Guillaume Maurin


  • Responsable de l'équipe DAMP
  • Membre du comité de direction de l'Institut Charles Gerhardt
  • Membre élu "Pôle Formation Recherche" Chimie Montpellier
  • Membre élu "Pool Expert CNU 31" Université Montpellier

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Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier

Guillaume Maurin
Permanent - chercheur, Equipe D3
ICGM - UMR5253$CC043$Pôle Chimie Balard Recherche19 route de Mende293 Montpellier cedex 5

04 67 14 33 07

Guillaume Maurin, received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Université Montpellier 2 (France) in 2001. After a Post-Doctoral Marie Curie Fellowship at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London (U.K.) in the group of Pr. C.R.A. Catlow, he became Lecturer in 2002 at the Université Provence-Marseille (France) and later at the Université Montpellier 2 where he received his "Habilitation to Direct Research" in 2006.

He is currently Professor at the Université Montpellier and at the Institut Universitaire de France. He is head of the "Dynamics & Adsorption in Materials with Porosity" Group at the Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier and his research interests include the development and applications of advanced molecular simulations techniques (Monte Carlo & Molecular Dynamics) to model the adsorption and diffusion of guest molecules confined in nanoporous materials (zeolites, MOFs) as well as the structural flexibility of certain MOFs upon diverse stimuli (chemical, thermal, mechanical).


  • 1999-2001: PhD in Physical Chemistry “Interactions between alkali cations and porous solids : case of the Na+/zeolite & Li+/carbon nanotube”, Université Montpellier 2 (France), with honours.
  • 2001-2002: Postdoctoral Research Assistant “Modelling gas & vapour adsorption in zeolites”, The Davy Faraday Research Laboratory, Royal Institution of Great Britain, London (UK).

Academic Career

  • 10/2002-10/2004 : Senior lecturer in Physical Chemistry, Laboratoire MADIREL UMR CNRS 6121, Univ. Provence, Marseille 1.
  • 10/2004 -03/2011 : Senior lecturer in Physical Chemistry, ICGM UMR 5253 CNRS, Univ. Montpellier.
  • 04/2011- :Professor in Physical Chemistry- 2nd Class (2011), 1st Class (2014), Exceptionnal Class (2017) ICGM UMR 5253 CNRS Univ. Montpellier.
  • 09/2013-12/2018 : Professor at the Institut Universitaire de France

Collaborations nationales

  • Institut de Physique de Rennes (IPR) :  Dr. A. Ghoufi
  • Institut des Matériaux Poreux de Paris : Dr. C. Serre
  • Institut Lavoisier Versailles : Dr. N. Steunou
  • Laboratoire Madirel, Marseille : Dr. P.L. Llewellyn
  • Laboratoire LCS Caen : Dr. M. Daturi

Collaborations internationales

  • KAUST, Arabie Saoudite,-Pr. M. Eddaoudi
  • Dresden University of Technology, Allemagne, Pr. S. Kaskel
  • Korean Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Corée Dr. J.S. Chang
  • Université de Kiel, Allemagne- Pr. N. Stock
  • Université de Mons,  Belgique - Pr. G. De Weireld
  • Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brésil – Pr. A. Leitao
  • Université de Ghent, Belgique - Pr. V. Van Speybroeck
  • Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Pékin, Chine - Pr. Q. Yang
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore, Dr D. Zhao,
  • San Diego University, San Diego, USA,  Pr. S. Cohen
  • UNAM, Mexio City, Mexique, Pr. I. Ibarra

Scientific Responsibilities/Funding ID

  • 4 International Projects: Principal Investigator (Capes-Cofecub Brasil & 2x Cai YuanPeiChina, 1 International Research Programme with KAUST)
  • 7 European Projects: (i) General Coordinator: FP6 RTN “INDENS” 2005-2008; (ii) General Coordinator Programme ALFA II “NANOGASTOR” 2006-2009; (iii) Scientific Coordinator: FP6-EU STREP “DeSANNS” 2006-2008; (iv) Workpackage leader FP7-NMP “MACADEMIA” 2009-2013; (v) Coordinator leader for CNRS FP7-Large Scale Integrating collaborative project “ E=M4CO2” 2014-2017, (vi) Team member of ERC-Stg “BioMOF” 2008-2013 and (vii) Workpackage leader H2020 RIA “GRAMOFON” 2016-2020.
  • 9 National projects: ANR CO2 “NoMAC” (2007-2010), ANR Programme Blancs “SAFHS” (2008-2011) & “MODS” (2012-2016), ANR Programme MatetPro “VIRMIL” (2010-2014), ANR Programme SEED “CHESDENS” (2013-2017), ANR Défi des Autres Savoirs “MeaCOPA” (2017-2020), ANR-DFG “FUN” (2018-2021) & ANR-NSC “POCEMON” (2019-2022) , ANR MOPGA “APPAT” (2019-2023).

Organization of International Conferences & Memberships to Editorial Boards

  • Co-Chairman of the 2nd International MOF "Metal Organic Frameworks" Conference 5-9 Sept. 2010.
  • International program committee member of EMN- MOF Qingdao 12-16 June 2015.
  • Local organizing committee member of EuroMOF 2017, Delft-Netherlands.
  • Co-Chairman of the EuroMOF2019 October 2019.
  • Co-Chairman of the 1st International Workshop Molecular simulations in MOFs April 2019
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal ISRN Thermodynamics journal.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the RSC Chemical Society Review journal.


Institut Universitaire Montpellier Sète – Enseignement de Thermodynamique & Chimie Minérale.

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  • D F. Plant, G. Maurin and R. Bell
    Molecular Dynamics simulation of methanol in zeolite NaY,
    Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 2005, 158, 963
  • G. Maurin, Ph. Llewellyn, Th. Poyet and B. Kuchta
    Adsorption of argon and nitrogen in X- Faujasites, qualitative relationships for understanding the interactions with monovalent and divalent cations,
    Microporous Mesoporous Mat. 2005, 79, 53
  • G. Maurin, Ph. Llewellyn, Th. Poyet and R. Denoyel
    Nitrogen adsorption on divalent cation substitued X-Faujasites, Microcalorimetry and Monte Carlo simulation,
    Adsorpt.-J. Int. Adsorpt. Soc. 2005, 11, 343
  • G. Maurin, Ph. Llewellyn, B. Kuchta and Th. Poyet
    Influence of extra-framework cations on the adsorption properties of X-Faujasite systems, Microcalorimetry and molecular simulation,
    J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 125
  • G. Maurin, Ph. Llewellyn and R. Bell
    Adsorption mechanism of carbon dioxide, Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulations and Microcalorimetry measurements,
    J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 16084
  • G. Maurin, R. Bell and Ph. Llewellyn
    CO2 adsorption in Faujasite systems, Microcalorimetry and Molecular simulation,
    Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 2005, 158, 955
  • G. Maurin, R. Bell, B. Kuchta, Ph. Llewellyn and Th. Poyet
    Adsorption of non polar and quadrupolar gases in siliceous faujasite, Molecular simulations and experiments,
    Adsorpt.-J. Int. Adsorpt. Soc. 2005, 11, 331
  • Ph. Llewellyn, G. Maurin, Th. Poyet, N. Dufau, R. Denoyel and F. Rouquerol
    Do the differential enthalpies of adsorption vary between 77 K and 302 K? An experimental case study of Argon and Nitrogen on two Faujasite type zeolites,
    Adsorpt.-J. Int. Adsorpt. Soc. 2005, 11, 73
  • Ph. Llewellyn and G. Maurin
    Gas adsorption microcalorimetry and modelling to characterise zeolites and related materials,
    C. R. Chim. 2005, 8, 253
  • B. Kuchta, L. Firlej and G. Maurin
    Mechanism of adsorption in cylindrical nanopores revisited, the roles of adsorbate-adsorbate interactions in stabilizing the adsorbed phase B,
    J. Chem. Phys. 2005, 123, 17
  • B. Kuchta, L. Firlej and G. Maurin
    Modeling of adsorption in nanopores,
    J. Mol. Model. 2005, 11, 293
  • B. Kuchta, L. Firlej and G. Maurin
    Influence of strength of atom-wall interaction on adsorption mechanism,
    Adsorpt.-J. Int. Adsorpt. Soc. 2005, 11, 367
  • F. Henn, S. Devautour-Vinot, J-C. Giuntini and G. Maurin
    Chemical bond and ionic conductivity, alkali metal cations in various porous or dense oxydes,
    Annales de Chimie - Science des Matériaux 2005, 30, 247
  • S. Bourelly, G. Maurin and Ph. Llewellyn
    Adsorption microcalorimetry of methane and carbon dioxide on various zeolites,
    Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 2005, 158, 1121
  • J L. Bantignies, L. Vellutini, J L. Sauvajol, D. Maurin, Wong Chi M. Man, P. Dieudonne and J J E. Moreau
    Hydrogen bonding in self organized lamellar hybrid silica,
    J. Non-Cryst. Solids 2004, 345&346, 605-609
  • M. Pamba, G. Maurin, S. Devautour, J. Vanderschueren, J C. Giuntini, F. Di Renzo and F. Hamidi
    Influence of framework Si/Al ratio on the Na+/mordenite interaction energy,
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2000, 2, 2027-2031

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