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!
Edited by Andrew Livingston and Gyorgy Szekely, the book titled Sustainable Nanoscale Engineering: From Materials Design to Chemical Processing has recently been published. The book presents the latest on the design of nanoscale materials and their applications in sustainable chemical production processes. The newest achievements of materials science, in particular nanomaterials, opened new opportunities for chemical… Continue reading Featured Content: Book Release
Join us at the PERMEA 2019 – Membrane Conference of Visegrad Countries, which will be held from August 26-29, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. The keynote lecture on ‘Toward Sustainable Organic Solvent Nanofiltration Membranes & Processes’ will cover our research at UoM and KAUST on the potential of biophenols, bamboo fibers, interpenetrating polymer networks and ion-stabilization… Continue reading Featured Content: Follow us at PERMEA2019
Join us at the 3rd International Symposium On Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (iSAMN2019), which will be held from August 19-20, 2019 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The keynote lecture on ‘Nanoengineered Membranes for Advanced Separations in Organic Media’ will cover our research at UoM and KAUST on the potential of biophenols, bamboo fibers, interpenetrating polymer networks and ion-stabilization… Continue reading Featured Content: Follow as at iSAMN2019
Join us at the European Membrane Society’s 36th Summer School, 23-28 June 2019, hosted by The University of Edinburgh. This year’s theme is Membranes for a Sustainable Future. The invited lecture’s title is ‘Nanofiltration-Enabled Green Process Engineering’. Our latest research on nanofiltration-enhanced homogeneous and heterogeneous asymmetric catalysis will be covered. You can read more about some… Continue reading Featured Content: Follow us at EMS Summer School 2019 in Edinburgh
Our recent article on catalytic membrane reactors has been featured in the latest edition of In Abstract, the University of Manchester’s pick of the very best new research coming from the Faculty of Science and Engineering. You can read the article itself through the ACS Catalysis website.
Check out our new article on process intensification via continuous and simultaneous isolation of antioxidants as an upcycling approach for olive leaf waste featured on the front cover of the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering journal by ACS. The work was done in collaboration with Prof Drioli from ITM-CNR, and Dr Fonte from Manchester. … Continue reading Featured Content: Front cover for ACS-SCE
Our recent partnership between The University of Manchester, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have developed graphene-based membranes to take salts out of water. Read the news piece by clicking here.
Congratulations to Levente Cseri for his Best Poster Award at the PERMEA 2019 conference. Levente gave a talk titled “Boosting the permselectivity: GO nanocomposite anion exchange membranes for electrodialysis” (read more here) and presented a poster on “Organic solvent nanofiltration for sustainable organocatalysis”.
Current Group Members Dr Sang-Hee Park Sang-Hee joined the group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in KAUST moving from the Sustainable & Environmental Materials Laboratory at Korea University. He works on thin film composite (TFC) membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN). His research focuses on exploring the structure-performance-property correlation via fine-turning the membrane structures and… 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