02 March, 2013

FMD3/USF Carbon Capture Joint Breakthrough Published in Nature

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.

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01 April, 2013

Dr. Karim Adil joins FMD3 group as research scientist!

The FMD3 research group is pleased to welcome Dr. Karim Adil as a new research scientist.

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13 September, 2013

Congratulations to Amy Cairns for her post-doc position in Pacific Northwest National Lab

Amy Cairns moved to a Post-Doc position in Pacific Northwest National Lab.

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17 September, 2013

FMD3 hiring immediate post-doc to work on materials characterization, adsorption, gas separation

FMD3 hiring immediate post-doc to work on materials characterization, adsorption, gas separation

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02 June, 2013

Nature Middle East highlights the novel rare-earth fcu-MOF platform discovered by FMD3 scientists

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.

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08 October, 2013

Welcome to Amandine Cadiau as a post-doctoral fellow

The FMD3 group is pleased to welcome Dr. Amandine Cadiau as a Post-Doctoral Fellow.

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30 November, 2013

FMD3 scientists developped a unique amine functionalization strategy to enhance CO2 sorption properties

A novel porous organic polymer has been synthesized, using the molecular building block approach, to deliberately encompass aldehyde functionalities, amenable to post functionalization.

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04 December, 2013

FMD3/AMPM scientists apply the liquid phase epitaxy approach to fabricate ultra-thin and defect-free ZIF-8 Membranes and studied its Pure and mixed gas transport properties

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.

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11 December, 2013

FMD3 scientists developed a convenient procedure for scalable preparation of two important organic building blocks

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.

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14 January, 2014

FMD3 scientists applied Supramolecular Building Block (SBB) strategy to construct the first example of rht-MOF having polycyclic core.

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.

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