Based on the Italian government guidelines in force until July 1st 2021 about the organization of conferences and schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, MOFschool2021 will be held as a completely in-remote event.


It is a great pleasure for us to welcome you to the
Second International School on Porous Materials (MOFschool2021)


2021-05-11 08_53_13-WindowMetal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Covalent organic Frameworks (COFs) are advanced porous materials deriving from the linking of (organic/inorganic and organic/organic) building units. In the past twenty years, the broad library of building units and synthetic conditions has allowed the preparation and consequent investigation of a huge number of MOFs and COFs showing intriguing functional properties – adsorption, separation, heterogeneous catalysis, sensing, drug delivery, to list a few – that outperform, in many aspects, those of classical porous materials.

In a number of occasions, the functional properties and potential applications of these non-conventional porous materials has prompted their appearance on the market or testing in technologically relevant devices. Despite this, there still exists a large playground for isolating new substances and/or improving the properties of existing ones.

As this vast and interdisciplinary research field is advancing at a very fast pace, two years after the success of the first International School on Porous Materials we feel that times are mature to propose a second edition of the event, MOFschool2021, despite the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

To the aim, MOFschool2021 lecturers panel can count on a number of internationally recognized scientists, including Silvia Bordiga, Elisa Borfecchia, Jose Casaban, Valentina Colombo, Mircea Dincă, Roland Fischer, Felipe Gándara, Jorge Gascón, Stuart James, Stefan Kaskel, Piero Macchi, Carlos Martí-Gastaldo, Jorge A.R. Navarro, Davide M. Proserpio, and Omar M. Yaghi.

MOFSchool2021, jointly organized by the Universities of Insubria, Milano La Statale and Granada, has made a great effort to encourage participation of young, enthusiastic scientists from all over the world, for which we are gratefully indebted to our generous funders.

We are looking forward to welcoming you, possibly to Villa del Grumello
and we are convinced you will spend a very fruitful time during the School!

Sincerely yours,

Valentina Colombo, Simona Galli and Jorge A.R. Navarro (School Directors)