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!
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!
Check out our new article on bridging the interfacial gap in mixed-matrix membranes by nature-inspired design: precise molecular sieving with polymer-grafted metal–organic frameworks. The article was selected for the front cover of JMCA published by RSC. Congratulations to Levente and Rifan from the group, for putting this work together in a successful interdisciplinary collaboration with… Continue reading Featured Content: Front cover for JMCA
We are participating in the International Conference on Sustainable Technology and Development (ICSTD), held during 31 October-2 November 2021. Gergo will talk about the role of sustainability in chemical education. The presentation is co-authored by Diana G. Oldal and Martin Gede. The topic of the presentation was triggered during our discussions while writing our textbook… Continue reading Featured Content: 2 talks at the ICSTD2021
We received an invitation to attend the Saudi Green Initiative (SGI) – Youth Green Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SGI is a national initiative to accelerate climate action and enhance the quality of life by utilizing the expertise of ministries and private sector entities and foreign governments. It’s a part of the Vision 2030 targeting… Continue reading Featured Content: Student visit at SGI
It was a pleasure to have Hala Algallaf, a Saudi high school student, who spent her six-weeks research internship in our lab. Her internship was supported by the Saudi Research Science Institute (SRSI) program. During her stay, Hala was introduced to the electrochemical synthesis of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) working under the guidance of Dr Rifan… Continue reading Featured Content: Congratulations to Hala for her recent SRSI Award!
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