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From Fundamentals to Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks

Call for Papers

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and dense hybrid frameworks are emergent multifunctional materials that have garnered major developments in the last decade. Indeed the incredibly rich structural diversity of this new class of materials in combination with their “designable” physical and chemical properties has caught the imagination of scientists, engineers, and technologists from multiple cognate disciplines. By virtue of their immense versatility and functionalities, a number of promising applications have already been proposed, many of which aimed at challenging industrial sectors, for example, energy harvesting and storage, biomedicine, sensing and microelectronics, carbon capture, and environmental sustainability.

The main scope of this special issue is to present and discuss the advances of the aspects of experimental characterization, theoretical foundations and computational modeling, and opportunities for practical application of MOFs.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Development of advanced MOFs glass, liquid MOFs, gel, amorphous MOFs, and so on
  • Two-dimensional MOFs
  • Uncovering the physicochemical properties of MOFs
  • Robust MOFs for clean energy, environmental remediation, and biomedicine
  • Metal-organic framework (MOF) thin films for optoelectronic devices and MEMS materials
  • Micromechanics of MOFs and nanomechanical characterizations of nanocomposites
  • Modeling the mechanical behavior of metal-organic framework materials using density functional theory (DFT)
  • MOFs-based hybrid materials

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 19 January 2018
Publication DateJune 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Neng Li, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Guest Editors

  • Jing-Wei Hou, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Quan Xu, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China