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. 

The project is led by Berend Smit.

Group Leaders

Berend Smit
Deputy director
EPFL, Sion
Jürg Hutter
Group leader
UZH, Zürich
Alfredo Pasquarello
Group leader
EPFL, Lausanne
Ivano Tavernelli
Group leader
IBM, Rüschlikon
Marco Ranocchiari
Group leader
PSI, Villigen PSI
Piero Macchi
Group leader
UniBE, Bern
Emiliana Fabbri
Group leader
PSI, Villigen PSI

Members

Augustin Bussy
PhD student, D&D4
UZH, Zürich
Michelle Ernst
PhD student, D&D4
UniBE, Bern
Fatmah Ebrahim
PhD student, D&D4
EPFL, Lausanne
Amber Mace
Postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Sion
Tiziano Müller
PhD student, D&D4
UZH, Zürich
Vladimir Rybkin
Senior postdoc, D&D4
UZH, Zürich
Frederick Stein
PhD student, D&D4
UZH, Zürich
Henglu Xu
PhD student, D&D4
EPFL, Sion
Thomas Bischoff
PhD student, D&D4
EPFL, Lausanne
Stefano Falletta
PhD student, D&D4
EPFL, Lausanne
Christopher Ireland
Postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Sion
Özge Kadioglu
PhD student, D&D4
EPFL, Sion
Daniele Ongari
PhD student, D&D4
EPFL, Sion
Olga Syzgantseva
Senior postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Lausanne
Aleksei Tal
Postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Lausanne
Bardiya Valizadeh
PhD student, D&D4
EPFL, Sion
Patrick Gäumann
Research associate, D&D4
PSI, Villigen PSI
Fernanda Brandalise Nunes
PhD student, D&D4
UZH, Zürich
Maria Fumanal
Postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Lausanne
Sai Lyu
Postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Lausanne
Postdoc, D&D4
UZH, Zürich
PhD student, D&D4
EPFL, Sion
PhD student, D&D4
EPFL, Sion
Postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Lausanne
PhD student, D&D4
EPFL, Sion
Seyedmohamad Moosavi
PhD student, D&D4
EPFL, Sion
Postdoc, D&D4
EPFL, Lausanne
Maria Bilichenko
PhD student, D&D4
UZH, Zürich
Gabriele Tocci
Senior Researcher, D&D4
UZH, Zürich