21/04/2023 A photograph of Bahram (left), who defended successfully his PhD thesis! Many thanks to his main examiners Prof. Dr. Christof Wöll (middle), Prof. Dr. Stefan Bräse (right).

The first PhD from the Knebel group! All the best on your future journey, Bahram!


Another pre-print online! Latent heat storage using reversible ordering transitions in a metal-organic framework ionic liquid composite


DZT 34 in Vienna. Oksana persented her poster, Alex gave his talk and we all had nice dicussions with the other participants. The German Zeolite Conference is always fun, every year again and is always a great success. Thanks to everyone.


Oksana’s pre-print is online and went out to review. Keep fingers crossed for a positive feedback! Precise control over gas transporting channels in zeolitic imidazolate framework glasses


Just out in Advanced Membranes: A Review paper on Pore engineering in covalent organic framework membrane for gas separation.


An interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung about porous water “Wie man Wasser mit Löchern herstellt” (GER). A great experience, as communicating science is one of the most important things in a world full of desinformation.

A full success on the MOF 2022 conference! 5 Posters, 1 session to chair, and 1 invited talk was delivered by us. On the picture below you can see Oksana explaining her poster at the poster party

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Just out in Nature Nanotechnology! A review paper by Alexander Knebel & Jürgen Caro: Metal–organic frameworks and covalent organic frameworks as disruptive membrane materials for energy-efficient gas separation.


Our first, and especially Oksana’s first contribution to the field of MOF glass just got published. Looking forward for more research on this topic!


Bahram’s paper on waste water treatment and gas separation with MIL-68(In)-NH2 membranes got published directly in the beginning of 2022 in Chem. Ing. Tech. – Congratulations!


Samira Savani joined the research group. She got her master in organic chemistry from Koç University. Looking forward for a good time together with lots of cool research during her PhD!


Oksana Smirnova joined the research group. She got her master in chemistry from Saint Petersburg University. We are happy to welcome her to the group and looking forward to a fruitful PhD thesis!


Moving the Knebel Group from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG) to the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) Jena, Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research (OSIM). Establishment in progress!