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!
Join us at the 34th International Conference of Analytical Sciences, 6-8 September 2022 at Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. It is my pleasure to deliver the plenary talk on ‘From Green Materials to Sustainable Membrane Separation Processes’, which will cover our latest research on membrane science and technology addressing some of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Congratulations to Diana Gulyas Oldal for her fellowship award! Diana has been awarded the highly competitive KAUST Discovery Doctoral Fellowship to pursue her PhD studies in chemical engineering. Diana is among a few outstanding students who have won the fellowship and who have successfully passed a rigorous selection process involving international peer review. She will… Continue reading Featured Content: Congratulations to Diana for her fellowship!
Are you interested in continuous downstream processes, algal biotechnology, and sustainability? Check out our new article on the continuous extraction and concentration of secreted metabolites from engineered microbes using membrane technology. The article was selected for the front cover of Green Chemistry. Congratulations to Gergo and Aron from the group, for putting this work together… Continue reading Featured Content: Front cover for GS
KAUST Insight published a short interview piece discussing how our group shifts the paradigm from wet lab to wired lab for a more sustainable manufacturing industry. Read the full interview here.
Join us at the 13th Conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS13) hosted by NTU in Singapore during 4–6 July 2022. Mahmoud will talk about our iPEEK series (1, 2, 3), while Gyorgy’s the talk on ‘Sustainable membranes for organic solvent and oil nanofiltration’ will summarize our recent research on the development of biomass utilization… Continue reading Featured Content: Talk at AMS13
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