There is a limited number of PhD and postdoc positions available at the Szekely Group ( www.szekelygroup.com ) in the Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center ( https://ampm.kaust.edu.sa) , Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in collaboration with The University of Manchester ( www.ceas.manchester.ac.uk) .
The research projects focus 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 separation processes can account for as much as 80% of the total manufacturing costs, contributing ~10% of the world’s energy consumption. In particular, the researchers will investigate the potential of advanced membrane and imprinted materials for efficient purification and sustainable processing of fine chemicals and water. The PhD positions are available for February and September 2019 entries.