As the HR Partner for the Division, Jerry will be the first point of HR contact for all faculty and people managers. Jerry will be working closely with faculty and people managers to understand strategic and key day-to-day operational needs of the Division and provide data-driven insights and solutions. Jerry will act as a conduit and broker HR services and solutions to develop organizational capability of the Division. Jerry will also be an advocate for change to support the Division to be a Purpose-Driven, Engaging and High-Performing team and contribute to the Vision, Mission and Strategic Priorities of the University.
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DATE: Wednesday, May 12 - Thursday, May 20, 2021
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DATE: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
DATE: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
TIME: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
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Abstract: Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a class of highly porous, hybrid, functional and crystalline extended coordination compounds. They show exceptional properties, which render them ideal for a wide range of applications including gas storage and catalysis. Especially for catalysis, MOFs are receiving attraction as well defined supports for organometallic heterogeneous catalysis. Particularly the post-synthetic modifications of secondary building units (SBU) containing hydroxides moieties have gain tremendous interest for the development of supported transition metal catalysts.
The objective of this dissertation is to explore the synthesis, reactivity and functionalization of SBU containing hydroxide units with transition metal catalyst using the Surface Organometallic Chemistry (SOMC) strategy and methods.
The first part of this dissertation gives a detailed application of SOMC strategy to MOFs with the selective grafting of a W(≡CtBu)(CH2tBu)3 complex on the highly crystalline and mesoporous Zr-NU-1000 MOF. The obtained single site material, Zr-NU-1000-W, was characterized using state of the art experimental methods and all the steps leading to the final grafted molecular complex were identified by DFT. Zr-NU-1000-W was active for olefin metathesis and was further fine-tuned by activation with EtAlCl2 giving a more selective and stable catalyst for olefin metathesis.
The second part of the dissertation describes the deliberate design and bulk synthesis of a new zirconium based MOF, Zr-she-MOF-2, and highlights the discovery of a new highly connected MOF based on a careful combination of rare earth (RE) metals with heterobifunctional triangular tetrazole-based ligand, RE-urx-MOF-1. Additionally, the replacement of the tetrazolate functionality by carboxylate, leads to the formation of a different MOF structure RE-gea-MOF-4 having the gea topology with the presence of 18-connected nonanuclear rare earth cluster. Both Zr-she-MOF-2 and RE-gea-MOF-4 present functional SBU and are active for the coupling of epoxides with CO2 to form cyclic carbonate in the presence of Bu4NBr.
DATE: Thursday, June 10, 2021
DATE: Tuesday, June 15 - Thursday, June 17, 2021
TIME: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
LOCATION:KAUST Webinar via Zoom
We are very excited to announce that KAUST in collaboration with Iraya Energies will be hosting a virtual summer school on the use of Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing (NLP) specifically applied to geoscientific applications.
DATE: Thursday, June 24, 2021
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DATE: Sunday, July 18 - Thursday, July 22, 2021
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