Part of the team from October 2014 to September 2019
Ivo worked on thin film deposition of MOFs for integrated applications. His research has initiated the development of vapor deposition techniques for MOFs. He specializes in the characterization of thin films by physisorption techniques and is eager to demonstrate future gas sensing applications. Other research interests include photochemical functionalization of MOFs, patterning and electronic devices. Ivo was supported by an FWO fellowship and the Belgian-American Foundation (MIT), and is co-supervising Alex' PhD.
João's research focuses on MOF design and post-synthetic modification, and the development of advanced characterization methods by physisorption and NMR. João was part of the Marie Curie training network 'DEFNET'.
B. Sc., M. Sc. Chemistry, University of Lisbon (2014)
Ph. D., Bioscience Engineering, KULeuven (2020)
Part of the team from May 2016 to October 2020
Supported by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-Individual Fellowship, Min's research focuses on MOF thin films deposition and their integration for solid-state lighting and chemical sensing.
B. Sc. Chemical Engineering, Chinese University of Mining Technology (Beijing), China (2008)
M. Sc. Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology (2011)
Ph. D. Inorganic Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum (2015)
Part of the team from January 2017 to September 2017
James' research interest revolved around the fabrication of membranes for gas separation processes using metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). When he was in Leuven, James developed ultra-thin membranes using the novel MOF-CVD technique pioneered within the research group, tested them for gas separations in collaboration with Prof. Ivo Vankelecom.
Part of the team from November 2017 to August 2021
Mikhail is exploring new strategies for the integration of MOF-CVD into nanoelectronics devices. The elucidation of the link between surface topography and its functionality on the assembly of metal-organic frameworks forms the core of his study.
B. Sc. (honors), M. Sc. (honors) Engineering and Technology, St-Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, Russia (2012)
Part of the team from June 2018 to August 2021
Martin is working on surface coatings (e.g., MOFs) with ionic liquids for catalytic applications.
B. Sc. Chemistry, Technical University Freiberg (2012)
M. Sc. Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (2014)
Ph. D. Organic Chemistry, University of Regensburg (2018)
Part of the team from October 2018 to November 2018
Marianne Kräuter was a visiting researcher from October-November 2018. At the time of her visit, she was affiliated with the Graz University of Technology, Austria, under the supervision of Prof. Anna Maria Coclite and Prof. Roland Resel.
Part of the team from May 2019 to August 2019
Olaya was a visiting student from the University of Vigo in Spain. Her work focused on the study of structural dynamism of coordination polymer compounds with different external stimuli, e.g., the effect of temperature of guest molecules.
Part of the team from June 2019 to September 2019
Supervised by Martin and Dmitry, Jessica was a visiting student from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She worked on the implementation of hybrid materials in optoelectronic devices.
Part of the team from September 2020 to July 2021
Supervised by Hanne, Robrecht is researching the possibilities of using 3D printing to produce passive magnetic shims to enhance the homogeneities of the magnetic field in NMR.
B. Sc. Bioscience Engineering, University of Antwerp (2019)
R&D Assistant, Flen Health, Kontich (2019)