Sir Marlon

Dr. Marlon T. Conato

Position: Professor

Education: Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Houston; M.S. Chemistry, UP Diliman

Email: Emailconato


 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston



Solid State Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Science
Metal-Organic Frameworks, Zeolites, Chiral and Magnetic Microporous Crystals, Polymer Nanocomposites, Inorganic Catalysts



M.T. Conato, M.D. Oleksiak, B.P. McGrail, R.K. Motkuri, and J.D. Rimer. “Framework Stabilization of Si-Rich LTA Zeolite Prepared in Organic-Free Media.” Chemical Communications 2015, 51 (2), 269-272. Feature inside front cover artwork, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 240.

M. T. Conato, and A.J. Jacobson. “Control of Nucleation and Crystal Growth Kinetics of MOF-5 on Functionalized Gold Surfaces.” Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2013, 175, 105-115.

M. T. Conato, X. Wang, and A.J. Jacobson. “Synthesis and Crystal Structures Based on the Ligand meso-1,4-Phenylenebis(hydroxyacetic acid).” Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2013, 401, 24-29.

M. T. Conato and F. Sumera. “Biodegradable Polyesters and Polyamides from Difunctionalized Lauric and Coconut Fatty Acids.” Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 2012, 20 (1), 217-223.

X. Wang, L. Liu, M. T. Conato, and A.J. Jacobson. “Amine-Templated Anionic Metal-Organic Frameworks with the 4,4’-(Hexafluoroisopropylidene)-Bis(benzoic acid) Ligand.” Crystal Growth and Design, 2011, 11 (6), 2257-2263.

Q. Gao, X. Wang, M. T. Conato, T. Makarenko, and A.J. Jacobson. “Microporous, Homochiral Structures Containing Iron Oxo-Clusters Supported by Antimony(III) Tartrate Scaffolds.” Crystal Growth and Design, 2011, 11 (10), 4632-4638.