Porous Materials@Work is divided into a set of 11 sub-projects (P1-P11), which typically bundle hitherto unconnected research lines at TU Graz. These sub-projects are part of four focus areas

Design of new porous materials
Controlled growth of porous systems
Application of porous materials in sensing
Application of porous materials in biotechnology

The structure, resembling a technological platform, was conceived in order to create and consolidate a research network within TU Graz, sharing resources, expertise and equipment. The two key researchers responsible for each project (red spheres in the figures above) jointly supervise a PhD-student and are supported by a variable number of partners who comprise other key researchers, associate researchers (yellow spheres in the figures above), and external collaborators (green ring). These provide specific expertise/equipment for conducting additional tasks required within the sub-project. This setup generates a highly branched structure maximizing interaction between all people involved in the lead project. The actual interaction matrix is shown on the right side above).


P1: New types of highly conducting and functional COFs and MOFs: Chemistry

P2: New types of highly conducting and functional COFs and MOFs: Structure and Modelling

P3: Routes towards ordered porous metal sulfide layers

P4: Heteroepitaxial growth of MOFs

P5: Vapor deposition of metal-organic nanoporous materials

P6: Pore formation in metals - modeling based on experimental data

P7: Fast optoelectronic sensors based on hydrogels grown under nanoconfinement

P8: Micro-fluidic sensor platform based on cellulose materials and mesoporous hybrids

P9: Porous materials for optical sensing of methane

P10: Application potentials of nanoporous metals in biocatalysis

P11: Porous biocomposites based on enzyme encapsulated into MOFs