Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Membrane Materials and Processes

The chair Membrane Materials and Processes of Eindhoven University of Technology focuses on the multidisciplinary topic of the design and development of polymer membranes to separate molecular mixtures for sustainable processes.

Molecular membrane design to control mass transfer in sustainable process applications

In our research we aim at tailoring membrane chemistry and morphology to control mass transport in macroscopic applications and combines and integrates material science and process technology. New and modified polymers serve as building blocks in membrane development. Produced membranes will be applied in sustainable process applications or combined with other unit operations, e.g. reaction and separation. Application studies provide direct input and directions for membrane structure optimization and for modification or chemical functionalization of polymer chemistry. Next to fundamental academic research, valorization and application-oriented research in close collaboration with the process and manufacturing industry is carried out.

Our research areas

Our Staff

We started the chair Membrane Materials and Processes. I think we can be proud of the result and we can feel secure about our future.

Kitty Nijmeijer


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Membrane Innovation Centre Eindhoven

The MIC/e is your academic partner that makes academic knowledge better accessible by bridging the gap between fundamental research and industrial valorization of this knowledge.

Information for students

Education of students and researchers in the field of separation technology and more specifically membrane technology is one of the core activities of our group. As such we teach several Bachelor and Master courses, offer extensive opportunities for students that would like to do a Bachelor or Master assignment or an internship on membranes. Also, several membrane lectures for the general public are available.

Our Facilities

Our group is fully operational with dedicated equipment in place for, among others, hollow fiber and flat sheet membrane production, for low and high pressure and low and high temperature gas and vapor separation, including hazardous minority components, gas sorption, membrane pore size and pore size distribution characterization, ultrafiltration, microfiltration and forward osmosis membrane characterization and filtration, Scanning Electron Microscopy including EDS, ion exchange membrane characterization.


Caroline van Os-Rovers

+31 (0)40 247 5026