Managed and updated by Xiuze Hei, 10/20/2018
October 15, 2018: Congratulations to Hao for yet another high-impact paper "Tailor‐Made Microporous Metal–Organic Frameworks for the Full Separation of Propane from Propylene Through Selective Size Exclusion" just accepted by Advanced Materials !
September 25, 2018: Rutgers' department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology welcomed Nobel Laureate Professor Roald Hoffman to give the inaugural Waters Lecture “Two New Games for Carbon, We Hope”. Professor Hoffmann, who was Professor Li's Ph.D. advisor, also visited our group following his talk.
September 4. 2018: Welcome to two new group members: Dr. Falu Hu(post-doctoral associate) and Dr. Pengcheng Huang(Visiting scholar).
August 29, 2018: Congratulations to Dr. Nathan Rudd for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis, and earning his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
August 17, 2018: Our review "Luminescent metal–organic frameworks and coordination polymers as alternative phosphors for energy efficient lighting devices" (Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2018, 373, 116–147.)has been published online. Congratulations to Bill!
July 12, 2018: Congratulations to Nate for being offered a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Analytical Sciences Division of Merck!
July 11, 2018: Our lab moved to the new Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building!
May 12, 2018: Rutgers Graduate School held its 2018 commencement ceremony today. Congratulations to Ben Deibert, Wei Liu, and Hao Wang for receiving their Ph.D. degree! All of us are proud of you and wish you a continued success in your future career!
April 24, 2018: Congratulatations to Qining for receiving a Bruce Garth Award (for General Academic Excellence & Research)!
March 26, 2018: Congratulations to Hao for yet another high-impact paper "One-of-A-Kind: A Microporous Metal-Organic Framework Capable of Adsorptive Separation of Linear, Mono- and Di-branched Alkane Isomers via Temperature- and Adsorbate-Dependent Molecular Sieving" just accepted by Energy & Environmental Science. ! This work has been featured by Cailiaoniu.
March 9, 2018: Our invited review "Sensing and Capture of Toxic and Hazardous Gases and Vapors by Metal-Organic Frameworks" has just been accepted by Chem. Soc. Rev. ! Congratulations to Hao and Bill!
February 19, 2018: Our invited “Frontier” article "General strategies for effective capture and separation of noble gases by metal–organic frameworks" (Dalton Transac., 2018, Adv. Article (Frontier), DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00030A)has just been pubilished online. Congratulations to Hao!
January 09, 2018: Our invited feature ariticle “Copper Iodide Hybrid Phosphors for Energy-Efficient General Lighting Technologies" ( Adv. Funct. Mater., 2018, 1705593) has been published online. Congratulations to Wei.
December 12, 2017: Our work “Capture of Radioactive Organic Iodides from Nuclear Waste by Metal-Organic Framework Based Molecule Traps” (Nat. Comm., 2017, 8:485) has been highlighted by Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Department of Energy (DOE) as "Molecular Mousetraps Capture More Nuclear Waste".
December 17, 2017: Our work “All-in-one: Achieving Robust, Strongly Luminescent and Highly Dispersible Hybrid Materials by Combining Ionic and Coordinate Bonds in Molecular Crystals” (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 9281-9290) has been featured by X-MOL.
December 20, 2017: Congratulations to Nate Rudd for receiving a Rieman Teaching Award!
November 22, 2017: Our invited feature ariticle “Copper Iodide Hybrid Phosphors for Energy-Efficient General Lighting Technologies” has been accepted by Adv. Func. Mater.
October 31, 2017: Our work “Capture of Radioactive Organic Iodides from Nuclear Waste by Metal-Organic Framework Based Molecule Traps” (Nat. Comm., 2017, 8:485) has been highlighted by Rutgers Today.
|Review Articles (Invited)||24|
|Issued and Pending Patents||14|
Our research interests and activities are primarily in the development of solid-state inorganic and inorganic-organic hybrid materials that are both fundamentally important and practically relevant. Our current work focuses mainly on the design, synthesis, characterization, functionalization, and optimization of three material families that possess interesting and unique properties potentially useful for clean and renewable energy applications, including but not limited to photovoltaics, solid-state lighting, thermoelectrics, gas storage, capture and separation, catalysis and chemical sensing. We employ both experimental and theoretical methods to investigate and understand the structure-property correlations in these systems, as well as the organic-inorganic interface interactions at the atomic and molecular level.
Topic #1: METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS AND COORDINATION POLYMERS
Topic #2: INORGANIC-ORGANIC HYBRID SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS
Topic #3: OTHER SOLID STATE INORGANIC MATERIALS