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.

Featured Content: Congratulations to Levente and Peter for their recent poster award at NAMS!

Congratulations to Levente Cseri and Peter Kisszekelyi for their recent poster awards at NAMS 2020 – Engineering Membrane Materials, Processes and Applications, 18-21 May 2020. Levente presented his work on graphene oxide nanocomposite anion exchange membranes for improved electrodialysis, and won the 3rd prize for his poster at the Materials session. His article on this topic was also featured on the front cover of JMCA. Peter presented his work on cinchona-decorated cyclodextrin organocatalyst for asymmetric synthesis in a continuous-flow membrane reactor, which he published in the Journal of Catalysis. He won the 2nd prize for his poster at the Processes session.

Levente poster award

Peter poster award

Featured Content: Congratulations to Rob for his recent Award!

Congratulations to Robert McNair for his recent award on commercialisation of research. He recently took part in a Commercialisation of Research (CoRe) course, which is undertaken by 3rd year students on the Graphene NOWNANO CDT course (UoM). The course aimed to educate students on the business and enterprise side of academic research. Across the 12 week course, topics were covered such as, marketing and market research, starting a business, intellectual property (IP) and preparing pitches to investors. As part of the course, Rob was awarded a cash prize for the Best Marketing Assessment. This involved creating a relevant enterprise, identifying customers, researching competitors and creating a product with key differentiators to existing technologies. Rob’s enterprise, SolarPure, was focused on generating clean water using renewable resources (solar energy), specifically targeting developing countries. The course was extremely useful and gave all participants a good insight into the rewards and challenges of commercializing research!

Rob McNair award