Membrane Applied Science and Technology (MAST)
The MAST Center builds upon a record of excellence in membrane research and education at the University of Cincinnati that can be traced back to research and education programs that were starting in 1983 by Professor Hwang following an industrial endowment for membrane research. The MAST Center focuses on our expertise in membrane formation, characterization and performance. The MAST Center covers research and educational activities that include membrane fouling, water treatment, fuels cells, sensors, pharmaceutical purifications, fragrance encapsulation and implantable biomedical devices. The Center faculty have taken leadership roles in the membrane community via the organization of major technical sessions, symposia and conferences as well as active participation in relevant professional societies. The MAST Center students have gone on to become leaders in the membrane field in universities, national laboratories and industry.