Dear EMS members,
2019 is now behind us. It was once again an exciting year for our society with the launch of the EMS Academy (6-7 April, Båstad, Sweden), the 36th EMS Summer School (23-28 June 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland) and the second edition of Imagine Membrane (22-27 September, Faial island, Azores), a conference organized jointly with our sister society NAMS.
Unfortunately, 2019 also brought us some bad news with the passing of two of our honorary members, Profs. Jean Néel and Bengt Hallström.
They both contributed enormously to the development of membrane science and technology and played a major role in the development of EMS (thank you guys, the great membrane family will not forget you).
2020 is now before us and we need to look ahead.
This year promises to be another very eventful year for us.
London will be the place to be from 12 to 17 July since it will host the 12th ICOM. A call for applications for student travel grants and free registration for early-stage career academics will be launched soon, so keep an eye on our website!
Speaking of website, 2020 will see the arrival of the new EMS portal and a new EMS logo will be designed.
We are also pleased to announce that the 37th EMS Summer School will be held in Alentejo, Portugal (24-29 May 2020).
In accordance with our statutes, the EMS Council will be partially renewed in early 2021.
Elections will then be held this Fall. So if you want to get more involved in the promotion of membrane science and technology, it’s time for you to show up!
Lastly, I wish you all a wonderful year 2020, full of happiness and success.
Looking forward to meeting you soon.
President, European Membrane Society
The EMS wants to improve further the communication and dissemination of membrane science achievements to broader audiences.
As a part of this process, EMS will launch a brand new European Membrane portal. At the same time, a new logo will be designed.
The EMS council wishes members and friends to take active part in this process, and launches a contest for the new EMS logo.
Please find more information on this contest by clicking here.
The copyright transfer agreement can be found here.