Invited report of Professor Andrew Livingston from Imperial College London

Updated:10/13/2018   By:Kecheng Guan

On September 25th, Prof. Andrew Livingston, the Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, and Dr. Zhiwei Jiang from Imperial College  visited the State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering and gave a report entitled “Thin film membranes for molecular sieving separation”. The report was hosted by Prof. Jin, Executive Deputy Director of the State Key Laboratory of Materials Chemical Engineering.

In the report, Prof. Livingston introduced the development history of organic solvent nanofiltration membrane materials, the researches about ultrathin polyamide membrane, as well as the applications of organic solvent nanofiltration membranes in chemical and pharmaceutical fields. Finally, the application of ultra-high-flux organic solvent nanofiltration membrane in practical engineering process was analyzed to provide guidance for membrane material design and performance optimization.

After the report, Prof. Livingston visited the labs of membrane separation, and had an in-depth discussion with some teachers and students about their researches.


Brief Introduction of Prof. Andrew Livingston

Andrew Livingston, professor of Department of Chemical Engineering in Imperial College, fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (2006), served as Head of Department from 2008 to 2016. He has published over 300 refereed papers in journals such as Science, Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, and has been an inventor on over 30 patent applications. His work has been recognised by awards including the Junior Moulton Medal, Cremer and Warner Medal, Underwood Medal of the IChemE, and the Silver Medal of Royal Academy of Engineering. From October 2016 he has been the inaugural Director of the Barrer Centre at Imperial College, and from in 2017 was been appointed the interim academic lead of the new Rosalind Franklin Institute.