Dr Robert G. Bell

Materials and Inorganic Chemistry

Dr Robert G Bell

Address: Department of Chemistry, UCL
Phone No: +44 (0)20 7679 1488
Fax No: +44 (0)20 7679 7463
Extension: 21488
Dr Robert Bell

Research areas of interest include:

  • Molecular Modelling
  • Zeolites
  • Framework Materials
  • Gas Adsorption


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Our interest lies in the design of nanoporous framework materials for a variety of applications, including catalysis and gas separation. Using computational methods, we can compute the structures and properties of numerous hypothetical materials with desirable properties, and estimate how feasible they would be to synthesize. We explore fundamental links between chemistry and topology. A number of our predicted structures have subsequently been made. The materials include both zeolite types and metal-organic frameworks which are of interest for carbon dioxide and hydrogen storage. 

Research Profile

Selected Publications

  1. "Tetrahedral distortion and energetic packing penalty in "Zeolite" frameworks; linked phenomena?", M. Zwijnenberg, A. Simperler, S.A. Wells & R.G. Bell, J. Phys. Chem. B, 109, 14783 (2005).
  2. "Adsorption mechanism of carbon dioxide in faujasites: Grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations and microcalorimetry measurements", G. Maurin, P. Llewellyn & R.G. Bell, J. Phys. Chem. B, 109, 16084 (2005).
  3. “A computational study into the (tetrahedral) distortion of TX 2 alpha-quartz materials: The effect of changing the chemical composition away from SiO 2 “, M.A. Zwijnenburg, R. Huenerbein, R.G. Bell & F. Cora, J. Solid State Chem.179, 3429 (2006)
  4. “ Diffusion of methanol in zeolite NaY: a molecular dynamics study “, D.F. Plant, G. Maurin & R.G. Bell, J. Phys. Chem. B111, 2836 (2007).
  5. “ Dramatic Differences between the Energy Landscapes of SiO 2 and SiS 2 Zeotype Materials”, M.A. Zwijnenburg, F. Cora & R.G. Bell, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,129, 12588 (2007).

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