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nanoporous materials genome center

predictive hierarchical modeling of chemical separations and transformations in functional nanoporous materials: synergy of electronic structure theory, molecular simulation, machine learning, and experiment


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NMGC paper awarded IChemE Senior Moulton Medal

February 18, 2020 | An NMGC paper “Energy-Based Descriptors to Rapidly Predict Hydrogen Storage in Metal–Organic Frameworks” has been awarded the Senior Moulton Medal for most meritorious paper published by the Institution in 2019-2020.

Omar Farha
Farha awarded the 2019 Kuwait Prize for Applied Sciences

February 4, 2020 | Introduced in 1979, the Kuwait Prize recognizes the lifetime achievements of scientists of Arab descent across the globe.

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NMGC members included in Highly Cited Researcher List

18 November, 2019 | Christopher Cramer, Omar Farha, Donald Truhlar, Joseph Hupp, Jeff Long and Randy Snurr have been included in the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher List.

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Research Project
Automation of multireference quantum chemistry methods for bond dissociations

Researchers developed a machine learning protocol that performs an automated selection of active spaces for chemical bond dissociation calculations of main group diatomic molecules.

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Deep Neural Network

A deep neural network called SorbNET has been developed that can predict multi-component adsorption isotherms over a wide range of temperatures and pressures.

Cerium MOF
Cerium MOF Proposed for Photocatalysis

Dr. Xin-Ping Wu, a postdoctoral scholar working with Donald Truhlar and Laura Gagliardi, has proposed that Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) containing cerium would be good photocatalysts.


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This research is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences under Award DE-FG02-17ER16362 (Predictive Hierarchical Modeling of Chemical Separations and Transformations in Functional Nanoporous Materials: Synergy of Electronic Structure Theory, Molecular Simulations, Machine Learning, and Experiment) and was previously supported by DE-FG02-12ER16362 (Nanoporous Materials Genome: Methods and Software to Optimize Gas Storage, Separations, and Catalysis).

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