Zydney to deliver plenary lecture at World Filtration Congress


Andrew Zydney, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, will present a plenary lecture “Virus Filtration – Role of Membrane Morphology and Chemistry on Virus Capture,” at the upcoming World Filtration Congress April 11 to 15 in Taipei, Taiwan.

His talk will focus on virus filtration as a robust and size-based method for virus removal in both bioprocessing applications and water filtration. The talk will examine current state-of-the-art virus filtration techniques, and discuss how such techniques are being deployed in the world today.

The 12th Annual World Filtration Congress aims to create a forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners from around the globe to discuss the latest techniques in the related fields of filtration. The exhibition provides participants with an opportunity to display state-of-the-art filtration technology and promote advances in the broad fields of filtration and separation.

Zydney, whose research interests include artificial organs, bioseparations, and membrane processes, is participating in the congress for the second time during his career. In 2004, he served on the congress’ Scientific Organizing Committee.

The plenary speech adds to Zydney’s list of esteemed speaking engagements. Among those inlcude a plenary talk at the North American Membrane Society Meeting (2014); a keynote speech at the International Congress of Membranes (2014); and a plenary talk at the Engineering with Membranes Conference in Beijing, China (2015), among many others.

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