Special Issue "Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs): Energy and Informatics"


A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Laura M. Bartolo

Center for Materials Informatics Kent State University Kent, Ohio 44242-0001 USA
Website: http://www.kent.edu/CAS/cmi/people/bartolo/index.cfm
Phone: +1 330 672 1691
Fax: +1 330 672 2938
Interests: scientific materials research and learning information management and dissemination; multidisciplinary scientific research repositories; human and automated scientific metadata generation; scientific information classification and thesaurus; electronic scientific communication
Guest Editor
Dr. Lan Li

Department of Materials Science & Engineering Boise State University Boise, ID, USA
Website: http://coen.boisestate.edu/faculty-staff/lanli/
Interests: development of materials-by-design for energy and gas separation applications; fundamental studies of magnetism; transport and quantum phenomena in nanoscaled materials; development of multi-scale modeling techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal-Organic-Frameworks (MOFs) have generated considerable interest for the use of MOFs as a way of tackling a large class of difficult energy problems. At the same time, significant informatics challenges exist in accurately describing and organizing MOFs in order to identify the most effective materials with the properties required for particular applications. Given the broad reach of Metal-Organic-Frameworks, the scope of this special issue of Crystals on MOFs will concentrate on these two areas of current and complementary importance: energy and informatics. IUPAC has published the recommendations for terminology relating to MOFs (http://pac.iupac.org/publications/pac/pdf/2013/pdf/8508x1715.pdf)

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts on any topic associated with Metal-Organic-Frameworks (MOFs) where the use of MOFs related to energy or informatics is changing our understanding of MOFs. We are soliciting contributions that go beyond simply applying standard approaches connected with energy or informatics to Metal-Organic-Frameworks, but rather use the MOFs as well as informatics tools to bring about new ways of looking at the energy problem. For the energy focus of the special issue we invite research on computational and experimental approaches investigating MOFs’ potential in viable clean energy applications, given their intrinsic features of high porosity, large internal surface areas and variability of components of their structures. For the informatics emphasis, we solicit research on tools, algorithms, databases involving the organization, classification, and retrieval of MOF data for improved design and prediction, complementary to energy research.

Prof. Laura M. Bartolo
Dr. Lan Li
Guest Editors


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  • metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)
  • energy
  • carbon dioxide management
  • materials informatics
  • taxonomies

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Crystals 2015, 5(2), 193-205; doi:10.3390/cryst5020193
Received: 29 November 2014 / Revised: 9 February 2015 / Accepted: 16 February 2015 / Published: 2 April 2015
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Crystals 2015, 5(1), 154-162; doi:10.3390/cryst5010154
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