Network Young Membrains Meeting 2020


The 17th Network Young Membrains Meeting (NYM 2020), will now be held in Manchester, UK on the new dates of
3-4 December 2020.

In-keeping with three decades of NYM tradition, NYM 2020 is specifically focussed on providing opportunities for early career researchers and industrialists. The meeting is kindly supported by the European Membrane Society (EMS) which has meant that we have been able to keep the registration fees as low as possible and will offer all delegates with an accepted abstract a guaranteed oral presentation. NYM routinely partners with a large international membrane conference, and this year we have partnered with the 12th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2020) in London, United Kingdom. This provides the potential for NYM 2020 delegates to experience two UK cities, attend two conferences and give two presentations… all in one trip! Of course, this maximises value, impact and the potential for developing new collaborations. We expect to welcome 50 – 60 delegates over two days from the next generation of leading membrane researchers to discuss and disseminate the latest findings in membrane materials, processes and applications.

The meeting will include plenary sessions from three leading early career researchers, whilst the remainder of the programme will be for oral presentations from other delegates.

SynFabFun Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Rahul Raveendran Nair
The University of Manchester
Prof. Zachary Smith
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr Qilei Song
Imperial College London

For further enquiries, please email:

Abstract deadline: 31 July 2020 [Download abstract template]   
Registration deadline: 1 November 2020
Registration including accommodation + conference dinner less than £150 [Registration]
(Registration fees may need to be reviewed depending on availability of facilities nearer the time)

Organising Committee:

The NYM 2020 organising committee is made up of early career researchers from the United Kingdom, associated with the EPSRC £4.5m Programme Grant “SynFabFun – from membrane material synthesis to fabrication and function

Conference Chairman: Dr Andrew B. Foster
Conference Vice-Chairman: Dr Greg A. Mutch
Conference Organising Committee: Dr Richard Kirk, Dr Bibiana Comesana Gandara, Dr Saeed Mazinani, Dr Zamidi Ahmad.

The conference organising committee is supported by the SynFabFun academics: Prof. Ian Metcalfe (Newcastle University), Prof. Andrew Livingston (Queen Mary University of London), Prof. Kang Li (Imperial College London), Prof. Neil McKeown (The University of Edinburgh), Prof. Peter Budd (Manchester University), Prof. Davide Mattia (Bath University) and Dr John Chew (Bath University).


Membrane Classes: Porous membranes, dense membranes, supported-liquid membranes, facilitated-transport membranes, biomimetic/bioinspired membranes, ion-transport membranes, mixed-conducting membranes, dual-phase membranes, composite membranes, tubular membranes, pellet membranes, hollow-fibre membranes, sheet/planar membranes.

Membrane Materials: Polymeric, inorganic and metallic membranes including but not limited to: MOF, zeolite, COF, 1D/2D materials, metal oxide, mixed-matrix membranes, molten-salt membranes, ionic liquid membranes and novel membrane materials.

Membrane Applications: Energy production, gas separation, catalytic membranes, water treatment/purification, environmental remediation, waste recovery, carbon dioxide capture and utilisation, bio-separations/bio-refinery, pervaporation, vapour separation, pharmaceuticals, food processing, fuel cells, flow batteries, harsh environments, reverse and forward osmosis, ultra-, micro- and nano-filtration, pervaporation, distillation, membrane reactors, membrane contactors, healthcare, biomedical, electrodialysis.

Membrane Fabrication: 3D printing of membranes, scale-up of membrane processing, membrane module development, sustainable manufacturing, phase-inversion, interfacial-polymerisation, etching, electrospinning, solution casting, curing, extrusion, novel fabrication methods.

Membrane Characterisation & Modelling: Membrane materials characterisation techniques, membrane fouling/ageing, fluid dynamics, permeation measurements, membrane transport mechanism development, novel characterisation techniques, process modelling, life cycle analysis, scale-up, transport modelling, molecular dynamics modelling, quantum mechanical modelling. Specific sessions will be designed and allocated with consideration to accepted talks following abstract submission deadline.


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