Computational Laboratory for Porous Materials
Professor Gennady Gor and his group focus on porous materials and confined fluids, ranging from nanoporous adsorbents and polymer membranes to geological materials, like coal and shale. We use various modeling techniques to represent phenomena at the nanoscale: Monte Carlo simulations, molecular dynamics, density functional theory, etc.
Left to right. Front row: Marcos Molina, Juan Valencia, Nick Corrente, Suneedhi Laddha. Back row: Chris Dobrzanski, Gennady Gor, Alina Emelianova. Max Maximov could have filled the gap in the front row, but he was on vacation.
Photo by Nick Corrente
News and recent publications
9/01/2019: New academic year starts, and we welcome the new group member, Gary Thomas scholarship recipient, Ella Ivanova. Also, we wish best of luck to our alumn, Nick Corrente, who spent last 1.5 years in the group as an undergraduate researcher, and now starting as a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University.
8/22/2019: Juan Valencia, a high-school summer intern from Union City High School, presented the results of his research entitled "Molecular Simulation of Confined Fluid in Atomistically Rough Nanopore" at the 33rd Annual Partners in Science Research Symposium held at the Liberty Science Center.
8/05/2019: Suneedhi Laddah, a high-school summer intern from the JP Stevens High School presented her summer project "Assessment of Sandstone Nanoporosity and its Role for the Adsorption-Induced Deformation" at the NJIT's Provost High School Summer Research Symposium.
8/04/2019: The new paper from DIANA collaboration came out in Langmuir: Ludescher et al., "In-situ small-angle neutron scattering investigation of adsorption-induced deformation in silica with hierarchical porosity". This work is the first to use in situ SANS for measuring adsorption-induced deformation of mesoporous materials.
The PDF is available at DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01375
8/01/2019: Marcos Molina, rising sophomore in the CME department, and a research assistant in Gor's group presented his summer project "Integrated Solid-Fluid Interaction Potential for Modeling Gas Adsorption in Templated Mesoporous Carbons" at the NJIT's 12th International Undergraduate Research Symposium. You can learn more about this event at NJIT URI website: NJIT Undergraduate Research and Innovation (URI) Program
7/30/2019: Congratulations to Max on his succesfull dissertation proposal!
7/03/2019: Gennady presented an invited talk "Kinetic Model for Condensation-Induced Restructuring of Atmospheric Soot Aggregates" at the International Conference "Mechanisms and Non-Linear Problems of Nucleation and Growth of Crystals and Thin Films" held in St. Petersburg, on July 01-05, 2019.
6/25/2019: Welcome to our High School Summer Research Interns: Juan Valencia from Union City High School and Suneedhi Laddha from John P. Stevens High School!
6/23/2019: Gennady presented a plenary lecture "Compressibility of Confined Simple Fluid from an Equation of State and Molecular Simulation" at the XXII International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics in Russia organized in St. Petersburg State University, on June 19-23, 2019.
6/04/2019: Gennady visited Prof. Boris Gurevich at Curtin University in Western Australia and presented a talk "Compressibility of Simple Fluids Confined in Nanopores" at Curtin/CSIRO Geophysics Seminar.
Coincidentally, the joint paper with Boris "Modeling elastic properties of Vycor glass saturated with liquid and solid adsorbates" came out in Adsorption this week. The PDF is available online at: DOI: 10.1007/s10450-019-00123-4
5/28/2019: Gennady presented a talk "Molecular Simulations Shed Light on Potential Uses of Ultrasound in Nitrogen Adsorption Experiments" at the 13th Fundamentals of Adsorption Conference held in Cairns, Australia, on May 26-31, 2019.
5/24/2019: Chris presented a poster "Compressibility of Confined Fluids via Molecular Simulation and Equation of State Modeling" at the 16th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (FACM'19) held at NJIT on May 23-24, 2019.
5/22/2019: Gennady gave an invited talk "Elastic Properties of Simple Fluids in Mesopores" at the Japan Adsorption conference held in Chiba on May 21-23, 2019.
5/10/2019: Gennady attended the 11th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting of Interpore, organizing together with Patrick Huber the minisymposium "Fluids in Nanoporous Media". He also presented a collaborative work with geophysicists from Curtin University and CSIRO "The Effect of Water Adsorption on Deformation and Elastic Properties of Bentheim Sandstone".
5/03/2019: Gennady gave a seminar "Elastic Properties of Confined Fluids Probed by Ultrasound and by Molecular Simulations" at the Department of Physics at University of Barcelona.
4/26/2019: Congratulations to Max and Nick on the departmental awards! Max received the Graduate Student Early Publication Award; and Nick was awarded the NJIT Chemical Merit Scholarship.
4/22/2019: Dr. Rodolfo Venegas from Acoustics Research Centre at the University of Salford visited the Gor lab and presented his work within the graduate seminar series.
4/22/2019: Congratulations to Marcos Molina on 2019 Provost Summer Research Fellowship Award! The fellowship will support Marcos' research in the Gor group during the summer.
4/17/2019: Gennady gave a seminar "Elastic Properties of Confined Fluids Probed by Ultrasound and by Molecular Simulations" at the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company.
4/07/2019: Nick Corrente represented NJIT at the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition within the 2019 AICHE Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference at Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA (April 5-7, 2019). Nick presented a poster "Compressibility of confined simple fluid from an equation of state and molecular simulation".
2/28/2019: Gennady presented a talk "Compressibility of Simple Fluids Confined in Nanopores" at the seminar series of the Chemistry Department, Rutgers Newark.
2/25/2019: Gennady presented a talk "Compressibility of Simple Fluids Confined in Nanopores" at the seminar series of the Chemical Engineering Department, City College of New York.
2/19/2019: Gennady presented a talk "Molecular basis for ultrasonic characterization of nitrogen-saturated nanoporous materials" at the 1st Symposium on Acoustics of Nanoporous Materials at the Salford University, (Manchester, UK).
2/07/2019: Welcome to Marcos Molina, who joins the group as undergraduate researcher!
1/23/2019: Gor's group attended the Transport in Disordered Environments Workshop at Princeton University. Chris and Max presented their posters.
1/22/2019: Our paper "Mechanical Characterization of Hierarchical Structured Porous Silica by in-situ Dilatometry Measurements during Gas Adsorption" came out in Langmuir. This work is a continuation of our collaboration with ZAE Bayern, Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Montanuniversitaet Leoben and Rutgers University.
The PDF is available at DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03242
1/12/2019: Our paper "Porous Structure of Silica Colloidal Crystals" came out in Langmuir. This work is a collaborative work led by Prof. Galukhin, which presents the application of nitrogen adsorption to characterization of synthetic opals. Congratulations to Alina Emelianova, who carried out the modeling part of this work!
The PDF is available at DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03476
1/10/2019: Congratulations to Alina Emelianova on her succesful qualifying examination!
Earlier news items are here.