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Program lectures MELPRO 2018
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Scientific Program

New membrane materials and new trends – plenary speakers – Yong Wang,   Kang Li,  Kew Ho Lee keynote speakers – Ho Bum Park,  Alexey Volkov 

Gas and vapor separation – keynote speakers – Karel Friess,  Pavel Izak 
Pressure driven membrane processes – keynote speaker – Ho Kyong Shon
Electrochemical membrane processes – keynote speakers – Laurent Bazinet,  Petr Krizanek,  A. B. Yaroslavtsev
Membrane systems in water treatment, biotechnology and biomedical applications – plenary speaker – Lidietta Giorno,  keynote speaker – João Crespo
Membrane operations in process engineering – keynote speaker – Samer Adham
Modelling and simulation of membrane systems – plenary speaker – Benny Freeman,  keynote speaker – Elena Tocci
General session and new trends – keynote speakers – Mihail Barboiu,  Wojciech Kujawski

Plenary speakers

Freeman Benny (USA) – Ion Transport in Charged Polymer Membranes
Giorno Lidietta (Italy)- From Biological to Bio-Artificial Systems Membranes: Perspectives for Industrial Production and Life Science Application
Kang Li (Great Britain) – New Engineered Membranes for Separation and Reaction
Kew Ho Lee (Republic of South Korea) – Membrane Research for Carbon Utilization Initiatives in Korea
Yong Wang (China) – Advanced Membranes by the Selective Swelling of Block Copolymers 

Keynote Speakers

Adham Samer (USA) – Membrane Applications and Opportunities in the Oil & Gas Industry
Barboiu Mihail (France) – Artificial Water Channels
Bazinet Laurent (France) – Strategies for drastically improving the ecoefficiency of bipolar membrane electrodialysis for the production  of a cranberry juice protecting the intestinal cell barrier integrity
Crespo João (Portugal) – Bioprocessing with Membranes
Friess Karel (Czech Republic) – Advanced Membrane Materials for Targeted Gas Separations – Polymers vs. Graphene
Ho Kyong Shon (Australia) – Forward Osmosis: Simultaneous Wastewater Treatment and Nutrients Recovery and Wastewater by Osmotic Concentration
Ho Bum Park (Republic of South Korea) – Emerging Two-dimensional Materials for Membrane Applications  
Izak Pavel (Czech Republic) – Flu Gas Purification by Polymeric Membranes
Krizanek Petr (Czech Republic) – Main Directions in Electromembrane Processes
Kujawski Wojciech (Poland) – New Membrane Materials and New Trends
Tocci Elena (Italy) – Designing Micropouros Membranes for CO2 Capture
Volkov Alexey (Russia) – Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for Gas and Liquid Separation
Yaroslavtsev Andrey B. (Russia) – Approaches to the Synthesis of Ion Exchange Membranes and Directed Changes in their Transport Properties 

Panel Discussions

The scientific program of international conference MELPRO 2018 will include four-panel discussions, which will serve as the bridge between industry and academia. The topics are chosen to reflect the current issues in different industries, where membranes are used. We would like to bring together the distinguished panellists and offer an outstanding discussion for the participants of the conference. The topics of the panel discussions are: 

1. Gas separation – moderator Pavel Izak (Czechia)
2. Dairy & Ingredients – moderator Marcin Skrzypek (Poland)
3. Biomedical applications – moderator Lidietta Giorno (Italy)
4. Zero Liquid Discharge – moderator Enrico Drioli (Italy)

Panel discussions are organized in cooperation with the Technology Center of the Academy of Sciences.

Social Program

On-site registration takes place on Sunday, May 13, 2018, from 16.00 to 20.00 and continues the next day from 8.00 to 18.00. The registration desk will be open during the entire conference.
As a part of the Sunday registration, light welcome refreshments will be served.


WELCOME DINNER | Monday, May 14, 2018
The welcome reception will be held in the hotel International (Conference Venue). Part of the refreshment will be grilling in the hotel garden. The welcome reception will be held in the hotel International (Conference Venue). Part of the refreshment will be grilling in the hotel garden. 

The walk with guides (held in English) is included in the registration fee. 
Places of interest:    Strahov Monastery, Hradčanské Square, South Gardens of the Prague Castle, Prague Castle, Cathedral of St. Vitus at Prague Castle, Nerudova Street, Charles Bridge, etc.

The tour will be finished in the Kaiserstein palace with conference dinner



Student Awards

To encourage student participation at the conference and to feature excellent works, the organizers of the MELPRO conference are pleased to award the best student oral and poster presentations. Student Awards are for students only, please enclose a copy of your proof of student status with your registration. All participants registered as students will be automatically included in the competition. 
The three best contributions in the categories Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation will be awarded. The Student Award announcement will take place at the closing ceremony.