November, 29th 2012
8:30 am Welcome Address
  Fabien Fieschi, Consul General of France in Boston
8:45 am Introduction
  Hervé Suty. Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation – Veolia Environnement
  Prof. Gilbert Rios
  Prof. Marck Wiesner
9.00 -10:40 am Session I "Ceramic Membranes and New Materials"
9:00 am Topic: Multifunctional ceramic membranes for water reuse
Prof. André Ayral
9:15 am Didier Dhaler, Phd
9:30 am Topic: Non-aqueous Polymerizable Bicontinuous Cubic Lyotropic Liquid Crystal System That Forms Thin-Film
Membranes With Uniform, Molecular Size, 3D Pores
Prof. Rich Noble
9:45 am Topic: Ceramic membranes for industrial separations
Bruce Bishop
10:00 am Topic: Nanomaterial Enabled Membranes for Water Treatment
Prof. Mark Wiesner
10:15 am Topic: Silicon carbide versus ceramic oxide membranes for water filtration applications
Christian Guizard, PhD
10:30 - 10:45 am Q&A
10:45 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 12:40 pm Session II: “New Membrane Technologies”
11:00 am Topic: Innovative electromembrane techniques to increase water recovery in desalination systems
Daniel Bar
11:15 am

Topic: Hybrid processes: advanced oxidation/membrane; a solution to treat emerging pollutants and reinforce water reuse.
Prof. Stephan Brosillon

11:30 am Topic: Potentialities and new developments in membrane distillation for water desalination
Prof. Corinne Cabassud
11:45 am Topic: Next-Generation Membranes for Filtration and Desalination through Nanotechnology (tentative title)
Eric Hoek
12:00 pm Topic: The next generation of membranes and membrane processes for water and wastewater treatment: a water industry point of view
Hervé Buisson
12:15 pm Topic: Membrane bioreactors for removal of micropollutants
Prof. Joao Crespo
12:30 - 12:45 pm Q&A
12:45 - 2:00 pm LUNCH
2:00 - 3:15 pm Session III “Intelligent Membranes and Sensors”
2:00 pm Topic: How and where to innovate yet in membrane filtration?
Jean Michel Espenan, PhD
2:15 pm Topic: Dynamic interactive systems toward natural selection of functions
Prof. Mihail D. Barboiu
2:30 pm Topic: IBM-KACST reverse osmosis membranes based on semiconductor materials and innovation
Prof. Géraud Dubois
2:45 pm Topic: Dramatic nano-fluid and electro-active properties of carbon nanotube membranes
Prof. Bruce Hinds
3:00 pm Topic: Scalable Desalination: Characterization and Optimization of Electochemical Desalination Technologies
Prof. Jongyoon Han
3:15 pm Topic: Polymer nanocomposites with graphene-based hierarchical fillers as materials for multifunctional water treatment membranes
Prof. Vlad Tarabara
3:30 pm Topic: Water and Ion Transport in Polymer Membranes for Water Purification
Prof. Benny D. Freeman
3:45 - 4:00 pm Q&A
4:00 - 4:15 pm Break
4:15 - 5:45 pm Panel Discussions
4:15 - 4:45 pm Panel Discussion for Session 1
4:45 - 5:15 pm Panel Discussion for Session 2
5:15 - 5:45 pm Panel Discussion for Session 3
5:45 pm Closing Remarks
6:30 pm Private Reception