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Materials Webinar | Advanced Porous Materials

12 May 2021, 10:00

Materials, Porous Materials, Synthesis, Adsorption, Separation, Catalysis
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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,
Córdoba, Spain

Date: 12 May 2021

Time: 10:00 am CEST

Webinar ID: 849 5230 9527

Webinar Secretariat:

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.
Miguel’s research applies molecular modelling techniques, such as Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics, to understand systems that are important in chemical engineering applications, with the long-term goal of turning molecular simulation into a widely used industrial tool. His research spans areas as diverse as adsorption, material synthesis and characterisation, thermodynamics and phase equilibrium, physics of interfaces and nanotechnology. He has published over 80 articles in international scientific journals and delivered over 30 invited seminars and conference presentations. Miguel is currently director of Post-graduate Research in Chemical Engineering and is the Regional Editor for Europe of Molecular Simulation.

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

Chair Introduction

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

Q&A Session

11:35 – 11:55 am

Closing of Webinar
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque

11:55 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar Content

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

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