LFIM

Design and production of hybrid organic/inorganic materials – Storage of small molecular entities and catalysis

Welcome to the Laboratory for Functional Inorganic Materials (LFIM)

Recent events

August 2020 Jocelyn Roth joins the LFIM as a PhD researcher. Bienvenue!
   
August 2020

The work of Prof. Wendy Queen and the Laboratory for Functional Inorganic Materials is highlighted in an article at the Swiss newspaper Sonntags Blick.

   
July 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Shuliang Yang on his recent work focused the formation of MOF beads using an easy polymerization strategy. This work was just published online in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
   
   
July 2020 Congratulations to Dr. Shuliang Yang and LFIM on a new review published in Coordination Chemistry Reviews. The manuscript is focused on enhancing MOF performance through the introduction of polymer guests.
   
July 2020 Dr. Song Gao joins the group. Welcome!
   
May 2020

The recently accepted work on the use of MOF beads to capture and reduce toxic Cr(VI) to Cr(III) was highlighted in Chemistry World.

   
  May 2020
Congratulations to Mehrdad Asgari for winning the SNSF Early Postdoc Mobility grant. All the best during your Postdoc at Cambridge University!
   
  May 2020
Congratulations to Ilia Kochetygov for winning the 2020 travel award from Swiss Chemical Society and Swiss Academy of Sciences.
   
  May 2020

The work on heavy and precious metal removal carried out in LFIM is highlighted in EPFL website. Our latest accepted paper is summarized in this video!

   
  April 2020

Congratulations to Bardiya Valizadeh for his work on chromium extraction from waste water using [email protected] composite beads. The work, just accepted in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, is a collaborative project between LFIM and the group of Prof. Berend Smit.

   
  April 2020

Congratulations to Aron Huckaba  for his recent publication in Energy Technology. This work is focused on lead sequestration from Perovskite solar cells using MOF-polymer composites and is a collaborative project between LFIM and the group of Prof. Nazeeruddin.

   
  April 2020

Congratulations to Mehrdad Asgari for his most recent publication in Nano Research, focused on unveiling the mechanism behind large negative thermal expansion in Cu-TDPAT.

   
January 2020
‘Could mining gold form waste reduce its great cost?’AEON magazine highlights the potential of materials designed at LFIM for urban mining.
   
January 2020

The collaboration between LFIM and Prof. François Maréchal group regarding CO2 transformation to fuel trucks is featured in La Télé.

   
January 2020
Congratulations to Mehrdad Asgari for his just accepted paper in Chemistry of Materials, a collaborative project between LFIM and the group of Prof. Michele Ceriotti. The work is focused on undertanding how ligand subsitution influences CO2 and N2 adsorption in a sodalite MOF.
   
January 2020

EPFL Valais research regarding CO2 capture and transformation into fuel is featured at Le Nouvelliste.

   
November 2019
Mehrdad Asgari successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Asgari!
   
November 2019
Daniel T. Sun successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Sun!
   
November 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Olga Trukhina for winning the SNSF Spark grant!
   
November 2019
Congratulations to Prof. Li Peng for joining Xiamen University (China) as an Associate Professor. 恭喜 彭丽!
   
November 2019
Professor Queen gives a talk at the Alumni 50th Homecoming event.
   
November 2019

Professor Queen is featured in 100 femmes on YouTube: An interregional communications campaign to promote 100 women and their exceptional careers.

   
October 2019
Congratulations to Vikram Karve for his first manuscript, just accepted in Green Chemistry on biomass conversion using MOF-polymer-NP composite. This was a collaborative project between LFIM and the group of Prof. Jeremy Luterbacher.
   
October 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Olga Trukhina for winning a poster award at EuroMOF19!
   
October 2019
Professor Queen gives an invited talk at the Web Summit in Lisbon.
   
October 2019
Professor Queen gives an invited talk at EuroMOF19 in Paris (France).
   
October 2019
     LFIM receives SNSF Project Funding!
   
October 2019
Professor Queen gives an invited talk at Symphos in Morocco.
   
September 2019
Professor Queen gives a talk to the State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SEFRI) at the Rolex Learning Center.
   
September 2019
Professor Queen gives a talk at the EPFL Research Day & Festivités 5 ans EPFL Valais Wallis.
   
September 2019
Professor Queen gives a talk to the Energy Materials Workshop at ESRF (Grenoble, France).
   
August 2019
Congratulations to Daniel T. Sun and Prof. Queen for winning the Tech4Impact Playgrant!
   
August 2019
Congratulations to Daniel T. Sun for winning the SNSF/Innosuisse Bridge Proof of Concept grant!
   
August 2019
Professor Queen gives as talk at the European Crystallography Meeting in Vienna, Austria.
   
July 2019
Daniel T. Sun and Professor Queen publish a first reaction paper in ACS Central Science.
   
July 2019
Congratulations to Li Peng and Shuliang Yang for a new paper just accepted in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. It will be a featured cover article. Great Job!
   
June 2019
Professor Queen gives a talk to the Commission de l’environnement, de l’aménagement du territoire et de l’énergie.
   
June 2019
Professor Queen gives a talk to the ETH board.
   
May 2019
Professor Queen gives a chalk talk to the Communications Group at EPFL.
   
May 2019
Congratulations to Ilia Kochetygov for winning a 2019 travel award given by the Swiss Society for Crystallography.
   
May 2019 
Congratulations to Daniel Sun for winning the 2019 Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Award.
   
May 2019
Congratulations to Mehrdad Asgari for winning the 2019 travel award from Swiss Chemical Society and Swiss Academy of Sciences.
   
April 2019
Dr. Jordi Espin Marti joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
   
April 2019

Prof. Queen gives a research pitch at Showcase 2030 by Tech4Impact.

   
April 2019
Prof. Queen gives an invited talk in Environmental Engineering at EPFL
   
April 2019
Prof. Queen gives an invited talk at the National meeting of the American Chemical Society in Orlando, Florida. LFIM would like to congratulate Prof. Jeffrey R. Long of Berkeley for receiving the F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry.
   
March 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Shuliang Yang and Dr. Li Peng for their work on MOF stabilization via post-synthetic polymerization just accepted in Chemical Science! This work will be featured on the front cover of the journal!
   
February 2019
Prof. Queen is guest editor for the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry for  a special edition focused on Neutron Scattering in Coordination Chemistry. See her editor profile.
   
February 2019
Congratulations to Anita Justin for passing her candidacy exam. She is PhD bound!
   
January 2019
Science Valais releases a portrait of researchers, featuring Prof. Queen.
   
December 2018
Professor Queen gives an invited talk at MOF-2018 and in the industry forum and chairs a session in the industry forum.
   
December 2018
Daniel Sun gives a talk at MOF-2018 in New Zealand. Great Job Daniel!
   
December 2018
Congratulations to Mehrdad Asgari for his paper accepted in the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, focused on in-situ diffraction studies of H2 adsorption in a sodalite-type MOF Cu-BTTri.
   
November 2018
Prof. Queen is featured on RTS Radio.
   
November 2018
Congratulations to Olga Trukhina for winning the Tech4Impact grant!
   
November 2018

Our work on gold was recently featured on RTS. Congratulations Daniel!

 
   
   
November 2018
Check out our work on gold extraction featured on C&E News. Congratulations Daniel!
   
November 2018
The LFIM wins the Merck 350 Innovation Grant at the Deep Dive Workshop for Life Re-imagined/Life Science in Burlington, MA (USA).
   
November 2018
Congratulations to Daniel Sun for his work on gold extraction from complex water mixtures, which was just accepted into the Journal of the American Chemical Society. This article was selected from the ACS portfolio as the ACS editor’s choice. As such, it will be open access.
   
September 2018
Congratulations to Daniel Sun for winning a 2018 travel award from Swiss Chemical Society and Swiss Academy of Sciences.
   
September 2018
Prof. Queen gives a Plenary lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Crystallography.
   
August 2018
Congratulations to Vikram Karve for passing his candidacy exam. He is PhD bound!
   
August 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Li Peng on her paper that describes a new method for making MOF/Polymer composites published in Chem. Commun.
   
August 2018
Professor Queen co-organizes a symposium on 0 to 3-D materials with porosity at the 31st Meeting of the European Crystallography Association in Oviedo Spain.
   
August 2018
Professor Queen gives a presentation at the Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days 2018.
   
August 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Shuliang Yang for his review on the utility of MOFs and MOF-derived materials in thermally driven organic transformations published in Chem. Eur. J.
   
August 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Shuliang Yang for his paper on metal-organic framework derived Co3S4 hollow nanoboxes published in ChemSusChem.
   
June 2018
Prof. Queen gives a presentation to Swiss Parliament.
   
June 2018
Prof. Queen gives an invited seminar at the Young Faculty Meeting in Bern.
   
May 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Shuliang Yang for his paper on porous carbon spheres, published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
   
May 2018
Prof. Queen gives an invited talk at EMPA at a workshop on Advanced Sorption Materials.
   
May 2018
Congratulations to Ilia and Safak for their publication on selective CO2 adsorption in a new imidazolinium MOF published in Dalton Transactions.
   
May 2018
Ilia gives a talk at the docMOF conference in Raitenhaslach, Germany. Congratulations!
   
May 2018
Daniel’s work on water purification is featured on RTS!
 
 

 

   
April 2018
Congratulations to Mehrdad Asgari and Sudi Jawahery for their manuscript to be published in Chemical Science. This will be a featured cover article next month.
   
March 2018
Professor Queen gives an invited seminar at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).
   
March 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Safak Bulut for his manuscript  focused on the synthesis of new diamine building blocks, to be published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry.
   
March 2018
Mehrdad Asgari gives a talk at the winter school: Challenges and Opportunities in Energy Research 2018 in Crans Montana. Nice job Mehrdad!
   
February 2018

Congratulations to Daniel Sun for developing new materials that show highly rapid and selective heavy metal extraction from water. This work is featured on the cover article of ACS Central Science.

This work was trending no 3. on reddit, has a nice altmetric score, and was featured in Le Nouvelliste twice! See the press release here.

 
 

 

   
February 2018
Professor Queen teaches a short course on MOF chemistry at the University of Insubria, in Italy.
   
February 2018
Congratulations to Ilia for passing his candidacy exam. He is PhD bound!
   
January 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Shuliang Yang whose work will be a featured cover article in Chemistry: A European Journal.
   
January 2018
Professor Queen gives an invited talk at HES-SO.
   
January 2018
Anita Justin joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
   
November 2017
Professor Queen is featured in Magazine Valais: Une femme Engagée.
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September 2017
Mehrdad Asgari gives oral presentation at annual meeting of the Swiss Society for Crystallography: Geneva, Switzerland.
   
September 2017

Daniel Sun wins best poster prize at the conference on Composites of Metal and Covalent Organic Frameworks: Fundamental Design & Applications: Granada, Spain.

 
  poster prize
   
September 2017
Prof. Queen gives a keynote lecture at a conference on Composites of Metal and  Covalent Organic Frameworks: Fundamental Design & Applications: Granada, Spain.
   
September 2017
Prof. Queen gives a TEDx talk entitled: Cut Carbon to Save Lives, Martigny,  Switzerland.
 
 
September 2017

LFIM is featured in Le Nouvelliste for their work on carbon capture.

 
  nouvelliste
   
August 2017
Professor Queen gives a talk at the National Conference of the American Chemical Society: Washington D.C.
   
August 2017
Vikram Karve joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
   
April 2017
Dr. Shuliang Yang joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
   
February 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Olga Trukhina for receiving the EPFL Fellows co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie.
   
January 2017
Ilia Kochetygov and Dr. Olga Trukhina join the LFIM. Bienvenue!
   
December 2016
      Merry Christmas from the LFIM!
 
  Christmas Party 2016
   
December 2016
Congratulations to Mehrdad for passing his candidacy exam. He is PhD bound!
   
December 2016
LFIM is featured on RTS for work focused on Carbon Capture!

 

   
October 2016
Congratulations to Daniel for passing his candidacy exam. He is PhD bound!
   
July 2016
Prof. Queen gives an invited talk at the University of Kent Chemistry Day.
   
July 2016
EPFL featured in Le Nouvelliste! Happy Independence Day!
 
  Une touche de Made in USA à l’EPFL
   
June 2016
Prof. Queen gives an invited talk in Qingdao China at the EMN Meeting on Metal-Organic Frameworks
   
May 2016
Collaborative work on nanocrystal MOF hybrids is out! Congrats to Daniel!
   
May 2016
Work in the LFIM is featured on Canal 9. Great Job Pierre!
 
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April 2016
Our paper on MOF/Polymer composites as water vapor barriers is published. Congrats to Eunice and Daniel!
   
March 2016
Prof. Queen gives an invited talk at the Univeristy of Edinburgh.
   
March 2016
Collaborative Work with LBNL featured on the cover of EES! Congrats Daniel.
   
January 2016
Research of EPFL-Valais is featured in Le Nouvelliste.
 
research in Nouvelliste
 
 
January 2016
SNSF Assistant Professor Energy Grant Begins!
   
November 2015
Daniel Sun’s paper is accepted in Energy Environ. Sci. Congrats!
   
October 2015
Mehrdad Asgari joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
   
October 2015
Scientists of EPFL-Valais become stars with research highlighted in Un Bol d’Oxygéne
 
 
   
September 2015
Mohammad Andalibi joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
   
September 2015
Daniel Sun joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
   
September 2015
Dr. Pierre Dapsens joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
   
August 2015
Dr. Li Peng joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
   
July 2015
Dr. Safak Bulut joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
   
June 2015
LFIM is now underway!