Inorganic membrane materials for molecular scale separations, catalysis and drug delivery
主講人：Prof. Mikel C DUKE
Mikel DUKE is a Professor of Membrane Science at the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities at Victoria University. Prof. Duke has worked for 18 years in materials and applications research of membrane technology for sustainable foods processing, resource recovery and water/energy saving applications at the University of Queensland, Johnson Matthey Technology Centre (UK), Arizona State University (USA) and Fudan University (China). In 2007, Prof Duke received a Linkage International Fellowship from the Australian Research Council, and then in 2010 he received an Endeavour Executive Award and the Victoria University Vice Chancellors Peak Award for Excellence in Research and Research Training. In 2016 he received the Anthony Fane Award for his outstanding contributions in membrane science and technology from the Membrane Society of Australasia. Prof Duke has published 179 articles registered by Scopus, attracting 4,428 citations and h-index of 38. He is also a former panel member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts and currently co-editor of the international journal Desalination.
Molecular scale porous inorganic materials have many beneficial physical, chemical and optical features for desalination, water treatment and drug delivery. This talk will highlight the history of improvement of amorphous microporous silica, MFI-type zeolite, carbon molecular sieves and catalytic titania for membrane coatings for desalination and water treatment. Also, recent research on the development of a novel membrane made by P25 titania coating on porous glass for convenient direction of light to the titania catalyst for chemical free membrane cleaning in delivering purified water will be presented. Finally, the application of metal organic frameworks (MOF) for the novel concept of light stimulated drug delivery will be presented, where externally applied 1050nm light was directed to an optical fibre tip coated with UiO-66, to desorb the impregnated anti-cancer drug 5-Fluorouracil allowing for in situ release offering a new route to localized drug administration.