Center for Membrane and Film Technology - Kobe University
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November 28 (9:30~19:30)
Integrated Research Center of Kobe University (map)


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iWMK2017 was finished. Many thanks to all participating professors for their great presentations and kind support.

Please refer to our shared cloud for the photos.


The International Workshop on Membrane in Kobe (iWMK) is an annual event hosted by the Center for Membrane and Film Technology, Kobe University (MaFTech center), with the aim at academic exchanges and discussions on today’s advanced membrane research and technology.

The iWMK2017 will be held at the Integrated Research Center of Kobe University. By the chance MaFTech center celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, the iWMK2017 will be largest iWMK ever, with the participation of totally 12 membrane research units from 8 different countries. We believe the iWMK2017 will provide a wider spectrum of exchanges for membrane researchers, a great learning opportunity for students, as well as a diverse networking place for academia and industry.

At iWMK2017, we are greatly honored to have 11 overseas universities and institutes participated. Including Kobe University, all participants are as the follows.

  • Chung Yuan University (Taiwan)
  • Hangyang University (Korea)
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
  • Institut Européen des Membranes (France)
  • Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia)
  • Nanjing Tech University(China)
  • Tsinghua University (China)
  • Universiti Teknologi of Malaysia (Malaysia)
  • University of Technology Sydney (Australia)
  • Victoria University (Australia)
  • Zhejiang University (China)
  • Kobe University (Japan)


9:30~ 9:35
Opening Ceremony
Director of the Center for Membrane and Film Technology
Prof. Hideto MATSUYAMA
Presentation 1

R&D in anti-fouling membranes: Design, Development, and Application
Chung Yuan University (Taiwan)
Prof. Yung CHANG
Presentation 2

Towards role of two-dimensional nanomaterials for membrane world
Hanyang University (Korea)
Prof. Ho Bum PARK
Presentation 3

Treatment of refractory pollutant by catalytic membrane reactor
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
Prof. King Lun YEUNG
Presentation 4

From Single Nanopores to Biomimetic Membranes : Applications in Energy, Health and Water Treatment
Institut Européen des Membranes (France)
Dr. Sébastien BALME
Presentation 5

Process Optimization and CaCO3 fouling study in Submerged Vacuum Membrane Distillation and Crystallization (VMDC)
Institut Tecknologi Bandung (Indonesia)
Dr. Helen JULIAN
Presentation 6

Role of membrane for separation and concentration in biorefinery
Kobe University (Japan)
Prof. Chiaki OGINO
Presentation 7

Advanced membranes by selective swelling of block copolymers
Nanjing Tech University(China)
Prof. Yong WANG
Presentation 8

Development of novel photocatalytic membranes: Catalyst synthesis routes, membrane preparations, and applications   
Universiti Tecknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
Prof. Ahmad Fauzi ISMAIL
Coffee Break
Presentation 9

UTS Membrane Research Activities
University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)
Prof. Ho Kyong SHON
Presentation 10

Current membrane research at Victoria University
Victoria University (Australia)
Prof. Mikel DUKE
Presentation 11

Facile preparation methods of zeolite membranes
Zhejiang University (China)
Prof. Zhengbao WANG
Presentation 12

The MaFTech's 10th Anniversary Special Speech: the ten years and the next decade
Kobe University (Japan)
Prof. Hideto MATSUYAMA
Closing Ceremony
Director of the Center for Membrane and Film Technology
Prof. Hideto MATSUYAMA