The Gordon Research Seminar on Nanoporous Materials & Their Applications is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is to explore the frontiers of the synthesis, characterization, and application of zeolites, mesoporous materials (MCM-like), metal-organic-frameworks (MOFs), clathrates, porous carbon, inorganic-organic hybrid materials, and other nanoporous materials. The topics that will be explored include (but are not limited to) advances in synthesis, emerging applications, and catalysis and biomass conversion. The poster sessions will provide additional opportunities for the presentation and discussion of important contributions to these fields.
Seed funding for this new Gordon Research Seminar has been provided by the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science at North Carolina State University.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Speaker|
|Discussion Leader: Xiaoying Ouyang (University of California, Berkeley)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Bradley F. Chmelka (University of California, Santa Barbara)
"Local compositions and structures of nanoporous catalysts and electrochemical materials"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Advances in Synthesis and Characterization|
|Discussion Leaders: Dongxia Liu (University of Maryland) & Chun-Chih Chang (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Joel Schmidt (California Institute of Technology)
"Synthesis of Molecular Sieves with Triquaternary Structure Directing Agents"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Tom Willhammar (Stockholm University)
"Electron crystallography - the ultimate tool for structure determination of disordered zeolites"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Edward Pyzer-Knapp (University of Cambridge)
"Can we predict porosity in the organic solid? Insights from the field of crystal structure prediction"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Kumar Varoon Agrawal (University of Minnesota)
"Solution-Processable Exfoliated Zeolite Nanosheets Purified by Density Gradient Centrifugation"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Catalysis and Separations|
|Discussion Leaders: Wei Fan (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Nicholas Burtch (Georgia Institute of Technology)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Shaama Mallikarjun Sharada (University of California, Berkeley)
"Computational tools for zeolite-based kinetics studies: Application to alkane conversion chemistry"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||William Gunther (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Solid Lewis Acids for Conversion of Carbonyl Containing Molecules in Water"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Ke Zhang (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Exploring the Framework Hydrophobicity and Flexibility of ZIF-8: From Biofuel Recovery to Hydrocarbon Separations"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Jeroen Van der Mynsbrugge (Ghent University)
"Elucidating the mechanism and kinetics of pentene cracking on H-ZSM-5 by combining theory with experiment"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Emerging Applications|
|Discussion Leader: Thomas McDonald (University of California, Berkeley)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Qianrong Fang (University of Delaware)
"Adamantane-centered 3D covalent organic frameworks as ultra-low-k materials"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||Michael Severance (The Ohio State University)
"Photoelectron Transfer in Zeolite Cages and Its Relevance to Solar Energy Conversion"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|