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!
Check out our new article on ultrathin 12-nm-thick solvent-resistant composite membranes from biosourced dialdehyde starch and priamine building blocks. The article was selected for the front cover of Advanced Membranes. Congratulations to Cong! Image credit: Hassan A. Tahini @KAUST
I wanted to thank all my past and present students, colleagues, and collaborators for their invaluable contribution to our research. With your contribution, we were able to achieve high-quality research and international recognition! 🙏 Thanks for the amazing facilities, funding and general support from the AMPM Center, Core Labs and KAUST in general! KAUST Assistant… Continue reading Featured Content: Class of Influential Researchers Award 2022!
Are you interested in waste upcycling? Read about the impact of our research on antipathogenic conversion of face mask waste into separation materials using green solvents (KAUST Impact magazine, p11). Congrats to Joyce and Rifan, the co-authors of the researh article behind it!
Congrats to the MS graduates from our group: Claudia, Shaden and Aron! 🎓 #commencement #kaust
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
Current Group Members Dr Rifan Hardian Rifan received his PhD in Materials Science from Aix-Marseille University, France, within the European Commission’s Marie Curie Actions under the supervision of Philip Llewellyn and Marie-Vanessa Coulet. He worked as an Early Stage Researcher at MADIREL Laboratory to investigate the interplay between texture, structure, and reactivity in Metal-Organic… 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