iWMK 2020

November 20(09:00-18:35)
Online event on ZOOM and Microsoft Teams

We would like to thank all of you for your kind attendance at the iWMK2020. 

The International Workshop on Membrane in Kobe (iWMK) is an annual event hosted by the Research 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.

Owing to COVID-19 pandemic the iWMK2020 will be an online event on ZOOM and Microsoft Teams. Totally 14 universities from 9 different countries will give presentations on their recent research achievements. Utilizing recent online conference platforms, we believe the iWMK2020 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.

We are greatly honored to host 14 overseas universities and institutes as the follows.

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


Program (Abstract2020 V2 )

November 20


Opening Remarks
Kobe University
Prof. Matsuto Ogawa

Executive Vice President in charge of Research and Industry-University Cooperation, Kobe University
Presentation 1
University of Arkansas
Prof. S Ranil Wickramasinghe &
Prof. Xianghong Qian

Membrane distillation for treating hydraulic fracturing produced water using zwitterionic bilayer electrospun membranes

Cu(I/II) MOF Incorporated Nanofiltration Membranes for Toluene and Heptane Separation

Presentation 2
Kobe University
Prof. Chiaki Ogino
Membrane technology for biorefinery process to produce high-value product such as biofuels and functional food
Presentation 3
National Taiwan University of Sci. & Tech.
Prof. Wei-Song Hung
Mechanism of Self-Assembling of Smart Electrical Responsive Graphene-PVDF membrane
Presentation 4
Chung Yuan Christian University
Prof. Yung Chang
Design of PVDF Membranes : Structure Formation, Surface Modification, and Potential Applications
Presentation 5
University of Technology, Sydney
Prof. Ho kyong Shon
Potential application of inkjet printing technology on depositing nanomaterials for thin-film composite membrane fabrication and its modification
11:35 -13:00 Lunch Break
Presentation 6
13:00 -13:30
Victoria University
Prof. Stephen Gray

Design of PVA nanocomposite membrane for high flux and separation pervaporation

Presentation 7
13:30 -14:00
Hanyang University
Prof. Ho Bum Park & Mr.Tae Hoon Lee

Defect Engineering in Metal-Organic Frameworks Towards Advanced Mixed Matrix Membranes for Efficient C3H6/C3H8 Separation

Presentation 8
14:00 -14:30
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Dr. Wei Han

Membrane process for treatment of recalcitrant pollutants in water

14:30 -14:45 15 min Break


Presentation 9
14:45 -15:15

Institut Teknologi Bandung
Prof. Tjandra Setiadi,
Dr. Helen Julian & Dr. Khoiruddin

Seawater Membrane Distillation (SWMD) Towards Stand-alone Zero Liquid Discharge Desalination

Recent Developments of Selective, Conductive, and Durable Ion-Exchange Membrane for Vanadium Redox Flow Battery

Presentation 10
15:15 -15:45
Nanjing Tech University
Prof. Wanqin Jin & Prof. Gongping Liu

Precisely Tuning the Interlayer Channels of GO Membranes for Molecule or Ion Transport

Metal-Organic Framework Mixed-Matrix Membranes for Gas Separation

Presentation 11
15:45 -16:15
Universiti Tecknologi Malaysia
Prof. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail,
Prof. Pei Sean, Goh

Dual-layer Hollow Fiber Photocatalytic Membranes for Wastewater Treatment

16:15-16:30 15 min break


Presentation 12
Zhejiang University
Prof. Liping Zhu

Microporous Organic Polymers-based Membranes for Molecular and Ionic Separation

Presentation 13
Tiangong University
Prof. Yunxia Hu

High-flux and robust PSf-b-PEG nanofiltration membrane

Presentation 14
Institut Européen des Membranes
Prof. Philipe Miele
Dr. Damien Voiry

Boron nitride nanosheets-based nanostructured interfaces for membrane application

Preparation of FO membranes using exfoliated 2D nanosheets with controlled interlayer spacing


Presentation 15
Kobe University
Prof. Hideto Matsuyama

Recent research activities at Membrane Center of Kobe University

Closing speech
Prof. Tomohisa Yoshioka

 Closing Speech