The Journal of Membrane Science provides a focal point for academic and industrial chemists, chemical engineers, materials scientists, and membranologists working on membrane systems.

The journal publishes original research and reviews on membrane transport, membrane formation / structure, fouling, module / process design, and processes / applications.

Primary emphasis is on structure, function, and performance of non-biological membranes; papers bridging the gap with biological membranes are also appropriate.

The Journal of Membrane Science publishes Full Text Papers, State-of-the-Art Reviews, Letters to the Editor, and Perspectives.

Reviews: should not only summarize the key research contributions in a field, they should also provide critical evaluation of the scientific literature. Review papers are intended to provide archival guidance and direction for the broad membrane community and are thus held to the highest standard for publication.

Perspective articles: should provide a focused discussion of an important area of membrane science and technology, emphasizing recent developments, future challenges, and/or new opportunities. Perspective articles will be by invitation only, and they will be reviewed by at least one Editor of the Journal and one member of our Advisory or Editorial Board.

Authors interested in submitting a Review Article or Perspective paper should contact one of the Editors prior to submission to discuss the scope and appropriateness of the proposed contribution.

Endorsed by the Aseanian, European and North American Membrane Societies.

Editorial board


  • A.L. Zydney
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA


  • P. Aimar
    Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
  • M. D. Guiver
    Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  • W. Jin
    Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing, China
  • Y.M. Lee
    Hanyang University, Seongdong-Gu, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • J. Y.S. Lin
    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
  • A. Livingston
    Imperial College London, London, UK
  • H. Matsuyama
    Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
  • R. Wang
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • M. Wessling
    RWTH Aachen University (RWTH), Aachen, Germany

Founding Editor

  • H.K. Lonsdale †

Emeritus Editor

  • W.J. Koros
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Advisory Board

  • R.W. Baker
    Membrane Technology and Research, 1360 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, California, CA 94025, USA
  • G. Belfort
    Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110. 8th Street, Ricketts Building, Troy, New York, NY 12180 - 3590, USA
  • N.T.-S. CHUNG
    Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, E5-02-31, 4 Engineering Drive 4, 117585, Singapore
  • E. Drioli
    Inst. on Membrane & Modelling of Chem. Reactors, IRMERC-CHR, Università della Calabria, Via P. Bucci 17/C, c/o UNICAL, I - 87030, Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy
  • A.G. Fane
    Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, 639798, Singapore
  • C. Gao
    The Development Ctr. of Water Treatment Technology, State Oceanic Administration, 50 Wenhua Road, 310012, Hangzhou, China
  • W.J. Koros
    School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 311 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, Georgia, GA 30332-0100, USA
  • J.-Y. Lai
    Dept. of Chemical Engineering, R&D Center for Membrane Technology, Chung Yuan University, Chung Li, 3203, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • T. Matsuura
    University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, K1N 6N5, Ontario, Canada
  • D. R. Paul
    Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Dean Keeton, Stop CO400, Austin, Texas, TX 78712, USA

Editorial Board

  • M. Barboiu
    Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  • V. Chen
    UNSW Australia, New South Wales, Australia
  • J. G. Crespo
    Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal
  • M. Elimelech
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • E. Favre
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Nancy Cédex, France
  • X. Feng
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • B.D. Freeman
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • L. Giorno
    Research Institute on Membrane Technology, Rende, Italy
  • W.S. Ho
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Z. Jiang
    Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  • S. Judd
    Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford, England, UK
  • Y. S. Kang
    Hanyang University, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • S. Kentish
    The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • K. R. Lee
    Chung Yuan University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • K. Li
    Imperial College London, London, UK
  • G. Lipscomb
    University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA
  • S. Liu
    Curtin University, Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • J. McCutcheon
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
  • S. H. Moon
    Kwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Buk-Gu, Gwangju, The Republic of Korea
  • K. Nijmeijer
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • R.D. Noble
    University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • S. Nunes
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • K.V. Peinemann
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • I. Pinnau
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • J. Sanchez-Marcano
    Institut Européen des Mebranes, Montpellier, France
  • K.K. Sirkar
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, USA
  • T. Tsuru
    Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
  • M. Ulbricht
    Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
  • B. Van der Bruggen
    KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
  • H.H. Wang
    South China University of Technology, China
  • Z. Wang
    Tianjin University, China
  • H. Wijmans
    Membrane Technology & Res. Inc., Menlo Park, California, USA
  • T. Xu
    University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Anhui, China
  • Z.-K. Xu
    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China