metal. • Others, Amine based CO2 Absorption.