Areas of Expertise

  • Carbon Capture
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Solid-State Chemistry
  • Powder X-Ray Diffraction
  • Metal-Organic Frameworks
  • Metal Phosphonates


  1. & Band gap modulation of zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks by defect engineering. Journal of Materials Chemistry A
  2. & Investigating the effect of positional isomerism on the assembly of zirconium phosphonates based on tritopic linkers. Dalton Transactions
  3. & Epoxy-cross-linked Polyamine CO2 Sorbents Enhanced via Hydrophobic Functionalization. Chemistry of Materials
  4. & New Directions in Metal Phosphonate and Phosphinate Chemistry. Crystals 9(5), 270
  5. & A new approach to enhancing the CO2 capture performance of defective UiO-66 via post-synthetic defect exchange. Dalton Transactions 48(10), 3349-3359.

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  • Novel ultrastable metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for carbon dioxide capture. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Enrico Andreoli

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2015 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow Paul Scherrer Institut – ETH Zürich
January 2013 March 2013 Visiting Scholar University of California, San Diego
2011 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow Università di Perugia, Perugia
2007 2011 PhD Student Università di Perugia, Perugia

External Responsibilities

  • Scientific Advisor, novoMOF AG

    2017 - Present

Current Projects

MSCA Cofund Fellowship: "Design and synthesis of new highly stable metal-organic frameworks based on phosphonate linkers for carbon dioxide capture.”

EPSRC First Grant: "Defect-engineered metal-organic frameworks for carbon dioxide capture"