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. small.
  2. "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.
  3. "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.
  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.
  5. "Light-harvesting and ultrafast energy migration in porphyrin-based metal–organic frameworks." Ho-Jin Son, Shengye Jin, Sameer Patwardhan, Sander J Wezenberg, Nak Cheon Jeong, Monica So, Christopher E Wilmer, Amy A Sarjeant, George C Schatz, Randall Q Snurr, Omar K Farha, Gary P Wiederrecht, Joseph T Hupp. Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Recent Publications
  1. "The role of molecular modelling and simulation in the discovery and deployment of metal-organic frameworks for gas storage and separation." Arni Sturluson, Melanie T Huynh, Alec R Kaija, Caleb Laird, Sunghyun Yoon, Feier Hou, Zhenxing Feng, Christopher E Wilmer, Yamil J Colón, Yongchul G Chung, Daniel W Siderius, Cory M Simon. Molecular Simulation.
  2. "Heat flux for many-body interactions: Corrections to LAMMPS." Paul Boone, Hasan Babaei, Christopher E Wilmer. Journal of chemical theory and computation.
  3. "Intelligent selection of metal-organic framework arrays for methane sensing via genetic algorithms." Jenna Ann Gustafson, Christopher E Wilmer. ACS sensors.
  4. "Designing a SAW Sensor Array with MOF Sensing Layers for Carbon Dioxide and Methane." Jagannath Devkota, Paul R Ohodnicki, Jenna A Gustafson, Christopher E Wilmer, David W Greve. 2019 Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and European Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF/IFC).
  5. "High-throughput calculations of metal organic frameworks: Mixed matrix membranes for carbon capture." Jan Steckel, Samir Budhathoki, Paul Boone, Christopher Wilmer. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY.

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