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Composites of Metal and Covalent Organic Frameworks: Fundamental Design & Applications

Jorge Andrés Rodriguez Navarro


Simposio / Química


Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) are new types of porous materials based on self-Assembly of organic-inorganic (MOFs) and organic-organic (COFs) prearranged synthons. The variety of synthons, as well as synthetic conditions (and/or postsynthetic modifications) can lead to the production of porous materials a la carte with adsorbent and/or catalytic properties that exceed in many aspects to classical porous materials. This field of research is moving very fast evolving from the initial interest on the synthesis and characterization of these systems to the formation of advanced composite materials of MOFs and COFs with different substrates (including graphene, metal surfaces, nanoparticles) leading to exciting properties (Science, 2013, 341, 1230444; Science, 2015, 348, 988; 148; Nature, 2015, 520, 9) of interest to technology sector transfer. This symposium aims to give an overview of the current state of the art in the field of formation, properties, application and future prospect of hierarchical composites of MOFs and COFs.
The main objective of this meeting will be to exchange ideas and results regarding the synthesis, characterization, properties of potential practical applications of composite multifunctional materials based on MOFs and COFs.
The limited number of attendees will facilitate the mixing of the different researchers and exchange of ideas for future colaborations.
5. Proposed Program: Description of the topics to be covered and a list of the invited speakers (if any), and their organizational address.
The focus of the symposium will be multi-disciplinary, yet focused on the overarching theme of hierarchical composite development. This will entail multiple focus areas, as outlined below, ranging from fundamental growth mechanisms, to potential applications, to macroscopic shaping of systems.

6. Conference Facilities: The meeting will be held in a conference room with a capacity up to 100 attendees with seats being disposed in two rows. The conference room is fully equipped with computers, speakers and two projectors which will be used for the oral presentation. There will also be an adjacent court to held the secretariat of the conference and the presentations in the form of poster. This space will also be used for the conference coffee breaks which will allow discussion opportunities after the oral and poster presentation sessions.
6.1. Surface Growth. Understanding interfacial properties for optimal growth of heterogeneous structures on surfaces and films. Examples include MOF/fiber growth, layer-by-layer growth of MOFs, chemical vapor deposition strategies, metal oxide deposition on surfaces.
6.2. Mixed Matrix Membranes & Composites. Understanding methods for incorporating sorbents into other matrices, such as mixed matrix membranes.
6.3. MOF/MOF Interfaces. Understanding principles of growing multiple MOFs into one composite. Examples include core-shell type structures, layer-by-layer growth of different MOFs, hierarchical pore structure development, etc.
6.4. Structure/Activity & Evaluation Methods. Understanding how to evaluate hierarchical structures, probing activity and how that relates to structure of the material.
6.5. Computational Modeling. In silico design of materials with properties and applications a la carte. Modeling of adsorption and catalytic sites.
6.6. Potential Applications. A look at potential applications of hierarchical structures in separations, sensing, electronics, and other areas.
Invited speakers (many of them have already expressed their willingness to contribute):

  • Rob Ameelot. Katolic University of Lovaine, Belgium (confirmed)
  • Darren Bradshaw, University of Southampton, UK (Contacted)
  • Avelino Corma, ITQ Valencia, Spain (Contacted)
  • Sofia Calero, University Pablo de Olavide, Seville (Confirmed)
  • Joaquín Coronas, University of Zaragoza, Spain (Confirmed)
  • Omar Farha, North Western University, USA (Confirmed)
  • Roland Fischer, Technical University of Munich, Germany (Confirmed???)
  • Sam Gon, Agence of defence and development, Korea (Confirmed???)
  • Severino A. Junior, UFPE, Recife, PE, Brazil (Contacted)
  • Karl Petter Lillerud, University of Oslo, Norway (Contacted)
  • Ryan Lively, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia, USA (Confirmed)
  • Guillaume Maurin, University of Montpellier, France (Confirmed)
  • Neil McKeown, University of Edinburgh, UK (Contacted)
  • Greg Parsons, North Carolina State University, North Carolina, USA (Contacted)
  • Gregory Peterson, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command, Maryland, USA (Confirmed)
  • Christian Serre, Ecole Normal Superior Paris, France (Confirmed)
  • Bernd M. Smarsly, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany
  • Felix Zamora, University Autonoma de Madrid, Spain (Confirmed)

7. Supporting Organizations:

– Organizing Committee:

  • Prof. Jorge Rodriguez Navarro, Universidad de Granada (PI)
  • Prof. Rob Ameloot, KUL, Leuven, Belgium
  • Prof. Christian Serre, ENSP, Paris, France
  • Prof. Felix Zamora, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

– Sponsoring Organization: Universidad de Granada,
8. Attendance: 100 participants.
9. Conference Record: The symposium program and abstract will be compiled in an edited book. An electronic copy (Acrobat [.pdf] will also provided. A website will also be created allocated in the domain in order to facilitate the dissemination of the conference results.