SynFabFun is led by Newcastle University, Professor Ian Metcalfe in close collaboration with co-investigators from Imperial College London, University of Bath, University of Edinburgh and The University of Manchester. Its research programme is closely supported by 11 key industrial partners with the aim of fabrication of novel membrane composites (polymeric, ceramic and hybrids), which will have direct benefit and impact on both the academic community as well as industrial sector.


Our ambition is to change the way the global membrane community perceives performance. Through the demonstration of membranes with immortal performance, we seek to shift attention away from a race to achieve ever higher initial permeability, to creation of membranes with long term stable performance which are successful in industrial application.