Dr Szekely


Credit to Noorthern Comfort.


Gyorgy Szekely received his MEng degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, and he earned his PhD degree in Chemistry under the European Commission’s Marie Curie Actions from the Technical University of Dortmund. He worked as an Early Stage Researcher in Hovione PharmaScience Ltd and an IAESTE Fellow at the University of Tokyo. He was a Research Associate working with Professor Andrew Livingston on molecular level separations in Imperial College London. Gyorgy was appointed a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester between 2014 and 2018, and recipient of the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Gyorgy served as an Adjunct Faculty at Saveetha University between 2016 and 2018. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at the Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and a Visiting Academic at The University of Manchester. His multidisciplinary professional background covers supramolecular chemistry, molecular recognition, molecular imprinting, process development, sustainable separations, waste utilization, nanofiltration and pharmaceutical purification. He serves as an Academic Editor for the journals Advances in Polymer Technology, Advanced Materials Letters, and Current Nanomaterials, the Secretary General for the Marie Curie Fellows Association, and a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Gyorgy was appointed a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the United Kingdom. He has over 40 publications, 4 patents and 4 book chapters.


PhD in Chemistry, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, 2009-2012

MEng in Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary, 2004-2009


Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering, Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2019 to present

Visiting Academic, School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 2019 to present

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 2014 to 2018

Adjunct Faculty, School of Engineering, Saveetha University, Chennai, India, 2016 to 2018

Secretary General and Board Member, Marie Curie Fellows Association, 2012 to 2016

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, 2012 to 2014

Early Stage Researcher, Hovione PharmaScience Ltd, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009 to 2012

Research and Teaching Awards

‘STAR Award’ for excellence in teaching, Students’ Union, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2017

‘IAAM Scientist Medal’ by the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), Miami, USA, 2016

‘Imprinting Technology for Wastewater Management’ (shortlisted finalist), Royal Society of Chemistry’s Emerging Technologies Competition, London, United Kingdom, 2016

‘Rewarding Intellectual Property Activity’ (RIPA), Hovione PharmaScience Ltd, Lisbon, Portugal, 2013

Awarded the ‘Best Research Proposal Award’ by the NanoMemPro organizing committee, Enschede, Netherlands, 2010

Awarded the ‘First Prize’ National Scientific Students’ Associations Conference, Debrecen, Hungary, 2009

Awarded the ‘Excellent Student’ prize by the Faculty of Chemical and Bioengineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary, 2009

Awarded the ‘The best M.Sc. thesis in Chemical Engineering 2009’ by the Pro Progressio Foundation, Budapest, Hungary, 2009

Awarded the ‘Outstanding First Prize’ by the Scientific Students’ Associations Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 2008


PhD in Chemistry and MEng in Chemical Engineering

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)

Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (MIChemE)

Board Member of the Marie Curie Fellows Association

Academic Editor for Advances in Polymer Technology by Wiley-Hindawi Publishers

Academic Editor for Advanced Materials Letters by VBRI Press

Academic Editor for Current Nanomaterials by Bentham Science Publisher

Secretary General of the Marie Curie Fellows Association

Member of the Society for Molecular Imprinting

Member of the International Society for Molecular Recognition

Member of the International Separation Science Society

Member of the Hungarian Chemical Society