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Membranes: Materials and Processes
Gordon Research Conference

Dates

August 4-9, 2002

Location

Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH

Organizers

Chair:
Paul F. Bryan

Vice Chair:
Benny Freeman

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmZEOLITE MEMBRANES
Discussion Leader: Dr. C. Munson (ChevronTexaco, Inc.)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pmProfessor R. Noble (University of Colorado)
"Applications of Isomorphously Substituted Zeolite Membranes"
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmProfessor K. Okamoto (Yamaguchi University)
"Pervaporation using Zeolite Membranes: An Industry / University Collaboration"
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPOLYMER MEMBRANE FUNDAMENTALS
Discussion Leader: Dr. John Pellegrino (Santa Fe Science and Technology)
9:00 am - 10:00 amProfessor A. Hiltner (Case Western Reserve University)
"Oxygen Transport as a Solid State Structure Probe"
10:00 amCoffee Break and Group Photograph
10:30 am - 11:30 amProfessor D. Gin (University of Colorado)
"Cross-linked Amphiphilic Liquid Crystal Assemblies as Novel Nanoporous Separation Materials"
11:30 am - 12:30 pmProfessor T. Barbari (University of Maryland)
"Membrane Transport Models Based on the "Chemical" Theory of Solutions"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session #1 (Posters available for browsing)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMEMBRANE APPLICATIONS
Discussion Leader: Dr. R. Prasad (Hewlett-Packard, Inc.)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pmProfessor W. Arnold (University of Minnesota)
"Reactive Membrane Barriers as Landfill Liners"
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmProfessor G. Lipscomb (University of Toledo)
"Why Don't Hollow Fiber Membrane Gas Separation Modules Perform as Well as they Should?"
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMEMBRANES IN FUEL CELL APPLICATIONS
Discussion Leader: Professor P. Pintauro (Tulane University)
9:00 am - 10:00 amProfessor M. Mulder (Twente University)
"Materials for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells: An Assessment"
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:30 amDr. T. Zawodzinski (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
"'Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cells'"
11:30 am - 12:30 pmDr. D. Edlund (Idatech, Inc.)
"Small-Scale Hydrogen Purification for Fuel Cell Applications"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session #1 (Authors present for discussion)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTRANSPORT THROUGH HUMAN SKIN
Discussion Leader: Prof. Benny Freeman (Univ. of Texas - Austin)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pmProfessor A. Bunge (Colorado School of Mines)
"A New Look at the Membrane that Surrounds Us"
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmDr. J. Tamada (Cygnus, Inc.)
"Transport Across Skin Under the Influence of Electric Fields"
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmINDUSTRY / UNIVERSITY / GOVERNMENT COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH - I
Discussion Leader: Dr. T. Chapman (National Science Foundation)
9:00 am - 10:00 amProfessor T. Tsotsis (University of Southern California)
"The Preparation of Microporous Membranes for H2 and CO2 Separations"
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:30 amProfessor A. Greenberg (University of Colorado)
"Development of an Acoustic Technique for Evaluating Membrane Morphology and Fouling"
11:30 am - 12:30 pmProfessor M. Wessling (University of Twente)
"Percolation in Polymer Nanofoams"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Poster Session #2 (Posters available for browsing)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmINDUSTRY / UNIVERSITY / GOVERNMENT COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH - II
Discussion Leader: Dr. R. Beyerlein (National Institute of Standards & Technology)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pmDr. I. Pinnau (MTR, Inc.)
"Novel Perfluorinated Polymer Membranes for Gas and Vapor Separation"
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmDr. S. Kloos (Osmonics, Inc.)
"Development of Solvent Resistant Membranes as Part of a NIST-ATP Award"
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMIXED-MATRIX MEMBRANES
Discussion Leader: Professor E. Marand (Virginia Tech)
9:00 am - 10:00 amProfessor W. Koros (Georgia Tech)
"Opportunities and Challenges in Applying Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Membrane Materials to Advanced Gas Separations"
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:30 amDr. Santi Kulprathipanja (UOP, Inc.)
"Mixed-Matrix Membrane Development"
11:30 am - 12:30 pmProfessor S. Tantekin-Ersolmaz (Istanbul Technical University)
"Advances in Zeolite-Polymer Mixed Matrix Gas Separation Membranes"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session #2 (Authors present for discussion)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmKEYNOTE SESSION & BUSINESS MEETING
Discussion Leader: Dr. P. Bryan (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmBusiness Meeting
8:00 pm - 9:30 pmDr. R. Baker (MTR, Inc)
"Future Directions in Membrane Separation Applications"
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am Departure
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