Mickaele Bonneau

Research Scientists

Research Scientist


Building 5 Level 3, 3326

Research Interests

My research interests include the discovery of innovative porous materials for the capture (CO2...), storage (H2, O2, CH4...), and separation of small molecules of industrial interest. In addition, the processing of such materials disrupts the actual methods.
My work encompasses the synthesis, physisorption analysis, scale-up, and shaping of these materials.

Selected Publications

  • Control of hysteretic sorption of a flexible catenated metal-organic framework for practical acetylene storage, Bonneau, M.; Lavenn, C.; Sugimoto, K.; Legrand, A.; Ogawa, T.; Coudert, F.-X.; Réau, R.; Otake, K.-I.; Kitagawa, S.; Nat. Chem. ,2022
  • Guest-selective gate-opening by pore engineering of two-dimensional Kagomè lattice porous coordination polymers
    Bonneau, M.; Sugimoto, K.; Otake, K.-I.; Tsuji, Y.; Shimanaka, N.; Lavenn, C.; Kitagawa, S.; Nat. Sci. 2021 DOI: 10.1002/ntls.10020
  • Upscale study of a binary pillared layered MOF for hydrocarbon gas storage and separation
    Bonneau, M.; Lavenn, C.; Ginet, P.; Otake, K.-I.; Kitagawa, S.; Green. Chem. 2020, 22, 718-724.


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom, 2015
  • M.Sc., Molecular Chemistry, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France, 2011
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France, 2009

Professional Profile

2016-2021: Postdoctoral fellow, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

KAUST Affiliations

PSE - Physical and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) gas sorption Gas separation Gas storage CO2 Capture thin films membranes