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Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorization contribute to:

  • science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy,  Health and Smart   Mobility

  • science for industry: the development of technological innovation in  cooperation with industry

  • science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education

The Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors group (SPE-SIR) is headed by Prof.dr.Eng. Fausto Gallucci. The groups aim at performing high-quality scientific research in the field of integrated reactors with specific emphasis on the design, development, and operation of multiphase reactors that integrate reaction and separation, or reaction and energy management, with the final aim of improving energy efficiency in the chemical industry.

The research focuses on: i) design and develop inorganic membranes based on the chemical characteristics of the molecules to be separated, ii) modify the surface (and pores) of inorganic membranes to improve the affinity with the molecules to be separated and/or improve stability in membrane reactors, iii) further design membrane processes by matching mass transfer rates and kinetic rates in advanced membrane reactors with the final aim of designing reactors without thermodynamic constrains, iv) integrate reactor with different energy sources like plasma.


Prof. Dr. Fausto Gallucci

Eindhoven University of Technology

Prof. Dr. F. Gallucci (M) is Full Professor of inorganic membranes and membrane reactors, author of more than 180 papers in international journals and various chapters in scientific books, and his research interest is in the field of novel reactors (four patents, one on CO2 hydrogenation) such as membrane reactors including fluidized bed membrane reactors for hydrogen production and CLC reactors.

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Dr. Sirui Li

Eindhoven University of Technology

Dr Sirui Li is a currently postdoctoral research fellow specialized in the research of plasma discharge and plasma reactors. His main research interests include non-thermal plasma discharges, plasma reactor, plasma-catalysis for nitrogen fixation, CO2 conversion and nanomaterial synthesis.


Prof. Volker Hessel

University of Adelaide

Prof. Volker Hessel, Deputy Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences and Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Adelaide. Research field: flow chemistry and plasma chemistry, sustainability of process intensification.

University of Cape Coast 


Dr. Kofi Atiah

University of Cape coast

Dr. Kofi Atiah is currently a Lecturer with the Soil Science Department with research interest in Soil fertility and plant nutrition improvement in degraded tropical soils. He also has research interest in nutrient use efficiency, nutrient optimization with carbonized materials (Biochar), biochar system analysis and agricultural waste recycling.


Dr. Elvis Asare-Bediako

Eindhoven University of Technology

Dr Elvis Asare-Bediako is an Associate Professor of Plant Virology, and the Dean of School of Agriculture of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Cape Coast, Ghana. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Plant and Environmental Sciences from the University of Warwick, UK, with specialization n Plant Virology. He also holds Master of Philosophy Degree in Crop Science (Plant Pathology), Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture, and Diploma in Education, all from University of Cape Coast.


He specializes in virus diseases of horticultural, vegetable and food crops, with special interests in virus characterization, diagnostics, plant-virus-vector interactions, and development of integrated crop improvement strategies. He has conducted a number of scientific research works including breeding for high yielding and virus resistant crops. He has been involved in releasing a number of high yielding cowpea varieties that are resistant to viruses, striga and drought (2018) and two white flesh and three yellow flesh cassava (high beta carotene content)  which are resistant to cassava mosaic disease (2018).

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