Welcome

Welcome to Shane Telfer's research group website.  We are a team of synthetic chemists who design and make porous materials for applications in catalysis, separations, and environmental remediation.

We are based in the Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand.  We are also proud to be part of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. We are currently leading a three-year project funded by MBIE to develop collaborative research links between MOF chemists in NZ and our colleagues at CSIRO in Melbourne.

Latest news      
Dec 2018
The MOF2018 conference was a stunning success! Our group hosted 630 international scientists in NZ for the week. Read more about the event here, and listen a radio interview with one of our high-profile delegates here along with a beautiful image gallery.
Nov 2018 
Our collaboration with Tom Bennett of the University of Cambridge and colleagues at CSIRO (and elsewhere!) bears fruit: Metal-organic framework glasses with permanent accessible porosity in Nature Communications. Nice write-up from CSIRO here.
Nov 2018
Another aspect of the chemistry of multicomponent MOFs shines bright: Systematic Tuning of the Luminescence Output of Multicomponent Metal–Organic Frameworks in JACS led by Joel.  
Sept 2018
Ben brings his expertise in membranes to the group as a postdoctoral fellow.
June 2018
Nick arrives as a MSc student and John as a postdoc. Welcome to the world of MOFs down under.
April 2018 Welcome to Bernhard from Germany who has arrived to undertake his PhD with us.
April 2018 The first paper from our collaboration with U. South Florida and the Fujian Institute is published in check out ACS Nano: multimetallic nanoparticles derived from MOFs.
Mar 2018 Nisansala arrives from Sri Lanka to undertake her PhD, and Tim joins us as an MSc student.
Feb 2018
Great news! Our friend and collaborator, Dr Carla Meledandri, has been awarded the 2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Award - check out the full story here.
Dec 2017
We loved speaking at the Whanganui Science Forum - check out this brilliant write-up.

Dec 2017

Read about our research on gas separation materials on The Spinoff!

Oct 2017
Students from China who are interested in pursing a PhD in our lab are welcome to apply for these CSC-Massey scholarships.
Sept 2017
We're very happy to see Luke and Daniel's hard work on catalysis in multicomponent MOFs pay off with a paper in JACS.
June 2017
Brilliant news: together with four collaborators from around NZ, we have been awarded $1.5M over the next three years to work with researchers at CSIRO in Melbourne! The funding will be used to develop MOFs for applications such as greenhouse gas remediation and sensing. More details here and a write-up in the NZ Herald.
 June 2016 Check out this video from our collaborator in Australia giving and overview of the uses of MOFs. 
 Jan 2016 We are stoked to see our Nature Chemistry paper out online, made possible via excellent collaborations with our friends in Paris and Leuven and financial support from the Marsden Fund. Here's a summary of our work.