Dr. Rhea Verbeke


Office Tel.: +49 (0)6131 39 26139
Lab Tel.: +49 (0)6131 39 26273
Email verbekrh@uni-mainz.de



Research Topic

Membrane technology for selective separations in harsh conditions

Interfacial polyether synthesis



Polyethers and Epoxide Polymers



[24] "The open membrane database: Synthesis–structure–performance relationships of reverse osmosis membranes."
Ritt, C. L.; Stassin, T.; Davenport, D. M.; DuChanois, R. M.; Nulens, I.; Yang, Z.; ... & Verbeke*, R. J. Membr. Sci., 119927, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2021.119927
[23] "Chlorine-Resistant Epoxide-Based Membranes for Sustainable Water Desalination."
Verbeke*, R.; Davenport, D.M.; Stassin, T.; Eyley, S.; Dickmann, M.; Cruz, A.J.;  Dara, P.; Ritt, C. L.; Bogaerts, C.; Egger, W.; Ameloot, R.; Meersschaut, J.; Thielemans, W.; Koeckelberghs, G.; Elimelech, M.; Vankelecom, I.F.J. Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. 8 (9), 818-824, 2021, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00515
[22] "Non-steady diffusion and adsorption of organic micropollutants in ion-exchange membranes: effect of the membrane thickness."
Roman, M.; Roman, P.; Verbeke, R.; Gutierrez, L.; Vanoppen, M.; Dickmann, M.; Eggerş, W.; Vankelecom, I.; Post, J.; Cornelissen, E; Keesman, K.; Verliefde, A. iScience 24 (2), 102095 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102095
[21] "Transport of organic solutes in ion-exchange membranes: mechanisms and influence of solvent ionic composition. Ma, L.; Gutierrez, L; Verbeke, R.; D'Haese, A.; Waqas, M.; Dickmann, M.; Helm, R.; Vankelecom, I.; Verliefde, I.; Cornelissen*, E., Water Research, 190, 116756, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116756
[20] "Porosimetry for thin films of metal-organic frameworks: a comparison of positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy and adsorption-based methods."
Stassin, T.; Verbeke, R.; Cruz, A.; Rodríguez-Hermida S.; Stassen, I.; Marreiros, J.; Krishtab, M.; Dickmann, M.; Egger, W.; Vankelecom, I.; Furukawa, S.; De Vos, D.; Grosso, D.; Thommes, M.; Ameloot*, R. Advanced Materials, 2006993, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202006993
[19] "Template-mediated control over polymorphism in the solvent-free formation of zeolitic imidazolate framework powders and films."
Tu, M.; Kravchenko D.; Benzheng X.; Rubio-Giménez; V., Wauteraerts, N.; Verbeke, R.; Vankelecom, İ.; Stassin, T.; Egger, W.; Dickmann, M.; Amenitsh, H.; Ameloot, R. Angew. Chem., İnt. Ed. 133, 7631-7636, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.202014791
[18] "Controlled chlorination of polyamide reverse osmosis membranes at real scale for enhanced desalination performance."
Verbeke, R.; Eyley, S.; Szymczyk, A.; Thielemans, W.; Vankelecom*, İ. F. J. J. Membr. Sci., 611, 118400, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118400
[17] "The significant role of support layer solvent annealing in interfacial polymerization: the case of epoxide-based membranes."
Verbeke, R.; Seynaeve, M.; Bastin, M.; Davenport, D. M.; Eyley, S.; Thielemans, W.; Koeckelberghs, G.; Elimelech, M.; Vankelecom*, I. F. J. J. Membr. Sci., 612, 118438, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118438
[16] "Aqueous Flow Reactor and Vapour-Assisted Synthesis of Aluminium Dicarboxylate Metal-Organic Frameworks for Use as Water Adsorbents."
Stassin, T.; Waitschat, S.; Heidenreich, N.; Reinsch, H.; Puschkell, F.; Kravchenko, D.; Stassen, İ.; van Dinter, J.; Verbeke, R.; Dickmann, M.; Egger, W.; Vankelecom, I. F. J.; De Vos, D.; Ameloot, R.; Stock*, N. Chem. Eur. J. 26, 10841-10848, 2020. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002%2Fchem.202001661
[15] "Thin film composite membrane compaction in high-pressure reverse osmosis."
Davenport, D. M.; Ritt, C. L.; Verbeke, R.; Dickmann, M.; Egger, W.; Vankelecom, I. F. J., Elimelech*, M. J. Membr. Sci., 610, 118268, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118268
[14] "Solvent-Free Powder Synthesis and MOF-CVD Thin Films of the Large-Pore Metal–Organic Framework MAF-6."
Stassin, T.; Stassen, İ.; Marreiros, J.; Cruz, A. J.; Verbeke, R.; Tu, M.; Reinsch, H.; Dickmann, M.; Egger, W.; Vankelecom*, I .F. J.; De Vos, D.; Ameloot, R. Chem. Mater. 32, 1784–1793, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b03807
[13] "Integrated Cleanroom Process for the Vapor-Phase Deposition of Large-Area Zeolitic İmidazolate Framework Thin Films."
Cruz, A. J.; Stassen, İ.; Krishtab, M.; Marcoen, K.; Stassin, T.; Rodríguez-Hermida, S.; Teyssandier, J.; Pletincx, S.; Verbeke, R.; Rubio-Giménez, V.; Tatay, S.; Martí-Gastaldo, C.; Meersschaut, J.; Vereecken, P. M.; De Feyter, S.; Hauffman, T.; Ameloot*, R. Chem. Mater. 31, 9462–9471, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b03435
[12] "Transferring bulk chemistry to interfacial synthesis of TFC-membranes to create chemically robust poly(epoxyether) films."
Verbeke, R.; Arts, W.; Dom, E.; Dickmann, M.; Egger, W.; Koeckelberghs, G.; Szymczyk, A.; Vankelecom*, İ. F. J. J. Membr. Sci. 582, 442–453, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2019.02.016
[11] "Elemental depth-profiling of chlorinated polyamide-based TFC-membranes with Elastic Recoil Detection."
Verbeke, R.; Bergmaier, A.; Eschbaumer, S.; Gómez, V.; Dollinger, G.; Vankelecom*, I. F. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 53, 8640–8648, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b07226
[10] "Tuning the porosity of asymmetric membranes via simple post-synthesis solvent-treatment for non-aqueous applications."
Li, Y.; Nulens, İ.; Verbeke, R.; Mariën, H.; Koschine, T.; Dickmann, M.; Egger, W.; Vankelecom*; İ. F. J. Sep. Purif. Technol. 217, 147–153, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2019.02.012
[09] "Fine-tuning the molecular structure of binaphthalene polyimides for gas separations.
Dujardin, W.; Goethem, C. Van; Zhang, Z.; Verbeke, R.; Dickmann, M.; Egger, W.; Nies, E.; Vankelecom*, İ. F. J.; Koeckelberghs, G. Eur. Polym. J. 114, 134–143, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.02.014
[08] "Reversible Optical Writing and Data Storage in an Anthracene-Loaded Metal–Organic Framework."
Tu, M.; Reinsch, H.; Rodríguez-Hermida, S.; Verbeke, R.; Stassin, T.; Egger, W.; Dickmann, M.; Dieu, B.; Hofkens, J.; Vankelecom, İ. F. J.; Stock, N.; Ameloot*, R. Angew. Chem., İnt. Ed. 58, 2423–2427, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201813996
[07] "Full elemental depth-profiling with nanoscale resolution: The potential of Elastic Recoil Detection (ERD) in membrane science."
Verbeke, R.; Bergmaier, A.; Eschbaumer, S.; Mariën, H.; Dollinger, G.; Vankelecom*, I. F. J. J. Membr. Sci. 572, 102–109 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2018.10.045
[06] "Increasing Membrane Permeability by Increasing the Polymer Crystallinity: The Unique Case of Polythiophenes."
Van Goethem, C.; Mulunda, M. M.; Verbeke, R.; Koschine, T.; Wübbenhorst, M.; Zhang, Z.; Nies, E.; Dickmann, M.; Egger, W.; Vankelecom, I. F. J.; Koeckelberghs*, G. Macromolecules 51, 9943–9950, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01635
[05] "The role of MOFs in Thin-Film Nanocomposite (TFN) membranes."
Van Goethem, C.; Verbeke, R.; Pfanmöller, M.; Koschine, T.; Dickmann, M.; Timpel-Lindner, T.; Egger, W.; Bals, S.; Vankelecom*, I. F. J. J. Membr. Sci. 563, 938–948, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2018.06.040
[04] "Real-scale chlorination at pH 4 of BW30 TFC membranes and their physicochemical characterization."
Verbeke, R.; Gomez, V.; Koschine, T.; Eyley, S.; Szymczyk, A.; Dickmann, M.; Stimpel-Lindner, T.; Egger, W.; Thielemans, W.; Vankelecom*, İ. F. J. J. Membr. Sci. 551, 123–135, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2018.01.019
[03] "High-performance membranes with full pH-stability."
Daems, N.; Milis, S.; Verbeke, R.; Szymczyk, A.; Pescarmona, P. P.; Vankelecom*, I. F. J. RSC Adv. 8, 8813–8827, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/C7RA13663C
[02] "Chlorine-resistance of reverse osmosis (RO) polyamide membranes."
Verbeke, R. (90%); Gómez, V.; Vankelecom*, I. F. J. Prog. Polym. Sci. 72, 1–15, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2017.05.003
[01] "Controlled positioning of MOFs in interfacially polymerized thin-film nanocomposites."
Van Goethem, C.;° Verbeke, R.;° Hermans, S.; Bernstein, R.; Vankelecom*, I. F. J. J. Mater. Chem. A. 4, 2333–2345, 2016. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/C6TA05175H °contributed equally