June 2024

Meet us at MOF 2024 in Singapore. Looking forward to exciting talks and discussions.

June 2024

Interested in Machine Learning applied to MOF synthesis? Take a look at Lena’s new paper in AFM.

MAI 2024

Jaurel Kagho Zanguim from Padova University visited us for a collaboration on data extraction and machine learning. It was a great hosting you at KIT and we are looking forward to your next visit.

April 2024

Lena successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Pilz! 

MARCH 2024

Take a look at our recent paper on characterizing 3D printed CANs: Investigating Dynamic Changes in 3D-Printed Covalent Adaptable Polymer Networks

March 2024

Ilona leaves our group to start her MBA at the Collège des Ingénieurs. We wish her all the best for her further career.

February 2024

Ilona successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Wagner!

January 2024

Interested in 4D printing? Yixauan and Manuel co-authored a new paper lead by Eva Blasco and Christoph Spiegel on 4D Printing of Adaptable “Living” Materials Based on Alkoxyamine Chemistry

December, 2023

Happy holidays and all the best for the new year to all of you!


Lena will be visiting the group of Mohamad Moosavi in Toronto for a research stay and to dive deeper into the world of machine learning.

October, 2023

Amirali joins the group as new member to pursue his PhD. Welcome!

SEPTEMBER 24-27, 2023

Simon, Ilona, Yi and Lena presented their work at the 5th European Conference on Metal Organic Frameworks and Porous Polymers (EuroMOF2023) in Granada (Spain).

AUGUST 31, 2023

Lena’s and Nicho’s paper on Utilizing Machine Learning to Optimize Metal-Organic Framework-Derived Polymer Membranes for Gas Separation is uploaded as Preprint. Thanks to all Co-Authors for the great collaboration.

August 13-17, 2023

Yi presented his work at the ACS Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

August, 2023

We are happy to announce the establishment of Aixelo Inc., a spinoff company co-founded by Yi and Manuel, together with Christoph Kreisbeck, and Pascal Friederich. Aixelo Inc. is committed to aiding chemical and materials companies in integrating AI into their daily R&D operations.

June, 2023

If you are interested in combining data extraction and machine learning for material science have a look at our recent perspective paper on “Functional Material Systems Enabled by Automated Data Extraction and Machine Learning”.

Upcoming: Sept – Dec, 2023

Meet us at conferences: 

EuroMOF 2023 in Granada (Spain)

MRS fall meeting 2023 in Boston

May, 2023

Ilona’s paper on Biofunctionalization of Metal–Organic Framework Nanoparticles via Combined Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization and Nitroxide Exchange Reaction is published in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. Congratulations!

May, 2023

Lena and Yi presented posters at the 787. WE-Heraeus-Seminar and Lena received the poster prize for her presentation on: “Machine Learning Optimization in MOF-Thin Films”

May, 2023

Manuel gave an invited talk entitled “Accelerated MOF synthesis via automated data extraction and machine learning” at the 787. WE-Heraeus-Seminar “Accelerated Discovery of New Materials” 

April, 2023

Manuel presented his research at the AIChE Midwest Regional Conference in Chicago. 

March, 2023

Manuel has been awarded the Feodor Lynen Fellowship for experienced researchers. This fellowship enables him to undertake an 18-month research visit at Northwestern University, where he can fully immerse himself in the world of simulation and machine learning within the Snurr research group.

March, 2023

Yi Luo received the Helmholtz – OCPC Postdoc fellowship (cohosted by Manuel and Prof. Wöll).
The fellowship will allow Yi to continue his research at the interface of experimental chemistry and machine learning.

March, 2023

Yixuan rejoins our group as a postdoc. Welcome back! 

February 21 – 23, 2023

Simon and Lena presented their work at the 34th German Zeolite Conference (34. Deutsche Zeolith Tagung) in Vienna. 

February 16, 2023

Publication of Mohamed’s Paper, with contribution from Lena and Manuel is published in ACS Applied Nano Materials.

December 20, 2023

Happy holidays and all the best for the new year to all of you!

Upcoming: Nov 26 – Dec 03, 2022

Meet us at conferences:
MRS fall meeting in Boston

Upcoming: November 08, 2022

Interested in research data management?
We are organizing a workshop as part of the Dechema Fachgruppe Zeolithe. We will introduce tools and applications of data management and data science for porous materials.

October, 2022

Lena’s manuscript on automated SURMOF synthesis optimized via machine learning is accepted in Advanced Materials Interfaces. Congratulations Lena and many thanks for the cooperation with Prof. Wöll, Peter Weidler, Carsten Natzeck, Jonas Wohlgemuth and Nina Scheuermann.

October 25, 2022

Yixuan successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Jia!

October, 2022

Manuel is traveling to Northwestern University as visiting scientist in the Group of Randy Snurr. Looking forward to this stimulating stay.

September 22, 2022

Yixuan’s paper on convalent adaptable microstructures is published in Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations Yixuan and many thanks for the great cooperation with Christoph Spiegel and Eva Blasco on this beautiful project.

September/October, 2022

Meet us on these upcoming conferences:

Manuel, Roy and Ilona will travel to the International MOF 2022 conference in Dresden. (Sep. 04 – 07, 2022)

Yixuan will travel to the Hybrid Materials Conference in Genua. (Oct. 18 – 23, 2022)

July 14, 2022

Salma’s Publication on MOF-Templated Chemical Vapor Polymerization is published in Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations and many thanks to our collaborators in the Lahann, Bräse, Eggler, and Wenzel groups.

July, 2022

Ilona received a grant for her upcoming research stay in the group of Prof. Martina Stenzel at the UNSW in Australia.
We are looking forward to continue the collaboration with Martina’s group!

June 21 – July 05, 2022

Lena visited San Diego for two weeks to initiate a new cooperation with the Cohen research-group. 

MAY 29, 2022

Yixuan‘s review on Covalent Adaptable Networks based on alkoxyamines is published in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. Many thanks also to Guillaume Delaittre to collaborate with us on this publication.

MAY 18, 2022

Our application for a Field Study Fellowship from „Helmholtz Enterprise“ was successful. We are very curious to see the results of this study.

May 17, 2022

Simon’s paper on MOF surface modification is published in Langmuir. Congratulations!

May 10, 2022

Our application with Kersten Rabe, Sylvia Erhardt, and Lennart Hilbert on „Phase Separation Processes in Adaptive and Biomimetic Materials Systems“ was successful. We are happy to start the collaboration in the frame of the ExU Initiative.

May 10, 2022

Ilona and Manuel attended the MRS spring meeting in Hawaii for a talk and poster presentation.

April 27, 2022

Roy successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Luo!

April 11, 2022

Emily successfully completed her Bachelor thesis on a project with the group of Kersten Rabe. Congratulations! We are also happy to keep you attached to the group for a HIWI job.

APRIL 01, 2022

Our application with Claudia Bizzarri for the YIN Award on “CO2 capture and conversion via photoactive MOFs “ was successful.We are happy to start the collaboration with Claudia this year!

March 23 – 25, 2022

Conference: Lena, Simon, and Ilona presented their research in talks and posters at the German Zeolith Tagung in Frankfurt.

March 21 – 23, 2022

Conference: Manuel presented his research at the German Chemiedozententagung.

March 18, 2022

Publikation of Zeinab’s Paper, with contribution from Roy and Manuel is published in Advanced Materials Interfaces.

March 07, 2022

Ilona received the BIF-IGS travel grant to attend the MRS spring meeting in Hawaii.

MARCH, 2022

Workshop: Roy, Lena, and Manuel attended the upCAT accelerator program.

March, 2022

Our Helmholtz Sustainability Challenge proposal on direct air capture and storage was accepted. This will allow us to push this important technology in the next 5 years with partners in Jülich, Berlin, Geesthacht, and Karlsruhe.

February 20, 2o22

Our collaboration with Mehrdad Jalali on analyzing MOF databases via social network analysis is published.

February 01, 2022

Publication of Roy’s Paper: “MOF Synthesis Prediction Enabled by Automatic Data Mining and Machine Learning”

February 01, 2022

Our new MOF Synthesisprediction-tool is now published and online!

December 20, 2021

Marry Christmas and a happy new year to all of you! We wish you all relaxing holidays!

November 30, 2021

Lena is being awarded with the “Networking Grant” from KHYS.

August 16, 2021

Publication of : “Dynamic porous organic polymers with tuneable crosslinking degree and porosity”

August 04, 2021

Publication of Roy’s Paper: “MOF Synthesis Prediction Enabled by Automatic Data Mining and Machine Learning”

July 05, 2021

Publication of “Current Trends in Metal–Organic and Covalent Organic Framework Membrane Materials”

July 01, 2021

Salma leaves for further projects. We wish her all the best for her further career.

July 01, 2021

Lena becomes part of the Tsotsalas Research group.

April 15, 2021

Simon becomes part of the Tsotsalas Research group.

March 04, 2021

Publication of “Performance Fabrics Obtained by In Situ Growth of Metal–Organic Frameworks in Electrospun Fibers”

March 01, 2021

Ilona becomes part of the Tsotsalas Research group.

January 15, 2021

Publication of “Front Cover: Rigid Multidimensional Alkoxyamines: A Versatile Building Block Library”

December 20, 2020

We wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year! Enjoy your holidays!