Gilbert RIOS - EMH's Executive Director

Prof. Dr. Ing. Gilbert M. Rios has extensive hands-on experience of European projects management and coordination: he coordinated the NanoMemPro Network of Excellence (funded by FP6 for 4 years) and the MemBridge project (funded by FP7 for 2 years). So if you’re thinking of participating in the European Commission's HORIZON 2020, don’t hesitate to ask for his acute analysis of your project.

EMH’s executive director has furthermore developed over the years a valuable network of membrane key players all over Europe, in academia and industry.

Gilbert has also developed strong links with membrane teams in other world regions. So he’ll definitely find the international business partners you need and help you develop new professional contacts.

Gilbert has an initial backgroung in chemical engineering and automatics. During his career at University, he held different positions in food and chemical engineering. He now holds an emeritus position at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie and at the European membrane Institute (IEM UMR 5635) in Montpellier, France.

Gilbert is an expert in membrane technologies. He has worked on new process design and concepts such as in-situ functionalised membrane (dynamic layer) for process intensification, integrated systems associating the membrane to another unit operation (electro-nanofiltration, fluidised bed membrane reactor…) or enzymatic membrane reactor in different configurations. He also worked on supercritical fluids and fluidization.

Gilbert is the author of more than 120 papers in International Journals or Congress Proceedings and more than 100 oral or poster presentations in international conferences. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (London), as well as a Member of the European Membrane Society (EMS) and of the Working Party on Membranes of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).