Sven Rogge

PhD-FWO Fellow (EA17)
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Technologiepark 903, 9052 Zwijnaarde
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My PhD research, situated in the field of molecular modeling, aims to computationally identify those metal-organic frameworks or MOFs – a recent class of nanoporous yet crystalline materials – which exhibit extraordinary chemical and mechanical properties. For instance, imagine a material that can shrink to half its size when applying a specific pressure (which can be used as a nanodamper or a nanospring), or a material that acts as a lock, only opening when it comes into contact with a certain key molecule (which can be used for separation of, e.g., greenhouse gases).

This research includes the derivation of a thermodynamically sound framework to derive these mechanical properties from a computational point of view, combined with a chemical/physical comprehension of how the different MOF constituents interact at a microscopic level to affect the material's global mechanical rigidity. Its final goal is to classify which molecular constituents deliver the best performance in key applications and are hence candidates to be experimentally synthesized and validated, and may form tomorrow's intelligent materials.

A1 publications

2017

Metal-organic and covalent organic frameworks as single-site catalysts , S.M.J. Rogge, A. Bavykina, J. Hajek, H. Garcia, A.I. Olivos-Suarez, A. Sepúlveda-Escribano, A. Vimont, G. Clet, P. Bazin, F. Kapteijn, M. Daturi, E.V. Ramos-Fernandez, F.X. Llabres i Xamena, V. Van Speybroeck, J. Gascon , Chemical Society Reviews , 46 (11), 3134-3184 , 2017 , IF: 34.090 , 2/163 [Q1]

2016

Acidity constant (pKa) calculation of large solvated dye molecules: evaluation of two advanced molecular dynamics methods , T. De Meyer, B. Ensing, S.M.J. Rogge, K. De Clerck, E.J. Meijer, V. Van Speybroeck , ChemPhysChem , 17 (21), 3447–3459 , 2016 , IF: 3.138 , 8/35 [Q1]
Thermodynamic Insight in the High-Pressure Behavior of UiO-66: Effect of Linker Defects and Linker Expansion , S.M.J. Rogge, J. Wieme, L. Vanduyfhuys, S. Vandenbrande, G. Maurin, T. Verstraelen, M. Waroquier, V. Van Speybroeck , Chemistry of Materials , 28 (16), 5721-5732 , 2016 , IF: 9.407 , 15/271 [Q1]
Exploring the flexibility of MIL-47(V)-type materials using force field molecular dynamics simulations , J. Wieme, L. Vanduyfhuys, S.M.J. Rogge, M. Waroquier, V. Van Speybroeck , Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 120 (27), 14934-14947 , 2016 , IF: 4.509 , 38/271 [Q1]

2015

A comparison of barostats for the mechanical characterization of metal-organic frameworks , S.M.J. Rogge, L. Vanduyfhuys, A. Ghysels, M. Waroquier, T. Verstraelen, G. Maurin, V. Van Speybroeck , Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation (JCTC) , 11 (12), 5583-5597 , 2015 , IF: 5.301 , 5/35 [Q1]
Semi-Analytical mean-field model for predicting breathing in Metal-Organic Frameworks , L. Vanduyfhuys, A. Ghysels, S.M.J. Rogge, R. Demuynck, V. Van Speybroeck , Molecular Simulation , 41, 16-17, 1311-1328 , 2015 , IF: 1.678 , 99/144 [Q3]

A2 publications

B publications

2017

A Theoretical Toolbox for a Better Catalytic Understanding , M. Waroquier, K. De Wispelaere, J. Hajek, S.M.J. Rogge, J. Van der Mynsbrugge, V. Van Speybroeck , Wiley-VCH , ISBN 978-3-527-339 , 2017

P1 publications

Invited talks

2016

Orthogonal band gap engineering of UiO-66 frameworks through active control of defects , K. Lejaeghere, A. De Vos, K. Hendrickx, S.M.J. Rogge, P. Van der Voort, V. Van Speybroeck , EMN Meeting 2016 on Active Matter , Las Vegas, NV, USA , Mon, 10/10/2016 to Fri, 14/10/2016

Talks

2017

Exploring the mechanical and thermal properties of MOFs via force field molecular dynamics , J. Wieme, S.M.J. Rogge, L. Vanduyfhuys, M. Waroquier, V. Van Speybroeck , Research stay @ COSMO-EPFL , Lausanne, Switzerland , Tue, 07/02/2017

2016

Advanced molecular dynamics simulations to construct free energy profiles of complex transformations in nanoporous materials , R. Demuynck, L. Vanduyfhuys, S.M.J. Rogge, J. Wieme, V. Van Speybroeck , From molecular trajectories to reaction coordinates, Lorentz Center , Leiden, the Netherlands , Mon, 29/08/2016 to Fri, 02/09/2016
Unraveling the mechanical behaviour of MOFs: A thermodynamic exploration , S.M.J. Rogge, J. Wieme, L. Vanduyfhuys, A. Ghysels, M. Waroquier, T. Verstraelen, G. Maurin, V. Van Speybroeck , DAMP , Montpellier, France , Mon, 18/07/2016
Orthogonal band gap engineering in Zr based MOFs , A. De Vos, K. Hendrickx, S.M.J. Rogge, K. Lejaeghere, V. Van Speybroeck , IAP-WP2 meeting , Zwijnaarde, Belgium , Fri, 17/06/2016
Metal-organic frameworks under pressure: A thermodynamic exploration , S.M.J. Rogge, J. Wieme, L. Vanduyfhuys, A. Ghysels, M. Waroquier, T. Verstraelen, G. Maurin, V. Van Speybroeck , MolSim 2016: Understanding Molecular Simulations , Amsterdam, The Netherlands , Fri, 08/01/2016

2015

Unraveling the breathing in Metal-Organic Frameworks: from force fields to thermodynamic insights , L. Vanduyfhuys, S. Vandenbrande, R. Demuynck, S.M.J. Rogge, A. Ghysels, T. Verstraelen, M. Waroquier, V. Van Speybroeck , EUROMAT2015 , Warsaw, Poland , Sun, 20/09/2015 to Thu, 24/09/2015
Understanding The Flexibility In Metal-Organic Frameworks From molecular To Thermodynamic Insights , L. Vanduyfhuys, S. Vandenbrande, R. Demuynck, S.M.J. Rogge, A. Ghysels, T. Verstraelen, M. Waroquier, V. Van Speybroeck , CHITEL2015 , Torino, Italy , Sun, 26/07/2015 to Fri, 31/07/2015
Unraveling the breathing in Metal-Organic Frameworks: from force fields to thermodynamic insights , L. Vanduyfhuys, T. Verstraelen, A. Ghysels, S. Vandenbrande, S.M.J. Rogge, R. Demuynck, R. Schmid, M. Waroquier, V. Van Speybroeck , IAP PL3 meeting , Mons, Belgium , Thu, 05/02/2015

Posters

2017

The importance of unit cell fluctuations for free energy profiles of flexible crystals , S. Caroes, S.M.J. Rogge, R. Demuynck, L. Vanduyfhuys, V. Van Speybroeck, A. Ghysels , MolSim 2017 , Amsterdam The Netherlands , Mon, 09/01/2017 to Fri, 20/01/2017

2016

A thermodynamic approach to accurately determine pressure profiles for MOFs to assess their flexibility and loss of crystallinity , S.M.J. Rogge, J. Wieme, L. Vanduyfhuys, A. Ghysels, M. Waroquier, T. Verstraelen, G. Maurin, V. Van Speybroeck , MOF-2016: 5th International Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks & Open Framework Compounds , Long Beach, CA, USA , Mon, 12/09/2016
Exploring the Flexibility of MIL-47(V)-Type Materials Using Force Field Molecular Dynamics Simulations , J. Wieme, L. Vanduyfhuys, S.M.J. Rogge, M. Waroquier, V. Van Speybroeck , MOF-2016: 5th International Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks & Open Framework Compounds , Long Beach, CA, USA , Mon, 12/09/2016
Benchmarking free energy methods for breathing in Metal-Organic Frameworks , R. Demuynck, L. Vanduyfhuys, A. Ghysels, S.M.J. Rogge, V. Van Speybroeck , MOF2016 , Long Beach, CA, USA , Sun, 11/09/2016 to Thu, 15/09/2016
A thermodynamic approach to accurately determine pressure profiles for MOFs to assess their flexibility and loss of crystallinity , S.M.J. Rogge, J. Wieme, L. Vanduyfhuys, A. Ghysels, M. Waroquier, T. Verstraelen, G. Maurin, V. Van Speybroeck , Theory and Applications of Computational Chemistry 2016 , Seattle, WA, USA , Wed, 31/08/2016
Investigating the heat capacity of metal-organic frameworks via path integral molecular dynamics simulations , J. Wieme, L. Vanduyfhuys, S.M.J. Rogge, S. Vandenbrande, V. Van Speybroeck , CECAM/Psi-k school on Path Integral Quantum Mechanics: Theory, Simulation and Application , Lausanne, Switzerland , Mon, 13/06/2016 to Fri, 17/06/2016
Advanced molecular simulations to accurately characterize metal-organic frameworks , J. Wieme, L. Vanduyfhuys, K. Lejaeghere, S.M.J. Rogge, V. Van Speybroeck , MolSim , Amsterdam, Netherlands , Mon, 04/01/2016 to Fri, 15/01/2016

2015

Advanced molecular simulations to accurately characterize metal-organic frameworks , J. Wieme, L. Vanduyfhuys, K. Lejaeghere, S.M.J. Rogge, M. Waroquier, V. Van Speybroeck , IAP Annual Meeting , Hasselt, Belgium , Fri, 11/09/2015
Benchmarking free energy methods for breathing in Metal-Organic Frameworks , R. Demuynck, L. Vanduyfhuys, A. Ghysels, S.M.J. Rogge, V. Van Speybroeck , IAP Annual Meeting , Hasselt, Belgium , Fri, 11/09/2015
A comparison of barostats for the mechanical characterisation of MOFs , S.M.J. Rogge, L. Vanduyfhuys, T. Verstraelen, M. Waroquier, G. Maurin, V. Van Speybroeck , Hands-on workshop density-functional theory and beyond: First-principles simulations of molecules and materials , Berlin, Germany , Mon, 13/07/2015 to Thu, 23/07/2015
Advanced molecular simulations to accurately characterize metal-organic frameworks , J. Wieme, L. Vanduyfhuys, K. Lejaeghere, S.M.J. Rogge, V. Van Speybroeck , Hands-on workshop density-functional theory and beyond: First-principles simulations of molecules and materials , Berlin, Germany , Mon, 13/07/2015 to Thu, 23/07/2015
Benchmarking free energy methods for breathing in Metal-Organic Frameworks , R. Demuynck, L. Vanduyfhuys, A. Ghysels, S.M.J. Rogge, V. Van Speybroeck , Hands-on workshop density-functional theory and beyond: First-principles simulations of molecules and materials , Berlin, Germany , Mon, 13/07/2015 to Thu, 23/07/2015
Modeling breathing of Mil-53: from force fields to thermodynamic insights , L. Vanduyfhuys, T. Verstraelen, A. Ghysels, S. Vandenbrande, R. Demuynck, S.M.J. Rogge, R. Schmid, G. Maurin, M. Waroquier, V. Van Speybroeck , Flexibility and disorder in Metal-Organic Frameworks , Paris, France , Wed, 03/06/2015 to Fri, 05/06/2015
On the comparison of different barostat implementations for the prediction of the breathing behavior in MIL-53 frameworks , S.M.J. Rogge, L. Vanduyfhuys, T. Verstraelen, G. Maurin, V. Van Speybroeck , MolSim 2015: Understanding Molecular Simulations , Amsterdam, The Netherlands , Mon, 05/01/2015 to Fri, 16/01/2015

2014

On the comparison of different barostat implementations for the prediction of the breathing behavior in MIL-53 frameworks , S.M.J. Rogge, L. Vanduyfhuys, T. Verstraelen, G. Maurin, V. Van Speybroeck , International Symposium on Extended Molecular Dynamics and Enhanced Sampling: Nose Dynamics 30 Years (NOSE30) , Tokyo, Japan , Mon, 10/11/2014 to Tue, 11/11/2014
On the comparison of different barostat implementations for the prediction of the breathing behavior in MIL-53 frameworks , S.M.J. Rogge, L. Vanduyfhuys, T. Verstraelen, G. Maurin, V. Van Speybroeck , Workshop on Force Fields: From Atoms to Materials , Jülich, Germany , Mon, 03/11/2014 to Wed, 05/11/2014

Dissertations

(D2) , Derivation and implementation of equations of motion for isothermal and isobaric Molecular Dynamics simulations , S.M.J. Rogge , Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. ir. Veronique Van Speybroeck, Prof. Dr. ir. Toon Verstraelen , 2014