The research of the Lewinski Group is centred at the interface between design and synthesis of molecular precursors, self-assembly processes and macroscopic properties of the materials. Basing on the strong background from fundamental inorganic and organometallic chemistry, we rationally design the suitable precursors for the bottom-up synthesis of functional materials. e.g. compounds of high luminescence, non-covalent porous materials (NPMs) and porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for hydrogen storage, semiconducting nanoparticles and discrete nanoparticulate aerogels for biomedical and solar cell applications. The group also specialises in mechanochemical synthesis, which we succeeded in applying to various types of materials ranging from molecular complexes to MOFs and semiconductor nanoparticles.