Natalia and Belen’s work has been published in JACS. Their work introduces a pioneering methodology for the synthesis of heterometallic titanium frameworks amenable to the principles of reticular chemistry. Instead of relying in the serendipitous discovery of mixed-metal clusters by trial and error, we use heterometallic MOF crystals as precursors to direct the formation of SBUs with variable connection points by metal exchange reactions at low temperature. Click for more info
We are really happy to see our collaboration with Puigmartí-Luis group published in JACS. By using microfluidic chips we manage to grow and shape crystals of our beloved Cu(GHG) peptide MOF at the millimeter scale. This approach permits generating monolith single crystals and might help overcoming the problems associated with the pelletization and densification of these materials for their successful implementation into functional devices. Click for more info
Our collaboration with Sánchez-Costa lab at IMDEA has been published in the cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. This work introduces a new sensing mechanism controlled by the interaction of NOx contaminants with the framework for concomitant increase/decrease in the luminescence of the solid. Click for more info
Our collaboration with Puigmartí´s team on using µfluidics to control the growth and shape of peptide MOFs has been highlighted as supplementary cover in JACS. Thanks to the creative team of Principia for the excellent result. Hope you will like it!
Our collaboration with Sánchez-Costa lab at IMDEA has been highlighted in the cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Congratulations José!
The evaluating committee of Lindau Nobel Meeting selected Isabel to participate in the 70th anniversary of this landmark event. It gathers Nobel Laureates and young scientists from over a hundred countries in an informal and open atmosphere. The meeting will cover the areas of Chemitry, Physics and Physiology or Medicine. More info.
Belén took part in the fifth edition of FullprofSuite training organized by CIC energiGUNE (Vitoria). A great opportunity to get started in the structural analysis from powder diffraction data, that has become a useful tool in reticular chemistry. Thanks to the organizing committee! More info.
Aiming to overcome the gender imbalance in STEM, Isabel discussed the current statistics with last year’s students of IES Baleares high school and encourage them to help to achieve equality in science. Isabel showcased and discussed her research journey and advised them in pursuing a career in science. This activity was organised by the 11deFebrero association, in which volunteers can contact high schools through an online platform and give talks at schools in celebration with the International day of Women in Science.
Through personal experience from the first year of her Bachelor´s degree at University of Alcalá until date, Isabel dropped a message of hope for students in their first year, year in which a considerable number of students drop the degree. She discussed different research opportunities during the degree, and advised in PhD search and PhD life. We are often our biggest limitation
Carlos was invited to the workshop Innoagents organised by the Universitat de Vlència/RedTransfer and sponsored by the Agencia Valenciana de la Innovación to comment on the experience of building-up MatCO to transfer the results of the group to technological companies. See here for more info.
Carlos presented our recent results in photoactivity and chemical reactivity in titanium-organic frameworks at the first symposium “Advancing Chemistry in Spain: Early Career ERC Researchers” organized by the Universitat de les Illes Balears. See here for more info.
Carmen, María, Belén, Javi and Isabel attended the last XVI Simposio de Jóvenes Investigadores de la Real Sociedad Española de Química which took place in the Universitat Politècnica of Valencia. They had the opportunity to present their recent results and interact with Spanish young researchers. More info here.
Our Funimates Isabel, Jose and Javi attended the EuroMOF2019 conference held in Paris to present and discuss our latest advances in Titanium-Organic frameworks and enzyme encapsulation in MOFs. More info.
Carlos presented our recent results in charge transport, photoactivity and chemical reactivity in metal-organic frameworks at the ICIQ in the seminar programme sponsored by BASF.. Thanks for the invitation Mónica and JR! See here for more info.
FuniMAT was present at the International Summer School Porous Materials @ Work that took place in the Technical University of Graz. Carlos delivered a keynote lecture on the chemical stability in MOFs and advantages of titanium-organic frameworks in this context. Thanks for the invitation! See here for more info.