Mexican Society of Membrane Science and Technology

Thesis Competition

Competition Open

The Mexican Society of Membrane Science and Technology (SMCyTM) and the organizing committee of the 9th Annual Congress of the SMCyTM invite the Student Community to participate in its Thesis Competition, in the categories of Undergraduate, Master's and PhD, in any of the topics of the congress:

  • Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration & Reverse Osmosis

  • Gas and vapor separation

  • Membrane assisted electrochemical processes

  • Transport phenomena

  • Membrane assisted reactors

  • Membranes for ion batteries (Li, Na+, K+), flow batteries, metal-air batteries, etc.

  • Membranes for fuel cells

  • Biomedical applications

  • Membranes for effluent treatment

  • Membranes for energy conversion and storage

  • Membrane synthesis and surface modification

  • Nanotechnologies and membranes

  • Modeling and simulation

 

Terms of the Competition

 

  • Only those theses whose content significantly involves any of the above-mentioned topics and whose thesis defenses were submitted in the period from April 30, 2019 to May 31, 2020 may participate. Participants must be registered for the Congress in order to be considered.

  • The "SMCyTM 2020 Thesis Competition" will be directly coordinated by Dr Janet Ledesma García, Coordinator of the Scientific Committee and Themes of the 9th Annual Congress of the SMCyTM. Therefore, theses should be sent directly to the e-mail: janet.ledesma@uaq.mx with CC to smcytm@gmail.com

  • The following information should be included in the e-mail:

  1. Full name of the author of the thesis.

  2. Title of the thesis.

  3. Level (Undergraduate, Master's or PhD).

  4. Topic(s) related to the event.

  5. Summary of the thesis (maximum one page).

  6. Institution.

  7. Name of the thesis director or advisor.

  8. Proof of degree (where the date of the exam is indicated)

  • The results will be announced 4 weeks prior to the event via email and through the event's dissemination platforms (website, and social networks). The acknowledgements will be sent digitally. Moreover, prizes will be deposited via interbank transfer.

Prizes

  • 1st place PhD thesis. Recognition issued by the President of the Mexican Society of Membrane Science and Technology and the President of the Organizing Committee of the Congress in its 9th edition. Prize of MXN$ 4,000.00

  • 1st place Master's Thesis. Recognition issued by the President of the Mexican Society of Membrane Science and Technology and the President of the Organizing Committee of the Congress in its 9th edition. Prize of MXN$ 2,500.00

  • 1st place Undergraduate Thesis. Recognition issued by the President of the Mexican Society of Membrane Science and Technology and the President of the Organizing Committee of the Congress in its 9th edition. Prize of MXN$ 1,500.00

  • 2nd and 3rd place of all levels will receive a recognition issued by the President of the Mexican Society of Membrane Science and Technology.

Important dates
  • Submission of documentation will be open from June 16, 2020 until July 31, 2020. The jury's decision is final and the prizes will be unique and indivisible.

Important Dates

February 15, 2020

Registration opens

July 31, 2020

Deadline for abstract submission

to appear in Congress Proceedings

August 21, 2020

Deadline for late abstract submission

(will not appear in Congress Proceedings)

October 22-23, 2020

Congress