Telfer Lab

Welcome to Shane Telfer's research group website. We are a team of synthetic chemists who design and make porous materials for applications in gas capture, separations, and catalysis. We are particularly interested in using porous materials to selectively capture CO2.

We are based in the School of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand. We are a proud part of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

Latest news

Nov 2021

Nisansala passes her PhD defense with flying colours!

Nov 2021

Ludwig joins us from Germany for his PhD in the world of MUF (Massey University Framework) chemistry.

July 2021

Victoria-Jayne finished up her coursework in style and embarks on the research component of her MSc.

May 2021

Another successful PhD defense - this time it's Subo's turn!

April 2021

Farewell to the freshly-minted Dr Joel Cornelio. Exciting next steps await.

Feb 2021

We welcome Jose to the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. MOFs will meet organic materials under his expert eye.

Jan 2021

MUF-16 captures carbon dioxide with record selectivity over hydrocarbon gases including acetylene, as Omid shows here. It's also recyclable and easily made - ideal qualities for a practical carbon-capture material.

Dec 2021

Shane was on NewsHub discussing a recent paper on the conversion of CO2 to jet fuel.

Sept 2020

David's PhD journey reaches the pinnacle of a successful thesis defense - nice!

July 2020

Adil leads a beautiful study on the thermal elimination of ethylene from cyclobutyl rings in MOFs in Chem. European Journal.

May 2020

Check out Ben's super paper on MUF-15 membranes . Ben brought along the membrane expertise (and built the hardware) to make this research possible.

Jan 2020

Omid's work on MUF-15 is highlighted by the NovoMOF blog .

Oct 2019

Yiming joins the team as a PhD student sponsored by Massey and the CSC. It's membrane time...

Sept 2019

Have a listen to our recent radio interview. This arose from a CO2 capture exhibit at Te Papa, the NZ national museum, which has showcased our research to thousands of visitors.

Dec 2018

The MOF2018 conference was a stunning success! Our group helped to host 630 international scientists in NZ for the week. Read more about the event here , and listen to a radio interview with one of our high-profile delegates here along with a beautiful image gallery .