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“Tailoring Pore Aperture and Structural Defects in Zirconium-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks for Krypton/Xenon Separation.”  

Idrees, K. B.; Chen, Z.; Zhang, X.; Mian, M. R.; Drout, R. J.; Islamoglu, T.; Farha, O. K., Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 3776-3782.

“Squeezing the Box: Isoreticular Contraction of Pyrene-Based Linker in a Zr-Based Metal–Organic Framework for Xe/Kr Separation”

Maldonado, R. R.; Zhang, X.; Hanna, S.; Gong, X.; Gianneschi, N. C.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 6553-6556.

Zirconium-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks for the Catalytic Hydrolysis of Organophosphorus Nerve Agents.” Kirlikovali, K. O.; Chen, Z.; Islamoglu, T.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 14702-14720.

This article is part of the Nanomaterial Development, Characterization, and Integration Strategies for Chemical Warfare Defense special issue.

See editorial here: Nanomaterial Development, Characterization, and Integration Strategies for Chemical Warfare Defense. 

Peterson, G. W.; Whitfield, T.; Farha, O., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 14629-14630.


“Time-Resolved in Situ Polymorphic Transformation from One 12-Connected Zr-MOF to Another”

Lee, S.-J.; Mancuso, J. L.; Le, K. N.; Malliakas, C. D.; Bae, Y.-S.; Hendon, C. H.; Islamoglu, T.; Farha, O. K., ACS Materials Lett. 2020, 2, 499-504.

Ultrastable Mesoporous Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Framework-Based Fiber Composites toward Mustard Gas Detoxification

Ma, K.; Li, P.; Xin, J. H.; Chen, Y.; Chen, Z.; Goswami, S.; Liu, X.; Kato, S.; Chen, H.; Zhang, X.; Bai, J.; Wasson, M. C.; Maldonado, R. R.; Snurr, R. Q.; Farha, O. K., Cell Reports Physical Science 2020, 1, 100024.

Structural reversibility of Cu doped NU-1000 MOFs under hydrogenation conditions

Halder, A.; Lee, S.; Yang, B.; Pellin, M. J.; Vajda, S.; Li, Z.; Yang, Y.; Farha, O. K.; Hupp, J. T.,  J. Chem. Phys. 2020, 152, (8), 084703.

A Hierarchical Nanoporous Diamondoid Superstructure

Guo, Q.-H.; Liu, Z.; Li, P.; Shen, D.; Xu, Y.; Ryder, M. R.; Chen, H.; Stern, C. L.; Malliakas, C. D.; Zhang, X.; Zhang, L.; Qiu, Y.; Shi, Y.; Snurr, R. Q.; Philp, D.; Farha, O. K.; Stoddart, J. F.  Chem 2019, 5, 2353-2364.

Zirconium Metal–Organic Frameworks for Organic Pollutant Adsorption

Drout, R. J.; Robison, L.; Chen, Z.; Islamoglu, T.; Farha, O. K., Trends in Chemistry 2019, 1, (3), 304-317.

Green Synthesis of a Functionalized Zirconium-Based Metal–Organic Framework for Water and Ethanol Adsorption

Chen, Z.; Wang, X.; Islamoglu, T.; Farha, O. K., . Inorganics 2019, 7, (5), 56.

Single-component frameworks for heterogeneous catalytic hydrolysis of organophosphorous compounds in pure water

Garibay, S. J.; Farha, O. K.; DeCoste, J. B.  Chem Commun 2019, 55, 7005-7008.

Synthetic Control of Thorium Polyoxo-Clusters in Metal–Organic Frameworks toward New Thorium-Based Materials

Li, P.; Wang, X.; Otake, K.-i.; Lyu, J.; Hanna, S. L.; Islamoglu, T.; Farha, O. K., ACS Applied Nano Materials 2019, 2, (4), 2260-2265.

Metal–Organic Framework Supported Single Site Chromium(III) Catalyst for Ethylene Oligomerization at Low Pressure and Temperature

Goetjen, T. A.; Zhang, X.; Liu, J.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K.  ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 2553-2557.

Selected for Virtual Special Issue (VSI) highlights the relevance of this promising class of materials to sustainable chemistry, spanning the applications development to upstream considerations for scalable synthesis.

Energy-based descriptors to rapidly predict hydrogen storage in metal–organic frameworks

Bucior, B. J.; Bobbitt, N. S.; Islamoglu, T.; Goswami, S.; Gopalan, A.; Yildirim, T.; Farha, O. K.; Bagheri, N.; Snurr, R. Q.,  Mol. Syst. Des. Eng. 2019, 4 (1), 162-174.

Direct Imaging of Isolated Single-Molecule Magnets in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Aulakh, D.; Liu, L.; Varghese, J. R.; Xie, H.; Islamoglu, T.; Duell, K.; Kung, C. W.; Hsiung, C. E.; Zhang, Y.; Drout, R. J.; Farha, O. K.; Dunbar, K. R.; Han, Y.; Wriedt, M.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 2997-3005.

Extraction of Inorganic Selenium from Water by a Zr Metal-Organic Framework: Investigation of Volumetric Uptake Capacity and Binding Motifs

Drout, R. J.; Howarth, A. J.; Otake, K.; Islamoglu, T.; Farha, O. K. CrystEngComm 2018, 20, 6140-6145.

Detoxification of a Mustard-Gas Simulant by Nanosized Porphyrin-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks

Pereira, C. F.; Liu, Y.; Howarth, A.; Figueira, F.; Rocha, J.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K.; Tomé, J. P. C.; Almeida Paz, F. A.  ACS Applied Nano Materials 2019, 2, 465-469.

Hierarchically Engineered Mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks toward Cell-free Immobilized Enzyme Systems

Li, P.; Chen, Q.; Wang, T. C.; Vermeulen, N. A.; Mehdi, B. L.; Dohnalkova, A.; Browning, N. D.; Shen, D.; Anderson, R.; Gómez-Gualdrón, D. A.; Cetin, F. M.; Jagiello, J.; Asiri, A. M.; Stoddart, J. F.; Farha, O. K., Chem 2018, 4, (5), 1022-1034.

Revisiting the structural homogeneity of NU-1000, a Zr-based metal-organic framework

Islamoglu, T.; Otake, K.; Li, P.; Buru, C. T.; Peters, A. W.; Akpinar, I.; Garibay, S. J.; Farha, O. K., CrystEngComm 2018, 20, (39), 5913-5918.

An invited contribution to CrystEngComm New Talent 2018 special issue

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Chemical, thermal and mechanical stabilities of metal-organic frameworks

Howarth, A. J.; Liu, Y.; Li, P.; Li, Z.; Wang, T. C.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K., Nature Reviews Materials 2016, 1, 15018.

Efficient Capture of Perrhenate and Pertechnetate by a Mesoporous Zr Metal–Organic Framework and Examination of Anion Binding Motifs

Drout, R. J.; Otake, K.; Howarth, A. J.; Islamoglu, T.; Zhu, L.; Xiao, C.; Wang, S.; Farha, O. K. Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 1277-1284.

Metal-Organic Framework Supported Cobalt Catalysts for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane at Low Temperature

Li, Z.; Peters, A. W.; Bernales, V.; Ortuño, M. A.; Schweitzer, N. M.; DeStefano, M. R.; Gallington, L. C.; Platero-Prats, A. E.; Chapman, K. W.; Cramer, C. J.; Gagliardi, L.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K., ACS Central Science 2017, 3, 31-38.

Best Practices for the Synthesis, Activation, and Characterization of Metal-Organic Frameworks

Howarth, A. J.; Peters, A. W.; Vermeulen, N. A.; Wang, T. C.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K., Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 26-39

Material and Interfaces for Energy-Related Applications: Hupp 60th Birthday Forum

Farha, O. K.; Hamann, T. W.; Martinson, A. B. F.; Mulfort, K., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, (39), 33377-33378.

Selective Metal-Organic Framework Catalysis of Glucose to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural Using Phosphate-Modified NU-1000

Yabushita, M.; Li, P.; Islamoglu, T.; Kobayashi, H.; Fukuoka, A.; Farha, O. K.; Katz, A., Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2017,56, 7141-7148.

Methane Oxidation to Methanol Catalyzed by Cu-Oxo Clusters Stabilized in NU-1000 Metal-Organic Framework

Ikuno, T.; Zheng, J.; Vjunov, A.; Sanchez-Sanchez, M.; Ortuño, M. A.; Pahls, D. R.; Fulton, J. L.; Camaioni, D. M.; Li, Z.; Ray, D.; Mehdi, B. L.; Browning, N. D.; Farha, O. K.; Hupp, J. T.; Cramer, C. J.; Gagliardi, L.; Lercher, J. A., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 10294-10301.

Large-scale screening of hypothetical metal-organic frameworks

Wilmer, C. E.; Leaf, M.; Lee, C. Y.; Farha, O. K.; Hauser, B. G.; Hupp, J. T.; Snurr, R. Q., Nat Chem 2012, 4, 83-89.

Adding to the Arsenal of Zirconium-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks: the Topology as a Platform for Solvent-Assisted Metal Incorporation

Liu, T.-F.; Vermeulen, N. A.; Howarth, A. J.; Li, P.; Sarjeant, A. A.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K., Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 2016, 4265-4265.

Efficient extraction of sulfate from water using a Zr-metal-organic framework

Howarth, A. J.; Wang, T. C.; Al-Juaid, S. S.; Aziz, S. G.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K., Dalton Trans 2016, 45, 93-97.

Structure-property relationships of porous materials for carbon dioxide separation and capture

Wilmer, C. E.; Farha, O. K.; Bae, Y.-S.; Hupp, J. T.; Snurr, R. Q., Energy & Environmental Science 2012, 5, 9849-9856.

Transmetalation: routes to metal exchange within metal-organic frameworks

Lalonde, M.; Bury, W.; Karagiaridi, O.; Brown, Z.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K., Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2013, 1, 5453-5468.

Rational Design, Synthesis, Purification, and Activation of Metal−Organic Framework Materials

Farha, O. K.; Hupp, J. T., Acc. Chem. Res. 2010, 43, 1166-1175.

Group Photos

Congratulations to Dr. Louis Redfern for successfully defending his thesis! – June 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Yijun Liao for successfully defending her thesis! – May 2020

The Farha Groups bids farewell to two of its research visitors, Dr. Seung-Joon Lee and Dr. Shinya Moribe. – January 2020

Cassandra Buru celebrates a successful thesis defense with her advisers and committee members, Profs. Farha, Hupp, Kanatzidis, and Stair – November 2019

Hyunho Noh celebrates a successful thesis defense with his advisers and committee members, Profs. Farha, Hupp, and Snurr – November 2019

Prof. Farha and Farhomies Sylvia Hanna, Zhijie Chen, Yijing Chen, Cassandra Buru, Kaikai Ma, and Subhadip Goswami attend the Gordon Research Seminar and Gordon Research Conference on nanoporous materials in Andover, NH – August 2019

We loved having our visiting and local Northwestern undergrads here for the summer! Anna, Aly, and Jamila killed the MOF game with a little help from their graduate mentors – August 2019

The Farha Group is pleased to host three undergraduate researchers for the summer. Welcome Anna, Alyssa, and Jamila! – July 2019

Profs. Omar Farha and Justin Notestein at the hooding ceremony for Farha Group alum Sol Ahn. Congratulations, Dr. Ahn! – June 2019

2nd year @Farhomies Tim and Kenton presenting at the Catalysis Club of Chicago spring – April 2019

Congratulations to our 2nd year #MOFstars Megan Wasson (left) for being awarded the NSF GRFP, Kenton Hicks (center) for NSF GRFP Honorable Mention, and Sylvia Hanna (right) for the DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship – April 2019

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Lee Robison gives a chalk talk at a Northwestern University Department of Chemistry BIP – March 2019
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Congratulations to Sol Ahn for successfully defending his thesis! March 2019

Farha group (belated) holiday party! March 2019

Megan C. Wasson gives a chalk talk at a Northwestern University Department of Chemistry BIP – February 2019
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MOF imaging work of Research Associate Timur Islamoglu and quote from Prof. Omar Farha featured on Northwestern University’s Office for Research Christmas Card – December 2018

Farha Group members past and present attended MOF 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand – December 2018

November 2018

Louis Redfern gives a chalk talk at a Northwestern University Department of Chemistry BIP – November 2018

Sylvia Hanna presents at the Actinide Center for Excellence Annual Review Meeting – August 2018

Goodbye to Zhanyong Li, Aaron Peters, and Kenichi Otake – August 2018

Dissertation Defense of Dr. Aaron Peters (Prof. Omar Farha, Prof. Dave Harris, Dr. Aaron Peters, Prof. Michael Wasielewski, Prof. Joseph Hupp) – July 2018

Dissertation Defense of Dr. Cornelius Audu (Prof. Omar Farha, Prof. SonBinh Nguyen, Dr. Cornelius Audu, Prof. Joseph Hupp, Prof. Randy Snurr) – May 2018

July 2018

May 2018

Farha Group Visiting Scholars Johannes Osterrieth and Isil Akpinar proudly display their Northwestern mugs before their departures – February 2018

December 2017

October 2017