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The new EMS Council, Cristiana Boi, Maria-Chiara Ferrari, Alberto Figoli, Antoine Kemperman, Wojciech Kujawski, Frank Lipnizki, Davide Mattia, Lubos Novak and Carla Portugal (in alphabetical order) elected the new Board which will be effective for the next two years. The following colleagues have been elected as EMS Board members:

Cristiana Boi (President)
Alberto Figoli (Secretary)
Maria Chiara Ferrari (Treasurer)
Carla Portugal and Antoine Kemperman (Vice-Presidents)

We are in debt with the departing members, Bart van der Bruggen (President), Luisa Neves (Treasurer), Silvia Alvarez Blanco, Thomas Schäfer and Alexey Volkov for their dedication and hard work devoted to our Society and the membrane community. They deserve a huge “Thank you” for their commitment and successful outcomes over the last four years.

Cristiana Boi
President of the EMS
On behalf of all members of the EMS Council

*************************************************************************************** Dear colleagues and friends of John H. Petropoulos

It is with deep sorrow that I inform you of the death of John H. Petropoulos. He passed away last Saturday, September 2nd , 2017, at the age of 82.

John (Yiannis) Petropoulos received his BSc with First Class Honours in Chemistry, from the University of London, England (1955) and his Ph.D., from the University of Manchester, England (1959). He joined as a post-doc fellow the group of Richard Barrer at Imperial College (1959-1962) and then worked for a year as Visiting Associate Chemist, at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y., U.S.A.
From there on, till the last year of his life, he pursued his research goals at the, then recently established, Research Center "Demokritos", where he founded the Laboratory for the Study of Transport of Matter Phenomena and eventually created a school of science on diffusion phenomena in Greece, through his many students and collaborators who later exceled in their scientific careers. His work soon gained recognition worldwide and was invited as Visiting Professor by several Academic Institutions as the Tokyo Inst. of Technology (1975 and 1980), North Carolina State University (1978) and University of Washington, Seattle (1986).
He became a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Membrane Science in 1976, a Member of Council of the European Society of Membrane Science and Technology in 1982 and a Member of the Greek National Advisory Council for Research.

All of you addressed in this message have collaborated with John Petropoulos at some stage of his long career and are well aware of his prominent contribution to the science of transport phenomena: Sorption and diffusion of gases in porous solids , of ionic species in charged membranes and of macromolecules in polymeric media; Diffusion theory in nonhomogeneous media; computer simulation studies . He was a man devoted to science and actively engaged in research till the last year of his life.

For those of us Greeks, he is also acknowledged as one of the early scientists who contributed to the establishement of "Demokritos" as a leading Research Center in Greece and worldwide.

Finally, to those many of us that have been instructed to science and research by him, he will also be remembered, with great respect and true love, as our teacher.

Sincerely yours,

Metope Sanopoulou
Laboratory for the Study of Transport of Matter Phenomena
Institute of Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies NCSR "Demokritos"
15310 Athens Greece
T: 0030-210-6503785
F: 0030-210-6511766
E: m.sanopoulou@inn.demokritos.gr

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