Ghent University a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Five Doctoral Schools support PhD students during their research training at Ghent University. The Center for Molecular Modeling (CMM, http://molmod.ugent.be), led by prof. Veronique Van Speybroeck, is an interfaculty research unit at the Ghent University grouping about 40 scientists from the Faculties of Science and Engineering and Architecture. The CMM performs interdisciplinary research at the crossroads between physics, chemistry and materials engineering with the aim to design molecules, materials, and processes at the nanoscale. Excellence is pursued by stimulating interactions in the research team consisting of chemists, chemical engineers, physicists, physical engineers and bioengineers as well as with the vast network of national and international partners. The CMM has a proven track record in simulating nanoporous materials, with among others 2 ERC grants for V. Van Speybroeck in the topic. Within the CMM, prof. Louis Vanduyfhuys launched a new research track which devotes to a thermodynamic characterization of the properties of MOFs and related nanoporous. The group published 134 peer-reviewed papers in the last five years. Several papers were published in the highest ranked journals such as Science, Chem. Soc. Rev., Ang. Chem., JACS, Nature Mat., Nature Chem., Nat. Comm., Phys. Rev. Lett. The group has a vast experience in supervising PhD students and postdocs.