Australasian membrane group launched
The Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA) was launched in Melbourne, Australia, on 5 May 2009 at a reception sponsored by Siemens.Professor Mikel Duke, principal research fellow at the Institute for Sustainability & Innovation at Victoria University, is chair of the new society.
Speaking to ABC News, Duke said, "The formation of the Membrane Society is a reflection of the critical mass in membrane and science technology in Australia, and certainly demonstrates that Australia has world-class activities in membrane science and technology. Essentially what the society aims to do is provide a forum for knowledge exchange and link the activities from industry to research."
The society was incorporated in January 2009, and its aims are:
Bearing in mind the needs and outlook of society in general, the MSA will seek to achieve its aims by:
The MSA will support a major bid in 2009 for Australia to host the International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM) in 2014.
The society's contact details are as follows:
Membrane Society of Australasia
Victoria University Werribee Campus, Building 4, Room 107, Hoppers Lane, Werribee, Victoria, 3030, Australia.
Secretary: Ludovic Dumeé
Ph: +61 3 9545 2107
Fax: +61 3 9545 2363
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