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email javier.marti@polimi.it
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2001: Undergraduate studies Faculty of Science, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
2005: PhD in Solid-State Chemistry from Cardiff University, Wales, UK, (Prof. Kenneth D. M. Harris)
2006: Postdoc Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University, USA, (Prof. Jennifer A. Swift)
2007: Postdoc at Cardiff University Wales, UK in 2007-2008 (Prof. Kenneth D. M. Harris)
2008-2010: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for Foreign Researchers  fellowship at the Graduate School of Engineering of the University of Tokyo, Japan, (Prof. Makoto Fujita)
2010-2012: Senior Postdoc at Center for Nano Science and Technology at the Italian Institute of Technology in Milano, Italy
2012-2017: Principal Investigator at the Center for Nano Science and Technology at the Italian Institute of Technology in Milano, Italy
2017-2018: Adjunct lecturer Faculty of Science, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
2018: Associate Professor at the Dipartimento di Chimica Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica “Giulio Natta”, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


My research is aimed to developing new organic and hybrid-metal organic materials for relevant technological applications such as gas adsorption, selective separation and light emitting properties.  Also solid-state behavior involving structural transformations in crystalline materials is studied in order to understand their dynamic properties.

Current investigations, very much oriented to the development of functional materials use crystal engineering approaches by exploiting a wide diversity if supramolecular interactions such as coordination bonds second sphere interactions and hydrogen bonding interactions.

X-ray crystallography involving single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction using laboratory diffractometers and synchrotron radiation is used to elucidate the crystal structures of the materials under investigation.

Recent Publications

  • Javier Martí-Rujas, Nazrul Islam, Daisuke Hashizume, Fujio Izumi, Makoto Fujita and Masaki Kawano
    Dramatic structural rearrangements in porous coordination networks
    Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 5853–5860
  • Javier Martí-Rujas and Masaki Kawano
    Kinetic products in coordination networks: Ab initio X-Ray powder diffraction analysis
    Acc. Chem. Res., 2013, 46, 493–505
  • Javier Martí-Rujas, Simone Bonafede, Dorearta Tushi and Massimo Cametti
    Multiple single-crystal-to-single-crystal guest exchange in a dynamic 1D coordination polymer
    Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 12357-12360
  • F. Guo and Javier Martí-Rujas (Perspective Article)
    Second Sphere Coordination of Hybrid Metal-Organic Materials: Solid-State Reactivity
    Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 13648-13662
  • Hai Tao Li, Fang Guo, Meng Kou, Antonino Famulari, Qiang Fu, Javier Martí-Rujas
    Gas-solid chemisorption/adsorption and mechanochemical selectivity in dynamic non-porous hybrid metal organic materials
    Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56, 6584-6590
  • Martina Lippi, Massimo Cametti, Javier Marti-Rujas
    Ab initio powder X-ray diffraction structural analysis of bispidine based 1D coordination polymers: insights into their guest responsive behaviour
    Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 16756-16763
  • Stefano Torresi, Antonino Famulari, Javier Martí-Rujas. Kinetically Controlled Fast Crystallization of M12L8 Poly-[n]-catenanes Using the 2,4,6-Tris(4-pyridyl)benzene Ligand and ZnCl2 in an Aromatic Environment. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2020, 142 (20) , 9537-9543