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Conference speaker

Alberto Figoli


Alberto Figoli


Institute on Membrane Technology, Italy

Talk: Advanced membrane distillation membranes for desalination

Alberto Figoli is Director of the Institute on Membrane Technology – National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ITM), Rende (CS) Italy, since 1st March 2019. He is President of the Territorial CNR Research Area of Cosenza, Italy, since 1st January 2021.

He graduated in Food Science and Technology at University of Milan (Italy) in March 1996. He got his PhD degree at Membrane Technology Group, Twente University (Enschede, NL) in October 2001. He was researcher at CNR-ITM in Rende (CS, Italy), period December 2001- February 2019.  He was in the board of the European Membrane Society (EMS) 2015-2019. He is involved in international and national projects, as CNR-ITM scientific coordinator and/or participant. He is author of more than 270 scientific papers and chapters and 5 National/International patents on membrane technology. He is Co-Editor of 6 books and special issues. Alberto Figoli is expert in membrane preparation, characterisation and application in environmental field.