D&D4 - Nanoporous Materials

Recent developments in chemistry and materials science have made it possible to make millions of novel nanoporous materials. We can generate a spectrum of distinct materials simply by changing the building blocks in the synthesis route of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and related advanced nanoporous materials. Crucially, these materials have important applications related to energy, such as in carbon capture, and other gas separations, gas storage, and catalysis. Indeed, their unique chemical tunability offers the potential to decisively change the field: instead of relying on traditional methods of trial and error, we now have the chemistry at hand to tailor-make materials. 

Group Leaders

Berend Smit
Deputy director
EPFL, Sion
Jürg Hutter
Project leader
UniZH, Zürich
Alfredo Pasquarello
Group leader
EPFL, Lausanne
Ivano Tavernelli
Senior researcher
IBM, Rüschlikon
Marco Ranocchiari
Group leader
PSI, Villigen PSI
Piero Macchi
Group leader
UniBE, Bern
Kyriakos Stylianou
Group leader
EPFL, Sion

Members

Postdoc, D&D4
UniBE, Bern
PhD student, D&D4
UniZH, Zürich
Postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Sion
PhD student, D&D4
UniBE, Bern
PhD student, D&D4
UniBE, Bern
Francesco Ambrosio
Postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Lausanne
Senja Barthel
Postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Lausanne
Peter Boyd
Postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Sion
PhD student, D&D4
EPFL, Lausanne
Amber Mace
Postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Sion
Tiziana Musso
Postdoc, D&D4
UniZH, Zürich
Tiziano Müller
PhD student, D&D4
UniZH, Zürich
Igor Reshetnyak
Postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Lausanne
Vladimir Rybkin
Senior postdoc, D&D4
UniZH, Zürich
PhD student, D&D4
UniZH, Zürich
Julia Wiktor
Postdoc, D&D3
EPFL, Lausanne
Henglu Xu
INSPIRE Potentials Master Student, D&D4
EPFL, Sion