(July 19, 2021) Prof. Amanda Morris has been awarded a $480K award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research for a project titled, “Fundamental Investigations into the Metal-Organic Framework Redox-Hopping Charge Transport.” According to the technical abstract, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a promising platform for electrocatalysis, electrochemical energy storage and electrochemical sensing. Morris and her group have become pioneers in the field with over 35 publications on the subject. This project is a continuation of that work, this time further exploring the fundamental charge transport process. Specifically, this new work will focus on establishing structure-function relationships in MOFs and identifying key design parameters for MOF synthesis, which has applications in electrochromics and biomass catalysis.

Read the full abstract here