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6/12/2017
Congratulations to Zhijie Chen (PhD student in Professor Eddaoudi's group), who was a Poster Prize winner at the recent Royal Society of Chemistry (Faraday Discussion) meeting in Edinburgh (UK
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5/19/2017
​​Hydrolytically stable fluorinated metal-organic frameworks for energy-efficient dehydration
A. Cadiau, Y. Belmabkhout, K. Adil, P.M. Bhatt, R.S. Pillai, A. Shkurenko, C. Martineau-Corcos, G. Maurin, M. Eddaoudi
Science, Issue 356, 731-735, (2017)
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3/26/2017
​FMD3 research group is focusing on the development of new strategies to design and synthesize advanced functional solid-state materials for specific highly challenging industrial applications.
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2/5/2017
​Applying the power of reticular chemistry to finding the missing alb-MOF platform based on the (6,12)-coordinated edge-transitive net
Z. Chen, Ł.J. Weseliński, K. Adil, Y. Belmabkhout, A. Shkurenko, H. Jiang, P.M. Bhatt, V. Guillerm, E. Dauzon, D.-X. Xue, M. O’Keeffe, M. Eddaoudi
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 3265-3274, (2017)
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1/25/2017
​Prof. Eddaoudi - one of the most highly cited scientists in the world in 2016
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7/8/2016

​A metal-organic framework–based splitter for separating propylene from propane
A. Cadiau, K. Adil, Y. Belmabkhout, P. M. Bhatt, M. Eddaoudi
Science, 2016, Vol. 353, Issue 6295, pp. 137-140, (2016)

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3/17/2016
​Dalal is a PhD Candidate in the Chemical Science Program under the supervision of Professor Mohamed Eddaoudi.
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12/22/2015
​​Reticular synthesis of HKUST-like tbo-MOFs with enhanced CH4 storage
I. Spanopoulos, C. Tsangarakis, E. Klontzas, E. Tylianakis, G. Froudakis, K. Adil, Y. Belmabkhout, M. Eddaoudi, and P. N. Trikalitis
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 1568−1574, (2016)
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10/12/2015
Highly Cited Researchers 2015 represents some of world’s most influential scientific minds. About three thousand researchers earned this distinction by writing the greatest number of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers — ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.
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10/8/2015
Ultra-tuning of the rare-earth fcu-MOF aperture size for selective molecular exclusion of branched paraffins
A.H. Assen, Y. Belmabkhout, K. Adil, P.M. Bhatt, D.-X Xue, H. Jiang, M. Eddaoudi
Angew. Chem. Ed. Int., (2015)
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10/7/2015
MOF crystal chemistry paving the way to gas storage needs: aluminum based soc-MOF for CH4, O2 and CO2 storage
D. Alezi, Y. Belmabkhout, M. Suetin, P.M. Bhatt, L.J. Weselinski, V. Solovyeva, K. Adil, I. Spanopoulos, P.N. Trikalitis, A. Emwas, and M. Eddaoudi
JACS, Article ASAP, (2015)
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7/12/2015
A facile solvent-free synthesis route for the assembly of a highly CO2 selective and H2S tolerant NiSIFSIX metal–organic framework
O. Shekhah, Y. Belmabkhout, K. Adil , P. M. Bhatt , A. J. Cairns, M. Eddaoudi
Chem. Commun., 51, 13595-13598, (2015)
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4/17/2015
Quest for highly connected metal–organic framework platforms: rare-earth polynuclear clusters versatility meets net
topology needs
D. Alezi, A.M.P. Peedikakkal, Ł.J. Weseliński, V. Guillerm, Y. Belmabkhout, A.J. Cairns, Z. Chen, Ł. Wojtas, and M. Eddaoudi
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137 (16), pp 5421–5430, (2015)
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4/15/2015
Versatile rare earth hexanuclear clusters for the design and synthesis of highly-connected ftw-MOFs
R. Luebke, Y. Belmabkhout, Ł.J. Weselinski, A.J. Cairns, M. Alkordi, G. Norton, Ł. Wojtas, K. Adil . M. Eddaoudi
Chem. Sci., 6, 4095-4102, (2015)
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3/31/2015
Tunable rare earth fcu-MOF platform: access to adsorption kinetics driven gas/vapor separations via pore size contraction
D.-X. Xue, Y. Belmabkhout, O. Shekhah, H. Jiang, K. Adil, A.J. Cairns, and M. Eddaoudi
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137 (15), pp 5034–5040, (2015)
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3/30/2015
From February 23-25, KAUST’s Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center (AMPMC) hosted the AMPMC/KAUST Research Conference: Recent Developments in Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials for Energy, Environmental and Water Applications.
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1/12/2015
Quest for anionic MOF membranes: continuous sod-ZMOF membrane with CO2 adsorption-driven selectivity
B.A. Al-Maythalony, O. Shekhah, R. Swaidan, Y. Belmabkhout, I. Pinnau, and M. Eddaoudi
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137 (5), pp 1754–1757, (2015)
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Aug
8/20/2014

The FMD3 group is pleased to welcome Mr. Ali Alansari (research technician) and Sk. Md. Towsif Abtab (post-doctoral fellow)​​

7/24/2014
The gea-MOFs article recently published in Nature Chemistry by the FMD3 research group has been selected to illustrate the Nature Chemistry August issue as front cover.
7/22/2014
FMD3 recent research is highlighted in Nature Middle East:

Building chemical nets

7/13/2014

FMD3 recent research is highlighted in Nature Middle East:

New adsorbent for removing harmful greenhouse gas

7/10/2014
FMD3 and UNIST (Korea) researchers publish a joint review in the Chemical Society Review.
Their contribution to this prestigious journal is an intuitive toolbox for the design of made-to-order MOFs pinpointing the rational and benefits of the Supermolecular Building Block (SBB) and Supermolecular Building Layer (SBL) approaches.
6/29/2014
Congratulation to Vincent, Łukasz, Youssef, Amy, Valerio, Łukasz, Karim and Prof. Eddaoudi for the publication of their cutting edge work on MOF design in Nature Chemistry.
6/25/2014

FMD3 researchers published their groundbreaking results for CO2 capture from air in Nature Communications.

Congratulations to Osama, Youssef, Chen, Vincent, Karim and Prof. Eddaoudi.

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May
5/18/2014
The FMD3 group is pleased to welcome Drs. Vera Solovyeva and Prashant Bhatt as post-doctoral fellows
4/11/2014
Congratulation to Osama Shekhah, awarded for his poster at the Kaust - Sydney University symposium on Materials and Energy.
3/15/2014
FMD3 group hosted the world famous scientist Prof. Mike O'Keeffe for the TOPOS school
2/25/2014
​Congratulations to Vincent, Łukasz, Mohamed, Infas, Youssef, Amy and Prof. Eddaoudi for their work highlighted as a front cover in Chemical Communications.
2/24/2014
Congratulations to Osama, Raja, Youssef, Marike, Tia, Prof. Len Barbour, Prof. Ingo Pinnau and Prof. Eddaoudi for their work highlighted as a front cover in Chemical Communications.
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Feb
2/12/2014
The study of topology is important for describing the structures and determining the properties of porous materials, such as zeolites and metal–organic frameworks. Such approaches can also be helpful in the designed synthesis of new materials. The school will focus on the theory of topology and the use of computer programs to aid in the analysis of structures.
1/14/2014
The new rht-MOF-9 was synthesized from predesigned poliheterocyclic nitrogen-rich hexacarboxylate ligand to result in highly porous material of interesting H2 and CO2 adsorption properties.
12/11/2013

A catalytic, high yielding procedure for the synthesis of 9H-carbazole-3,6-dicarbo-nitrile has been developed, following its facile hydrolytic transformation to 9H-carbazole-3,6-dicarboxylic acid. Both compounds are versatile building blocks for material science, medicinal and supramolecular chemistry.

12/4/2013
The liquid-phase epitaxy (LPE) method was effectively implemented to deliberately grow/construct ultrathin (0.5-1 μm) continuous and defect-free ZIF-8 membranes. Permeation properties of different gas pair systems (O2/N2, H2/CO2, CO2/CH4, C3H6/C3H8, CH4/n-C4H10 were studied using the time lag technique.
11/30/2013
A novel porous organic polymer has been synthesized, using the molecular building block approach, to deliberately encompass aldehyde functionalities, amenable to post functionalization. The resultant porous framework allows a facile, unprecedented and anticipated one-step, quantitative, post-synthetic amine functionalization. As envisioned, investigation of CO2 adsorption properties showed a significant enhancement of the CO2 affinity at low coverage versus the pristine material. This feature considerably enriched the CO2 selectivity and improved the CO2 removal capabilities from N2 and CH4 containing gases akin to post-combustion capture and natural gas upgrading applications.
10/8/2013
The FMD3 group is pleased to welcome Dr. Amandine Cadiau as a Post-Doctoral Fellow.
9/17/2013
FMD3 hiring immediate post-doc to work on materials characterization, adsorption, gas separation
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Aug
8/22/2013

The FMD3 group is pleased to welcome two new PhD students, Valeriya Chernikova and Ayalew H Assen.

6/2/2013
Scientists from KAUST FMD3 group have discovered and developed a unique, efficient, inexpensive, and reusable metal-organic framework (MOF) platform, based on the 12-connected fcu topology. These MOFs are built from the assembly of 12-connected, hexanuclear rare-earth (RE) clusters with linear fluorinated/non fluorinated, homo/hetero-functional ligands. This particular fcu-MOF platform was selected because of its unique structural characteristics combined with the ability/potential to dictate and regulate its chemical properties.
4/1/2013
The FMD3 research group is pleased to welcome Dr. Karim Adil as a new research scientist.
3/2/2013
Scientists from KAUST and the University of South Florida (USF) have discovered and developed a unique, efficient, inexpensive, and reusable metal-organic framework (MOF) material for carbon capture and separation that could lead to new clean-air and energy saving technologies. Their joint breakthrough, funded by a KAUST-sponsored faculty-initiated collaboration grant, offers new tools for confronting the world’s challenges in controlling carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
 
In a paper published in the prestigious journal Nature, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Professor of Chemical Science and Associate Director of the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center at KAUST, and his colleagues – an international group of multidisciplinary scientists and students, reveal and describe the unique properties of a previously underused material that offers a new mechanism for capturing CO2.
2/28/2013

The Functional Materials Design Discovery and Development (FMD3) website is now online!  

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Feb
2/19/2013
​FMD3 is now looking for qualified applicants to join our lab.