Third European Workshop on Membrane reactors:
Membrane Reactors for Process Intensification

Villafranca di Verona, Italy, March 9-10, 2017

We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd European Workshop on Membrane Reactors. The focus is on membrane reactors for process intensification. During these two days, there will be presentations on fundamental membrane-related science, process design and applications, industrial applications. There will also be a poster session and a company visit.

This conference continues the previous workshops on membrane reactors. The first workshop was organised back in November 2012 (Italy) and was entitled “Pd-based membranes and reactor scale-up”. The second workshop, “Catalytic Membrane Reactors: what’s next” was held in April 2015 in the Netherlands. More information on these two events is available from the CARENA website.

This third one is jointly organised by BIONICO, FERRET, FluidCELL, MEMERE, and ROMEO, 5 major European projects on membrane reactors.

Organizing Committee:

Giampaolo Manzolini
Marco Binotti
Gioele Di marcoberardino
Fausto Gallucci
José Luis Viviente
Elsa Kassardjian
Gilbert Rios
Marc Kristen
Carlo Tregambe
(POLIMI, Italy)
(POLIMI, Italy)
(POLIMI, Italy)
(TUe, Netherlands)
(EMH, France)
(EMH, France)
(Evonik Industries AG, Germany)
(ICI, Italy)


Presentations given by both Academia and Industry on the following themes:
1.    Fundamentals of membrane reactors
2.    Process design and applications
3.    Industrial applications of Membrane Reactors
The complete programme can be downloaded at the following link: MR4PI2017 - Agenda.pdf

Each participant is also invited to present a poster at the workshop. Selected posters and oral presentations will be invited to submit a paper for a dedicated special issue of the journal Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification


Participants giving presentations and poster are invited to provide an abstract using the attached template: MR4PI2017_Abstract_FirstName_FamillyName.doc by February 15th 2017 the latest. A booklet with the abstracts will be provided to the participants.

Important dates:

Deadline for special room rate: 30th January 2017
Deadline for early registration: 15th February 2017
Deadline for abstract submission: 23th February 2017
Workshops starts: 9th March 2017


Attendants should register filling in the attached file: MR4PI2017_FirstName_FamillyName.doc and sending it at the following email:

Participation to the workshop is free of charge.


The Conference will take place at the conference room of Hotel Expo Verona (Via Portogallo 1/P 37069 Villafranca di Verona, Italy).

The hotel is located around 6 km from the Verona Airport and around 14 km from Verona. Taxi is recommended when landing at Verona airport. Hourly trains can be taken from Stavione FS Porta Nuova – B1 at Verona (get off at Museo Nicolis and walk around 4 minutes along “Viale Postumia” towards the Hotel - Via Portogallo is on the right when coming from the Museo Nicolis stop).


Special rate of €64.00 per room and night, including a breakfast buffet, has been booked for the participants at the Hotel Expo Verona. This rate is valid for bookings made before 30 January 2017. Beyond this period the availability of rooms and rates could be different. You could book rooms directly via email at When contacting them please state “Workshop ICI” for having the special rate.
Other hotels and guest housed of different categories in Villafranca di Verona or Verona can be easily found and booked online.

Social Program:

Much attention will be paid to promote exchange contacts and discussions between the participants. To this aim, a get-together meeting, a conference dinner will be offered during the conference on March the 9th.