Functional Materials

Symposium EE

Physical Properties of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

Metal-organic frameworks are on the research frontier due to their outstanding properties and promising applications in energy and environment. As an emergent class of condensed matters, they show fascinating physical properties which are unavailable in traditional inorganic and organic materials. To fully understand their physical properties and associated functionalities, interdisciplinary discussions and debates are urgently needed. The symposium will bring together leading international experts from various backgrounds to discuss current and emerging trends about physical properties of metal-organic frameworks, and also explore new research directions and frontiers.

This symposium will focus on, but not limit to, the following physical properties of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs):

  • Phase Transitions, ferroelectricity and multiferroicity;
  • Electronics (dielectrics, sensors etc.);
  • Photocatalysis and electrocatalysis;
  • Mechanical properties and high-pressure behaviours;
  • Thermal expansion and structural flexibility;
  • Amorphous, glassy and liquid MOFs;
  • Magnetic properties of MOFs;
  • Optics (light emission, lasing, plasmonics, photo-detection, ultrafast phenomena and non-linear optics);
  • Proton conductivity and ionic mobility.

~ Speakers’ list forthcoming ~


Sir Anthony K. Cheetham
University of Cambridge, UK

Wei Ji
National University of Singapore, Singapore


Wei Li
Nankai University, China


Wei Ji
National University of Singapore, Singapore