Oral Presentation for Green Chemistry Conference- Ali Morsali
Ali Morsali
Tarbiat Modares University, Islamic Republic of Iran
Title : Metal-Organic frameworks for sustainable applications; Catalysis, separation and gas storage


Abstract: Among the top investigations in solid state chemistry, Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are the class of promising materials that have attracted tremendous amount of attention in the past two decades. MOFs are regarded as a subclass of coordination polymers (CPs), which are constructed by the self-assembly of metal ions or metal clusters linked together by organic ligands containing multiple binding sites oriented with specific angularity generating structures with permanent porosity, high specific surface area and tunable topology. MOFs can be used in different fields such as gas adsorption, separation, catalysis, sensing and drug delivery. Possessing the merits of permanent and tunable porosity makes them one of the recent hot research areas. So in this work we present special metal-organic frameworks properties on sustainable application such as their catalysis, heavy metal removal, gas separation and storage.


Ali Morsali was born and raised in the Hidaj, Zanjan, Iran. He attended Tarbiat Moallem University, Tehran and earned a B.S. degree in Pure Chemistry. He received his Mnorganic Chemistry in Zanjan University, Zanjan. He then attended graduate school at the University of Tarbiat Modares, Tehran and earned his Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Ali Reza Mahjoub. After completing his Ph.D., he began his independent career at the University of Tarbiat Modares, Tehran, where he is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry. In 2016, he passed six months as a sabbatical period in Prof. Hupp group, Northwestern University. He also passed the other six months as a sabbatical period in Prof. Omar Yaghi group, Berkeley in 2017. His research interests are primarily in the area of inorganic chemistry, Coordination polymers and Metal-Organic Frameworks.