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Featured Content: 3 talks at NAMS2022

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 about precision molecular sieving with MOF and CMP membranes in organic solvents. His article on MOF-OSN membranes was among the 2021 Journal of Materials Chemistry A most popular articles. Gyorgy‘s talk covers the recent achievements of the group on the development of green membranes for OSN using chitosan, priamine and date seed agricultural waste.

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Featured Content: Journal cover for ACS-SCE

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, a visiting student from BUTE, who worked on the project during his internship. Read our interview on the project under ‘Shrimply the best composite membranes’ at KAUST Discovery.

ACS-SCE Cover 2022

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Featured Content: Congratulations to Rob and Abdulaziz for passing their PhD examination!

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 viva on the 8th of December, and the external examiner was Prof. Amir Razmjou from the University of Technology Sydney. Their hard work and dedication have paid off, congratulations! Rob started to work in London, and Abdulaziz returns to Aramco soon. Wishing you all the best for your career!

Featured Content: Front cover for JMCA

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 Profs Sada, Kokado (Hokkaido University, Japan), and Budd (Univeristy of Manchester, UK). I am also glad to share that this article is among the 2021 Journal of Materials Chemistry A most popular articles. 🔬🎉 Congrats to all team members!

 

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Image credit: Xavier Pita @KAUST