Research Interests

​The development of innovative materials suitable to tackle tomorrow's environmental, societal & energetic global challenges is a key topic in chemistry and materials science. Therefore, the deep understanding and control of the assembly of three-dimensional, periodic molecules is one of the main requirements.

My research is mainly focused on the discovery and development of new tools and strategies to achieve rational design of open (porous) frameworks (MOFs, COFs, MOPs...) that can find applications in gas storage, separation, molecule immobilization, drug release, catalysis, sensing, etc.

Through intensive geometrical studies, I have, along the years, developed a deep interest and gained specific knowledge in how and why combining A & B molecular building blocks will lead, or not, to the expected resulting C material.

Selected Publications

  • Geometry mismatch and reticular chemistry: strategies to assemble metal-organic frameworks with non-default topolog...
    V. Guillerm and D. Maspoch
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141, (42), 16517 16538, (2019)
  • Post-synthetic selective ligand cleavage by solid-gas phase ozonolysis fuses micropores into mesopores in MOFs
    V. Guillerm, H. Xu, J. Albalad, I. Imaz, and D. Maspoch
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140 (44), 15022 15030 Highlighted in ..., (2018)
  • Zigzag ligands for transversal design in reticular chemistry: unveiling new structural opportunities for MOFs
    V. Guillerm, T. Grancha, I. Imaz, J. Juanhuix and D. Maspoch
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140 (32), 10153 10157 Highlighted in ..., (2018)
  • Discovery and introduction of a (3,18)-connected net as an ideal blueprint for the design of Metal-Organic Framewor...
    V. Guillerm, Ł.J. Weseliński, Y. Belmabkhout, A.J. Cairns, V. D’Elia, Ł. Wojtas, K. Adil a...
    Nature Chemistry, 6 (8), 673 680 Highlighted as journal front cover and in Natu..., (2014)
  • A supermolecular building approach for the design and construction of Metal-Organic Frameworks
    V. Guillerm, D. Kim, J.F. Eubank, R. Luebke, X. Liu, K. Adil, M.S. Lah and M. Eddaoudi
    Chemical Society Reviews, 43, 6141 6172, (2014)
  • Porous organic polymers with anchored aldehydes: A new platform for post-synthetic amine functionalization en route...
    V. Guillerm, Ł.J. Weseliński, M. Alkordi, M.I. H. Mohideen, Y. Belmabkhout, A.J. Cairns, a...
    Chemical Communications, 50, 1937 1040 Highlighted as journal front cover, (2014)
  • A series of isoreticular, highly stable, porous zirconium oxide based metal-organic frameworks
    V. Guillerm, F. Ragon, M. Dan-Hardi, T. Devic, M. Vishnuvarthan, B. Campo, A. Vimont, G. C...
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 51(37), 9267 9271 Highlighted as journ..., (2012)

Education Profile

  • ​2007-2011. Ph.D. in chemistry & materials - metal-organic frameworks chemistry: synthesis, functionalization and adsorption properties of new porous hybrid solids. Université de Versailles – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Institut Lavoisier de Versailles, France 
  • 2005-2007. Master of Science in chemistry, specializing in solid-state chemistry and materials Université de Rennes 1, France 
  • 2004-2005. Bachelor of Science in the physics and chemistry of materials Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambresis, France 
  • 2002-2004. Polytechnic college in chemistry Institut Universitaire Technologique de l’Université de Rennes 1, France

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-present. Research Scientist, FMD3 group, AMPM center. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology​ (KAUST), KSA
  • 2015-2019. Postdoctoral Fellow (Marie-Curie 2015/2017), NanoUp group. Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Technology (ICN2), Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), CSIC, Spain
  • 2011-2014. Postdoctoral Fellow, FMD3 group, AMPM center. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology​ (KAUST), KSA
  • 2007-2011. Ph.D. in chemistry & materials - metal-organic frameworks chemistry: synthesis, functionalization and adsorption properties of new porous hybrid solids. Université de Versailles – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Institut Lavoisier de Versailles, France 


Scientific and Professional Memberships


Awards

​Nov. 2014: Awarded at the 4th IEEE & IET Workshop Week:

  • 2nd prize for image visual impact
  • 3rd prize from the audience