The Gor group at NJIT

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.

Group meeting and group photo during the COVID crisis.

News and recent publications

7/15/2020: Gennady presented a overview of ChemE profession and ChemE research for a group high-school students participating in the Liberty Science Center's summer research program Partners in Science

7/06/2020: Welcome to our High School Summer Research Interns, participants of the Partners in Science program run by the Liberty Science Center: Aditya Sivaraman from South Brunswick High School and Caroline Zhao from Union County Magnet High School!

6/26/2020: Alina gave a talk at the NJIT Material Advantage Meeting. She presented some preliminary results on her work "Adsorption-Induced Deformation of Faujasite Zeolites: Molecular Simulation Study". The video of her presentation is available on youtube.

6/24/2020: Congratulations to Alina and Max, their paper "Solvation Pressure in Spherical Mesopores: Macroscopic Theory and Molecular Simulations" was published in AIChE Journal. The PDF is available at DOI: 10.1002/aic.16542

6/07/2020: We are looking for a new Ph.D. student to join the lab in the Fall 2020!

5/29/2020: Congratulations to Elly on her succesful qualifying examination!

4/28/2020: Welcome to Maya Ghosh and Vinny Tews, who joined the group recently as undergraduate researches!

4/17/2020: Congratulations to Chris on successful Ph.D. defense!

4/08/2020: Congratulations to Alina who has been awarded a Chemical Engineering Annual Scholarship and Service Award for her outstanding service to the department!

4/01/2020: Another paper by Chris and Nick was published, now in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Congratulations! The work "Compressibility of Simple Fluid in Cylindrical Confinement: Molecular Simulation and Equation of State Modeling" demonstrates how a modified cubic EOS predicts the departure of compressibility of fluid due to confinement.
The PDF is available at DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c00693

3/21/2020: The long-awaited paper by Lukas Ludescher came out in Adsorption. His work "Capillary Bridge Formation between Hexagonally Ordered Carbon Nanorods" resulted from his research visit in the Fall 2017. It presented a neat analytical model for gas adsorption in templated monolithic nanoporous carbons.
The PDF is available at DOI: 10.1007/s10450-020-00215-6

1/20/2020: Congratulations to Nick and Chris on their new paper, which came out in Energy & Fuels today! The work "Compressibility of Supercritical Methane in Nanopores: a Molecular Simulation Study" shows that the effect of confinement on compressibility of supercritical fluid is much stronger than on subcritical.
The PDF is available at DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b03592

1/16/2020: Gennady visited two leading universities in Moscow. He attended a Workshop at SkolTech, presenting a talk "Compressibility of Simple Fluids in Nanopores and its Effect on Wave Propagation in Fluid-Saturated Porous Media". Additionally he presented "Adsorption-Induced Deformation of Nanoporous Materials" at joint seminar organized by the Center for Design, Manufacturing, and Materials (CDMM) and the Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE).
At Moscow State University Gennady visited the physics department and gave a seminar on "Compressibility of Subcritical and Supercritical Fluids Confined in Nanopores".

12/17/2019: Gennady has been awarded NSF CAREER Award from the CBET Interfacial Engineering Program "Coupling Adsorption and Mechanics: Towards the Development of Smart Porous Materials"

12/09/2019: Congratulations to Alina on successful defence of her dissertation proposal!

11/15/2019: The Gor group attended the AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Chris, Max and Alina delivered oral presentations, Gennady chaired Molecular Simulations of Adsorption session.

10/21/2019: Congratulations to Max on his new paper, which came out in Langmuir today. The work "Pore Size Distribution of Silica Colloidal Crystals from Nitrogen Adsorption Isotherms" is a result of collaboration with Dr. Galukhin from Kazan Federal University.
The PDF is available at DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02252

10/21/2019: Gennady visited Ohio University presenting a talk "Compressibility of Simple Fluids Confined in Nanopores" in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar series.

10/01/2019: Welcome to new group members: undergraduate researchers Alexander Guillen and Daniel Galada, and visiting researchers Dr. Andrei Kolesnkiov and Prof. Veniamin Morgenshtern.

9/01/2019: New academic year starts, and we welcome the new group member, Gary Thomas scholarship recipient, Elly 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!

Earlier news items are here.

Last modified: June 27, 2020

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