Welcome to Shane Telfer's research group website.  We are a team of synthetic chemists who make porous materials and light-adsorbing compounds for applications in gas storage, catalysis and solar energy devices.

We are based in the Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey UniversityNew Zealand.

Latest news      

 March 2017
Leila joins the group for her undergrad research project.
 Jan 2017
Cui and Wei join us on a year-long sabbatical from Nankai and Tianjin Universities.
 Dec 2016
Joel arrives from India to work on multicomponent MOFs for this PhD.
 Aug 2016 Hui's paper on catalytic PtCo nanoparticles on hollow porous carbon is out in JACS.  A great note to leave NZ on!
 July 2016
Simon (France) and Lisa (Germany) arrive for internship stays.
 June 2016 Check out this video from our collaborator in Australia giving and overview of the uses of MOFs. 
 Mar 2016
Omid Taheri arrives to take up Ph.D. studies in the group. 
A welcome party was held at the Celtic Inn. 
 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 the Marsden Fund. Here's a summaryof our work.
 Nov 2015 Luke successfully defends his PhD and makes the Dean's List of Exceptional Theses before departing for a PDF position with Dave Harris at Northwestern University, USA. 
 Oct 2015 Tian-You (Daniel) Zhou arrives to take up a PDF position in the group.  A traditional BBQ welcome ensues. 
 Sept 2015 Luke was awarded the Hatherton Award for his recent paper in JACS.
 Feb 2015
Our Marsden Fund proposal on multicomponent MOFs is successful.
 Dec 2014 Hearabout our research on Radio New Zealand.