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Controlled Crystal Growth and Large Scale Integration of Functional Materials by Microfluidic Means (CoInFun)

Applicant Puigmarti-Luis Josep
Number 160174
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Institut für Chemie- und Bioingenieurwissenschaften ETH Zürich
Institution of higher education ETH Zurich - ETHZ
Main discipline Material Sciences
Start/End 01.05.2015 - 30.04.2019
Approved amount 491'900.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
Material Sciences
Chemical Engineering

Keywords (4)

Functional materials; Microfluidics; Self-assembly; Materials science

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Im Projekt CoInFun werden einzigartige und exzellente physikalische Eigenschaften der Mikrofluidik-technologie, einem „top-down“ Ansatz, entwickelt um neue molekulare Anordnungen herzustellen im nano- bis mikro-skaligen Bereich.
Lay summary
Hauptziel in CoInFun ist die Entwicklung neuer mikrofluider Methoden für ein kontrolliertes Wachstum, eine gesteuerte Zusammenführung, der Lokalisation und der Integration von multiplen funktionellen Materialien.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 08.09.2015

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
In CoInFun, we aim to employ the excellent and unique physical properties of microfluidic technologies (a top-down approach) to control, guide, integrate and localize the assembly of different molecular building-blocks from the nanoscale to the micrometer scale and beyond.
Lay summary
CoInFun main objective is to provide with novel microfluidic methodologies for controlled growth, guided assembly, localization and integration of multiple functional materials on surfaces employing microfluidic tools.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 08.09.2015

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Fabrication of arbitrary three-dimensional suspended hollow microstructures in transparent fused silica glass
Kotz Frederik, Risch Patrick, Arnold Karl, Sevim Semih, Puigmartí-Luis Josep, Quick Alexander, Thiel Michael, Hrynevich Andrei, Dalton Paul D., Helmer Dorothea, Rapp Bastian E. (2019), Fabrication of arbitrary three-dimensional suspended hollow microstructures in transparent fused silica glass, in Nature Communications, 10(1), 1439-1439.
In-Flow MOF Lithography
Sevim Semih, Franco Carlos, Liu Hongjun, Roussel Hervé, Rapenne Laetitia, Rubio-Zuazo Juan, Chen Xiang-Zhong, Pané Salvador, Muñoz-Rojas David, deMello Andrew J., Puigmartí-Luis Josep (2019), In-Flow MOF Lithography, in Advanced Materials Technologies, 1800666-1800666.
Continuous- versus Segmented-Flow Microfluidic Synthesis in Materials Science
Gonidec Mathieu, Puigmartí-Luis Josep (2019), Continuous- versus Segmented-Flow Microfluidic Synthesis in Materials Science, in Crystals, 9(1), 12-12.
Imaging Technologies for Biomedical Micro- and Nanoswimmers
Pané Salvador, Puigmartí-Luis Josep, Bergeles Christos, Chen Xiang-Zhong, Pellicer Eva, Sort Jordi, Počepcová Vanda, Ferreira Antoine, Nelson Bradley J. (2018), Imaging Technologies for Biomedical Micro- and Nanoswimmers, in Advanced Materials Technologies, 1800575-1800575.
Self-assembled materials and supramolecular chemistry within microfluidic conditions: from common thermodynamic states to non-equilibrium structures'
Sevim Semih, Sorrenti Alessandro, Franco Carlos, Furukawa Shiuhei, Pane Salvador, deMello Andrew J., Puigmarti-Luis Josep (2018), Self-assembled materials and supramolecular chemistry within microfluidic conditions: from common thermodynamic states to non-equilibrium structures', in Chemical Society Reviews, 47, 3788-3803.
Synthesis of graphene-based photocatalysts for water splitting by laser-induced doping with ionic liquids
Perez del Pino Angel, Gonzalez-Campo Arantzazu, et al, Puigmarti-Luis Josep (2018), Synthesis of graphene-based photocatalysts for water splitting by laser-induced doping with ionic liquids, in Carbon, 130, 48-58.
Microfluidic-based synthesis of covalent organic frameworks (COFs): a tool for continuous production of COF fibers and direct printing on a surface
Abrishamkar Afshin, Rodríguez-San-Miguel David, Rodríguez Navarro Jorge Andrés, (2017), Microfluidic-based synthesis of covalent organic frameworks (COFs): a tool for continuous production of COF fibers and direct printing on a surface, in J. Vis. Exp., e56020.
Synthesis of crystalline materials using microfluidic devices: from isolation of out-ofequilibrium crystal structures to direct printing of conformal fibres of crystalline materials on surfaces
Abrishamkar Afshin, Mas-Ballesté Ruben, deMello Andrew, Puigmarti-Luis Josep (2017), Synthesis of crystalline materials using microfluidic devices: from isolation of out-ofequilibrium crystal structures to direct printing of conformal fibres of crystalline materials on surfaces, in Proc. of the μTAS conference, MicroTAS, Savannah, Georgia (USA).
Crystalline fibres of a covalent organic framework through bottom-up microfluidic synthesis
David Rodrıguez-San-Miguel, Afshin Abrishamkar, Jorge A. R. Navarro, Romen Rodriguez-Trujillo, David B. Amabilino, Ruben Mas-Balleste, Felix Zamora, Josep Puigmartı-Luis (2016), Crystalline fibres of a covalent organic framework through bottom-up microfluidic synthesis, in Chemical Communications, 9212-9215.
Freezing the non-classical crystal growth of a coordination polymer using controlled dynamic gradients
M. Rubio-Martínez, I. Imaz, N. Domingo, A. Abrishamkar, T. Sotto Mayor, R. M. Rossi, C. Carbonell, A. J. deMello, D. B. Amabilino, D. Maspoch, J. Puigmartí-Luis (2016), Freezing the non-classical crystal growth of a coordination polymer using controlled dynamic gradients, in Advanced Materials, 8150-8155.
'Microfluidic pneumatic cages: a novel approach for in-chip crystal trapping, manipulation and controlled chemical treatment
Afshin Abrishamkar, Markos Paradinas, Elena Bailo, Romen Rodriguez-Trujillo, Raphael Pfattner, René M. Rossi, Carmen Ocal, Andrew J. deMello, David B. Amabilino, Josep Puigmartí-Luis (2016), 'Microfluidic pneumatic cages: a novel approach for in-chip crystal trapping, manipulation and controlled chemical treatment, in Journal of Visualized Experiments , e54193/1-e54193/7.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Prof. A. deMello Group, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences/ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Prof. Bradley Nelson’s group at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems/ETH-Zürich Switzerland (Europe)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Prof. David B. Amabilino Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Prof. Daniel Maspoch Comamala Spain (Europe)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
10th Singapore International Chemistry Conference (ISCC10) Talk given at a conference Engineering reaction-diffusion environments for chemistry and materials science 16.12.2018 Singapore, Singapore Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
43rd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC2018) Talk given at a conference Engineering liquid-liquid interfacial reactions for materials synthesis’ 30.07.2018 Sendai, Japan Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
11th European School on Molecular Nanoscience Talk given at a conference A Multifunctional Microfluidic Channel 20.05.2018 Tenerife, Spain Sevim Semih;
X European School on Molecular Nanoscience (ESMolNa2018) Talk given at a conference Engineering liquid-liquid interfacial reactions for materials synthesis’ 20.05.2018 Tenerife, Spain Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
University of Tokyo Individual talk Controlled Self-assembly and Materials Engineering in Flow 15.12.2017 Tokyo, Japan Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
Kansai University Individual talk Controlled Self-assembly and Materials Engineering in Flow 05.12.2017 Osaka, Japan Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
Summer School on Chiral Crystallization, Resolution & Deracemization Poster Supramolecular chemistry 03.07.2017 Nijmegen, Netherlands Sevim Semih;
Gordon Research Conference; Self-Assembly & Supramolecular Chemistry Poster Supramolecular chemistry in flow 22.05.2017 Les Diablerets, Switzerland Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
X European School on Molecular Nanoscience (ESMolNa2017) Talk given at a conference Microfluidic technologies for in flow chemistry 07.05.2017 Madrid, Spain Abrishamkar Afshin; Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
Invited speaker at Institut Catala de Nanotecnologia Individual talk Supramolecular chemistry in flow 05.05.2017 Bellaterra, Spain Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
Invited speaker at Laboratoire des Matériaux et du Génie Physique (LMGP) Individual talk Supramolecular chemistry in flow 13.04.2017 Grenoble, France Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
Invited speaker at Technical University Graz (TU Graz) Individual talk Microfluidics: a technology to control materials engineering 27.02.2017 Graz, Austria Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
Invited speaker at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) Individual talk Microfluidic technologies; a new method for materials synthesis 06.02.2017 Leuven, Belgium Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
Invited speaker at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Individual talk Self-assembly processes under dynamic conditions 23.01.2017 Madrid, Spain Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
Invited speaker at Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Individual talk Self-assembly processes under dynamic conditions 28.11.2016 Mainz, Germany Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
NanoScience@Surfaces, Cambridge, UK, August 1-4, 2016 Poster “An effective method to 3D print crystalline fibers of covalent-organic frameworks on a surface” 01.08.2016 Cambridge, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Puigmarti-Luis Josep; Abrishamkar Afshin;
MBL Conference Microfluidics 2016, Heidelberg, Germany, July 24-24, 2016. Poster “A Microfluidic Approach for In-Chip Synthesis, Manipulation and Controlled Chemical Treatment of Structures Using a Pneumatic Micro-Valve” 24.07.2016 Heidelberg, Germany Abrishamkar Afshin; Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
The ninth European School on Molecular Nanoscience (ESMolNa2016) Individual talk Microfluidics make the difference in self-assembly processes 29.05.2016 Tordesillas, Spain Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
Invited speaker at The Institute for Molecular Science (ICMol), University of Valencia Individual talk Self-assembly and controlled chemical treatments performed under microscale dynamic conditions’ 25.01.2016 Valencia, Spain Puigmarti-Luis Josep;
CeMS Symposium on “Processing and Engineering of Porous Materials” Individual talk Self-assembly and controlled chemical treatments performed under microscale dynamic conditions 26.11.2015 Kyoto, Japan Puigmarti-Luis Josep;


Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media Drawing designer COFs ChemistryWorld International 2016

Awards

Title Year
2019 Chemistry Travel Award Given by the Platform Chemistry of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), together with the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS). 2019
Registration fee waiver grant by MOF 2016 Conference Organizing Committee 2016
Travel Grant by Swiss Society for Crystallography 2016

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
181988 Functional 2D porous crystalline materials (2DMats) 01.01.2019 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Abstract

Nano- and micro-sized materials with functions determined at the molecular level require an effective and well-defined pattern to assemble in order to potentially improve their performance. A clear example of this is nature, which creates and exploits hierarchically organized structures with functions of remarkable complexity by mastering the self-assembly of individual molecular building blocks. In this context, conventional bottom-up approaches performed in standard laboratory conditions have shown great potential, e.g. the controlled optimization of building-blocks assembly has been demonstrated by monitoring external experimental conditions such as temperature, solvent, and/or concentration. Nevertheless, these common laboratory approaches have proven insufficient for a rapid integration of molecular components with specific functions into devices, hence limiting their upscaling and broad applicability. On the other hand, top-down approaches are also employed to organize molecules at the nanoscale for specific functions. For example, Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs) have shown high potential for molecular positioning on surfaces; however some hurdles such as multiple non-continuous processing and limited prototyping for scalable and reliable device fabrication must be overcome with these technologies. Herein, we aim to employ microfluidic technologies, and the unconventional fluidic dynamics at this scale, to tune self-assembly processes and to overcome common integration problems into surfaces.
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