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

July 2019
Daniel 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 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
valais
 
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!
canal 9
 
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
un bol d'oxygene
 
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!