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Nanoporous Materials & Their Applications
Gordon Research Conference

The Path from Novel Nanoporous Materials to Commercial Applications


August 6-11, 2017


Proctor Academy
Andover, NH Site Information


Guang Cao

Vice Chair:
Russell E. Morris

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 9, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

Nanoporous materials have traditionally been dominated by zeolites and zeotype materials but have recently been greatly expanded to include MOFs, ZIFs, COFs, etc. These materials have much in common yet significant differences that hold key to versatile and powerful potential for novel applications. While advances in zeolite science have continued to extend its commercial impact, the explosive discoveries of novel porous metal-organic framework materials have stimulated intense search for their applications. This conference will bring together a cross-section of researchers from the world-wide communities working on nanoporous materials and share the latest results on synthesis, characterization, computer modeling, scoping for potential applications, and initial novel applications. The conference will be an excellent forum for advancing state of the art for these intellectually fascinating and practically important materials.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Nanoporous Materials & Their Applications" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.


Preliminary Program

The topics and speakers for the conference sessions are displayed below (italics denote discussion leaders). The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program, which will include the complete meeting schedule, as well as the talk titles for all speakers. The detailed program will be available by April 6, 2017. Please check back for updates.

  • Advances in Synthesis of Nanoporous Materials
    (Guang Cao / Avelino Corma / Allen Burton)
  • Emerging Applications of Nanoporous Materials
    (Robert Bedard / Tina Nenoff / Jing Li / Jeffrey Long)
  • Design of Functional Nanoporous Materials
    (Karl Strohmaier / Jihong Yu / Svetlana Mintova)
  • Frontier in Synthesis of Nanoporous Materials - From Discovery to Scale
    (Stuart James / Omar Farha / Pingyun Feng / Benjamin Yuhas)
  • Computer-Aided Nanoporous Material Design and Applications
    (David Sholl / Tina Duren / Guillaume Maurin)
  • Nanoporous Materials for Catalysis
    (Cong-Yan Chen / Unni Olsbye / Suk Bong Hong / Yuriy Roman)
  • Nanoporous Material Characterization
    (Jeffrey Rimer / Karena Chapman / Bert Weckhuysen)
  • Frontier in Nanoporous Material Applications
    (Tina Nenoff / Chia-Kuang Tsung / Mircea Dinca / Natalia Shustova)
  • Liquid and Organic Nanoporous Materials
    (Russell Morris / Mahesh Mahanthappa / Stuart James)
  • Power Hour
    (Yi Du)
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