Christopher Wilmer

Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2013
Summary:

Our group designs hypothetical materials to help address energy and environmental challenges. We are interested in creating sophisticated nanostructures; potentially as complex (and useful) as molecular machines found in Nature. Our strategy is to computationally design and study new materials and then work work with our experimental collaborators to synthesize those materials in the lab. We are active software developers, and we build new computational tools to address problems nobody has tackled before.

Students

Hasan Babaei

Postdoctoral Fellow

hasan.babaei@pitt.edu
940 Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15213

Affiliation:

Mechanical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Education:

  • B.S./B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, 2006
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2009
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, 2014

Paul Boone

Staff

paulboone@pitt.edu
940 Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15213
412-624-4888

Affiliation:

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Education:

  • B.S./B.Sc., Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Brian Day

Graduate Student

brd84@pitt.edu
940 Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15213

Affiliation:

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Jenna Gustafson

Graduate Student

jag227@pitt.edu
940 Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15213

Affiliation:

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Alec Kaija

Graduate Student

ark111@pitt.edu
940 Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15213
(401) 885-7069

Affiliation:

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Michelene Saliba

Undergraduate Student


3333 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh PA, 15213

Affiliation:

Biology
Carlow University

Kutay Sezginel

Graduate Student

kbs37@pitt.edu
940 Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15213

Affiliation:

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Most Cited Publications
  1. "Nanoscale forces and their uses in self‐assembly," Kyle JM Bishop, Christopher E Wilmer, Siowling Soh, Bartosz A Grzybowski, WILEY‐VCH Verlag (2009).
  2. "Review and analysis of molecular simulations of methane, hydrogen, and acetylene storage in metal–organic frameworks," Rachel B Getman, Youn-Sang Bae, Christopher E Wilmer, Randall Q Snurr, Chemical reviews (2011).
  3. "Metal–organic framework materials with ultrahigh surface areas: is the sky the limit?," Omar K Farha, Ibrahim Eryazici, Nak Cheon Jeong, Brad G Hauser, Christopher E Wilmer, Amy A Sarjeant, Randall Q Snurr, SonBinh T Nguyen, A Özgür Yazaydın, Joseph T Hupp, Journal of the American Chemical Society (2012).
  4. "Large-scale screening of hypothetical metal–organic frameworks," Christopher E Wilmer, Michael Leaf, Chang Yeon Lee, Omar K Farha, Brad G Hauser, Joseph T Hupp, Randall Q Snurr, Nature Chemistry (2012).
  5. "Self-assembly: from crystals to cells," Bartosz A Grzybowski, Christopher E Wilmer, Jiwon Kim, Kevin P Browne, Kyle JM Bishop, Soft Matter (2009).
Recent Publications
  1. "The role of molecular modeling & simulation in the discovery and deployment of metal-organic frameworks for gas storage and separation," Arni Sturluson, Melanie T Huynh, Alec Kaija, Caleb Laird, Sunghyun Yoon, Feier Hou, Zhenxing Feng, Christopher E Wilmer, Yamil J Colón, Yongchul G Chung, Daniel Siderius, Cory Simon, ChemRxiv (2019).
  2. "High-throughput computational prediction of the cost of carbon capture using mixed matrix membranes," Samir Budhathoki, Olukayode Ajayi, Janice A Steckel, Christopher E WilmerEnergy & Environmental Science (2019).
  3. "Networks For Organic Reactions And Compounds," Bartosz A Grzybowski, Kyle JM Bishop, Bartiomiej Kowatczyk, Christopher E Wilmer, (2018).
  4. "Optimizing information content in MOF sensor arrays for analyzing methane-air mixtures," Jenna A Gustafson, Christopher E WilmerSensors and Actuators B: Chemical (2018).
  5. "Progress Towards the Design of Metal-Organic Frameworks with Targeted Thermal Conductivities," Christopher E Wilmer, Hasan Babaei, Kutay Sezginel, Patrick A Asinger, Meeting Abstracts (2018).

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