Singapore: Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd has signed an Advisory Board agreement with well-known membrane experts Assistant Professor Zuo Jian from Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Fellow, Dr. Ludovic Dumee from Deakin University, Australia. The agreement will enable the company to tap the expertise from the world-class institutions for the next 5 years. Memsift has successfully developed an innovative thermal membrane process TS-30™ and the membrane STOMATE® for various industrial applications. The technology has been proven for liquid-waste volume reduction and brine treatment for pharmaceutical and metal finishing industries. Currently, the company is providing solutions for the above industry sectors for brine treatment and liquid-waste volume reduction. Memsift management believes that this agreement will help us not only to tap expertise from world-class institutions but also to explore new applications for our products. The experts will help the company to develop solid technology roadmap and strategies that include new membrane materials and applications development for our products. In which, we are expecting the new application development will bring us new business opportunities in the near future said Dr. J Antony Prince, Founder & Chairman of Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd.
Assistant Professor Zuo Jian
Dr. Zuo Jian obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. His areas of expertise are membrane science & technology, membrane formation, hollow fiber spinning, membrane transport mechanisms, polymer materials, and polymer synthesis. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Singapore Institute of Technology, working on membrane development for industrially important liquid-liquid separation, water treatment, and desalination as well as membrane process development for pharmaceuticals purification. He has extensive chemical engineering knowledge and experience in process design, energy calculation, and system optimization. Having worked in the field of membrane science, he understands the impact this technology can create in industry and wherever relevant. He has invented a number of membranes for pervaporation and membrane distillation applications and has filed several patent applications.
He has also developed superior thin-film composite membranes for renewable energy generation and received the World Future Foundation Award in Environmental and Sustainability Research, as well as been listed in the Forbes “30 Under 30 Asia List”.
Dr. Ludovic Dumee
Dr. Ludovic Dumee is a Senior Research Fellow at Deakin University, within the flagship Institute for Frontier Materials. Ludo’s work is focused on the development of advanced separation materials stemming from the properties of nano-scale materials. His team investigates routes to generate efficient separation membranes and catalysts from 1D and 2D nanomaterials towards the design of isoporos membranes for ultra-selective separation of cells, proteins and pollutants.
A key purpose in their research is to render existing separation processes, including membrane distillation and electrodialysis, more cost-effective approach through smart integration of advanced materials and morphologies. Ludo currently holds an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) and sits on the board of the Membrane Society of Australia (MSA) as its treasurer.
Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd is a technology-based start-up registered in Singapore. Memsift is providing solutions for high strength industrial effluent treatment, desalination, aqueous/organic separations and heat and mass transfer process and applications using their proprietary technologies.
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