- January 2017: a good start to the year, as our perspective on defects, disorder and flexibility in metal–organic frameworks is published in Nature Chemistry’s January issue!
- December 2016: Jack Evans reveals the microsopic origins of Negative Gas Adsorption in a paper published in Chem! A collaboration with Lydéric Bocquet (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Physics department).
- Congratulations to Dr. Jean-Mathieu Vanson for a great PhD defense! Very successful collaboration with the Saint-Gobain research center (CREE) in Cavaillon.
- September 2016: The group's review on Computational Chemistry for Nanoporous Materials is published in Chem. Mater.
- June 2016: The DynaMol summer school on molecular dynamics, organised by the group, was a great success. Thanks to all group members who lectured, and to all participants!
- May 2016: Congrats to Jack on his first paper in the group! Microscopic Mechanism of Chiral Induction in a MOF-5, published in JACS.
- April 2016: Negative gas adsorption? It sounds impossible, but we observed it in flexible “wonder MOF” DUT-49… and studied it in detail. Read all in this Nature letter, the first paper of an ongoing collaboration with the Kaskel group in Dresden.
- March 2016: Guillaume Fraux, 1st year PhD student, wins poster prize at French zeolite society (GFZ) meeting. Congrats Guillaume!
- 29 Feb ’16: Three in a row!
Carbon dioxide solvation in molten carbonates, the results of a collaboration with Rodolphe Vuilleumier are published online in Nature Chemistry.
- February 2016: “Encoding Complexity within Supramolecular Analogues of Frustrated Magnets”, the result of a collaboration with Andrew Goodwin's group in Oxford, is published online in Nature Chemistry.
- January 2016: Our work with Shane Telfer's group on Controlled Partial Interpenetration in MOFs is published in Nature Chemistry. Great start to the year!
- December 2015: FX Coudert named Distinguished Member of the French Chemical Society (SCF)
- December 2015: Welcome to Dominika Lesnicki, joining the group as postdoc
- October 2015: FX Coudert awarded the Early-Career Researcher Award in Physical Chemistry, by French Chemical Society and French Physical Society
- Welcome to Jack Evans and Clarisse Péan who are joining the group as postdocs!
- September 2015: Molecular Simulation special issue on Framework Materials is out, co-edited with Tina Düren (University of Bath)
- Welcome to Dani Kohen (from Carleton College) who will be spending a one-year sabbatical in the group!
- Welcome to Romain, Guillaume, and Elsa who are starting their PhD in the group!
- August 2015: Our review on Computational characterization and prediction of metal–organic framework properties appears in Coord. Chem. Rev.!
- July 2015: Three visitors from down under in a month! Was glad to host Aaron Thornton, Jack Evans and Shane Telfer (chronological order) in our group!
- June 2015: Organizing and hosting the Workshop on Flexibility and Disorder in MOFs, June 3–5.
- May 2015: Insulator-to-proton-conductor MOF published in JACS!
- March 2015: We're on the cover of Chem. Mater. this month!
- Feb. 2015: Welcome to Guillaume, who joins the group for his MSc project
- Jan. 2015: Romain obtains competitive PhD fellowship from École Normale Supérieure. He'll start his PhD with us next term.
- Oct. 2014: Welcome to Liam, who starts his PhD, and Darrio, who joins as a postdoc.
- July 2014: Aurélie defends her PhD, and starts work at Saint Gobain Recherche. Congrats!
- July 2014: Lila and Félix earn their MSc with honors.
- June 2014: In collaboration with the University of Oxford and Stockholm University, we publish in Nature Communications the first demonstration of the possibility of designing MOFs that support correlated disordered states, which has large consequences on the properties of these materials (including mechanical stability and anomalous mechanical properties).
Our perspective on defects, disorder and flexibility in metal-organic frameworks, published in Nature Chemistry’s January 2017 issue!
Highly flexible MOF DUT-49 (from the Kaskel group in Dresden) shows negative gas adsorption! Upon adsorption, it contracts abruptly (50% decrease in volume) and expels gas molecules from its pores. Using a combination of in situ characterization and computational techniques, we explain why in our Nature letter.
Our work on CO2 solvation in molten carbonates, and formation of the pyrocarbonate anion (C2O52–), published in Nature Chemistry (on February 29th)!
Our work on Supramolecular Analogues of Frustrated Magnets, published in Nature Chemistry (February 2016)!
Our work on Controlled Partial Interpenetration in MOFs, published in Nature Chemistry (January 2016)!
“Up-and-coming” invited Perspective on Stimuli-Responsive Metal–Organic Frameworks and Framework Materials in Chem. Mater. And the cover of the March 2015 issue!
Correlated defect nanoregions in a metal–organic framework, Nature Communications (2014)
Molecular Simulation special issue on Framework Materials, guest, co-edited with Tina Düren (University of Bath)
Hydration-Driven Insulator-To-Proton-Conductor Transition in Dense Metal–Organic Framework. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015