• Het Kranenveld, Helix (Blg14, STO 0.44)

    5612 AZ Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The chair Membrane Materials and Processes of Eindhoven University of Technology focuses on the multidisciplinary topic of the design and development of polymer membranes to separate molecular mixtures for sustainable processes.

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Molecular membrane design to control mass transfer in sustainable process applications

Organisational profile

In our research we aim at tailoring membrane chemistry and morphology to control mass transport in macroscopic applications and combines and integrates material science and process technology. New and modified polymers serve as building blocks in membrane development. Produced membranes will be applied in sustainable process applications or combined with other unit operations, e.g. reaction and separation. Application studies provide direct input and directions for membrane structure optimization and for modification or chemical functionalization of polymer chemistry. Next to fundamental academic research, valorization and application-oriented research in close collaboration with the process and manufacturing industry is carried out.

The two key pillars of the chair are chemistry and process technology for a sustainable future. This is reflected in the research portfolio that is positioned in the context of the concept ‘recycle, reuse, reduce’. ‘Closing cycles’ and ‘value from waste’ are leading themes in the research program.

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Research Output 2003 2019

Humidity-gated, temperature-responsive photonic infrared reflective broadband coatings

van Heeswijk, E. P. A., Kloos, J. J. H., Grossiord, N. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 7, 11, p. 6113-6119 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Atmospheric humidity
Infrared radiation
Reflective coatings
1 Citation (Scopus)

Layer-by-layer coatings on ion exchange membranes: effect of multilayer charge and hydration on monovalent ion selectivities

Rijnaarts, T., Reurink, D. M., Radmanesh, F., de Vos, W. M. & Nijmeijer, K., 15 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 570-571, p. 513-521 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Ion exchange membranes
Ion Exchange

Mass transfer studies on the dehydration of supercritical carbon dioxide using dense polymeric membranes

Shamu, A., Miedema, H., Metz, S. J., Borneman, Z. & Nijmeijer, K., 31 Jan 2019, In : Separation and Purification Technology. 209, p. 229-237 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Polymeric membranes
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon dioxide
Mass transfer


Magnetic bearings
Molecular structure
Melting point
Differential scanning calorimetry
Heat transfer
Specific heat
Glass transition
Dynamic mechanical analysis
Superconducting transition temperature


Academic Society Award

Kitty Nijmeijer (Recipient), 2018

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedScientific

salt water

NWO START-UP Award : Membranes à la carte

Kitty Nijmeijer (Recipient), 2018

Recognition: NWOSTART-UPScientific

Raw materials
Industrial Waste

Activities 2012 2017

  • 3 Editorial activity
  • 1 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Membership of board
  • 1 Contributed talk

Effect of the presence of magnesium ions on power generation using reverse electrodialysis

Kitty Nijmeijer (Speaker)
2 Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT) (External organisation)

Kitty Nijmeijer (Member)
1 Mar 2015 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

Science (Journal)

Kitty Nijmeijer (Peer reviewer)
1 Oct 2014 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Press / Media

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Kitty Nijmeijer


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Research areas


Caroline van Os - Rovers (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)


Caroline van Os - Rovers (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Student theses

Characterization and performance evaluation of commercially available membranes in forward osmosis

Author: Roest, D., 30 May 2018

Supervisor: Nijmeijer, K. (Supervisor 1), Borneman, Z. (Supervisor 2), Gallucci, F. (Supervisor 2) & Lubach, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Polymer membranes for the separation of CO, CO2 and O2: performance analysis and gas transport modeling

Author: van Campenhout, B., 25 Oct 2017

Supervisor: van Essen, M. (Supervisor 1), Nijmeijer, D. (Supervisor 2), Borneman, Z. (Supervisor 2) & van Sint Annaland, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master