ECR Symposium 2021



MSA ECR 2021 is organised by Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA) and ARC Research Hub for Energy-Efficient Separation (ARC-EESep).

Key dates:

Abstract submission now closed!

Notification of abstract acceptance: 1 November 2021

Symposium: Thursday, 25 November 2021 (9 am- 5 pm AEDT, GMT +11)

Venue: Online event

Key theme:

Sparking the next generation of membrane scientists for innovation and sustainability.


We are pleased to announce that the 8th MSA Early Career Researcher Membrane Symposium 2021, endorsed by the Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA), will return this year and will be held online on Thursday, November 25.

The MSA ECR Symposium is Australia’s most renowned symposium for membrane scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers. The MSA ECR Symposium has a strong track-record of success and typically brings together young delegates from Australasia and from the rest of the world in a unique, exciting event. The symposium aims to provide a vibrant platform for young researchers to present and share research ideas and network with peers.

Given the current COVID restrictions and the worldwide pandemic, the symposium will be held online only and will be hosted by the Monash ARC Hub for Energy-Efficient Separation. The symposium program will feature specific sessions for ECRs and PhD students to present and showcase their research work, whereas an interactive networking session will be organised in the second half of the symposium.

If you wish to receive more information on the conference or on the abstract submission process, please do not hesitate to contact us at  [email protected].

We look forward to meeting you at the conference.

Dr Andrea Merenda

Symposium Chair

On behalf of the MSA ECR organising committee







The detailed conference program can be viewed here.


Abstraction submission is now CLOSED!


Registration is free for all attendees. To register for the symposium, click here!


Awards for the top oral presentations will be given to PhD students and ECR presenters. Participants should indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstracts. To be eligible, participants must be the lead author and presenter of the work.


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