Metal-Organic Frameworks: the scope for UK exploitation - further details announced
Further details have been announced regarding KTN’s Metal-Organic Frameworks event on 23rd January.
Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting an event on Metal-Organic Frameworks on Wednesday 23rd January at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) in London. The proposed agenda (which is subject to change) for the event has been published and can be seen below:
Chair: Dr Robert Quarshie, KTN
09:55 Welcome and Introductions – Dr Robert Quarshie, KTN
10:00 Dr Ben Walsh, Innovate UK ‚Äì ‚ÄòGovernment support for materials innovation‚Äô
10:15 Dr Jennifer Channell, UKRI EPSRC
10:40 Dr Marco Taddei (Co-authors: Roberto D‚ÄôAmato, Anna Donnadio, Mariolino Carta, Claudio Sangregorio, Riccardo Vivani, Davide Tiana, Ferdinando Costantino, Swansea University) – ‚ÄòDiscovery of F4_MIL-140A (Ce): a new phase-change adsorbent for CO2 capture?‚Äô
11:05 – 11:30 Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 Timothy Johnson, Johnson Matthey ‚Äì ‚ÄòMOF@JM‚Äô
11:55 Jingwei Hou and Thomas Bennett, University of Cambridge ‚Äì ‚ÄòMetal organic framework liquid, glass and composites‚Äô
12:20 Ben Slater, UCL ‚Äì ‚ÄòProbing chemical and thermal durability of MOFs‚Äô
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 Lee Brammer, University of Sheffield ‚Äì ‚ÄòFlexibility, Dynamics and Lability in MOFs‚Äô
13:45 Stewart Warrender, Morven Duncan and Russell Morris, MOFgen Ltd – ‚ÄòProvisional Title: Harnessing Nitric Oxide for Healthcare Applications‚Äô
14:00 Dr Peyman Z. Moghadam, University of Sheffield, Dr David Fairen-Jimenez (University of Cambridge); Dr Pete Wood and Dr Seth Wiggin (CCDC) ‚Äì ‚ÄòThe Role of High-throughput Computational Screening in Materials Discovery: Application of MOFs for Gas Storage‚Äô
14:15 Dr Angela Bejarano-Villafuerte, Dr Selina Ambrose, Prof. Edward Lester, Promethean Particles ‚Äì ‚ÄòProvisional Title: Continuous-flow Zr-based MOF Synthesis for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage‚Äô
14:30 – 14:55 Coffee Break and Networking
14:55 Dr Andrea Laybourn, University of Nottingham ‚Äì ‚ÄòRealising the environmental benefits of MOFs: recent advances in microwave synthesis‚Äô
15:10 Dr Jack Turner, Dr Selina Ambrose, Prof. Edward Lester, Promethean Particles – ‚ÄòScale up of Continuous-flow MOF Synthesis for Carbon Capture and Storage‚Äô
15:25 Dr Andrew Marsden, Immaterial Labs Limited ‚Äì ‚ÄòA systematic methodology for MOF commercialisation‚Äô
15:40 General Discussion ‚Äì where do we go from here?
15:55 Closing Remarks – Dr Robert Quarshie, KTN
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of crystalline materials that consist of coordination bonds between transition-metal cations and multidentate organic linkers. The structure of MOFs is characterised by an open framework that can be porous (porous materials). MOFs can be used for gas storage, purification and separation, as well catalysis and sensing applications. Leading producers include BASF, MOFapps,¬†MOF¬†Technologies Limited and Strem Chemicals.
MOFs are, in fact, the most porous materials known to humankind. One metal-organic framework, so-called NU-110, has such a large surface area that just one gram of it could be unfolded to cover one-and-a-half football fields. There is now growing interest in exploring amorphous solid, gel and melt-quenched glass forms of MOFs. In particular, the liquid phase has only recently been identified (2017).
As¬†MOF¬†products emerge into the marketplace, this one-day¬†event¬†will seek to bring together the UK¬†MOF¬†community ‚Äì from government bodies, industry and academia ‚Äì to review the current landscape, identify gaps in R&D, engage in community-building/brokering and to focus on short, medium and long-term commercial opportunities.