Functional nanoporous materials Lab
Nanoporous materials can be classified into three categories according to their pore size: microporous (or metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in our study) (< 2 nm), mesoporous (2 – 50 nm), and macroporous (> 50 nm). These nanoporous materials exhibit high surface areas, controllable morphology (nanoparticle and thin films), and tunable surface functionalities (amino group, thiol group, carboxylic group; therefore, they have been showing great potential in many chemical engineering fields. Our research topics are focused on the synthesis of novel nanoporous materials (the composition includes silica, metal oxides, and carbon) for solving biomedical, energy and environmental issues.
Dr. Kevin C.-W. Wu
Department of Chemical Engineering
National Taiwan University