Research

Porous Materials

Kirpal Bisht

Jianfeng Cai

Design, synthesis and investigation of bioactive peptidomimetics; development of novel biomaterials; development of novel molecular probes and drug candidates; protein and nucleic acid surface recognition and modulation of protein-protein interactions.

Julianne Harmon

Randy Larsen

Xiaopeng Li

Dr. Li's research activities are focused on supramolecular chemistry based on coordination-driven self-assembly. His research group is centered on the design, synthesis and self-assembly of giant metallo-supramolecules with increasing complexity and diversity for the development of functional materials with high-performance.

Shengqian Ma

The research of our group aims to engineering the nanospace of advanced porous materials (including metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), porous organic polymers (POPs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), porous organic cages, microporous carbon materials) for energy/environmental/biological-related applications.

Abdul Malik

Dr. Malik's research activities are focused on separations chemistry. His research group is engaged in developing advanced technology for high-performance differential migration micro separation techniques in analytical chemistry.

Li-june Ming

Xiaodong (Michael) Shi

The research in Dr. Shi's group is focused on organic synthesis, material chemistry, bioorganic chemistry and catalysis. Current projects include: 1) new synthetic methodology development; 2) organometallic chemistry; 3) supramolecular and polymer materials and 4) biomedicinal chemistry.

Brian Space

The Space Group is a theoretical chemistry group concerned primarily with computer simulation of condensed phase phenomena. Current focus is on the development of potential energy functions for environmentally relevant gases, which are used in simulations of sorption within metal–organic materials, or MOMs.