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iCeMS Holds Symposium on Porous Materials in Taiwan

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On October 19, iCeMS co-hosted “iCeMS-Taiwan Symposium on Porous Materials for Energy and the Environment” with National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. Targeting information exchange on the latest research developments of porous and membrane materials in the fields of energy and the environment, as well as establishment of a cooperative structure with universities and research institutes in Taiwan, the Symposium was held at National Tsing Hua University with about 60 participants.

Following the opening remarks by Professor Che-Wun Hong of National Tsing Hua University and iCeMS Director Susumu Kitagawa, Program-Specific Assistant Professor Nobuhiko Hosono lectured on “Design of Porous Coordination Polymers for Gas Separation Technologies,” and Program-Specific Assistant Professor Behnam Ghalei also talked about “Membrane Separation Technology in Carbon Capture: Materials Engineering Challenges.” From Taiwan, Assistant Professor Bor Kae Chang of National Central University gave a lecture titled “Gas Absorption Mechanism within Metal-Organic Frameworks,” while Professor Kevin C.-W. Wu of National Taiwan University spoke on “Functional Nanoporous Materials for Energy Applications.” Participants listened intently to the latest findings, and each lecture was followed by a lively disscussions. Poster presentations were also held by researchers and graduate students, inviting heated exchanges of views with participants, and the Symposium was concluded with great success.

  • Kitagawa (left) exchanging gifts with Hong
  • Hosono delivering a presentation
  • Ghali explaining his research

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