Our research interests lie at the interface of organic/inorganic synthesis, nanoscience, and materials chemistry. We will address challenges related to sustainable energy and human health.
We will leverage the toolboxes of organic and inorganic chemistry to precisely control MOF composition at both the atomic and molecular levels. We will develop a new family of optically- and electronically-active porous materials with various dimensions and length scales to investigate their structure-property-performance relationships.
We will design and synthesize organic-inorganic hybrid materials that take advantage of molecular chemistry in the solid-state to advance sustainable energy technology.
We will use our materials as chemical tools to gain in-depth mechanistic understanding and solve fundamental challenges encountered in electrocatalysis and electrochemical energy storage.
We will develop versatile strategies to realize cooperative functionalities in a single nanoplatform. We will impart molecular functions to porous materials and their heterostructures that selectively respond to important analytes and external stimuli for imaging and sensing applications.