School on Reticular Chemistry 2020


School on Reticular Chemistry 2020

February 24th-27th, Shanghai, China

February 24th-27th, Shanghai, China

Registration Program

About the event

On behalf of the local organizing and scientific committees, we cordially invite you to attend the Berkeley-ShanghaiTech School on Reticular Chemistry 2020, which will be held from Feb 24th to Feb 27th, 2020 at ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai,China. 

        Reticular Chemistry is the chemistry of linking molecular building blocks by strong bonds to make crystalline frameworks. It has made large impacts in design and synthesis of new framework materials and prediction of their properties.


        The school is intended for PhD students, postdocs and earlier-career researchers, who wish to learn how to analyze, describe, and design porous framework materials, such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs). Emphasis will be placed on the theory of topology and the use of computer programs to aid in the structural analysis. Lectures will focus on topology, which cover basic graph theory, tilings, nets, reticular chemistry and design of framework materials. There will also be computer labs to give the participants some hands-on exposure to free data analysis software, including Systre, 3dt and ToposPro. The demonstrations and practice will use zeolites and MOFs as examples.

        Although basic topology will be reviewed at the beginning of the course, some prior knowledge of crystal structures and topology is highly encouraged in order for participants to benefit from the school. If possible, participants should bring their own laptops for the computer labs. Researchers from all related fields are encouraged to apply. However, due to the limited space, a maximum of 50 participants will be selected. Attendees will be responsible for all expenses, including registration fee, transportation, and accommodation.


1. Introduction to Graph Theory

2. Periodic Graphs and Nets

3. Periodic Tilings and Nets

4. The Reticular Chemiastry Structure Resource Database

5. Systre, 3dt and TOPOS

6. Deconstructing Crystal Structures

7. Periodic Surfaces; Porous materials; Design and Characterization of Framework Materials



Jan. 10th, 2020: Admission Application closed

Jan. 15th, 2020: Admission Results Announced

Feb. 15th, 2020: Deadline for Early-bird registration fee


We look forward to welcoming you to Shanghai in February.

Keynote Speakers

Omar M. Yaghi

University of California, Berkeley

Davide M. Proserpio

University of Milan

Vladislav A. Blatov

Samara State Technical University

Eugeny Alexandrov

Samara State Technical University

Alexander P. Shevchenko

Samara State Technical University

Contact us

Organizing Committee:

Prof. Yue-Biao Zhang, ShanghaiTech University

Prof. Frank Tsung, Boston College

Prof. Qiao-Wei Li, Fudan University

Prof. Tao Li, ShanghaiTech University

Prof. Franklin Kim, ShanghaiTech University

Prof. Yongjin Lee, ShanghaiTech University

Prof. Yan-Hang Ma, ShanghaiTech University

Questions, please contact:

Dr. Yanli Wang, ShanghaiTech University


Tel: 021-20685321