Membrane Research has traditionally been divided between biological and synthetic membrane studies. Rarely do researchers in these two areas collaborate, leading to diminished exchange of scientific findings. Many experts agree that new breakthroughs in membrane science and technology will require integrated efforts and synergy of both biological and synthetic membrane experts, i.e., a new generation of membranes that incorporates that properties of selectivity and specifically (common to biological membranes) and the resilience and manufacturing capabilities of synthetic membranes is needed to markedly enhance the applicability of membranes.
The Center of Membrane Sciences was established to foster multidisciplinary research on biological and synthetic membranes and their interface. The center provides scientific and technological leadership and facilities to develop basic research in a new generation of membranes and to promote partnerships fundamental to knowledge - and technology transfer. Read more..