Universite de Rennes, France
Anthony Szymczyk received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1999 at the University of Franche-Comté (France). He is currently Full Professor of the University of Rennes 1 where he teaches Thermodynamics and Membrane processes.
Prof. Szymczyk’s research lies at the interface of chemical engineering, chemistry of materials and physics of condensed matter. His main research activities focus on the modeling and simulation of membrane separations for desalination and water purification, and on the physico-chemical characterization of membrane materials with applications in functionalization, fouling, ageing… He published about 140 scientific papers and book chapters on these topics. In 2013 he was the recipient of the IUPAC distinguished Award for Novel Materials and their Synthesis for his work on ion transport through nanoporous membranes. He is the current President the European Membrane Society.