The Making of Metal-Organic Frameworks (TMO-MOFs)

The first-of-its-kind MOF workshop, "The Making of Metal-Organic Frameworks (TMO-MOF) 2017" was held at Universiti Putra Malaysia from October 31 – November 3, 2017. Prof. Omar M. Yaghi, Associate Director Kyle E. Cordova, and global science alumni Dr. Ha La Nguyen gave lectures on topics ranging from history, synthesis and characterization, post-synthetic modification, structural solution, topological analysis, and computational modeling with respect to all things reticular chemistry. The workshop consisted of lecture-style presentations as well as practical laboratory instruction, in which participants were able to experience the synthesis, structural characterization, and applications of metal-organic frameworks and zeolitic imidazolate frameworks.

To view the workshop program, click here. 

Topics Covered

  • Reticular Chemistry
  • Structural Characterisation of Reticular Materials
  • Strengthening the UCB – UPM Relationship
  • Applications of Reticular Materials

Featured Speakers

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

Hosting Organizations

  • Faculty of Science, UPM
  • Institute of Advanced Technology

 Featured Lectures

  • MOF Characterisation 
  • Computational Modelling and Structural Solution from X-ray Diffraction 
  • Experimental Work: Solvent Exchange and AsSynthesised Sample Characterisation 
  • Introduction to Reticular Chemistry 
  • Synthesis and Characterisation of Reticular Materials 
  • Post-Synthetic Modification  
  • Experimental Work: Synthesis of ZIF-8 and MOF-74
  • Global Science: Providing Research Opportunities for Emerging Scholars 
  • A Ph.D. Student’s Perspective on Global Science 
  • Experimental Work: Solvent Exchange, Activation, Characterisation
  • Topological Analysis 
  • Applications in Gas Capture and Storage for Reticular Materials


  • Farah Diana Muhammad
  • Madya Dr.Suraya Abd. Rashid 
  • Josephine Liew Ying Chyi 
  • Lee Han Kee 
  • Nazhirah Muhammad Nasri 
  • Thahira Begum
  • Idris Idris Muhammad 
  • Tuan Nurul Azura Binti Tuan Kob
  • Siti Fatimah Nur Abdul Aziz
  • Putri Nur Syafiqah Zainal 
  • Nurul Nabihah Mohamad Ishak 
  • Mostafa Yousefzadeh Borzehandani 
  • Muhammad Alif Mohammad Latif
  • Madya Dr. Abdul Halim Abdullah
  • Normi Mohd Yahaya
  • Muhammad Farhan Nazarudin
  • Aymen Suleiman Jaber Abu Hatab 
  • Nurul Akmarina Mohd Abdul Kamal
  • Noor Fazrieyana Hamidon
  • Nurul Farhana Binti Ahmad Aljafree
  • Fatimah 'Afifah Alias
  • Mohd Izham bin Saiman 
  • Adila Mohamad Jaafar 
  • Norhayu Asib
  • Shahrul Ainliah Alang Ahmad
  • Haslina Ahmad
  • Mohd Haniff Wahid
  • Emilia Abd Malek
  • Mahanim Sarif