Category Archives: Gas separation

Publication: CO2/N2 selectivity in amide containing MOFs

Through a fruitful collaboration with the Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran, initiated by my friend Dr. Vahid Safarifard, we investigated the separation potential of some novel amide functionalised MOFs. This work has been published in Crystal Growth & Design.

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Publication: CO2 capture review in Chem. Eng. J.

The third review I contributed to during my time in Kaust is finally available online, published in Chemical Engineering Journal. This time, it is not dealing on materials design, but on CO2 capture from low concentration mixtures. I believe this article written with all the expertise and conviction of my friend and ex colleague Dr. Youssef Belmabkhout will help people understanding more the little details driving the CO2 sorption properties and making one material random, interesting, or even suitable for industrial use…

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Publication: Methane storage and hydrocarbon separation in tbo-MOFs

During my time in Kaust I have been involved in visualization project in collaboration with the Kaust VisLab.

With the great help of Daniel Acevedo and some of my colleagues my colleagues, I directed the creation of a video that explains one of the powerful design approach to design MOFs.

Besides this exciting video project, I really believe the sorption/separation studies presented in Hasnaa and Youssef’s paper, just accepted in RSC Advances are pretty interesting !

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Invited speaker at ICCC-41 conference in Singapore

I am attending the 41st International Coordination Chemistry Conference (ICCC) in Singapore. I am really pleased to be the youngest invited speaker there (Functional MOFs session), sharing the stage with famous MOFs researchers such as M.J. Zaworotko, M. Fujita, and my PhD Advisor C. Serre !

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Media: SIFSIX MOFs highlighted on Nature Middle East

Nature Middle East is a website from the prestigious Nature Publishing Group which highlights the top research conducted in the Middle East.

I am really glad one of the paper I coauthored has been selected (get the article as pdf).

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Publication: Topological transplantations in MOFs – Nature Chemistry

My main post-doctoral project are finally published ! After a long time working, designing, and writing up, the paper is now out in the prestigious journal Nature Chemistry. This nice work is also highlighted on the cover of the journal. (get the article as pdf)

Nature Chemistry cover (August 2014) highlighting the gea-MOF paper

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