(May 30, 2019) Prof. Amanda Morris has been awarded a 3-year, $225K grant from the Army Research Office in support of her group’s project titled “Tuning Metal Organic Framework Structure for Efficient Diffusion and Degradation of Chemical Warfare Agents”. Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are porous coordination polymers that have the potential to be used in filters that both capture and degrade chemical warfare agents with unmatched efficiency. The project will work to synthesize zirconium-based MOFs with systematically varied topologies and to synthesize and characterize MOFs with controlled defect densities.

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