Gordon Research Conference, July 2018, New London, New Hampshire August 12-17, 2018
The "Membranes" GRC
The Membranes: Materials and process Gordon Research Conference has been in existence in its current form since 1983 and is held every 2 years. It is the preeminent venue for open discussions on the newest innovations in membrane science and technology. We are putting together an outstanding program for the 2018 meeting, to be held August 12th-17th, 2018, and would like to invite the larger membranes community and other interested scientists and practitioners to provide input on format and suggestions for topics and speakers. Please email the chairs at GRCMembranes2018@gmail.com. We will post more information here including the preliminary program and session information as they become available.
Mary Laura Lind
Mary Laura Lind is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Arizona State University. She is interested in wide variety of topics including advanced membrane materials for gas and water separations.
Manish Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Penn State University. He works in the area of biomimetic and bioinspired membranes for environmental, energy and biomedical applications. His group also works on new ideas for controlling fouling in polymeric membrane systems and on structural biology and biophysics of membrane proteins.
The Vice Chairs (will be chairs in 2020)
William Phillip is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. His research aims to develop fundamental structure-property-performance relationships for polymeric membranes that guide the design and fabrication of novel membranes that provide more precise control over the transport of chemical species. These material advantages are then leveraged to design systems capable of enhancing myriad chemical separations.
Isabel Escobar a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Her research focuses on developing and/or functionalizing polymeric membrane materials for water separations. In 2011, she received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Separations Division FRI/John G. Kunesh Award. In September of 2015, she gave a TEDx talk on Worldwide Water Issues:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wbHD77kMWE&app=desktop. During the 2014 water crisis in Lake Erie, Isabel Escobar participated in the community outreach in addressing and responding to the issues, and has made numerous media appearances, including the Wall Street Journal, NPR and Al Jazeera America. Escobar is the current president of the North American Membrane Society.