Sudi and Mohamad’s work on the cover of JACS

— Berend Smit

With the group of Wendy Queen’s group their calculations show how MOFs are stabilized by the addition of polymers. More details: L. Peng, S. Yang, S. Jawahery, S. M. Moosavi, A. J. Huckaba, M. Asgari, E. Oveisi, M. K. Nazeeruddin, B. Smit, and W. L. Queen, Preserving Porosity of Mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks through the Introduction (...)

Preserving Porosity in MOFs

— Berend Smit

Sudi and Mohamad contributed to a nice article in JACS of Li Peng of Wendy Queen’s group of EPFL. The article can be found here: doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b05967 Here are some of the press releases in: www.eurekalert.org www.sciencedaily.com

DePoly the first >>venture>> Grand Prize winner

— Berend Smit

DePoly, the LSMO team with Sam, Chris and Bardiya has won CHF150k at the >>venture>> award ceremony held yesterday at ETH Zurich. The team has developed a novel solution allowing the chemical recycling of PET plastic. More info here and here the article in the Nouvelliste

Amber and Senja’s work on the cover of J. Chem. Theory Comput.

— Berend Smit

Mace et al. present TuTraSt, a novel algorithm to predict self-diffusion of a mobile guest particle in a crystalline material. It detects the energies at which diffusion paths are formed, allowing for easy identification of diffusive systems, and furthermore partitions the potential energy field into energy basins and transitions states. This TUnnel and TRAnsition STate search algorithm permits a transition state theory (...)

Sam’s MOF nanoreactor in Nature Comm

— Berend Smit

Sam and Pete showed how a combined experimental and computational study can turn a MOF into a nanoreactor to make an impossible molecule. For more details see their article in Nat Comm here [su_posts order=”desc”]

LSMO in the Snow

— Evelyn Ludi

The science had to wait a day !

News and Views in Nature

— Berend Smit

Seth Cohen wrote a nice Nature News & Views (see here) on our work (see here) about Chemical Intuition

Interview with Radio Swiss about failed experiments

— Berend Smit

Les riches enseignements des expériences ratées Lors dʹune découverte scientifique, seuls les résultats de lʹexpérience réussie sont publiés. Or, pour arriver à une découverte scientifique publiable, il faut souvent beaucoup dʹéchecs et dʹintuitions. Des chercheurs de lʹEcole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) ont développé une méthode pour récolter toutes ces tentatives ratées rendues invisibles et (...)