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Dr Szekely was announced to be one of the top rated reviewers for MDPI. On this occasion Facundo Santome published his interview under the title: An Expert Reviewer. This achievement would have not been possible without the strong support of my group!
Our collaborative research on water treatment has been reported in the Indian press in April 2018. The 21st century has been dubbed the “century of water” because of the coming water crisis due to the global population increase and environmental destruction. The textile and leather industries are major sources of river and groundwater pollution in… Continue reading Featured Content: Press release on tackling the water crisis in India
I have been invited to deliver an intensive two-weeks credit course module on “Advanced Materials & Industrial Applications” at Saveetha University in India during April 2018.
Join us at the 5th International Conference on Recycling and Waste Management, 5-6 March 2018, in London. The keynote address on ‘Nanofiltration and molecular imprinting for waste utilization’ will cover the use of these advanced materials for sustainable solvent management in various industries.
Join us at the IBMM-iEESEP, 23-27 January 2018, in Melbourne. Our keynote address on ‘Nanofiltration-assisted Sustainable Pharmaceutical Separations’ will cover our recent efforts to tackle the challenges of downstream processing in the pharma sector via the development of solvent-resistant nanofiltration membranes and processes.
Robert McNair Rob explores membrane capacitive deionisation techniques to remove undesirable ions from water. The ultimate aim of the project will strive to achieve clean, drinkable water. As part of the Graphene NOWNANO CDT, Rob develops graphene-based membranes and other 2D materials as a means of deionisation and desalination in collaboration with Professor Robert Dryfe… Continue reading Group members
Research Interests Sustainable manufacturing is one of the engineering grand challenges of the 21st century. The Szekely Group focuses on sustainable separations through the synergistic combination of materials science and chemical engineering. Sustainable production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and clean water is largely impacted by the efficiency of separation processes in product supply chains. The conventional… Continue reading Research