School on Reticular Chemistry 2020


School on Reticular Chemistry 2020

The school has been postponed.

The school has been postponed.

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. In the Tutorials, the participants use their computers for data processing. Each participant should bring a laptop to use the software provided during the school. ToposPro runs only under Windows. Researchers from all related fields are encouraged to apply.  Attendees will be responsible for all expenses, including registration fee, transportation, and accommodation.


1. Reticular chemistry: Molecular precision in infinite 2D and 3D

2. Covalent organic frameworks and molecular weaving

3. MOFs and COFs for carbon dioxide capture and conversion, and harvesting water from air

4. Zeolitic imidazolate frameworks by design

5. An historical account: the topological approach to crystal chemistry

6. Graphs, nets, and tilings

7. TOPOS: crystallochemical computation and big data analysis

8. Identification of nets and analysis of entanglements

9. Visualization and simplification of 0D, 1D, 2D and 3D structure

10. Visualization, analysis and classification of MOFs

11. Computing natural tilings and analysis of free space in crystals

12. Description of rod-MOFs

You can download the program.

Program_Berkeley-ShanghaiTech School of Reticular Chemistry.pdf


Jan. 19th, 2020: Admission Application closed

Jan. 20th, 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