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Research profile

Zandrie Borneman is Associate professor at the research group Membrane Materials and Processes of Eindhoven University of Technology (department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry). In his research he focuses on the design, development, characterization and application of polymer membranes for sustainable process applications.

The aim is to tailor membrane chemistry, design, morphology and characteristics on a molecular level to control mass transport through interfaces for sustainable process applications. More specifically, the research focuses on the separation of molecular mixtures and achieving selective mass transport. This requires a multidisciplinary knowledge chain ranging from molecular membrane design towards process applications.

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

Academic background

Zandrie Borneman studied Analytical Chemistry at Drenthe College (Emmen) and received his BSc in Laboratory Engineering at Saxion University of Applied Sciences (Enschede) in 1991. From 1995-2001 he was a senior researcher at ATO-DLO Agrotechnological Research Institute (now Wageningen University and Research) where he applied membrane filtration techniques for separation and isolation of functional ingredients and valorization of waste streams. From 2001-2006 he was a senior researcher at the Membrane Technology Group of the University of Twente while performing PhD research on Particle Loaded Membrane Chromatography under the supervision of Prof. Matthias Wessling. After obtaining his PhD in 2006 he became Manager of the European Membrane Institute at the University of Twente, until he moved to Eindhoven University of Technology in 2016 to become Associate Professor at the Membrane Materials and Processes research group.


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Research Output 1994 2019

  • 889 Citations
  • 30 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference article
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Experimental investigation of multistage electrodialysis for seawater desalination

Doornbusch, G. J., Tedesco, M., Post, J. W., Borneman, Z. & Nijmeijer, K., 15 Aug 2019, In : Desalination. 464, p. 105-114 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

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

Membrane, module and process design for supercritical CO2 dehydration

Shamu, A., 26 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Permeation of supercritical CO2 through dense polymeric membranes

Shamu, A., Dunnewold, M., Miedema, H., Borneman, Z. & Nijmeijer, K., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 144, p. 63-70 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Polymeric membranes
Carbon Monoxide
1 Citation (Scopus)

Double layer mixed matrix membrane adsorbers improving capacity and safety hemodialysis

Saiful, Borneman, Z. & Wessling, M., 11 May 2018, In : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 352, 1, 7 p., 012048

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Activated carbon

Press / Media

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Zandrie Borneman


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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