Events & Workshops

“At the heart of MOF chemistry: Topology”

“At the heart of MOF chemistry: Topology”

Structure and Topology Workshop in Munich, Technical University of Munich at 26th/27th November 2018

Organizer: Prof. R. Schmid, Prof. R. A. Fischer, Pia Vervoorts, David Mayer, Julian Keupp

This joined FOR2433 and COORNETs workshop dives into the heart of MOF and related network materials chemistry: the concepts of crystal topology. This is important for both experimentalists, who want to determine the topology of new materials and theoreticians, aiming to predict new systems using topologies as a starting point. We will tackle the fundamentals of topology, symmetry, and structure analysis and prediction in both tutorial lectures and practical hands-on sessions. On the first day, experts in the field will discuss about different aspects of topology in MOFs and related materials from an experimental and theoretical point of view. On the second day, in hands-on sessions representative computational tools in the field of geometrical and topological analysis of crystal structures and MOF structure prediction will be introduced (ToposPro by F. Hoffmann and MOF+ by R. Schmid). In this seminar you will learn how to use programs and databases to determine the topology of your new MOF structures, along with the background how the utilized algorithms work and what they do. In addition, a brief introduction is given on how topologies can be used to create crystal structures from scratch using MOF+. Note, that these hands-on sessions will be BYOD (“bring your own device”)


Frank Hoffmann (Universität Hamburg)

Rochus Schmid (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Igor Baburin (TU Dresden)

Volodymyr Bon (TU Dresden)

Gregor Kieslich (TU München)

Organizational Details: Date: Monday/ Tuesday 26th – 27th November 2018

Venue: Inorganic and Metal-Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Technische Universität München, Lichtenbergstr. 4, 85748 Garching, seminar room 56210 (5th floor, orange-red tower)

Contact: David Mayer (, Pia Vervoorts (

Costs: There is no workshop fee. Lunch, drinks, coffee/ cake are provided. Dinner at Brauhaus and travel expenses must be paid individually. For the first 30 participants registering, the workshop organizers will cover the accommodation at the Ibis Budget Hotel (Daimlerstraße 5, 85748 Garching-Hochbück) Technical requirements: Please bring your own laptop for the second day of the workshop. Note, that ToposPro can be run only on Windows ( Mac and Linux users should have an appropriate virtual machine installed in order to run ToposPro. Ideally you install the program on your machine and test it before the workshop. The session on structure prediction using MOF+ ( can be performed in part in any modern browser. Computational work needs to be performed on Linux environment, which can be provided via logging in to a computer server at the Ruhr University Bochum.

Registration: Please register via the following link: (please do not follow the link directly, but copy it into your browser as otherwise it will not work properly). The number of participants is limited to 50 on a ‘first come, first served’ basis! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Workshop electrochemical and electrical characterization of films of coordination network compounds

Date: Wednesday/Thursday 27-28 June 2018

Venue: Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Campus Oldenburg Wechloy, Carl von Ossietzky Street 9-11, Room W3 1-130

For direction including direction inside the building see:

Contact: Pouya Hosseini Yazdeli (, Gunther Wittstock (, Michael Wark (


The workshop provides an introduction for the PhD students of the DRG Priority Program “Coordination Networks: Building Blocks for Functional Systems” to electrical and electrochemical characterization of coordination network compounds prepared as films on surfaces. Conductivity of such compounds is a key parameter for their use in many applications in the area of sensing and energy conversion devices. The workshop program consists of tutorial lectures, some lab demonstrations of equipment and an informal discussion between the participating PhD students and postdocs.

Participates are invited to bring posters with their results and problems in the area of film preparation for electrical and electrochemical measurements to facilitate the discussion.


The workshop will give an introduction in the observation of redox transition in films of coordination network compounds and the assignment of transitions with the help of spectroscopic experiments conducted simultaneously with electrochemical measurements. In this context, references from coordination compounds in solution are important to consider as well as the differences in charge transport, if those centers are assembled to films. Electrical conduction in coordination network compounds is also possible in dry state. For the characterization of electrical and thermal conductivity, a set of powerful methods established in solid state physics can be used to characterize films of coordination network compounds, provides that suitable films can be prepared on test chips. The principle of the methods and the requirements of suitable sample preparation will be highlighted. The workshop program will be concluded by an overview of impedance and NMR methods to characterize ionic conductivity in porous solids.

Preliminary schedule:

27 June 2018:

13:00 arrival of participants (Munich-Oldenburg 07:19-13:23, 1 change; Karlsruhe-Oldenburg 07:00-13:03, 2 changes; Stuttgart-Oldenburg 07:25-13:23, 2 changes; if this is not possible arrival on 26 June 2018 and two overnight stays might be necessary)

14:00-19:00, 3 lectures á 90 min, lab demonstration retreat of students for dinner and informal discussion

28. June 2018:

8:30-12:00, 2 lectures á 90 min

12:45-14:15, poster discussion

Major location of COORNET groups can be reached by train leaving Oldenburg15:35


Sonia Castellanos Ortega, Amsterdam

Engelbert Redel, Karlsruhe

Helmut Baumgart,Norfolk VA, USA (Mercator fellow of the DFG Priority Program)

Patrick Bottke, Oldenburg

Gunther Wittstock, Oldenburg

Registration Please register over the COORNET web page following the link

Please indicate if you will bring a poster. COORNET will support the participation of PhD students of the COORNET program as well as of associated researchers by covering the travel costs and a hotel accommodation in Oldenburg.


1st International Symposium H07 of Electronic, Thermal, and Electrochemical Properties of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs): Technology, Applications, and Emerging Devices, at the AiMES 2018 Fall Meeting of the Electrochemical Society

1st International Symposium H07 of Electronic, Thermal, and Electrochemical Properties of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs): Technology, Applications, and Emerging Devices,
at the AiMES 2018 Fall Meeting of the Electrochemical Society (September 30 - October 4, 2018) in Cancun, Mexico.

Lead Organizer: Engelbert Redel
Co-organizers: Helmut Baumgart, Gunther Wittstock, Christof Wöll, Jinxuan Liu,
Hiroshi Kitagawa, Mark Allendorf
Sponsoring Divisions: Electronics and Photonics, Energy Technology, Organic and BiologicalElectrochemistry, Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry

During recent years research on electronic and electrochemical properties of Metal Organic Framework (MOF) based thin film materials and applications has created a new research field for specific functionalization of interfaces and surfaces. The work of various international research groups has contributed to discoveries of new physicochemical properties of MOFs with high application potentials. MOF synthesis and characterization have been supported by recent advances in theoretical models leading to better understanding of the fundamental materials science of MOFs. Today, highly porous and layered MOF materials have been successfully integrated into new technological applications ranging from microelectronics to sensors, batteries and photovoltaic devices as well as to functional thin film materials in the field of electrochemistry, optoelectronics, thermoelectrics, magnetism, data storage as well as to photo-/electrocatalysis chemical reactors and gas storage.

Call for Papers
The 1st International Symposium sponsored by the Electronics and Photonics Division of the Electrochemical Society brings together researchers in chemistry, materials science, physics, devices and process engineers and related interdisciplinary areas, to seek and capture the state-of-the art in MOF based fundamental aspects and latest technological applications. This symposium offers a new interdisciplinary and international platform, and aims to contribute towards advancing the fundamental understanding of the layered MOF thin films and aiming to improve technological applications thereof. Original contributions are solicited that cover all fundamental and applied aspects including electronic, thermal and electrochemical transport properties and phenomena, device/ system fabrication and integration of MOF thin films into emerging technological device applications. All oral presentations will be grouped into topical sessions. Invited Keynote speakers will present critical reviews covering recent advances and future directions in the diverse field of fundamental and applied MOF properties.

Invited Keynote Speakers:

M. Dincă
N. B. Shustova
P. Falcaro
A. A. Talin
R. Fischer
H. Kitagawa, University of Kyoto, Japan
A. Terfort
T. Bein
B. Chen
G. Xu
C. Wilmer
A. Shekha
J. Hupp
R. Banerjee

Please consider to present your work at this specialty MOF Symposium and join us at The AiMES 2018 ECS Fall Meeting. Our Symposium H07 will take place at the beautiful Moon Palace Resort in Cancun/Mexico:

You can find the full write-up for this symposium on the website of the Electrochemical Society,

Abstract Submission

Abstracts for the symposium H07 should be submitted electronically to the ECS headquarter website and any questions and inquiries should be sent to the organizers.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

An enhanced edition of the ECS Transactions is planned to be available at the Meeting. All authors accepted for presentation are strongly encouraged to send their full text manuscript for the issue no later than June 29, 2018. All manuscripts will be submitted online and must be either in MS Word or PDF format.


Start-up Support for up to three Junior Research Group Leaders

Call for Nomination


COORNETs Workshop (Reisenburg)

COORNETs Workshop (Reisenburg)

Tuesday, September 19th (from 18 o'clock) since September 20th (9-17 o'clock)

Wissenschaftszentrum Schloss Reisensburg

Workshop Registration deadline: 25.08.2017

Program will follow soon


Please register by mail to: and


COORNETs Kick-Off Meeting

COORNETs Kick-Off Meeting

Monday,January 30th 9-17 IAS TUM,

Garching Hotel Reservation: Motel-One Garching Deadline 19.12.2016

Programm Anfahrtsskizze TUM - Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)