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Welcome to the Laboratory for Functional Inorganic Materials (LFIM)

Recent events

Nov 2018 The LFIM wins the Marck 350 Innovation Grant at the Deep Dive Workshop for Life Reimagined/Life Science in Burlington, MA (USA).
 
Nov 2018
Congratulations to Daniel Sun for his work on gold extraction from complex water mixtures, which was just accepted into the Journal of the American Chemical Society. This article was selected from the ACS portfolio as the ACS editor’s choice . As such, it will be open access.
 
Sept 2018
Congratulations to Daniel Sun for winning a 2018 travel award from Swiss Chemical Society and Swiss Academy of Sciences.
 
Sept 2018 Prof. Queen gives a Plenary lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Crystallography.
 
Aug 2018
Congratulations to Vikram Karve for passing his candidacy exam. He is PhD bound!
 
Aug 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Li Peng on her paper that describes a new method for making MOF/Polymer composites published in Chem. Commun.
 
Aug 2018
Professor Queen co-organizes a symposium on 0 to 3-D materials with porosity at the 31st Meeting of the European Crystallography Association in Oviedo Spain
 
Aug 2018
Professor Queen gives a presentation at the Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days 2018
 
Aug 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Shuliang Yang for his review on the utility of MOFs and MOF-derived materials in thermally driven organic transformations published in Chem. Eur. J.
 
Aug 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Shuliang Yang for his paper on metal-organic framework derived Co3S4 hollow nanoboxes published in ChemSusChem.
June 2018 Prof. Queen gives a presentation to Swiss Parliament.
 
June 2018 Prof. Queen gives an invited seminar at the Young Faculty Meeting in Bern
May 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Shuliang Yang for his paper on porous carbon spheres, published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
May 2018 Prof. Queen gives an invited talk at EMPA at a workshop on Advanced Sorption Materials
May 2018 Congratulations to Ilia and Safak for their publication on selective CO2 adsorption in a new imidazolinium MOF  published in Dalton Transactions.
May 2018 Ilia gives a talk at the docMOF conference in Raitenhaslach, Germany. Congratulations!
May 2018 Daniel’s work on water purification is featured on RTS!

April 2018 Congratulations to Mehrdad Asgari and Sudi Jawahery for their manuscript to be published in Chemical Science. This will be a featured cover article next month.
March 2018 Professor Queen gives an invited seminar at PSI
March 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Safak Bulut for his manuscript  focused on the synthesis of new diamine building blocks, to be published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry.
March 2018 Mehrdad Asgari gives a talk at the winter school: Challenges and Opportunities in Energy Research 2018 in Crans Montana. Nice job Mehrdad!
Feb 2018 Congratulations to Daniel Sun for developing new materials that show highly rapid and selective heavy metal extraction from water. This work is featured on the cover article of ACS Central Science.

This work was trending no 3. on reddit, has a nice altmetric score, and was featured in Le Nouvelliste twice! See the press release here.

Feb 2018 Professor Queen teaches a short course on MOF chemistry at the University of Insubria, in Italy.
Feb 2018 Congratulations to Ilia for passing his candidacy exam. He is PhD bound!
Jan 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Shuliang Yang whose work will be a featured cover article in Chemistry: A European Journal
Jan 2018 Professor Queen gives an invited talk at HES-SO
Jan 2018 Anita Justin joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
Nov 2017 Professor Queen is featured in Magazine Valais: Une femme Engagée

valais

Sept 2017 Mehrdad Asgari gives oral presentation at annual meeting of the Swiss Society for Crystallography: Geneva, Switzerland
Sept 2017
Daniel Sun wins best poster prize at the conference on Composites of Metal and Covalent Organic Frameworks: Fundamental Design & Applications: Granada, Spain

        poster prize

Sept 2017 Prof. Queen gives a keynote lecture at a conference on Composites of Metal and  Covalent Organic Frameworks: Fundamental Design & Applications: Granada, Spain
Sept 2017
Prof. Queen gives a TEDx talk entitled: Cut Carbon to Save Lives, Martigny,  Switzerland

Sept 2017

nouvelliste

Aug 2017 Professor Queen gives a talk at the National Conference of the American Chemical Society: Washington D.C.
Aug 2017 Vikram Karve joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
Apr 2017 Dr. Shuliang Yang joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
Feb 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Olga Trukhina for receiving the EPFL Fellows co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie
Jan 2017 Ilia Kochetygov and Dr. Olga Trukhina join the LFIM. Bienvenue!
Dec 2016
Merry Christmas from the LFIM

Christmas Party 2016

Dec 2016 Congratulations to Mehrdad for passing his candidacy exam. He is PhD bound!
Dec 2016
LFIM is featured on RTS for work focused on Carbon Capture!

Oct 2016 Congratulations to Daniel for passing his candidacy exam. He is PhD bound!
July 2016 Prof. Queen gives an invited talk at the University of Kent Chemistry Day
July 2016

Une touche de Made in USA à l’EPFL

June 2016 Prof. Queen gives an invited talk in Qingdao China at the EMN Meeting on Metal-Organic Frameworks
May 2016 Collaborative work on nanocrystal MOF hybrids is out! Congrats to Daniel!
May 2016
Work in the LFIM is featured on Canal 9. Great Job Pierre!

canal 9

Apr 2016
Our paper on MOF/Polymer composites as water vapor barriers is published. Congrats to Eunice and Daniel!
Mar 2016 Prof. Queen gives an invited talk at the Univeristy of Edinburgh
Mar 2016
Collaborative Work with LBNL featured on the cover of EES! Congrats Daniel.

Jan 2016
 Research of EPFL-Valais is featured in Le Nouvelliste

research in Nouvelliste

Jan 2016 SNSF Assistant Professor Energy Grant Begins!
Nov 2015 Daniel Sun’s paper is accepted in Energy Environ. Sci. Congrats!
Oct 2015 Mehrdad Asgari joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
Oct 2015 Scientists of EPFL-Valais become stars with research highlighted in Un Bol d’Oxygéne

un bol d'oxygene

Sept 2015 Mohammad Andalibi joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
Sept 2015 Daniel Sun joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
Sept 2015 Dr. Pierre Dapsens joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
Aug 2015 Dr. Li Peng joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
July 2015 Dr. Safak Bulut joins the LFIM. Bienvenue!
June 2015 LFIM is now underway!