Welcome to the website of The Szekely Group! We are primarily based at the Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and partly at the School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science, in the North Campus of 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!
We are participating in the Saudi Youth for Sustainability Inaugural Conference (SYS), held during 19-10 June 2022. Join us for the panel discussion on ‘Re-imagining the Role of Education on Sustainability’. As the rate of environmental damages increases across the globe, youth will face the worst effects. However, instead of being passive victims, young people… Continue reading Featured Content: SYS Inaugural Conference
We are participating in the 2022 meeting of the North American Membrane Society (NAMS), held during 14-18 May 2022. Gergo will talk about wired-lab organic solvent nanofiltration and whether machine learning is viable in this context. The topic of his presentation was partially published in two Journal of Membrane Science articles (1, 2). Rifan’s talk is… Continue reading Featured Content: 3 talks at NAMS2022
My stay at Rice University 🦉 is coming to an end. It was great to visit our collaborators, make new connections, and give a seminar at the Department of Materials Science & Nanoengineering. 📚🤠 #science #collaboration #academia #kaust
Check out our new article on upcycling shrimp farming waste into solvent-resistant thin-film composite membranes. The article was selected for the cover of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Congratulations to Sang-Hee and Cong from the group, for putting this work together in a successful industrial collaboration with Nasser from Naqua. Special thanks to Zsolt Fulop,… Continue reading Featured Content: Journal cover for ACS-SCE
Congratulations to Robert McNair and Abdulaziz Alammar for passing their PhD examination at The University of Manchester. It was great to see how they grew professionally over the past few years. Rob defended his thesis on the 30th of November, and the external examiner was Prof. Geoff Kelsall from Imperial College London. Abdulaziz had his… Continue reading Featured Content: Congratulations to Rob and Abdulaziz for passing their PhD examination!
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