Welcome to the website of The Szekely Group! We are based at the Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and previously at the School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science at The University of Manchester. Browse through the menu to find information about the current and alumni group members, and learn about the research areas we cover. For more information about our research, industrial projects and PhD/postdoc opportunities, use the contact form to get in touch!
The special edition of EuroMembrane2022 to celebrate the 40th EMS Anniversary was organized in Sorrento during 20-24 November 2022. It was a great event in a great location! Congratulations to Gergo Ignacz for earning both the Best Paper Award, and a Travel Award! 🏆 Gergo talked about his research on big data (1) and machine… Continue reading EuroMembrane2022: Keynote, Talks, Election, Awards & More
Join us at the AIChE Annual Meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, during 13–18 November 2022. Gyorgy will talk about bridging the gap between fillers and polymers in mixed matrix membranes for OSN. It is a plesure to be invited for the honorary session organized for Suzana Nunes! Read our corresponing article, which was… Continue reading Featured Content: Invited talk at AIChE
It was great experience to give a seminar at the Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University 🌄, and meet present and future collaborators, as well as students from various groups. 📣 📚 Many thanks to Profs Chen and Kim for hosting me! Read our first joint article here. #science #collaboration #academia #kaust
Join us at the IOM3 Materials Informatics: Machine Learning in Advanced Sustainable Materials webinar series organized by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, UK, 18th of October 2022. The invited talk on ‘The silver bullet for sustainable materials development’ will cover our latest research on the exploitation of machine learning in developing sustainable… Continue reading Featured Content: Invited talk at IOM3 Webinar
It is an honor to receive the IAAM Sustainability Award by the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) during the Advanced Materials World Congress in Stockholm, 11-14 October 2022. Gyorgy presented ‘Quo vadis, Organic Solvent Nanofiltration?’ covering the recent progress of the organic solvent nanofiltration field with a particular focus on sustainability challenges and achievements.
Current Group Members Dr Mohamed Abdellah Mohamed got his PhD degree in the synthesis and utilization of polymeric OSN membranes from The University of Melbourne in 2020. He worked as a research fellow at The University of Melbourne for one year before Joining KAUST as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Mohamed’s research interest focuses… 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