Thomas Schäfer

Thomas is Ikerbasque Research Professor and responsible of the NanoBioSeparations Team at Polymat, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián (Spain) since 2009. He has more than 20 years of experience in membrane technology and is member of the European Membrane Society. His research has been awarded by a starting grant and proof-of-concept grant from the European Research Council.

Iliane Rafaniello

Iliane Rafaniello graduated in Chemistry from the University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián, (Spain). Her Master thesis dealt with early-stage detection methods for membrane fouling within a “Proof-of-Concept” project funded by the European Research Council.

The team has been awarded the Laborde Werlinden prize by the University of the Basque Country and BIC Gipuzkoa in December 2016. In 2017, they were runner up for the Toribio Echevarria prize.