The Rose Mercadante Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar Series is pleased to present a seminar by Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dr. Jacob Goldsmith, entitled "Hunting Down High Surface Area Metal Organic Frameworks for Gas Storage."
The seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. in the Helen Lerner Amphitheater, Science and Technology Center, Seton Hall University. Refreshments are available at 5:30 p.m.
Because of their high surface areas, crystallinity and tunable properties, metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have attracted intense interest as next-generation materials for gas capture and storage. While much effort has been devoted to the discovery of new MOFs, a vast catalog of existing MOFs resides within the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), many of whose gas uptake properties have not been assessed. Here we employ data mining and automated structure analysis to identify, "cleanup," and rapidly predict the hydrogen storage properties of these compounds.
Dr. Jacob Goldsmith received his BA in chemistry from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. from the University of California Irvine. Jacob Has researched a diverse array of topics including desalination, porous materials, catalysis and high surface area materials. The work being presented was done during Jacob's postdoctoral research at the University of Michigan. Jacob's current research interests include metal organic frameworks as catalyists and optical materials.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers BS, MS and PhD degrees with specializations in all areas of chemistry. Our unique research environment, including traditional full-time students and part-time students is designed to foster collaborations with industry and colleagues in other disciplines. The Rose Mercadante Seminar Series is named for Rose Mercadante, the departmental secretary for over 40 years, in honor of our alumni, her "boys and girls".
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