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Great set of 2016 regional ISMET conferences

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 17:58

The ISMET community shared three fantastic and stimulating regional conferences in Busan, South Korea (AP-ISMET), Rome, Italy (EU-ISMET) and Stanford, USA (NA-ISMET). We thank all organizers and participants for making these meetings such a success!

ISMET 2016 Paper awards

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 17:57

Congratulations to Ludovic Jourdin, University of Queensland, and Sylvia Gildemyn, Ghent University, for obtaining the 2016 ISMET paper awards in the categories Best Scientific Discovery and Best Technological Innovation! Visit the awards section for more information and awards!

Newsletter issue 11

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 16:29

The latest ISMET newsletter is here! Download it now!

PDF icon ISMET news issue 11.pdf5.42 MB

Electricity Driven Bioproduction, Ghent, October 21st 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 16:58

Save the date! A workshop on “Electricity Driven Bioproduction” is organized on 21st of October 2016 in Ghent, Belgium. The stellar panel of invited speakers and interesting talks is an opportunity to interact and discuss the latest advances in research and industrial application of electricity driven bioproduction. Click here for more information!

Registration is free, but obligatory before September 15th by email to

2016 ISMET Awards - Call open until July 8th, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 16:34

The ISMET Board is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Discovery Award for Best Scientific Paper and Innovation Award for Best Technological Advancement since January 1st, 2015. Winners of the awards will be announced at the three regional conference, AP-ISMET in Busan (August 31-September 1), EU-ISMET in Rome (September 28-30), and NA-ISMET in Palo Alto (October 5-7).  The awards will be given at the conferences which the winners will elect to attend. Theses awards are open to postgraduate student, postdocs and industry affiliates who are current members of ISMET, by nomination for research and innovation achieved between January 1st, 2015 and the nomination deadline, July 8th 2016. These awards will acknowledge the best breakthrough discovery and the highest impact technological advancement. Please see the website for the Awards guidelines for eligibility, nomination restrictions and submission of nomination instructions. Please note – ISMET members can only submit one nomination for each award. 

Call Closes: 8th of July, 2016

Submission of nominations:

Making Clean Water with a Spark of Electricity | Korneel Rabaey | TEDxBrussels

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 13:19

Electrify the world! You may spontaneously think about electric cars, however electricity can do so much more. We can use it to feed bacteria that convert carbon dioxide from a chimney to valuable products. We can replace nasty chemicals used to combat sewer corrosion in your own neighborhood, recover chemicals considered lost in wastewater and create safe water in Indian slums. As electricity increasingly finds sustainable sources, we should take this as an opportunity to create a greener chemical and water sector. 

Newsletter issue 10

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 20:50

The latest ISMET newsletter is here! Download it now!

PDF icon Issue_10.pdf7.28 MB

ISMET 2015 presentations online!

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 12:20

The complete list of abstracts and videos for the ISMET 2015 conference is now available to registered members.

Caravel 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 12:47

In the context of WATER.WAR and in collaboration with the scientists of LabMET, Faculty of Bio-Engineering at the University of Ghent, Ivan Henriques developed a floating mobile robotic structure which harvests and stores it’s energy from Microbial Fuel Cells. Microbial Fuel Cells, or MFC’s, are devices that use bacteria in waste water as the catalyst to oxidise organic matter and generate electricity. The energy harvested from the MFC’s is applied to move the robotic structure and at the same time to clean the polluted environment with the help of water-purifying plants integrated in the structure. The development of this prototype is part of the evolution of bio-machines previously built by artist Ivan Henriques, which are hybrid forms between living organisms and machines creating an evolutionary vector between machines and nature.

Commissioned by Gluon, Budafabriek, Mondriaan Fonds and Stimulerings Fonds. Developed in collaboration with: UGhent-LabMET – Prof. Dr. Ir. Korneel Rabaey, Way Cern Khor, Xu Zhang, Dr. Ramon Ganigué & Dr. Jan B. A. Arends, UGhent-R2T, Prof. Leydervan Xavier (Mechanical Engineering Lab CEFET-RJ) and soft/hardware developer Andjela Tomic.


Monday, April 4, 2016 - 08:42

SUPER-W is a "European Joint Doctorate" programme for highly motivated young scientists, combining state-of-the-art research with a comprehensive joint training programme on Resource, Product and Energy Recovery from Wastewater with a strong collaboration between academic and private partners.

It provides 15 PHD scholarships of 3 years each at one of the partner universities: Ghent University (Belgium), TU Delft (the Netherlands), RWTH Aachen University (Germany), University of chemistry and technology Prague (Czech Republic), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (Spain).

The researchers subscribe as well to a doctoral training programme which provides local expert training at the academic and non-academic partner organisations, a network-wide secondment scheme, internships and an intense series of network-wide training sessions, workshops and seminars.

Detailed information including application form:

Application deadline: 15 May 2016

Central secretariat:


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