Post-doc Biofilm Adhesion On Modified Membranes

Location: Nantes (France)
Level: PhD
Type: 3 years contract

The PhD student will be co-directed by researchers from the Institute of Materials Jean Rouxel (IMN), in Nantes, France and the Process Engineering for Environment and Food Laboratory (GEPEA), in Saint-Nazaire (France). More information by clicking here

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Young Academics

Young Academics

European Membrane Society is aware of the difficulties that early stage researchers may face for participating in international conferences. EMS therefore launched a programme for supporting participation of early-stage researchers (Young Academics) in international membrane conferences. Support will be provided to cover the conference fee excluding accomodation and meals (when included in the conference fee) up to a maximum of 800€.

Duration: 1 year

[1] This is maximum number of awards that can be issued by EMS. The actual number of awards might be varied with respect to applications evaluation procedure. EMS retains its right to solely change the number of issued awards or cancel the call without prior notification.

[2] The EMS retains its right to solely change Application dates without prior notification if the date of notification of abstract acceptance and/or deadline for early registration fee is changed by conference organizers. All applications will be evaluated on equal basis after the closing of the call.

[3] Travel awards to ICOM 2020 (online conference) will be converted into conference fee awards.

Eligibility:

The Conference fee awards are intended for Young Academics (between 0-8 years upon the date of PhD completion) who are EMS members and presenting authors of either oral or poster presentations. The applicants should have a valid membership at least from the deadline of each call for Conference Fee Awards till the end of the conference. This is a requisite for the transfer of the award to the winners.

European Membrane Society is aware of the difficulties that early stage researchers may face for participating in international conferences. EMS therefore launched a programme for supporting participation of early-stage researchers (Young Academics) in international membrane conferences. Support will be provided to cover the conference fee excluding accommodation and meals (when are included in the conference fee) up to a maximum of 800 €.

Eligibility:

The Conference fee awards are intended for Young academics (between 0-8 years upon the date of PhD completion) who are members of the EMS and presenting authors of either oral or poster presentations.

The applicants should have a valid membership at least from the deadline of each call for Conference Fee Awards till the end of the conference. This is a requisite for the transfer of the award to the winners.

Application:

The applications will be accepted by the EMS council upon reception of all the documents specified below within the opening call period.

Unless stated otherwise the documents to submit are:

  1. the copy of the abstract accepted for oral or poster communication by the conference organizers
  2. proof of acceptance of the abstract for oral or poster communication
  3. CV of the candidate1 (2 pages max.)
  4. motivation letter (1 page max.)
  5. proof of young academic status including the date of PhD completion and a copy of the PhD certificate/diploma (copy of original and English translation maybe required)
  6. proof of EMS membership2

1The CV of the applicants, besides other relevant information, must include the following points:

  • date of the PhD completion
  • list of publications identifying the ones in which the applicant is the first or corresponding author
  • poster and oral communications as presenting authors in previous conferences

2As a proof of membership are only considered documents emitted by the EMS, mentioning clearly the number and expiration date of the candidate membership, such as: the letter/email sent by the EMS validating the membership or the copy of the EMS webpage of the candidate confirming the validity of the membership.

Proposals will be selected against the following criteria:

  • Scientific quality and originality of the contribution
  • Applicant’s profile (CV)
  • Applicant’s motivation

The applications will be reviewed by a panel of referees with final decisions made by the EMS Council. Selected candidates will be contacted by EMS. Transfer of the funds corresponding to the grants will only be made after conference organizers confirm the registration.

Awardees agree, upon submitting the application, to write a short report (max. 1 A4 page) on the conference to be published on the EMS Membrane News and web-site. The report should be submitted up to 90 days after the end of the conference. The non-submission of the report excludes the possibility of the EMS member to apply for further EMS applications/benefits.

The poster and/or oral presentation(s) presented by awardees at the conference must include the following acknowledgment: “[NAME] acknowledges European Membrane Society for providing of travel grant” and the EMS logotype.

Comments:

  1. The EMS retains its right to solely change Application dates without prior notification if the date of notification of abstract acceptance and/or deadline for early registration fee is changed by conference organizers. All applications will be evaluated on equal basis after closing of the call.
  2. This is maximum number of awards that can be issued by EMS. The actual number of awards might be varied with respect to applications evaluation procedure. EMS retains its right to solely change the number of issued awards or cancel the call without prior notification.
  3. Please note that unless stated otherwise, participants who have already registered for one of the conferences listed above may still apply for an Young Academics Conference fee award, as long as they fulfil the eligibility criteria and follow all the application rules.


Travel Awards for MS/PhD students

Travel Awards for MS/PhD students

European Membrane Society is aware of the difficulties that early stage researchers may face for participating in international conferences. EMS therefore launched a programme for supporting participation of early-stage researchers (Young Academics) in international membrane conferences. Support will be provided to cover the conference fee excluding accomodation and meals (when included in the conference fee) up to a maximum of 800€.

Duration: 1 year

[1] This is maximum number of awards that can be issued by EMS. The actual number of awards might be varied with respect to applications evaluation procedure. EMS retains its right to solely change the number of issued awards or cancel the call without prior notification.

[2] The EMS retains its right to solely change Application dates without prior notification if the date of notification of abstract acceptance and/or deadline for early registration fee is changed by conference organizers. All applications will be evaluated on equal basis after the closing of the call.

[3] Travel awards to ICOM 2020 (online conference) will be converted into conference fee awards.

[4] The “copy of the abstract” and the “proof of acceptance of the abstract for poster communication” are not required for applications to the EMS Summer School 2021 travel awards.

Eligibility:

The applicants should have a valid membership at least from the deadline of each call for Travel Awards till the end of the conference. This is a requisite for the transfer of the award to the winners.

Application:

The applications will be accepted by the EMS council upon reception of all the documents specified below within the opening call period.

Unless stated otherwise the documents to submit are:

  1. a copy of the abstract accepted for oral or poster communication by the conference organizers
  2. proof of acceptance of the abstract for oral or poster communication, which must be submitted no later than 1 week after the announcement by the conference organizers.
  3. CV of the candidate (2 pages max.)
  4. motivation letter (1 page max.)
  5. proof of studentship
  6. proof of membership

The CV of the applicants, besides other relevant information, must include the following points:

  • commencement date of the PhD/MSc studies
  • list of publications identifying the ones in which the applicant is the first or corresponding author
  • poster and oral communications as presenting authors in previous conferences

As a proof of membership are only considered documents emitted by the EMS, mentioning clearly the number and expiration date of the candidate membership, such as: the letter/email sent by the EMS validating the membership or the copy of the EMS webpage of the candidate confirming the validity of the membership.

Proposals will be selected against the following criteria:

  • Scientific quality and originality of the contribution
  • Applicant’s profile (CV)
  • Applicant’s motivation

The applications will be reviewed by a panel of referees with final decisions made by the EMS Council. Selected candidates will be contacted by EMS. Transfer of the funds corresponding to the grants will only be made after Conference organizers confirm the registration.

Awardees agree, upon submitting the application, to write a short report (max. 1 A4 page) on the conference. The report should be submitted up to 90 days after the end of the conference. The non-submission of the report excludes the possibility of the EMS member to apply for further EMS applications/benefits.

The poster and/or oral presentation(s) presented by awardees at the conference must include the following acknowledgment: “[NAME] acknowledges European Membrane Society for providing of travel grant” and the EMS logotype.

Comments:

  1. The EMS retains its right to solely change application dates without prior notification if the date of notification of abstract acceptance and/or deadline for early registration fee is changed by conference organizers. All applications will be evaluated on equal basis after closing of the call.
  2. This is maximum number of awards that can be issued by EMS. The actual number of awards might be varied with respect to applications evaluation procedure. EMS retains its right to solely change the number of issued awards or cancel the call without prior notification.
  3. Please note that unless stated otherwise, participants who have already registered for one of the conferences listed above may still apply for an EMS Travel award, as long as they fulfill the eligibility criteria and follow all the application rules.
  4. Please note that the documents: “Copy of the abstract accepted for oral or poster communication” and “the proof of acceptance of the abstract” are not required to apply for the Travel Awards to the 37th EMS Summer School 2019.


Best Paper Award

Best Paper Award 2020

The Award (1000€ plus a certificate) is for the best original journal paper on Membrane Science and Engineering published during 2019 and 2018.

New deadline: May 29th 2020, 5:00 PM Paris time

Eligibility:

The Award is intended for original journal papers (review papers are not eligible). Candidates must be EMS members and the major contributors to the paper (the first and/or corresponding author). Candidates must be under 35 years at the deadline for submission.

UPDATE – Coronavirus

If you have any trouble, associated to the coronavirus emergency or other issues, in retrieving all the necessary documents for application, please let us know and we will evaluate your case singularly.

NEW Deadline:

May 29th 2020, 5:00 PM Paris time.

 

Application: 

Candidates should submit:

  • a copy of their paper
  • a proof of their Student or Young Academic* status, such as Student Card or PhD certificate
  • a cover letter detailing in less than 150 words the scientific quality, originality and impact of the publication, the personal contribution and any other detail useful for the evaluation of the work
  • a statement signed by all authors indicating that the applicant is the major contributor to the paper
  • a proof of EMS membership

Proposals will be selected against their scientific quality, originality and impact by the EMS council members.

Any conflict of interest between the contestants and the evaluators will be avoided.
The Council reserves the right to decide the number of prizes to award.

Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of referees with final decisions made by the EMS Council.

 

Contact: 


Call for Euromembrane 2022

The Society is keen on supporting scientific or technical events related to the field of membranes and membrane processes. One of the flagships of the Society is the EUROMEMBRANE Conference.

Supported by the EMS, EUROMEMBRANE aims at bringing together European “membranologists” and colleagues from overseas in order to discuss in a vibrant and dynamic setting all aspects of research and applications of membrane and membrane processes. 2022 marks 40 years since the society was founded and the EMS wishes to celebrate the anniversary with a special edition of its flagship conference EUROMEMBRANE.

EMS therefore launches the Call for organizing a special Anniversary EUROMEMBRANE 2022 in the month of September 2022.

All the guidelines to apply can be found here.


Call for EMS Summer School 2020

European Membrane Society Summer School 2020: Call for proposals is open! 

The Society is keen on supporting scientific or technical events related to the field of membranes and membrane processes, and in particular with focus on events involving young and early-stage researchers. Therefore, the EMS has opened the Call for Proposals for the 37th EMS Summer School to be held in 2020. EMS will support the Summer School with poster awards and student registration grants. 

All the guidelines to apply can be found here 


Membranes Journal Discount

The European Membrane Society has recently set up an account with the journal Membranes.

Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375; CODEN: MBSEB6) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal, which covers all aspects of membrane technology, including the preparation and characterization of membranes and their applications in water treatment, gas separation, energy sustainability, food technology, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries. It has been covered by some important databases, such as Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI–Web of Science), Scopus, Ei Compendex, SciFinder (CAS), PubMed (NLM) and other databases.

Membranes supplies 15% discount on the publishing charge for all members of European Membrane Society.

The EMS members should contact the EMS secretary (ems@chimie.ups-tlse.fr) which will provide a code in order to claim the discount.

To get more information about Membranes, please visit: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/membranes.


Blue Energy: Energies journal Special issue

Salinity gradient power (SGP) technologies nowadays represent novel and promising alternative sources of sustainable energy, obtainable from the controlled mixing of solutions with different salinities. Significant research efforts have been devoted to demonstrating the technological advances of already-proven technologies, such as reverse electrodialysis, pressure-retarded osmosis, capacitive mixing, as well as developing new (often hybrid) emerging processes. This Special Issue will open the floor to introducing the most recent research activities carried out in the field of SGP technologies. The goal is to provide a shared knowledge platform, on which relevant advances are presented to the scientific and technological communities, with the hope of providing a robust and wide spectrum reference, thus acting as a stepping-stone for the future practical implementation of these new technologies.

https://www.emsoc.eu/ems/site/displayed_documents/documents/Blue_Energy-Flyer.pdf


EMS Best Paper Award 2018

The EMS Council is happy to announce the winner of the Best Paper Award 2018 for the best original paper on Membrane Science and Engineering published in the years 2016 and 2017.

Winner is Mrs. Aylin Kertik (KU Leuven) for her paper ‘Highly selective gas separation membrane using in situ amorphized met-organic frameworks’, published in Energy & Environmental Science, 10 (2017), 2342-2351.

The paper describes a new and innovative method to amorphise embedded MOFs in situ in polyimide mixed matrix membranes by thermal treatment for CO2/CH4 treatment. Next to amorphising, the polymer matrix is crosslinked, while the filler-polymer adhesion is improved. This results in ultrahigh selective, plasticization-resistant membranes to separate CO2 from CH4.

The Council is impressed by the originality and innovativeness of the work described by the winner. It is a very thorough and multidisciplinary piece of research, combining several material characterization techniques with numerous membrane performance measurements. The paper is very clear and well written, in a journal (IF over 30 in 2017) which is one of the best in several areas.

The importance of the paper in the field is recognized by its citations in just over one year after publication. The quality of Mrs. Kertik as researcher and her work is also reflected by her oral presentations at the key membrane conferences during her PhD (Euromembrane, ICOM).

The EMS Best Paper Award consists of a certificate and €1000.


EMS Council Election 2019-2022 - Vote Opening on November 1st

According to our statutes, the council of our Society must be partly renewed every other year. This year, 4 council members will step down (Cristiana Boi, Alberto Figoli, Antoine Kemperman and Wojciech Kujawski) and the council proposes to replace them by 4 new members, who will serve the Society for a 4 years term, starting on January 1st, 2019.

The election will be held on-line, between November 1st (from 11 AM GMT) and December 2nd (until 11 PM GMT).

We therefore invite you to vote for exactly 4 candidates via our electronic voting machine by logging in at http://www.emsoc-vote.eu.

You can find the procedure for voting here