Departmental Seminar: 18.01.17

13 January 2017

Wednesday 18th January 2017
3pm - 4pm
Ramsay Lecture Theatre, CIB

"Modelling Porous Organic Materials for Energy Applications – a bottom-up approach to rational property design"

by Dr Abbie TrewinDepartment of Chemistry, Lancaster University


Materials with molecular-scale porosity are important in wide range of energy applications such as gas storage, molecular separation, heterogeneous catalysis, energy generation and energy storage. The ability to rationally predict and hence design the porous properties of materials for specific energy applications is a key challenge for materials discovery. Here, I show how taking a bottom-up approach and assessing the structure-directing influences of the material building blocks can lead to new ‘rational design’ strategies.