International Congress on Membranes & Membrane Processes 2020

6-11 December 2020 | ExCel London, London, UK


As the spread of COVID-19 continues and the situation is still uncertain, Elsevier and the Conference Chairs have taken the decision to postpone ICOM to 6-11 December, in the same venue at Excel London, UK.

We will continue to closely monitor developments, taking advice from the WHO and other agencies, but as the safety of our customers and colleagues is paramount, we feel it is pertinent to postpone until December 2020.

Any pre-registered delegate will automatically be transferred to the new conference date unless you notify us that you will not be able to attend on those dates.

Abstract submission open
Due to the rescheduling of the conference, abstract submission is reopened for authors who have not previously submitted an abstract: New submissions will be initially considered for poster presentation only with accepted abstracts automatically placed in the reserve for oral presentations, should any slot from the current programme become available.
The deadline for submission is 31 July 2020. Submit online here.

This major international conference will bring together leading membranologists and researchers to share the latest developments in membrane science and technology and fundamental areas of application with particular focus on emerging trends in the field and industrial use of membranes.

Four invited plenary speakers will deliver thought-provoking, engaging lectures on the most important current topics in membrane science and technology with keynote speakers selected to provide a combination of the state-of-the-art and long term perspective for key topics.

These will be supplemented by contributed talks, arranged within eight parallel streams, and three large poster sessions.

A large exhibition will run alongside the conference.


The 12th edition in London will follow the successful gatherings in Tokyo (1987), Chicago (1990), Heidelberg (1993), Yokohama (1996), Toronto (1999), Toulouse (2002), Seoul (2005), (Honolulu (2008), Amsterdam (2011), Suzhou (2014) and San Francisco (2017). You can find out more about the history of the event here.



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Plenary Speakers
  • Lidietta Giorno
    Institute on Membrane
    Technology, National
    Research Council, Italy
Ali Shilatifard


  • Chairs

  • John ChewUniversity of Bath, UK
    Kang LiImperial College London, UK
    Andrew LivingstonQueen Mary University of London, UK
    Davide MattiaUniversity of Bath, UK

  • Committee members

    Peter Budd, University of Manchester, UK
    Robert Field, University of Oxford, UK
    Antoine Kemperman, University of Twente, Netherlands
    Neil McKeown, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Ian Metcalfe, Newcastle University, UK
    Bart van der Bruggen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

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Supporting Publication
  • Elsevier
  • European Membrane Society
Silver Sponsor
  • air-liquide
  • evonic
  • Exxon Mobil
  • MCMI
  • air-liquide
  • apria
  • convergence
  • evonic
  • Exxon Mobil
  • hiden_isochema
  • membranes_partnership
  • MCMI
  • porometer