Enrico Drioli

Enrico Drioli

Chairman

  • Biographical Sketch
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Australia (January 2016)
  • Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Center of Excellence in Desalination Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah Saudi Arabia (2012)
  • WCU (World Class University) Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Energy Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul Korea (2009)
  • Emeritus Professor, School of Engineering of the University of Calabria (2012)
  • Professor of Chemistry and Electrochemistry at the School of Engineering of the University of Naples (since 1968-1982)
  • Professor at the School of Engineering of the University of Calabria (1981-2011).
  • Dean of the School of Engineering of the University of Calabria (1982-1985).
  • Founding Director of the Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM) of CNR (from 2011)
  • Director of the Institute on Membranes and Chemical Reactors of the National Research Council (1993 – 2001).
  • Director of the Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM) of CNR (2002 – 2008)
  • Coordinator of Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Membrane Engineering (EUDIME) (2011-present).

 

  • Awards
  • Honorary Citizen Weihai City, China, for his contribution to Weihai City development (2016)
  • MIAC International Award for International Collaboration and Promotion (October 2015)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2014)
  • Academician Semenov Medal of Russian Academy of Engineering Science (2014)
  • Honorary Membership of the Czech Society of Chemical Engineering (2012)
  • “Richard MalingBarrer Prize” of the European Membrane Society, for his “outstanding contributions to membrane science and technology” (2011)
  • Doctorate Honoris Causa from University of Paul Sabatier of Toulouse, France (2009)
  • International Cooperation Honor Award, Membrane Industry Association of China (MIAC).
  • Guest Professor, Jiangsu Polytechnic University, China (2005 – Present)
  • Honorary President, European Membrane Society (1999)
  • Doctorate Honoris Causa in Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Russian Academy of Science (1992)
  • Honorary Professor, China Northwest University in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China (1991)
  • President, European Society of Membrane Science and Technology (European Membrane Society) (1982-1998)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the “Journal of Membrane Science” and of the “Polish Journal of Chemical Technology”; Member of the Editorial Board of Desalination, Separation Science and Technology and various (12) other International Scientific Journals.
  • Executive Editor: Applied Water Science Journal, Springer Berlin Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Executive Editor (for Europe): Membrane Water Technology, Techno Press (Korea)
  • Author of more than 800 scientific papers, 22 patents and and 24 books in the field of Membrane Science and Technology.

 

  • Research Interests
  • 1. Science and Engineering of membrane operation
  • 2. Membrane Science and Engineering
  • 3. Process Intensification
  • 4. Integrated Membrane Processes
  • 5. Regenerative Medicine
  • Current research topics:
  • 1. Membrane Science and Engineering
  • 2. Membranes in Artificial Organs
  • 3. Integrated Membrane Processes
  • 4. Membrane Preparation and Transport Phenomena in Membranes
  • 5. Membrane Distillation and Membrane Contactors
  • 6. Catalytic Membrane and Catalytic Membrane Reactors
  • 7. Desalination of brackish and saline water
  • 8. Salinity Gradient Energy Fuel Cells