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: Prof. Veniamin Morgenshtern, Daniel Galada, Elly Ivanova, Alina Emelianova, Chris Dobrzanski. Back row: Dr. Andrei Kolesnikov, Alexander Guillen, Prof. Gennady Gor, Marcos Molina.
News and recent publications
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!
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.
Earlier news items are here.