Papers

METAL DOPING FOR SPONTANEOUS MAGNETIZATION IN MICROPOROUS MAGNETS


Víctor Rubio’s Chem. Mater. paper reports on the controllable doping of Ni-MOF-74 with Fe to produce a MOF material which combines porosity and ferrimagnetic ordering. This validates metal doping as a useful strategy to modify the magnetism of other archetypical families of MOFs. For more info see here.

JACS paper on peptide MOFs for enantioselective separation of chiral drugs.


José Navarro’s work has just been published in JACS. In collaboration with the MINOLTA team at UVEG we report the first example of a MOF capable of separating chiral polar drugs. Cu- GlyHisGly is capable of separating more than 50% of the (+)-ephedrine enantiomer from a racemic mixture in only.

bioMOFs

bioMOFs for mercury removal published in Angewandte Chemie.


In collaboration with E. Pardo’s group at ICMol, this work highlights the potential of flexible MOFs incorporating amino acids to enable efficient removal of mercury from solution. This porous solid displays an adaptable response reminiscent of that responsible for the biological activity of the enzyme mercuric reductase.

Electroactive MOF

Electroactive MOF thin-films in JACS


Victor Rubio’s JACS paper reports on the use of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) to enable the fabrication of highly oriented, ultrathin MOF films across millimetre-scale areas. Electrical conductivity was studied with Hg-drop electrometry. This strategy might be useful for the integration of MOFs as active interfaces in electronic devices.

Group news

Neyvis Almora

NEYVIS ALMORA JOINS THE TEAM


Neyvis Almora-Barrios is original from La Havana, Cuba, and earned her Ph.D. in 2010, working in the group of Prof. Nora de Leeuw at the University College of London, UK. She next joined Prof. Nuria López’s group at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ). She will be in charge of computational modelling to study structure-properties relationships in the porous materials developed @Funimat

BELÉN LERMA STARTS HER PhD

BELÉN LERMA STARTS HER PhD


Belen is Valencia born and bred. She earned a degree (2016) and Master (2017) in Chemistry at the Universidad de Valencia and now joins the team as PhD Student. Her research will focus on the development of high-throughput methodologies for the synthesis of biomimetic MOFs that feature high-stability and increasing pore complexity.

Natalia Muñoz

Natalia Muñoz joins us


Natalia is originally from Granada and completed her PhD in the Universidad of Granada in 2016 under the supervision of Jorge A. Rodriguez Navarro and Enrique Oltra. She will be working on the synthesis of non-conventional MOF-forming linkers.

Gokhan Gureser

Gokhan Gureser joins the team


Gokhan is originally from Turkey and completed his BSc. In Chemical Engineering from the University of Bogazici in 2005. He enrols the team as a Master Student and will be working on the nanostructuration of layered MOFs on solid substrates.

Alejandro Núnez

Alejandro Nuñez joins the team


Alejandro is Valencia born and bred. He earned a degree in Chemistry from the Universidad de Valencia in 2016 and joins the team as a Master Student. His research will focus on the development of MOFs that feature high-stability and photoactivity.

General info

KEYNOTE LECTURE AT INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MOFs AND COFs

KEYNOTE LECTURE AT INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MOFs AND COFs


Funimat was present at the International Symposium on Composites of Metal and Covalent Organic Frameworks held in Granada. Carlos delivered a keynote lecture on ‘Charge Transport in Ultrathin films of Metal-Organic Framewors’. For more details see here.

INVITED LECTURE AT ECMM17

INVITED LECTURE AT ECMM17


Funimat was present at the 6th European Conference in Molecular Magnetism held in Bucharest. Carlos delivered an invited talk on ‘Ultrathin films of layered coordination polymers: charge transport and spin-crossover at the nanoscale’. For more details see here.

NATALIA AND BELEN WIN COMPETITIVE FUNDING

NATALIA AND BELEN WIN COMPETITIVE FUNDING


Natalia and Belen have recently been awarded a Juan de La Cierva Formación Fellowship and FPU Scholarship, respectively. These are quite competitive calls funded by the Spanish MINECO that highlight their excellent scientific and academic performance. Congratulations!

KEYNOTE LECTURE AT RSEQ BIENAL

KEYNOTE LECTURE AT RSEQ BIENAL


Funimat was present at the XXXVI Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Química held in Sitges. Carlos and Victor delivered keynote and flash presentations at the MOF symposium highlighting most recent results of the team in ‘Peptide-based porous materials’ and ‘Conductive ultrathin MOF films’. For more details see here.

ERC

ERC Stg Grant Chem-fs-MOF awarded


The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Starting Grant to Carlos. The money will be used to develop advanced porous materials for their implementation in applications of environmental relevance like solar energy conversion or the development of a new generation of electronic devices that combine porosity and electrical response.

Metal Composite

Our work featured in the Emerging Investigators Issue


Our work on MOFs for supercapacitors has been highlighted in the Chem. Commun. Emerging Investigators Issue. This special issue, now in its sixth year, intends to showcase the high-quality research being carried out by international researchers in the early stages of their independent careers