University of Twente Science and Technology


P.O. Box 217
7500 AE, Enschede
The Netherlands

Zandrie Borneman
Tel: +31 53 4892965




The Membrane Technology Group belongs to the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Twente. It has a highly-qualified team with 11 staff members (two of them are EMI senior researchers), 11 researchers, 7 laboratory engineers and 29 Ph.D. students. The mission of the Membrane Technology Group is to educate and perform fundamental research, and product and process development in the area of polymeric and hybrid material structures to control mass transport. The strategy of the MTG is to apply multiple disciplines to challenging fields of separation processes and mass transport.

The European Membrane Institute Twente belongs to the Membrane Technology Group. The research performed by the EMI is short and middle long term application research, dedicated to questions out of the industry and hence (often) confidential. This work is carried out by highly skilled employees. The EMI has the dedicated function to form an interface between academia and industry.



  • membrane materials
  • bipolar membrane preparation and characterization
  • structural membranes
  • module design, simulation