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Conference Program

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

We are excited to have 16 distinguished leading experts from academia and the global filtration industry of different countries in North America, Europe, and Asia to share their views on emerging new opportunities, new developments, the latest updates, and trends in sustainable clean air and clean water solutions for healthy living.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

 8:00-8:10   Welcome and Introduction

Session 1: Filtration Markets and Emerging Opportunities

Chaired by Dr. Ellie Amirnasr, Director of Digital Ventures, Mann & Hummel (Germany)

 8:10-8:35   Healthy and Sustainable Buildings: Past, Present and Future, Mr. Tyler Smith, Vice President - Healthy Buildings, Johnson Controls (USA)

 8:35-9:00   Sustainable Filtration Solutions for Healthy Living and the EnvironmentMr. Chris Muller, Director IEQ Technical Services;  Mr. Sean O’Reilly, Vice President, Global VP HP Sales & Innovation, AAF Flanders (USA)

 9:00-9:25  Advances in Filtration Technology for Health and SustainabilityMr. Val Hollingsworth, Board Chair, Hollingsworth & Vose Co. (USA)

 9:25-9:50   Acquisition: Complex Path to Filtration SuccessMr. Bob Mcilvaine, President, The Mcilvaine Company (USA)


Session 2: Healthy Buildings with Novel Filtration Solutions

Chaired by Dr. Vijayakumar, R., Founder of AERFIL (USA)

 10:00-10:25  Sustainable Air Filtration for improved Indoor Air Quality, Dr. Thomas Caesar, Director Global Filter Engineering, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (Germany)

10:25-10:50  Improving IAQ with Effective Air Filtration by In-Room Air CleanersMs. Kathleen Owen, MS, ASHRAE Fellow, Owen Air Filtration Consulting (USA)

 10:50-11:15  Sustainable air filtration and HVAC maintenance measures for healthier built environmentsDr. Iyad Al-Attar, Visiting Academic Fellow, Cranfield University (UK)

 11:15-11:40  Improvements in particulate and gaseous filtration standards aim to improve indoor air quality, Mr. Joe Gorman, Vice President - Product & Development, Camfil USA Inc. (USA)

 11:40-12:00  2022 Product of the Year Award Ceremony


Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

 8:00-8:10  Welcome Introduction

Session 3: Advanced Filter Media and Products

Chaired by Mr. Richard Lydon, Secretary-General, The Filtration Society (UK)

 8:10-8:35  2D Nanomaterials for use in water filtration applications, Dr. Mark Bissett, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Molymem Ltd. (UK)

 8:35-9:00  Leading wastewater treatment with MBR into an energy efficient and sustainable future, Dr. Klaus Vossenkaul, CEO, Membion GmbH (Germany)

 9:00-9:25  Ultraselective Polymer Membranes for Carbon Capture, Dr. Richard Spontak, Distinguished Professor, NC State University (USA)

 9:25-9:50  Pioneering the solutions and technologies that care for today and shape tomorrow, Mr. Daniel Locke, R&D Manager, Kimberly-Clark Professional (USA)

Session 4: Sustainable Developments for Water Innovation

Chaired by Dr. Thomas Peters, Senior Technology Consultant (Germany)

 10:00-10:25   Engineering the Next-Generation of Membrane Materials Needed to Achieve Global Water Sustainability Goals, Dr. Eric Hoek, Professor and Director, UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (USA)

 10:25-10:50  Membrane Capacitive Deionization for Desalination and Water Reuse, Dr. Chia-Hung Hou, Professor and Chief Executive, NTU Water Innovation Center, NTU (Taiwan)

 10:50-11:15   Sustainable Beneficial Water – Our Planet Future, Mr. Scott Yaeger, President/CEO, F.A.S.T. International, Inc (USA)

 11:15-11:40   Pushing the Limit on Desalination: An Update from the NAWI Research Program, Dr. Peter Fiske, Executive Director – National Alliance for Water Innovation (USA)

 11:40-12:00   CFSS 2022 Class Ceremony

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