Metal-organic frameworks (MOF), covalent organic frameworks (COF), porous coordination polymers and other porous materials offer tremendous potential for a wide range of applications. The 7th International Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks and Open Framework Compounds is the platform for scientists, developers and users to connect.
Present your novel generation of porous framework materials, discover new functions, meet experts from all disciplines! Connect to the company that can make your material in large scale. Exchange expert information on application requirements, material processing, and end-user applications.
...can be applied to a large variety of functions
Materials with a defined porosity can be designed to meet very specific needs. This makes them so versatile that they can be applied in a tremendous range of functions such as electronics, sensorics, life science, catalysis, separation, energy storage and many more.
Recent advances in research have opened up an understanding of fundamental phenomena. Advanced characterisation techniques, modelling and simulation and the application of data mining methodology have led to deeper knowledge that allows for the development of new features such as switchability of the porous materials.
The variety and versatility of metal-organic frameworks, porous polymers and other "cages" has created great interest in many industries. The 7th International Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks and Open Framework Compounds offers the opportunity for scientists, developers and users to connect, discuss cooperation and work on new applications of MOF for industrial processes.
The city of Dresden will provide a stimulating atmosphere to host MOF2020. With a strong focus on materials science, TU Dresden, Dresden Concept, and its research arena driven by numerous Fraunhofer, Max Planck, and Leibniz Institutes, and a Helmholtz Research Center, Dresden will serve as an inspiring landscape to make new connections in industry and science. Enjoy the historical ambience of Dresden, famous for art and architecture!
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Discuss the most curious phenomena and discover their fundamental origins. Get insights from advanced in situ-characterization techniques and meet new cooperation partners.
The modular design of metal organic frameworks and other porous materials has inspired scientists from a wide range of disciplines as well as industrial companies to invent novel functions. Discovery of unique and counterintuitive phenomena, from fundamentals to applications, continues to stimulate theory development as well as synthesis efforts. New generations of materials such as porous glasses or liquids provide novel fundamental insights for promising functions in devices and industrial processes.
Energy, environment, global warming, water, digitalization, medicine and many more themes are at the forefront of societal needs, in decisive aspects relying on porous materials innovations and technology. Tremendous achievements in the past two decades have boosted the performance of open framework materials to record characteristics in terms of accessible porosity, separation efficiency, catalytic activity and functionality. Metal-organic frameworks, zeolite analogues and other materials are used in industrial adsorption as well as storage processes and are indispensable in catalysis.
Transport of charge carriers, heat, and mass transfer in 2D and 3D frameworks is crucial for advanced battery, electrocatalytic, and sensing applications. Thin functional films provide optical or electronic functionality in light-emitting and energy-harvesting devices.
High selectivity in gas separation, excellent performance in water harvesting and heat pumps have stimulated the foundation of various startups all over the world. They profit from selecting the material needed from a massive portfolio of more than 40,000 frameworks known today. Digitalization and in silico prediction of the desired materials’ properties nowadays can serve as a guidance for scientists and entrepreneurs to select the highest performing material for applications providing a truly knowledge-based discovery and invention process.