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Prof. Dr. Ing. Em. Gilbert M. RIOS

Current work and key positions for 2011

1. At the local level: current head of the cell on "Membranes and Porous Media" which is a part of the service of valorization of the UM2 / ENSCM: IRIS (Dir.: J.M.Portefaix)

2. At the national level: participation in structuring projects such as MEM’P ("Membranes for SMEs" ). Achieved in May 2011, this project that I coordinated on behalf of CNRS had as an objective to create a "cluster of French SMEs having activities related to membrane technologies". Today , in the continuation of this project, two new projects have emerged : "Membrane LR" a project funded by the LR Region, and deposit of a draft proposal for developing "a large French sector on membranes" in the context of the call for proposals "Industrial sectors for the future" of the Great Loan.. I participate in these two operations in which the IEM is associated (Dir.: Ph.Miele)

3. At European level: Chairman and Executive Director (CEO) of the "European Membrane House" (EMH : ), a legal structure established at the request of the European Commission and of which the UM2 is a founding member. In this framework, I continue the work of structuration of the European Research Area, which began in the NanoMemPro Network of Excellence (FP6). I was already coordinating this instrument on behalf of the CNRS and as the representative of the IEM. Involvement in various new European FP7 projects, either as coordinator (Membridge) or as Work Package leader (ChemWater, Carena) representing the EMH.

4. At UNESCO: one of two deputy directors of the Chair SIMEV, created and directed by Louis Cot ( In charge with my colleagues and André Ayral André Deratani, of the organization in May 2011 of the Summer School on membranes held in Hanoi at the request of the Academy of Science and Technology of Vietnam (VAST). PArticipation next November in Rabat at the 4th Conference “PARMENIDES” organized by the GID, inter-group comprising all academies around the Mediterranean.

In 2011, I am the editor of a book, the co-author of two chapters in two other books and a publication.
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