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Key Themes

All technical areas of membrane science under three major focus areas:


Circular Design & Engineering Membranes

Sustainable; Circular Economy; Industry Needs; Membrane Afterlife

Crossing the Gap with the New Normal

Biosecurity efforts; Integration of Membranes and Potential in Air Traffic Protection

Vision 2030

Visionary Talks; Errors Not to Repeat; Crossing the Gender Gap; Global Collaborations

Important Dates


Abstract Submission is Closed Now!

However if you are interested to submit an abstract to IMSTEC2022, please CONTACT US to consider if there are any oral or poster places available in the programme.

Registration is now Open!

Early Bird Registration is Closed

31 August 2022

Extended to 14 September 2022

Notification Abstract Acceptance

August 2022


4 - 8 December 2022

ECR Symposium

3 December 2022

Industry Workshop

4 December 2022

Welcome from the Chairs

We are pleased to announce 11th International Membrane Science and Technology Conference, to be held at Learning & Teaching Building, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, from 4th to 8th December, 2022. The key themes for the 11th IMSTEC will cover three major focus areas in a post-COVID-19 world:

  • Circular design and engineering of membranes; 

  • Crossing the gap with the new normal – separation to support societies’ recovery; and 

  • Vision 2030: where next?


Within our key themes, the conference will cover all technical areas of membrane science, including inorganic membranes, polymeric membranes, membrane fabrication and modification, transport phenomena modelling, and membrane applications in a broad variety of areas such as filtration, distillation, desalination and biological separations. The conference will feature advances in membrane technology from the latest innovations in synthesis, characterisation, processing and modelling to the advanced applications in health, energy and sustainability as well as future materials and devices.

We look forward to continuing the IMSTEC tradition to provide local and overseas delegates a platform for keeping up to date with the latest research and industry developments, discuss new ideas, network with colleagues and enjoy social events. We will soon announce our internationally renowned plenary speakers, and will soon open the online abstract submissions. IMSTEC therefore welcomes everyone to start considering submission of abstracts with your state of the art research and industry progress to build a stimulating programme that pushes the frontiers in membrane science and application. 


For more information on the conference and on the abstract submission process, please visit:

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We look forward to welcoming you to the 11th IMSTEC in 2020 in Melbourne!

IMSTEC 2022 Chairs:






Prof Xiwang Zhang (The University of Queensland)                             Prof Mikel Duke (Victoria University)

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Learn. Share. Change the World.

The International Membrane Science & Technology Conference is attended by industry and academic leaders and focuses on advances in all areas of membrane science and technology, with particular attention on water treatment, food processing, energy production and material characterisation.

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Assembling Best of the Best

The IMSTEC conference program will include formal presentations and poster sessions as well as keynote presentations from leaders from academic and industry.



Offering Added Value

The conference will also include a number of industry relevant workshops and tours of local sites featuring membrane operations.
A full list will be available shortly.

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