Kai Landskron's research is focused on nanoporous inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid solid state materials. The research is synthetically oriented but also investigates the structural, physical, and chemical properties as well as possible applications of nanoporous materials. One major research focus is on the high-pressure chemistry of periodic mesoporous materials. He uses high pressure to produce periodic mesoporous silica materials with crystalline channel walls with high hydrothermal stability and catalytic activity. In addition he are interested in mesoporous high-pressure phases such as stishovite, diamond, and cubic boron nitride. The second major research focus in on the development of new nanoporous materials and methods for gas adsorption and separation.