Prof. Dr. Ing. Gilbert M. Rios has an initial background in Chemical Engineering and Automatics. During his career at University, he held different positions in food and chemical engineering. At present he holds an Emeritus position at the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie and at the European Membrane Institute (IEM UMR 5635) in Montpellier (France). Gilbert M. Rios has been working on new process design and concepts in membrane technologies, such as in-situ functionalised membranes for process intensification, integrated systems and enzymatic membrane reactors in different configurations. He co-authored more than 120 papers in peer-review International Journals or Congress Proceedings, 8 patents, several book chapters and more than 100 oral or poster presentations in International Conferences. He is also the editor of several books. He is Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (London), as well as a Member of the European Membrane Society (EMS) and of the Working Party on Membranes of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE). Gilbert M. Rios acted as coordinator of the former European Network of Excellence on “Nanoscale-Based Membrane Technologies” (NanoMemPro – FP6 NMP) during 5 years. He is the CEO of the European Membrane House (, the Durable Integrated Structure (DIS) created on the demand of the EU to continue the action of NanoMemPro. As such, he is involved in new EU projects and platforms (such as ChemWater or WssTP). He is also the deputy-director of SIMEV, a UNESCO chair on “Membranes for the Environment”. In that framework, he is active on practical questions concerning education and R&D for a better implementation of membrane technologies in developing countries.

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November 28th, 2012
First Circular, Website Opening
January 10th, 2013
Second Circular, Registration and Abstract Submission Opening
March 3rd, 2013
Deadline for Abstract Submission

March 11th, 2013
Extended deadline for Abstract Submission

April 7th, 2013
Abstract Acceptance Notification

May 1st, 2013
Deadline for Early Bird Registration

June 7th, 2013
Deadline for Late Abstract Submission (only for poster)

July 31st, 2013
Deadline for Manuscript Submission for Special Issues in Catalysis Today and in IJHE

Conference News

The online two pages abstract submission and registration platform is opening now. Please find more details at the respective website locations.
The Organizing Committee would like to announce the postponement of the deadline for abstracts submission: March 11, 2013
The Organizing Committee is glad to announce the confirmed invited speakers and their presentation titles. More details in the page Speakers.
The ICCMR Organizing Committee will offer some accommodation awards to a number of presenting PhD students up to the age of 30. More details in the page Conference Awards. CLOSED

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