"Defects & Doping in Metal-Organic Frameworks"

10/21/2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Dr. Christopher Hendon
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Dr. Christopher Hendon  Hendon Research

Biosketch: Christopher H. Hendon is an Assistant Professor of Computational Chemistry at the University
of Oregon, with interests in energy materials and coffee extraction. He obtained his BSc. Adv. HONS
from Monash University (2011) and PhD from the University of Bath (2015). After a two year postdoc at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology he joined the University of where his research group focuses the
chemistry of transition metal clusters. Prof. Hendon’s interest in coffee began during his PhD, and since
then has published several peer-reviewed articles and a book, Water For Coffee. He enjoys washed
African coffees, dry rieslings, and east coast oysters.

Abstract: Although generally thought of as highly ordered crystals, all metal-organic frameworks contain defects. Some defects may reveal catalytic active sites or hint at competing material phases, while othersmay result in electronic doping. Modern computational approaches are well-suited to studying theemergent chemistry of these imperfections, and can be used to directly inform experiment and characterization of materials with properties that diverge from those gleaned from crystallography. This talk discusses the chemistry afforded by defects in metal-organic frameworks, with a focus on structural dynamics and adatoms, both promoted by Lewis basic sites within the scaffolds. The utility of these defects will be presented from the perspective of heterogeneous catalyst development.