Dr Alberto Figoli
Dr Alberto Figoli got his PhD degree at Membrane Technology Group, Twente University (The Netherlands), 1997-2001. Since 2001, he has a permanent position as Researcher at Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR) in Rende (CS), Italy. Alberto Figoli is expert in the field of membrane technology, particularly in membrane preparation and characterisation and their application in environmental filed. He is working on the preparation and characterisation of polymeric membranes, both in flat and hollow-fiber configurations for water treatment. Furthermore, he is also involved on polymeric capsules preparation by membrane process and on pervaporation applied to the removal of contaminants (i.e. VOCs) from water and aroma recovery from natural matrices. He was awarded for Scientific Productivity 2006 in “Food Packaging Research – GSICA Awards” by the Italian Scientific Food Packaging Group, 22 June 2006, Catania (Italy) and selected for the best publications in the Environmental Section in the “Highlights of CNR” for the year 2010 and 2011 by CNR, Rome (Italy). He worked abroad at Quest International (Unilever) in the Netherlands for one year, 1996 and in the USA, at Environmental Protection Agency of United States (USEPA) in Cincinnati during the years 2004 and 2005. He is involved and responsible for ITM-CNR of several international project funded by EU and national projects with both Italian Ministry of Education, University & Research and private companies. He is co-author of three books, more than 90 peer-review scientific papers and more than 10 chapters published in international journals and books. He is also author of two international patents on membrane and science technology. He is expert evaluator for Italian Ministry of Instruction, Hong Kong SAR Government, Research Foundation Flanders (FWO); Research Councils UK (RCUK). Since February 2015, he is serving the European Membrane Society Council (EMS) as Responsible for Awards and Summer School Activities.