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Research interests

My research uses computer simulation to explore the behaviour of molecules in confined spaces and the design of nanoporous and nanocomposite materials for adsorption-based separation and sensing technologies. Current research areas include:

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in aqueous and humid environments - stability, structure and adsorption

Nanoporous materials for air and water remediation

MOFs in healthcare technologies - stability, diagnositics, and drug delivery

MOF-polymer nanocomposites - compatibility and strucural characterisation

Education/Academic qualification

Molecular Simulation and Adsorption, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Chemical Engineering, Master of Engineering, University of Edinburgh


  • QD Chemistry
  • TP Chemical technology

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 2011 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancement of CO2 Uptake and Selectivity in a Metal–Organic Framework by the Incorporation of Thiophene Functionality

Bolotov, V. A., Kovalenko, K. A., Samsonenko, D. G., Han, X., Zhang, X., Smith, G. L., Mcormick, L. J., Teat, S. J., Yang, S., Lennox, M. J., Henley, A., Besley, E., Fedin, V. P., Dybtsev, D. N. & Schröder, M., 7 May 2018, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 57, 9, p. 5074-5082 9 p.

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Carbon Monoxide
dicarboxylic acids
24 Citations (Scopus)
44 Downloads (Pure)

Understanding the adsorption process in ZIF-8 using high pressure crystallography and computational modelling

Hobday, C., Woodall, C. H., Lennox, M. J., Frost, M., Kamenev, K., Düren, T., Morrison, C. A. & Moggach, S. A., 1 Dec 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 1429 (2018).

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22 Citations (Scopus)
107 Downloads (Pure)

Tailoring porosity and rotational dynamics in a series of octacarboxylate metal-organic frameworks

Moreau, F., Kolokolov, D. I., Stepanov, A. G., Easun, T. L., Dailly, A., Lewis, W., Blake, A. J., Nowell, H., Lennox, M. J., Besley, E., Yang, S. & Schröder, M., 21 Mar 2017, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 12, p. 3056-3061 6 p.

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Open Access