This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Membranes: Materials and Processes is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
Advances in membrane science appear in almost every aspect of research and development: from academic labs focused on materials design to pilot plants operated by industrial leaders. This seminar aims to bring together young scientists and engineers working in this multi-faceted discipline to discuss their work in membrane science within and across academic, industrial, and governmental arenas. Topics discussed will span the scope of this robust research area, illustrating how molecular separations (e.g. water, gas, bioprocessing) play a pivotal role in addressing the societal need for energy-efficient separation technologies. The program includes a variety of interesting oral and poster presentations given by the students and young researchers in attendance, as well as ample networking opportunities in a comfortable and informal space. In addition, a small number of distinguished mentors invited from academia and industry will participate in discussions and share their insights on the diverse career opportunities in this field.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by May 1, 2020. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.