The Functional Materials, Design, Discovery and Development (FMD3) Laboratory, headed by Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi, focuses on the development of new functional materials for different applications such as gas storage/separation or catalysis. FMD3 has an internationally recognized expertise in the fabrication of novel Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) employing unique strategies such as Molecular Building Blocks, Supermolecular Building Blocks, Supermolecular Building Layers, Zeolite-like MOFs that allow the design of new MOFs with specific structural characteristics. The ability to control the structure and chemistry at the molecular level allows the FMD3 laboratory to specifically design and fabricate MOF materials for many different purposes. Depending on the desired application (e.g., carbon capture, methane storage, hydrocarbons separation, CO2 conversion, etc.), FMD3 has implemented appropriate strategies for the further development of MOF-based nanosized thin films or membranes to meet the requirements.