Porous Materials@Work for Sustainability is divided into a set of 12 sub-projects (P1-P12), which typically bundle hitherto unconnected research lines at TU Graz. These sub-projects pursue at least two of the following four overarching targets:

  1. Clean energy
  2. Green chemistry
  3. Recycling
  4. Monitoring

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. Two key researchers responsible for each project jointly supervise a PhD-student and are supported by a variable number of partners who comprise other key researchers, associate researchers, and external collaborators. 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. 


P1: New routes towards hierarchically porous metal sulfide films for catalysis

P2: Porous metal sulphide photocatalysts for green hydrogen production

P3: Additive manufacturing of novel porous catalysts for sustainable fuel production

P4: Cell&enyzme@ZIF-8 bioreactor for sustainable synthesis of organic precursors

P5: Azobenzene Crosslinked Carbohydrates for the Selective Uptake/Release of Biologically Active Species

P6: Magnetically responsive hydrogen-bonded organic frameworks biocomposites

P7: Direct electron transfer on nanoporous metal-enzyme hybrid electrodes

P8: MOFs on nanoporous metals as host systems for immobilization of enzymes with pollutant sensitivity

P9: Metal organic framework based optical sensing materials

P10: Understanding phononic heat transport in metal-organic frameworks

P11: Understanding anharmonicities in the phonons of metal-organic frameworks

P12: Accurate quantification of specific surface areas and porosity of hierarchical porous systems