Vincent Guillerm

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Current

Research Interest

​The development of innovative materials suitable to tackle tomorrow's environmental, societal & energetic global challenges is a key topic in chemistry and materials science. Therefore, the deep understanding and control of the assembly of three-dimensional, periodic molecules is one of the main requirements.

My research is mainly focused on the discovery and development of new tools and strategies to achieve rational design of open (porous) frameworks (MOFs, COFs, MOPs...) that can find applications in gas storage, separation, molecule immobilization, drug release, catalysis, sensing, etc.

Through intensive geometrical studies, I have, along the years, developed a deep interest and gained specific knowledge in how and why combining A & B molecular building blocks will lead, or not, to the expected resulting C material.

Selected Publications

  • V. Guillerm and D. Maspoch
    Geometry mismatch and reticular chemistry: strategies to assemble metal-organic frameworks with non-default topologies
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, (42), 16517 – 16538
  • V. Guillerm, H. Xu, J. Albalad, I. Imaz, and D. Maspoch
    Post-synthetic selective ligand cleavage by solid-gas phase ozonolysis fuses micropores into mesopores in MOFs 
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140 (44), 15022 – 15030
    Highlighted in C&EN, Chemistry Views, AZO materials and JACS spotlights
  • V. Guillerm, T. Grancha, I. Imaz, J. Juanhuix and D. Maspoch
    Zigzag ligands for transversal design in reticular chemistry: unveiling new structural opportunities for MOFs
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140 (32), 10153 – 10157
    Highlighted in Science
  • V. Guillerm, Ł.J. Weseliński, Y. Belmabkhout, A.J. Cairns, V. D’Elia, Ł. Wojtas, K. Adil and M. Eddaoudi
    Discovery and introduction of a (3,18)-connected net as an ideal blueprint for the design of Metal-Organic Frameworks
    Nature Chemistry, 2014, 6 (8), 673 – 680
    Highlighted as journal front cover and in Nature Middle East
  • V. Guillerm, D. Kim, J.F. Eubank, R. Luebke, X. Liu, K. Adil, M.S. Lah and M. Eddaoudi
    A supermolecular building approach for the design and construction of Metal-Organic Frameworks
    Chemical Society Reviews, 2014, 43, 6141 – 6172
  • V. Guillerm, Ł.J. Weseliński, M. Alkordi, M.I. H. Mohideen, Y. Belmabkhout, A.J. Cairns, and M. Eddaoudi
    Porous organic polymers with anchored aldehydes: A new platform for post-synthetic amine functionalization en route for enhanced CO2 adsorption properties
    Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 1937 – 1040
    Highlighted as journal front cover
  • V. Guillerm, F. Ragon, M. Dan-Hardi, T. Devic, M. Vishnuvarthan, B. Campo, A. Vimont, G. Clet, Q. Yang, G. Maurin, G. Férey, A. Vittadini, S. Gross and C. Serre
    A series of isoreticular, highly stable, porous zirconium oxide based metal-organic frameworks
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2012, 51(37), 9267 – 9271
    Highlighted as journal inside cover

Education

  • ​2007-2011. Ph.D. in chemistry & materials - metal-organic frameworks chemistry: synthesis, functionalization and adsorption properties of new porous hybrid solids. Université de Versailles – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Institut Lavoisier de Versailles, France 
  • 2005-2007. Master of Science in chemistry, specializing in solid-state chemistry and materials Université de Rennes 1, France 
  • 2004-2005. Bachelor of Science in the physics and chemistry of materials Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambresis, France 
  • 2002-2004. Polytechnic college in chemistry Institut Universitaire Technologique de l’Université de Rennes 1, France
 

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-present. Research Scientist, FMD3 group, AMPM center. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology​ (KAUST), KSA
  • 2015-2019. Postdoctoral Fellow (Marie-Curie 2015/2017), NanoUp group. Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Technology (ICN2), Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), CSIC, Spain
  • 2011-2014. Postdoctoral Fellow, FMD3 group, AMPM center. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology​ (KAUST), KSA
  • 2007-2011. Ph.D. in chemistry & materials - metal-organic frameworks chemistry: synthesis, functionalization and adsorption properties of new porous hybrid solids. Université de Versailles – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Institut Lavoisier de Versailles, France

Scientific and Professional Membership

Awards

​Nov. 2014: Awarded at the 4th IEEE & IET Workshop Week:

  • 2nd prize for image visual impact
  • 3rd prize from the audience

Research Interests Keywords

Metal-organic framework COFs Chemically stable MOFs Reticular Chemistry Material Design Topology Crystallography Separation Gas sorption