Enabling companies to lead innovation with MOFs.

novoMOF was founded in February 2017 at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) to provide an unique production process for metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). This enables us to produce at the required speed, scale and quality.

We aim to support innovation in various industries by providing high-quality MOFs and individual consulting solutions.

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Enabling companies to lead innovation with MOFs.

novoMOF was founded in February 2017 at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) to provide an unique production process for metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). This enables us to produce at the required speed, scale and quality.

We aim to support innovation in various industries by providing high-quality MOFs and individual consulting solutions.

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novoMOF – the company

Founded at the Paul Scherrer Institut, the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland, we have access to latest technology and highly qualified personnel. The team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) has profound synthetic and technology expertise on metal-organic frameworks and is supported by a distinguished set of scientific advisors and board members.

Paul Scherrer Institut - Spin-Off

Our MOF production facilities are located on the production site and headquarter of Siegfried AG, a global life sciences company active in primary and secondary drug manufacturing, in the heart of Switzerland‘s industrial canton Aargau.

Our Team

Serge Niederkorn

CEO

MSc ETH in Mechanical Engineering
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Serge is CEO of novoMOF AG. Serge holds a master degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). In previous positions Serge was holding executive management positions in the construction and automotive industry. Furthermore Serge has been working as management consultant for leading international strategy management consulting firms.

Daniel Steitz - CEO novoMOF

Daniel Steitz

Founder & CIO

MSc ETH in Chemical and
Bioengineering

Daniel is founder and Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of novoMOF AG. He holds a master degree in Chemical and Bioengineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) and has been working in the group of Professor Jeroen A. van Bokhoven. Before incorporating novoMOF AG, Daniel worked at the Paul Scherrer Institute on metal-organic frameworks under the supervision of Dr. Marco Ranocchiari. Since February 2017, Daniel is in charge of managing the PSI-spinoff.

Cristina Lendvai

Marketing Manager

BSc in Marketing
MSc in Business Administration

Cristina is the Marketing Manager of novoMOF AG. She holds a MSc degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO). Cristina has multiple years of experience across various industries with proven success in strategy development, event organisation, community management, content marketing, website development, SEO, email marketing and PPC campaigns.

Charles Toft

Materials Expert

Dr. Sc. Supramolecular Chemistry
MSc Chemistry

Charles is our MOF expert, as he as a PhD in supramolecular chemistry and has been gaining further experience as application engineer with Promethean Particles. He will provide technical and chemical knowledge of our materials in all our projects and further advance our production.

Anna Chomiak

Application Engineer

Dr. sc. ETH Process Engineering
MSc in Engineering

Anna has 14 years of industrial and R&D experience in fields related to environmental and process engineering. This broad range includes development of polymers for desalination and oilfield (BWA Water Additives), mass transfer limitations on membrane systems (biofouling) at EAWAG / ETH Zürich, and sorbents & pigments based on calcium carbonate (Omya). For novoMOF, Anna is involved customer projects as well as internal process developments.

Oliver Maurer

Lab & Production Specialist

Chemie- und Pharmatechnologe EFZ
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Oliver is responsible for the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks at lab and production scale. He has a sound background in the production of intermediates and active ingredients (non HiPo – HiPo Kat. 3). With his broad experience in the development of ingredients at pilot scale, he optimises the yield of our syntheses while increasing  the quality of our MOFs.

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Scientific advisors

We work with thought-leaders on metal-organic frameworks to further enhance our services. Through our scientific advisors, we have access to the most innovative researchers in the field of metal-organic frameworks.

Prof. Dr. Jeroen A. van Bokhoven

Prof. Dr. Jeroen A. van Bokhoven

novoMOF Co-Founder
Professor for Heterogeneous Catalysis, Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich; Head of Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry (LSK), Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)

Dr. Marco Ranocchiari

novoMOF Co-Founder
Group Leader of Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry (LSK), Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI); Ph.D. Homogeneous Catalysis, ETH Zurich

Dr. Marco Taddei

Dr. Marco Taddei

novoMOF Co-Founder
Assistant Professor, University of Pisa, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry; Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Perugia

Prof. Dr. Omar Yaghi

Prof. Dr. Omar M. Yaghi

James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley, Senior Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Prof. Dr. Wendy Queen

Prof. Dr. Wendy Lee Queen

Professor and Head of  Laboratory for Functional Inorganic Materials (LFIM), Department of Chemical Engineering, EPFL Valais Wallis

Prof. Dr. Mircea Dincă

Prof. Dr. Mircea Dincă

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Functional Inorganic and Organic Materials, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Prof. Dr. Jeremiah Gassensmith

Prof. Dr. Jeremiah Gassensmith

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bioengineering, at the University of Texas at Dallas

Prof. Jorge A. R. Navarro

Prof. Jorge A. R. Navarro

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Granada

Dr. Ross Forgan

Dr. Ross Forgan

Professor of Supramolecular and Materials Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow

Board

Wilhelm Steitz

Wilhelm Steitz

Andreas Hürlimann

Andreas Hürlimann

Damian Henzi

Daniel Steitz - CEO novoMOF

Daniel Steitz

Wilhelm Steitz

Wilhelm Steitz

Andreas Hürlimann

Andreas Hürlimann

Damian Henzi

Daniel Steitz - CEO novoMOF

Daniel Steitz

Support

novoMOF is a Swiss-based MOF company and is sponsoring important conferences in the field:

As a spinoff from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), novoMOF is supported by SwissCompanyMaker, the Swiss Technology Award and the >>venture>> foundation.

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