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Research Interests


Metal-Organic Frameworks, Catalysis, Gas Adsorption/Separation, Ferroelectric Materials



BS. Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2009

MS. Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2011

PhD. Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016


Susner, M. A.;Belianinov, A.;Borisevich, A.;He, Q.;Chyasnavichyus, M.;Demir, H.;Sholl, D. S.;Ganesh, P.;Abernathy, D. L.;McGuire, M. A. "High-Tc Layered Ferrielectric Crystals by Coherent Spinodal Decomposition" ACS Nano 2015, 9, 12365-12373.

Demir, H.; Greathouse, J. A.; Staiger, C. L.; Perry, J. J., IV; Allendorf, M. D.; Sholl, D. S. "DFT-Based Force Field Development for Noble Gas Adsorption in Metal Organic Frameworks." J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, 3, 23539-23548.

Fang H, Demir, H., Kamakoti P, Sholl D. S. "Recent developments in first-principles force fields for molecules in nanoporous materials." J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2(2), 274-291.

Parkes, M. V.; Demir, H.; Teich-McGoldrick, S. L.; Sholl, D. S.; Greathouse, J. A.; Allendorf, M. D. "Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Framework Flexibility Effects on Noble Gas Diffusion in HKUST-1 and ZIF-8" Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2014, 194, 190-199.



Hakan Demir

Postdoctoral Associate

101 Smith Hall

University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
139 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431

Phone: 612-624-5923
Fax: 612-626-7541

Email: hdemir(at)