University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota


The NMG discovers and studies a novel class of materials, namely, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). These materials find use in many energy-relevant processes and their next-generation computational design offers a high-payoff opportunity. Towards that end, the NMGC develops state-of-the-art molecular- and material-simulations tools and employs them to characterize and predict the performance of millions of as-yet-unsynthesized materials. The NMGC will additionally provide a repository of experimental structures and associated properties for the rapidly growing scientific communities that are interested in using these materials in energy-relevant technologies.



NMGC All-Hands Meeting October 18-19, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN
The 2014 All-Hands meeting will be hosted by the University of Minnesota and held at The St. Paul Hotel. Please direct question on logistics to

Recent News & Events

Chemists turn key to new energy future
June 27, 2014
Chemists turn key to new energy future. U chemists explain new reaction, demonstrating how quantum mechanics can help design more energy-efficient catalysts.U chemistry professors Laura Gagliardi and Don Truhlar, along with U graduate students and colleagues at UC Berkeley, took up this challenge by starting with the simpler but closely related problem of how to convert ethane—a two-carbon molecule—into ethanol at room temperature and pressure. In short, Berkeley built a catalyst and the U researchers used advanced computations to explain how it worked. Read more


group photo

Past All-Hands Meetings

NMGC All-Hands Meeting October 26-27, 2013 in Berkeley, CA

NMGC Kick Off Meeting | November 17-18, 2012
Thank you to all the presenters and participants at the NMG Center Kick Off meeting.