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Aug. 25 - 29
Call For Papers - ACS San Diego Membrane Symposium
All-day event
San Diego | CA

Call for Papers
Novel Polymers and Polymer-Based Processes for Energy-Efficient Purification of Water and Resource Recovery
An ACS Symposium Sponsored by the Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Division (PMSE) of the American Chemical Society, the Division of Environmental Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ENVR), and the North American Membrane Society (NAMS)

258th ACS National Meeting, August 25-29th San Diego, CA

This symposium will highlight recent fundamental advances in polymers and polymer-based processes for energy-efficient, sustainable, fit-for-purpose purification of water and resource recovery. The symposium will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including:
•    Novel polymer and polymer-composite based membranes for water purification and resource recovery
•    Novel polymer materials to modulate interfacial interactions in water purification systems
•    Polymeric materials to aid in solute separation from water
•    Polymer-based strategies to decrease fouling in water purification systems
•    Mixed Matrix and functionalized polymeric systems for water purification and resource recovery
•    Self-assembling polymeric structures for water purification
•    Modeling and simulation at all scales, machine learning, and process design strategies to exploit new materials for water purification

This symposium will consist of several oral sessions with invited talks and contributed papers. Abstracts are due March 18, 2019 and can be submitted at

Symposium Organizers

Benny Freeman
McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78712-1589
Phone:  512-232-2803
Christopher Stafford
Functional Polymers Group
The National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-0003
Phone:  301-975-4368
Seth Darling
Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division
Argonne National Laboratory 
Lemont, Illinois 60439-4806
Phone:  630-252-4580
Dibakar Bhattacharyya
Chemical and Materials Engineering
The University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0503
Phone:  859-257-2794
William Phillip
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556-5710
Phone:  574-631-2708
Yifu Ding
The Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0427
Phone:  303-492-2036
Evan Hatakeyama
Chevron Energy Technology Company
Richmond, CA 94801-2016
Phone:  510-232-3044