Advanced Materials Research Group


Our research concerns the study of the molecular mechanisms that control adsorption processes in porous materials. We are particularly interested in drug delivery systems, where nanotechnology has a fundamental impact to revolutionise cancer diagnosis and therapy. We are also interested in the use of novel porous materials for the necessary shift from today’s fossil-based energy economy to a more sustainable economy based on hydrogen and renewable energy, linked to the carbon capture to mitigate the effects of global warming. Our objective is to evaluate new strategies in the study of adsorption processes, the study and design of new porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and to develop new methods in the prediction of their performance.

In our work, we combine molecular simulation techniques such as grand canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to study adsorption and diffusion phenomena with experimental techniques that include gas adsorption, calorimetry, neutron and X-Ray diffraction and small-angle X-Ray scattering.

We are constantly seeking new members with a broad range of expertise, both in terms of experimental characterisation and simulations. Please, contact us by email for more information.

Adsorption on Porous Materials

Contact Details

Dr. David Fairen-Jimenez

Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology

University of Cambridge

Pembroke Street

Cambridge CB2 3RA

United Kingdom

Phone: (+0044) 01223 336633

Skype: David.Fairen