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.

Latest news      

 Oct 2017

Postdoc position available to work on a joint project with Prof Paul Kruger and based at the University of Canterbury to pursue some exciting avenues in photoactive MOFs.  Apply here!

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.
Aug 2017 Bienvenue to Thibaud who arrived from France for an internship.
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 2017
We have been selected to host the next MOF conference in NZ in Dec 2018. Details here.
 May 2017
Subo's work on exploring diversity in multicomponent MOF architectures is published.
 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!
 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 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. 
 Sept 2015 Luke was awarded the Hatherton Award for his recent paper in JACS.
 Dec 2014 Hear about our research on Radio New Zealand.