- January 2023: Congratulations to Ambroise De Izarra and Emmanuel Ren for publishing the first two papers of the group in 2023: an alchemical osmostat for Monte Carlo simulation and a fast sampling method for characterizing nanoporous materials.
- December 2022: 🎥 We have published a short video tutorial of our CrystalNets web app for topology identification of crystalline materials.
- November 2022: Nicolas’ paper on the use of reactive force fields to describe amorphous ZIFs is published in J. Phys. Chem. C!
- September 2022: We are glad to welcome Dune André and Luca Brugnoli to the group!
- July 2022: Congratulations to Maxime Ducamp on passing his PhD defence! 🎓
- June 2022: Lionel publishes his first paper in the group, announcing a software package for the identification of crystalline topologies: CrystalNets.jl.
- June 2022: Emmanuel publishes a review on high-throughput computational screening of nanoporous materials in Digital Discovery!
- May 2022: We are part of a collaborative effort by 61 labs across the world to estimate the reliability of surfaces areas of porous materials calculated by the BET equation. Read the conclusions in Advanced Materials!
- April 2022: Our latest work on tunable acetylene sorption by flexible catenated metal–organic frameworks is published in Nature Chemistry! And it is presented in an article in Le Monde, leading French newspaper.
- April 2022: Nicolas’ review on models of amorphous MOFs, his first paper in the group, is published in J. Phys. Chem. C!
- February 2022: It's a preprint month! Three PhD students in the group have posted one preprint each: Nicolas’ review on models of amorphous MOFs, Emmanuel’s review on computational screening of nanoporous materials, and Lionel’s work on topological determination.
- January 2022: First paper of the year, prediction of thermal properties through machine learning. Congratulations to Maxime for his great work.
- December 2021: After a busy fall term, it’s time to enjoy the holidays! 🎄
- October 2021: We welcome Lionel Zoubritzky and Ambroise De Izarra to the group!
- September 2021: We are glad to welcome Alex Neimark as a visiting professor in the group, coming from Rutgers University.
- August 2021: Emergence of Coupled Rotor Dynamics in MOFs is out in JACS! It’s the result of a research stay of Adrian Gonzalez-Nelson and Srinidhi Mula in Paris. Great collaboration with the group of Monique van der Veen!
- Summer break 2021: After a long and difficult year for all of us, with remote working, lockdowns, and other pandemic-related restrictions, we will enjoy a great and relaxing summer break! ☀️
- July 2021: Maxime Ducamp publishes a systematic study of zeolite thermal properties based on DFT calculations.
- June 2021: We have published a set of “best practices in machine learning for chemistry” in collaboration with different groups working in that area. Read it in Nature Chemistry.
- May 2021: Melting of hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites is our latest work in collaboration with the Bennett group at the University of Cambridge, and many others! Read it in Nature Chemistry.
- April 2021: our Perspective paper on the changing state of porous materials is published in Nature Materials! Follow the free to read link and learn more about novel porous liquids and glasses.
- March 2021: Welcome to Clément Wespiser, joining as a post-doctoral researcher after a PhD in the group of Patrick Ayotte at Sherbrooke University.
- January 2021: Our latest work on MOF catenation, in collaboration with the group of Omar Farha at Northwestern University is now published in JACS.
- December 2020: A 2014 paper by Félix Mouhat, who was at the time an undergrad in our group, has reached 1,000 citations! Congratulations Félix!
- October 2020: FX joins the board of Accounts of Materials Research, a new ACS journal publishing reviews and perspectives on materials science and engineering.
- September 2020: We welcome Nicolas Castel and Emmanuel Ren, who are joining the group and embarking on the path to a PhD! 🎓
- July 2020: Read our latest review of the group’s work on water adsorption in soft and heterogeneous nanopores in Accounts of Chemical Research.
- June 2020: Congratulations 🎊 to Maxime for the publication of his first paper in the group, on the behavior of UiO-66 frameworks under pressure!
- May 2020: Interested about the rise of preprints in chemistry? Read the latest recent comment in Nature Chemistry.
- April 2020: We #stayathome! To slow the outbreak of coronavirus and flatten the curve, we’re staying at home, taking care of ourselves and our families.
- April 2020: We are happy to publish our recenty work on graphene oxide and its behavior in liquid water, in Nature Communications. This is a collaboration with Marie-Laure Bocquet at École Normale Supérieure.
You can also read Félix’s blog post about this paper!
- March 2020: Siwar and Romain’s latest work on machine learning for prediction of mechanical properties of zeolites is now online in Chem. Mater.
- February 2020: Congratulations to Wenke Li on the publication of her work on the properties of quantum dots in glass matrices by ab initio molecular dynamics, which is published in J. Am. Chem. Soc..
- December 2019: FX Coudert is named professeur attaché (joint professorship position) at École normale supérieure / PSL University.
- October 2019: Annual meeting of our “Small Molecule Lab” 🇫🇷🇯🇵, an international associated laboratory with iCeMS / Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study.
- September 2019: Welcome to Maxime Ducamp, joining the group as a PhD student!
- August 2019: Our latest results on general design criteria for materials with negative gas adsorption in collaboration with the Kaskel group is published in Nature Communications.
- July 2019: Siwar Chibani’s work on mechanical properties of 13,621 inorganic compounds from the Materials Project database is now published in Chemical Science.
- June 2019: Congrats to Dr. Guillaume Fraux, who defended his PhD thesis!
- June 2019: FX Coudert is promoted to directeur de recherche at CNRS! 🎉🍾 That’s a “senior researcher” / “full professor” position in the French system.
- June 2019: “Metal-organic framework crystal-glass composites” is published in Nature Communications. In collaboration with the Bennett group in Cambridge, we present amorphous/crystalline composites of two different MOFs, with improved CO2 adsorption properties.
- May 2019: Siwar Chibani’s latest work is published in J. Am. Chem. Soc., an exploration of polymorphism in ZIFs.
- April 2019: check out our review on mixed-metal MOFs in Chem. Soc. Rev.!
- March 2019: FX Coudert is among many chemists who were invited to “chart a course for chemistry” for the 10th anniversary of Nature Chemistry
- March 2019: Promoting low-temperature melting of MOFs with pressure is our latest study on MOFs in the liquid phase… you can read it in Nature Materials!
- February 2019: Congrats to Romain Gaillac on winning the GFZ award for his PhD work!
- February 2019: Welcome to Thibaud Dreher and Emmanuel Ren, who are joining the group!
- 2019: Happy and merry new year! We wish you all the best for the year to come!
- December 2018: FX Coudert is giving a keynote talk on “Soft Porous Crystals: Extraordinary Responses to Stimulation” at the MOF2018 conference in Auckland (New Zealand).
Our latest work on the tunable acetylene sorption by flexible catenated metal–organic frameworks has been published in Nature Chemistry!
Our latest Perspective paper on the changing state of porous materials has been published in Nature Materials! Follow the free to read link and learn more about novel porous liquids and glasses.
Our latest work on the melting of hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites to form stable liquids and melt-quenched MOF glasses has been published in Nature Chemistry!
Félix Mouhat’s study of the chemistry of graphene oxide in liquid water through first-principles molecular dynamics has been published in Nature Communications!
Promoting low-temperature melting of MOFs with pressure, our latest work has been published in Nature Materials!