Cutting-edge Membrane Filtration Technology and Contribution to Solving Global Water Problems

This symposium features lectures on cutting-edge research in the field of filtration membrane development, the progress and future prospects of seawater desalination, as well as Europe's water strategy and innovative membrane filtration technology.

By sharing the role, challenges, and future vision of membrane filtration technology in resolving water issues both domestically and internationally, we hope that this event will serve as a forum for exchanging information and opinions that will lead to future technological development.

Opening (left) / Lecturers (anticlockwise from top left, Prof. Matsuyama, Prof. Kato, Mr. Kurihara and Dr. Tiraferri)  

Date & Time : 9 Aug 2023 (Wed), 13:00-17:00
Venue : #141, 1F, Faculty of Engineering Bldg.14, University of Tokyo (Capacity: 120 people)
Organized by : RECWET, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Participation : In-person (up to 50 people) and online
13:00 - 13:10 Opening Satoshi Takizawa, Director, RECWET *
13:10 - 14:00 「神戸大学先端膜工学研究センターにおける水処理膜及び有機溶剤分離膜の研究開発動向」*
Hideto Matsuyama, Director, Research Center for Membrane and Film Technology, Kobe University
14:00 - 14:50 「自己組織化ナノ構造水処理膜の開発」*
Takashi Kato, Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biotechnology, the School of Engineering, UTokyo
14:50 - 15:10 Break
15:10 - 16:00 「逆浸透法による海水淡水化の回顧と今後の展望」*
Masaru Kurihara, Senior Executive Adviser, Water Treatment Division, Toray Ind. Inc.
16:00 - 16:50 "The role of advanced membrane treatment and innovative membrane technologies within the European water strategy"
Alberto Tiraferri, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino / Tokyo College Professor
16:50 - 17:00 Closing Takashi Kato, Deputy Director, RECWET *
 * In Japanese