Featured Content: Front cover for JMCA

Check out our new open access article on intrinsically microporous PEEK for energy-efficient nanofiltration in organic media featured on the front cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Congratulations to Mahmoud Abduhamid, the first author of the article, for putting this work together in a successful interdisciplinary collaboration with Profs Ng and Schwingenschlögl.

For the illustration the credit goes to Heno Hwang scientific illustrator at KAUST.

Featured Content: Keynote Address at ICOM

Join us at the International Congress on Membranes & Membrane Processes 2020, 7-11 December 2020, in London. The keynote address on ‘Toward sustainable thin film composite (TFC) membranes using plant-based monomers and green solvents for organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN)’ will cover our latest research on using green monomers and green solvents for membrane fabrication. Read more about this research in our Green Chemistry article.

The details of all our contributions at ICOM2020 is listed below, join us and follow our latest research presented at the conference:

K7A.02: Toward sustainable thin film composite (TFC) membranes using plant-based monomers and green solvents for organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN)

O9F.02: Graphene and polydopamine based nanocomposite membranes for produced water treatment

P2.071: Vertical-aligned graphene membranes towards electro-diffusion separation applications

P1.061: Hydrophobic thin film composite (TFC) membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN): Green fabrication approach with tannic acid and priamine

O5D.01: PVDF/reduced graphene oxide mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) for membrane distillation (MD)

P3.026: Anion-exchange membranes for membrane capacitive deionization (MCDI) based on quaternized polymer blends

O2E.03: Graphene oxide nanocomposite cation exchange membrane

In the News: Artificial intelligence sheds light on membrane performance

Check out the news piece on our new article discussing the potential of artificial intelligence for the prediction of membrane performance in organic media. The research results will fast track the industrial implementation of organic solvent nanofiltration membranes. The article was selected by the Editors-in-Chief of Journal of Membrane Science as the Editor’s Choice Article, which highlights the most impactful work published in JMS. You can also read this highlight in Chinese.

Featured Content: Front cover for Environmental Science: Nano

Check out our new article on hierarchically porous electrospun nanofibrous mats produced from intrinsically microporous fluorinated polyimide for the removal of oils and non-polar solvents featured on the front cover of the Environmental Science: Nano journal by RSC.

The research was also featured under “New spin brings rapid rescue from oil spills” including a video in KAUST Discovery Magazine, and the research outcomes have been highlighted across several media in Chinese, Spanish, French and Italian languages, and were published in various countries from New Zealand through Colombia to the United Kingdom.

ESN Front cover full

For the illustration the credit goes to Xavier Pita scientific illustrator at KAUST.