Dr Johannes Carolus Jansen

Senior Researcher

Research Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR

Via P. Bucci, Cubo 17/C
PH: 39 (0984) 492031
Email: [email protected]


John Jansen is a senior researcher in Polymer Science at the Institute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council in Rende (Italy). He previously worked as a visiting researcher at the CNR Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in Milan (Italy); as a research scientist at the Agrotechnological Research Institute, Ato-dlo, in Wageningen (The Netherlands) and as a visiting researcher at DSM Resins, Zwolle (The Netherlands). He has a PhD on the synthesis and characterization of side-chain liquid crystalline polycarbonates at the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands).

In his current position he is coordinator of the EU’s 7th Framework project DoubleNanoMem (www.itm.cnr.it/doublenanomem) on polymeric and mixed matrix membranes and he is responsible for various other national or international research projects with public or private bodies. His major fields of interest are:

  • Preparation and characterization of polymeric membranes by phase inversion. This concerns mainly the study of the phase inversion process (polymer solution rheology, behaviour of ternary polymer/solvent/nonsolvent mixtures, membrane formation by dry- or dry-wet phase inversion) and thermal, mechanical and morphological characterization.
  • Investigation of the transport properties of polymeric membranes, with emphasis of dense membranes for gas and vapour separation. This involves gas and vapour permeation measurements, pure and mixed gas permeation, sorption analysis, and for porous membranes also pore size analysis, permeability measurements and solute rejection tests.
  • Novel material development and characterization: Mixed Matrix Membranes, Ionic Liquids-based polymer gel membranes, and their physical and structural characterization: thermal and mechanical properties, free volume distribution, X-ray analysis.
  • He is author of over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and book chapters, and holder of two patents.

Major Publications

  1. S. Darvishmanesh, J. Vanneste; E. Tocci, J. Jansen, F. Tasseli, E. Drioli, J. Degrève, B. Van der Bruggen, Physicochemical Characterization of Transport in Solvent Resistant Nanofiltration: The Effect of Solute Size, Polarity, Charge and Solubility Parameter, J. Phys. Chem. B, 115 (2011), 14507–14517. DOI:10.1021/jp207569m.
  2. S. Darvishmanesh, F. Tasselli, J.C. Jansen, E. Tocci, F. Bazzarelli, P. Bernardo. P. Luis, J. Degrève, E. Drioli, B. van der Bruggen, Preparation of solvent stable polyphenylsulfone hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 384 (2011) 89– 96. Doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2011.09.003.
  3. S. Darvishmanesh, J.C. Jansen, F. Tasselli, E. Tocci, P. Luis, J. Degrève, E. Drioli, B. van der Bruggen, Novel polyphenylsulfone membrane for potential use in solvent nanofiltration, J. Membr. Sci, 397 (2011) 60-68. Doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2011.05.045.
  4. F. Bazzarelli, P. Bernardo, F. Tasselli, G. Clarizia, V. Dzyubenko, P. Vdovin, J.C. Jansen, Multilayer composite SBS membranes for pervaporation and gas separation, Sep. Purif. Technol., 80 (2011) 635–642. doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2011.06.025.
  5. C.R. Mason, L. Maynard-Atem, N.M. Al-Harbi, P.M. Budd, P. Bernardo, F. Bazzarelli G. Clarizia, J.C. Jansen, Polymer of Intrinsic Microporosity Incorporating Thioamide Functionality: Preparation and Gas Transport Properties, Macromolecules, 2011 44, 6471–6479. DOI: 10.1021/ma200918h
  6. J.C. Jansen, K. Friess, G. Clarizia, J. Schauer, P. Izák, High ionic liquid content polymeric gel membranes: preparation and performance, Macromolecules. 2011, 44, 39-45. DOI: 10.1021/ma102438k
  7. J.C. Jansen, K. Friess, E. Drioli, Organic vapour transport in glassy perfluoropolymer membranes. A simple semi-quantitative approach to analyze clustering phenomena by time lag measurements, J. Membr. Sci., 367 (2011) 141-151. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2010.10.063.
  8. S.-H. Choi, J.C. Jansen, F. Tasselli, G. Barbieri, E. Drioli, In-line formation of chemically cross-linked P84® co-polyimide hollow fibre membranes for H2/CO2 separation, Sep. Purif. Technol, 76 (2010) 132-139. DOI:10.1016/j.seppur.2010.09.031.
  9. S.-H. Choi, F. Tasselli, J.C. Jansen, G. Barbieri, E. Drioli, Effect of the preparation conditions on the formation of asymmetric poly(vinylidene fluoride) hollow fibre membranes with a dense skin. Eur Polym J. 46 (2010) 1713–1725. doi:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2010.06.001.
  10. E. Fontananova, F. Trotta, J.C. Jansen, E. Drioli, Preparation and characterization of new non-fluorinated polymeric and composite membranes for PEMFCs, J. Membr. Sci., 348 (2010) 326–336, doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2009.11.020.
  11. J.C. Jansen, M. Macchione, E. Tocci, L. De Lorenzo, Yu.P. Yampolskii, O. Sanfirova, V.P. Shantarovich, M. Heuchel, D. Hofmann, E. Drioli, Comparative study of different probing techniques for the analysis of the free volume distribution in amorphous glassy perfluoropolymers, Macromolecules 42 (2009) 7589-7604. DOI: 10.1021/ma901244d
  12. K. Friess, J.C. Jansen, O. Vopicka, A. Randová, V. Hynek, M. Sípek, L. Bartovská, P. Izák, M. Dingemans, J. Dewulf, H. Van Langenhove, E. Drioli, Comparative study of sorption and permeation techniques for the determination of heptane and toluene transport in polyethylene membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 338 (2009) 161-174. DOI:10.1016/j.memsci.2009.04.030
  13. M. Macchione, J.C. Jansen, G. De Luca, E. Tocci, M. Longeri and E. Drioli, Experimental analysis and simulation of the gas transport in dense Hyflon® AD60X membranes. Influence of residual solvent, Polymer 48 (2007) 2619-2635. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2007.02.068.
  14. B. Van der Bruggen, J.C. Jansen, A. Figoli, J. Geens, K. Boussu and E. Drioli, Characteristics and Performance of a “Universal” Membrane Suitable for Gas Separation, Pervaporation, and Nanofiltration Applications, J. Phys. Chem. B, 110 (2006) 13799-13803. DOI: 10.1021/jp0608933
  15. J.C. Jansen, M. Macchione and E. Drioli, High flux asymmetric gas separation membranes of modified poly(ether ether ketone) prepared by the dry phase inversion technique, J. Membrane Sci., 255 (2005), 167-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2005.01.032.
  16. J.C. Jansen, M.G. Buonomenna, A. Figoli, E. Drioli, Asymmetric membranes of modified poly(ether ether ketone) with an ultra-thin skin for gas and vapour separations, J. Membrane Sci., 272 (2006) 188-197. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2005.07.036.
  17. J.C. Jansen, M. Macchione, C. Oliviero, R. Mendichi, G.A. Ranieri and E. Drioli, Rheological evaluation of the influence of polymer concentration and molar mass distribution on the formation and performance of asymmetric gas separation membranes by dry phase inversion, Polymer, 46 (2005), 11366-11379. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2005.10.041.
  18. E. Fontananova, J.C. Jansen, A. Cristiano, E. Curcio and E. Drioli, Effect of additives in the casting solution on the formation of PVDF membranes, Desalination, 192 (2006) 190-197. DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2005.09.021
  19. J.C. Jansen, R. Mendichi, M.C. Sacchi, I. Tritto, “Kinetic Studies of the Copolymerization of Ethylene and Norbornene by ansa‑Zirconocene/Methylaluminoxane Catalysts: Evidence of a Long Lasting “Quasi Living” Initial Period”, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2003, 204, 522-530. DOI: 10.1002/macp.200390017.
  20. J.C. Jansen, R. Mendichi, P. Locatelli, I. Tritto, “Evidence of the Quasi-Living Character of the ansa-Zirconocene/MAO-Catalyzed Copolymerization of Ethylene and Norbornene”, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 22, 2001, 1394-1398. DOI: 10.1002/1521-3927(20011101)22:17<1394::AID-MARC1394>3.0.CO;2-B.
  21. M. Wübbenhorst, E. van Koten, J. Jansen, W. Mijs and J. van Turnhout, "Dielectric relaxation spectroscopy of amorphous and liquid crystalline side chain polycarbonates", Macromol. Rapid Commun., 18 (1997), 139‑147.

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