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Nanoporous Materials & Their Applications (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

Emerging Applications and Synthetic Methods


August 10-11, 2013


Holderness School
Holderness, NH


Christopher Lew

Meeting Description

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.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Nanoporous Materials & Their Applications" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Speaker
Discussion Leader: Xiaoying Ouyang (University of California, Berkeley)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmBradley F. Chmelka (University of California, Santa Barbara)
"Local compositions and structures of nanoporous catalysts and electrochemical materials"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAdvances in Synthesis and Characterization
Discussion Leaders: Dongxia Liu (University of Maryland) & Chun-Chih Chang (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmJoel Schmidt (California Institute of Technology)
"Synthesis of Molecular Sieves with Triquaternary Structure Directing Agents"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmTom Willhammar (Stockholm University)
"Electron crystallography - the ultimate tool for structure determination of disordered zeolites"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmEdward 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 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmKumar Varoon Agrawal (University of Minnesota)
"Solution-Processable Exfoliated Zeolite Nanosheets Purified by Density Gradient Centrifugation"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amCatalysis and Separations
Discussion Leaders: Wei Fan (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Nicholas Burtch (Georgia Institute of Technology)
9:00 am - 9:20 amShaama Mallikarjun Sharada (University of California, Berkeley)
"Computational tools for zeolite-based kinetics studies: Application to alkane conversion chemistry"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amWilliam Gunther (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Solid Lewis Acids for Conversion of Carbonyl Containing Molecules in Water"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amKe 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 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amJeroen 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 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmEmerging Applications
Discussion Leader: Thomas McDonald (University of California, Berkeley)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmQianrong Fang (University of Delaware)
"Adamantane-centered 3D covalent organic frameworks as ultra-low-k materials"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmMichael Severance (The Ohio State University)
"Photoelectron Transfer in Zeolite Cages and Its Relevance to Solar Energy Conversion"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.
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