About CoE-mst

Center History

The Center of Excellence in Membrane science and technology (CoE-MST), Prince of Songkla University (PSU) was established in 2002 by a group of PSU staff who had been specially trained in membrane science and technology at UNESCO center, University of New South Wales, Australia. Our members have come from variously different backgrounds including applied chemistry, environmental engineering, food science and technology, materials science, physics, and polymer technology. The main aim of the center is to research membrane preparation and processes as well as teach graduate students for specializing in membrane science and technology. Later, the center has collaborated with universities in Southeast Asia to organize the international conference on membrane science and technology every 2 years since 2003.

The key activities in the center are to:

  1. Synthesize and fabricate membrane from polymeric, metallic and ceramic materials.

  2. Study into membrane processes for solving in industrial processing and wastewater treatment.

  3. Apply the membrane science and technology to industrial uses e.g. food and biotechnology industries, rubber and palm oil industries as well as wastewater treatment and water recycling.

  4. Disseminate the knowledge of membrane science and technology to students and people who are interested.

  5. Collaborate with universities and companies nationally and internationally for developing membrane science and technology to practical uses.

CoE-MST is officially proved as of 1 October 2018. It has been evolved from the Research Unit of Membrane Science and Technology (RU-MST) and later developed to be the Research Center of Membrane Science and Technology (RC-MST). Currently, CoE-MST has been financially supported by the Research and Development Office (RDO), Prince of Songkla University (PSU), and also each faculty with where the CoE-MST members are affiliated. It has been two decades since the center has been launched and we still thrive on the research and innovation on membrane science and technology for insight into membrane science and practical applications of membrane.