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Nanoporous Materials and Their Applications (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Connecting the Dots: New Materials to Meet Society's Needs


August 5-6, 2017


Proctor Academy
Andover, NH


Jennifer D. Lewis & William R. Gunther

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Nanoporous Materials and Their Applications is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is to explore the frontiers of the synthesis, characterization, and application of nanoporous materials. These materials include, but are not limited to, zeolites, metal-organic-frameworks (MOFs), porous carbon, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials. The topics that will be explored range from model guided studies to characterization methods to emerging applications with the goal of developing new materials to meet society's needs.

The poster sessions will provide additional opportunities for the presentation and discussion of important contributions to these fields.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Nanoporous Materials and Their Applications" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Structure-Function Relationships in Nanoporous Materials
Discussion Leader: William Gunther (ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, USA)
3:45 pm - 3:55 pmOpening Remarks
3:55 pm - 4:20 pmGina Noh (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Structure-Function Relations for Microporous Solid Acids: Catalytic Consequences of Acid Strength and Confinement on Alkene Isomerization and β-Scission"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMetal Organic Frameworks and Porous Organic Cages: Design and Applications
Discussion Leader: Simon Pang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmPhillip Milner (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Diamine-Appended Metal-Organic Frameworks for Cooperative Carbon Dioxide Capture from Power Plants"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmJessica Moreton (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Optimizing the MOF/Polymer Interface in Mixed-Matrix Membranes"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmMarcin Miklitz (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
"A Rational Design of Porous Organic Cages: A Computational Study of Xe/Kr Selectivity and C60 Fullerene Encapsulation"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmAdam Rieth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Atmospheric Fresh Water Capture and Heat Transfer at the Limit of Reversibility"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amZeolites: Structure and Performance
Discussion Leader: Sebastian Prodinger (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amViktor Cybulskis (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Structure-Property Relationships for Unidimensional, Large and Extra-Large Pore Zeolites Using Alkane Hydrocracking and Hydroisomerization as Probe Reactions"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amMansi Shah (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Zeolites for Ethane/Ethylene Separation: Computational Discoveries"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amJohn Di Iorio (Purdue University, USA)
"Synthetic Approaches to Control Framework Al Arrangement in CHA and MFI Zeolites"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amJoel Schmidt (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
"Nanoscale Elemental Reconstructions of Zeolite Catalysts Using Atom Probe Tomography"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmAdvanced Characterization Techniques for Nanoporous Materials
Discussion Leader: Hoyoung Park (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmZhehao Huang (Stockholm University, Sweden)
"Structural Determination of Nanoporous Materials by Rotation Electron Diffraction"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmPit Losch (Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Germany)
"Localizing Protons / Active Sites in Nanoporous Solids"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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