CFM director with atomistic model

CFM serves researchers at WFU with an interest in a broad range of materials, providing a departmental-overarching platform that overcomes historical divisions. If you have any questions, please contact us at cfm@nullwfu.edu.


The mission of CFM is to propel WFU into the top tier of materials research by overcoming barriers between its various subfields—materials modeling, synthesis, processing, and chracterization.

The center provides a platform to connect a broad range of materials-focused research groups and support the multidisciplinary research necessary for break-through developments. The center implements its mission via activities in researcheducation, and outreach.

Quick Facts


CFM Lunch Seminar – Guglielmo Lanzani will be the guest speaker

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 12 pm

CFM Lunch Seminar – Professor Nicole Levi: From solar energy to medical applications: the beauty of conductive polymers

Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 12 pm

CFM Seminar

Thursday, October 27, 2022, Olin Room 105, 12 pm

CFM Seminar

September 20, 2022, 2:00pm, Olin 101

CFM Seminar

April 28, 2022 12:15 pm, Olin 105

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  • S. Ullah, K. Tan, D. Sensharma, N. Kumar, S. Mukherjee, A. Berzrukov, J. Li, M. Zaworotko, T. Thonhauser, CO2 Capture by Hybird Ultramicroporous TIFSIX-3-Ni under Humid Conditions Using Non-Equilibrium Cycling, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 61, 1 (2022), DOI: 10.1002/anie.202206613.
  • Metal-Organic Framework Based Hydrogen-Bonding Nanotrap for Efficient Acetylene Storage and Separation, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 144, 1681 (2022).
  • A Microporous Metal-Organic Framework Incorporating Both Primary and Secondary Building Units for Splitting Alkane Isomers, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 144, 3766 (2022).
  • Organic single crystals of charge-transfer complexes: model systems for the study of donor/acceptor interactions, Mater. Horiz. 9, 271 (2022).