2nd Materials Webinar
Advanced Porous Materials
Porous materials featuring high surface areas, narrow pore size distribution and tuneable pores diameters have attracted a great deal of attention in recent years due to their promising properties and applications, in various areas including adsorption, separation, sensing and catalysis. Innovation through specific and rational design has led to the development of a wide range of these materials with varying morphologies (e.g., hexagonal, cubic, rod-like), structures (e.g., silicates, carbons, metal oxides) and functionalities that currently makes this field one of the most developed in materials science. However, many advances in the field are recently diversifying this exciting area of work to promising applications in drug delivery, tumoral therapy, biomedicine, etc.
This webinar aims to provide an overview of theoretical and practical aspects of porous materials synthesis and preparation in view of their relevant applications, with a particular focus on adsorption, separation and catalysis.
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque
Departamento de Química Orgánica,
Universidad de Córdoba,
Date: 12 May 2021
Time: 10:00 am CEST
Webinar ID: 849 5230 9527
Webinar Secretariat: email@example.com
Chair: Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque
The following experts will present and talk:
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque, Universidad de Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain
Rafael Luque (Ph.D Universidad de Cordoba, 2005) is Profesor Titular de Universidad from Departamento de Quimica Organica, Universidad de Cordoba. He has been leading research from group FQM-383 (NanoVal) at Universidad de Cordoba since 2009 and has over 600 publications (h-index 82; ca. 32,000 citations) and several patents (7), as well as numerous prizes and awards, including Marie Curie Prize from IAQFN in Spain (2011), the Green Talents award from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany (2011), the TR35 Spain from Technology Review and MIT as one of the top 10 young entrepreneurs in Spain (2012), the RSC Environment, Sustainability and Energy Early Career Award (2013) from the Royal Society of Chemistry UK, the 2015 Lu Jiaxi lectureship from the College of Chemistry and Engineering in Xiamen University (China) and the 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering Lectureship Award from the American Chemical Society. Prof. Luque is also Director of the Center for Molecular Design and Synthesis of Innovative Compounds for Medicine at RUDN University in Moscow, Russia, being also Distinguished Chair Professor from the Department of Applied Chemistry at Xi´an Jiaotong University (China) and more recently DFSP Distinguished Scientist at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. He was named 2018, 2019 and 2020 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics), with expertise in multidisciplinary areas (Cross-Fields) related to Sustainable Chemistry, Nanotechnology and Materials Science and Engineering. Prof. Luque is Editor-in-Chief of the Porous Materials section of Materials (MDPI), as well as Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Catalysis (Elsevier).
Dr. Miguel Jorge, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Miguel Jorge completed his Degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Porto, followed by a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh in 2003. He has since held full-time researcher positions at the University of Massachusetts (USA) and at the University of Porto (Faculty of Sciences and Faculty of Engineering). He joined the University of Strathclyde in 2013 and has been a Senior Lecturer since December 2020.
Prof. Dr. Moises Luzia Pinto, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Moisés Luzia Pinto obtained his PhD in Chemistry (Physical Chemistry) in 2005, at the University of Lisbon, with studies on the development of composite adsorbents for gas-solid adsorption. He developed Post-doctoral research at the Center of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and at the Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials (CICECO) of the University of Aveiro. From 2013 to 2014, he was a Research Assistant at CICECO, contracted under the Investigador FCT programme. From 2014, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of IST. He develops research in the field of adsorbent materials for application in separation, gas purification and storage processes. He has published more than 79 SCI papers and is a regular referee of scientific journals. He coordinates several national and European research projects at Centro de Recusos Naturais e Ambiente in this area of research and is Vice-President of this research center.
Time in CEST
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque
10:00 – 10:05 am
Dr. Miguel Jorge
Multi-Scale Modelling Of Porous Silica Synthesis
10:05 – 10:35 am
Prof. Dr. Moises Luzia Pinto
Gas Adsorption and Separation in New Hybrid Porous Materials
10:35 – 11:05 am
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque
Advances on the Preparation and Design of Catalytically Active Porous Materials
11:05 – 11:35 am
11:35 – 11:55 am
Closing of Webinar
11:55 am – 12:00 pm
On Wednesday, 12 May 2021, MDPI and the Journal Materials organized the 2nd Webinar on Materials, entitled "Advanced Porous Materials". This online seminar was chaired by Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque, who is Research Professor at the University of Cordoba in Spain. The chair and the two other speakers Dr. Miguel Jorge (University of Strathclyde, UK) and Prof. Dr. Moises Luzia Pinto (University of Lisbon, Portugal) presented their research related to the theoretical and practical aspects of porous materials synthesis and preparation, with a particular focus on adsorption, separation and catalysis.
After a short introduction by the chair, Dr. Miguel Jorge presented his research on multi-scale modelling of porous silica synthesis. The second speaker was Prof. Dr. Moises Luzia Pinto and his presentation showed the gas adsorption and separation in new hybrid porous materials. Finally, the chair Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque presented the latest advances on the preparation and design of catalytically active porous materials.
A Q&A session and a discussion, moderated by the Chair, was conducted at the end. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found below. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on Materials, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on “Subscribe” at the top of the page.
Relevant Special Issues
Feature Collection on Porous Materials
Guest Editors: Dr. Miguel Jorge, Prof. Dr. Moises Luzia Pinto
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022