Chemical and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering

ERC Starting Grant 2017

COSMOS : Computational Simulations of MOFs for Gas Separations

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Launched in 2017, the main goal of COSMOS is to use innovative computation techniques to help find materials which capture carbondioxide, a green house gas contributing to global warming. Prof. Seda Keskin is studying thousands of materials known as Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF) whose physical, chemical and structural properties mean they perform well in certain chemical applications. These materials will be analyzed using molecular simulations and the results used to design new MOFs with extraordinary carbondioxide separation performance.

Prof. Keskin is leading the Nanomaterials, Energy and Molecular Modeling Research Group (NEMO) at Koç University. Her main focus is on on energy applications of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). She is the first woman in Türkiye who received the ERC grant in the field of engineering.