Center for Membrane and Film Technology - Kobe University
日本語 / English
iWMK2018 logo


November 26 (15:30~18:30),

November 27 (9:30~20:30)


November 26: Rokkodai 2nd campus (map)

November 27: Integrated Research Center of Kobe University (map)


Photos uploaded:!AttuVZD_QuL-szVyCDemm8ZOgF7P



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 iWMK2018 is a 2 day event and will be held at 2 campuses of Kobe University. On Nov 26 we have special invited lecture and student presentation session at Kobe University's Rokkodai campus. On Nov 27, 11 universities from 9 different countries will give presentations on their recent research achivements at Kobe University's Integrated Research Center. We believe the iWMK2018 will not only provide a wide spectrum of exchanges on today's membrane research, also a great learning opportunity for students as well as a diverse networking place for academia and industry.

At iWMK2018, we are greatly honored to host 11 overseas universities and institutes as the follows.

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


November 26------

Featured Lecture 1

In situ preparation of novel nano-enhanced membranes: sustainable membranes for water filtration

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Prof. Bart Van Der BRUGGEN

Students' Poster Presentation

November 27------

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


Hydrophilic/oleophobic, hydrophobic/oleophilic and switchable wetting properties PVDF membranes for improving the gravity-driven or low pressure-driven separation of oil and water

Chung Yuan University (Taiwan)

Prof. Yung CHANG




Prof. Antoine VENAULT

Presentation 2

Treatment of refractory pollutants by catalytic membrane reactor

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)

Prof. King Lun YEUNG

Presentation 3

Understand the membrane fouling to build single molecule sensing using nanopore

Institut Européen des Membranes (France)

Prof. Sébastien BALME

Presentation 4

Ceramic-supported Composite Membranes: Fundamental Study and Engineering Application

Nanjing Tech University (China)

Prof. Wanqin JIN

Presentation 5

Simultaneous improvement in permeability, antifouling and antibacterial properties of PES/SPSf/GO mixed matrix membranes with a low content of GO


Surface Engineering of Thin Film Composite Polyamide Membranes for Antifouling Properties

Tianjin Polytechnic University (China)


Prof. Jianxin LI






Prof. Yunxia HU

Presentation 6

Understanding thermally induced (solid-liquid or liquid-liquid) phase separation

Tsinghua University (China)


Prof. Xiaolin WANG

Presentation 7

Innovative Hybrid Hollow Fiber Membrane for Gas Separation


Development of Ceramic Hollow Fiber Membrane Incorporated with Porous Material for Water Purification

Universiti Tecknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)

Prof. Ahmad Fauzi ISMAIL


Dr. Mukhlis Ab RAHMAN

Coffee Break
Presentation 8

Membrane technologies for resource recovery

University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)

Prof. Ho Kyong SHON

Presentation 9

Film formation process of battery electrode during drying

Kobe University (Japan)

Prof. Yoshiyuki KOMODA

Presentation 10

Treatment of pulp and paper wastewaters

Victoria University (Australia)

Prof. Stephen GRAY

Presentation 11

Design, fabrication, and properties of nanofiltration membrane

Zhejiang University (China)

Prof. Baoku ZHU

Presentation 12

Recent research activities in Membrane center at Kobe university

Kobe University (Japan)

Prof. Hideto MATSUYAMA

Closing Ceremony

Kobe University (Japan)

Prof. Tomohisa YOSHIOKA