The Membranes research team includes Professor Sandra Kentish, Professor Greg Qiao, Dr Colin Scholes and Dr Qiang Fu. We work across the full spectrum of research and development. At the laboratory scale, we are developing novel membrane materials for post-combustion capture that are ultrathin, ensuring that the carbon dioxide flowrates are maximised while purity is retained. We are also characterising existing commercial membranes to determine their economic effectiveness in a range of capture applications. We are developing novel approaches to membrane gas absorption and stripping that provides an alternate contacting mechanism to a packed column for solvent based capture. We have been involved in pilot scale demonstrations of membrane based carbon capture at Hazelwood power station (post combustion capture) at Mulgrave (pre-combustion capture). We are currently undertaking further pilot scale work in the Otway (natural gas purification) and at the Vales Point power station in NSW (post-combustion capture). We maintain strong links with international teams working in similar fields, including those based in the United States, in France, in Italy and in China.