We are interested in designing new organic and organic-inorganic porous materials for applications related to molecular separation and photocatalysis.
Interfacial and epitaxial growth of organic porous polymers and metal-organic frameworks (Surface MOFs)
Stimuli driven self-assembly
Photochemistry(catalysis), Optoelectronic functions
Our material design approach involves organic syntheses, material syntheses using automation. We will collaborate with computational chemists for prescreening of molecular precursor, assembly process and function. Modulation of material synthesis methodology is the primary focus. X-ray diffraction, time-resolved fluorescence, vibrational spectroscopy, gas chromatography, ellipsometry and quartz crystal microbalance are the frequent playing tools.
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