Dear all members of the Membrane Society of Korea (MSK)
This year, the MSK celebrates its 30th anniversary with the Fall Meeting 2020 at ICC, Daejeon, South Korea from November 18 to 20, 2020. The events will be held both online and offline.
Due to an unprecedented situation with the global COVID-19 pandemic, the MSK Spring Meeting 2020, and the joint meeting with Korean Society of Environmental Engineers were canceled. However, in last August, the offline Summer Workshop and the online summer meeting were successfully held despite the pandemic.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the MSK. We would like to invite our advisors, directors, and members who have led the MSK to this meaningful international event.
Currently, the MSK has 2,500 members from 5 different regions (Daegu- Gyeongbuk, Busan-Ulsan-Gyeongnam, Daejeon-Sejong-Chungcheong, Jeolla, and Jeju) for 5 different divisions including water treatment, gas membrane, energy, membrane process, health bio tech. The MSK consists of 7 committees, including academic, editorial, ethical, reward, and women's talent development committee, and about 20 corporate members. About 90 directors of the MSK are working hard to organize domestic and international events. In 2019, they held the 12th conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS-12) in Jeju Island successfully. The AMS-12 served as a precious opportunity to strengthen cooperative ties and boost South Korea's stature in the research and technology of membranes around the world. In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, we hope the MSK will lead a new paradigm of membrane technology.
This upcoming fall meeting has been prepared with diverse programs including membrane process, water treatment, gas separation, membranes for energy, women researchers, membrane systems. Especially, this meeting to be held in conjunction with the 30th anniversary event, which is supported by Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST), will feature more than 10 prominent international speakers.
Even during Covid-19 pandemic, we are ready to reach out and listen to various and valuable voices from professionals and industry colleagues globally and are willing to reflect their wishes into the program, serving as a bridge between them and beyond. Your participation will make the 30th anniversary ceremony and the Fall Meeting 2020 of the MSK more valuable and successful. We believe that this conference will surely serve as one of the most rewarding and memorable meetings for all of us. All the members of the organizing committee are looking forward to meeting you.
2020. 10. 05
President of the Membrane Society of Korea (MSK)
Young Taik Hong