02 March, 2013FMD3/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.
01 April, 2013Dr. Karim Adil joins FMD3 group as research scientist!
The FMD3 research group is pleased to welcome Dr. Karim Adil as a new research scientist.
13 September, 2013Congratulations 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.
17 September, 2013FMD3 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
02 June, 2013Nature 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.
08 October, 2013Welcome to Amandine Cadiau as a post-doctoral fellow
The FMD3 group is pleased to welcome Dr. Amandine Cadiau as a Post-Doctoral Fellow.
30 November, 2013FMD3 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.
04 December, 2013FMD3/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.
11 December, 2013FMD3 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.
14 January, 2014FMD3 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.