Berkeley Emerging Research Scholar Workshop on Metal-Organic Frameworks

From November 23-27, 2017, Associate Director Kyle E. Cordova and global science alumni Dr. Ha La Nguyen provided multi-day lectures at the  “Workshop on Metal-Organic Frameworks: Definitions, Synthesis, Characterizations, and Applications” held at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in Indonesia. The workshop was organized by the Research Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (the newest Global Science Node). Topics presented by the BGSI delegation included reticular chemistry, structural characterization of MOFs, and applications of MOFs. 

To view the workshop schedule, click here. 

Featured Speakers

  • Kyle E. Cordova, University of California, Berkeley, US
  • Ha Lac Nguyen, Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Thursday, November, 23

  • Introduction to Reticular Chemistry (History, Practical Theory, Topology)
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Reticular Materials (Synthetic Techniques, Strategies, and Basic Characterization)

Friday, November 24

  • Post-Synthetic Modification (Functionalization of Reticular Materials)
  • MOF Characterization (Characterization Techniques and Porosity)
  • Computational Modeling and Structural Solution from X-ray Diffraction (Part 1)
  • Research Discussion + Lab Work

Saturday, November 25

  • Computational Modeling and Structural Solution from X-ray Diffraction (Part 2)
  • Topological Analysis (RCSR Database, TOPOS)

Monday, November 27

  • Applications in Gas Capture and Storage for Reticular Materials (CO2 capture, H2 storage, CH4 storage)
  • Global Science: Capturing the Human Potential