About us


Founded at the Paul Scherrer Institute, the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland, we have access to latest technology and highly qualified personnel. The team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and University of Nottingham has profound synthetic and technology expertise on metal-organic frameworks and is supported by a distinguished set of scientific advisors and board members.​

Our MOF production facilities are located on the production site and headquarter of Siegfried AG, a global life sciences company active in primary and secondary drug manufacturing, in the heart of Switzerland‘s industrial canton Aargau.


Daniel Steitz
Founder & CIO
Cristina Lendvai
Marketing Manager
Anna Chomiak
Application Engineer
Oliver Maurer
Lab & Production Specialist



Prof. Dr. Jeroen A. van Bokhoven

novoMOF Co-Founder
Professor for Heterogeneous Catalysis, Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich; Head of Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry (LSK), Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)


Dr. Marco Ranocchiari

novoMOF Co-Founder
Group Leader of Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry (LSK), Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI); Ph.D. Homogeneous Catalysis, ETH Zurich


Dr. Marco Taddei

novoMOF Co-Founder
Assistant Professor, University of Pisa, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry; Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Perugia


Prof. Dr. Omar M. Yaghi

James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley, Senior Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Prof. Dr. Wendy Lee Queen

Professor and Head of Laboratory for Functional Inorganic Materials (LFIM), Department of Chemical Engineering, EPFL Valais Wallis


Prof. Dr. Mircea Dincă

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Functional Inorganic and Organic Materials, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Prof. Dr. Jeremiah Gassensmith

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bioengineering, at the University of Texas at Dallas


Prof. Jorge A. R. Navarro

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Granada


Dr. Ross Forgan

Professor of Supramolecular and Materials Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow