Babak Farhadi Jahromi
My work as a PhD student consists both of material-specific research, my main interest there being metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with exotic properties, and method development, where I try to improve upon the existing formulation of the MOF-FF force field. I'm particularly interested in multiferroic MOFs and MOFs that exhibit absorption-induced guest-molecule-specific dielectric responses that could possibly be used in sensing applications. My contribution to the development of MOF-FF lies in the implementation of fluctuating atomic charge models and efficient parameterization schemes for these. Furthermore I maintain the MOFplus parameter database for MOF-FF and upload fitted parameters if needed.