MAY 17, 2013
The group receives funding from the MIT Research Support Committee!
MAY 14, 2013
Lei's paper on a sulfur-based MOF-74 analogue with high charge mobility is accepted to J. Am. Chem. Soc. Congrats!
MAY 13, 2013
Congrats to Casey and Taj for their upcoming paper in Energy and Environmental Science!
MARCH 29, 2013
Mircea is awarded a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award.
Congrats to our awesome postdocs Natalia, Casey, and Anthony, who will be moving on to start new academic labs this summer at U. of South Carolina, Brandeis, and Texas Tech!
MARCH 11, 2013
MARCH 1, 2013
A big welcome to Dr. Selma Duhovic, who joins us after a PhD from UCLA, where she worked with Paula Diaconescu.
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
Carl was awarded a DIC Travel Award to participate at the National ACS meeting in New Orleans. Good job and enjoy the crawfish, jazz, and good science!
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Natalia awarded an MIT Infinite Kilometer Postdoctoral Award. Congrats!
JANUARY 15, 2013
Brian's paper on the photophysics of an NDI-based MOF, a collaboration with the Van Voorhis group, is accepted for publication in J. Phys. Chem. Lett. Congratulations!
NOVEMBER 19, 2012
Natalia and Anthony's paper on conformational locking and fluorescence appears in JACS. Congratulations!
NOVEMBER 15, 2012
Mircea will deliver the department seminar in MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering
November 9, 2012
New graduate students Sarah Park and Ryan Palmer join the group. Welcome!
OCTOBER 26, 2012
Our conductive TTF-based MOF highlighted in Synfacts!
AUGUST 22, 2012
Mircea selected as one of TechReview's 2012 TR-35 awardees!
AUGUST 13, 2012
Natalia and Anthony's paper is accepted to JACS. Read about our work on phenyl ring dynamics in a TPE MOF!
AUGUST 2, 2012
Our newest JACS paper covered in C&E News!
JULY 25, 2012
Tarun's paper on porous MOFs with high charge mobility appears as a "Just Accepted" Communication in JACS!
JUNE 15, 2012
Eric Metzger (St. Olaf College) joins the group as a Summer MPC undergraduate intern. Welcome Eric!
APRIL 24, 2012
Tarun and Brian are both awarded DOE Graduate Student Fellowships. Well-deserved!
APRIL 24, 2012
APRIL 23, 2012
Carl, Miller, and Tarun all become PhD candidates by passing their 2nd year Oral Exams. Congratulations!
MARCH 30, 2012
Fantastic news for Miller and Brian who were awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships. Congratulations both!
MARCH 23, 2012
The lab is awarded a new MITEI Seed Award for developing water-stable MOFs.
Mircea receives MISTI funding together with Prof. Roman for developing a collaboration with Prof. Avelino Corma in Spain.
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
Casey's paper submitted to the special issue of Dalton on New Talent in the Americas. Congratulations Casey!
February 2, 2012
Rafael Rodriguez joins the lab as a visiting student from Costa Rica - he will be with us for two months, welcome!
JANUARY 30, 2012
December 14, 2011
December 1, 2011
November 10, 2011
Natalia's and Brian's work on turn-on fluorescent MOFs appears in JACS!
November 10, 2011
Guillaume Bertrand joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow. Guillaume got his PhD in organic materials from Universite Marie & Pierre Curie in Paris. Welcome Guillaume!
November 8, 2011
First year graduate student Lei Sun joins the group. Lei was an undergraduate at Nanjing University. Welcome Lei!
October 18, 2011
Mircea will be the invited speaker for the MITEI Seminar Series
October 3, 2011
Natalia's and Brian's paper on turn-on fluorescence in MOFs, part of our EFRC on Solar Energy efforts, is submitted!
September 19, 2011
Mircea will present the group's research for first year graduate students! Join us to talk Chemistry and get some food (cuisine TBD - ask Miller)
Sept 6, 2011
Casey Wade joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Associate, coming from Texas A&M, where he worked with Prof. Francois Gabbai. Welcome Casey!
July 26, 2011
Miller's communication on MOF electrodeposition is accepted for publication in JACS! Congratulations Miller!
June 7, 2011
Mircea is selected for a 2011 DOE Young Investigator Award! This multi-year award will support our lab's efforts towards the synthesis of microporous electronic and ionic conductors based on metal-organic frameworks.
May 5, 2011
Miller's and the lab's first paper submitted!
April 26, 2011
Mircea gives invited talk at MIT's Center for Photonics and Excitonics, a DOE-funded EFRC.
April 1, 2011
Dr. Murat Kurtoglu joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Murat obtained a PhD in Materials Chemistry from Drexel University, where he worked with Prof. Yury Gogotsi on doped TiO2 for photocatalysis applications.
The lab receives seed funding from the MIT Energy Initiative for developing novel heterogeneous catalysts from MOFs - announcement
Mircea delivers an invited talk at the NSF Workshop on Frontier in Crystalline Matter at UC Santa Barbara.
March 15, 2011
Dr. Prashant Jain joins the group as a postdoctoral associate. Prashant worked with Prof. Harry Kroto and Prof. Tony Cheetham on MOF multiferroics.
March 1, 2011
The lab receives seed funding from the Center for Materials Science and Engineering for developing new materials for high-power rechargeable Li-ion batteries.
November 8, 2010
The group welcomes its first graduate students: Tarun, Carl, and Miller. Welcome!
October 1, 2010
Dr. Natalia Shustova joins the lab as a Posstdoctoral Associate after receiving a PhD in fullerene chemistry from Colorado State University.
Sept 1, 2010
The lab receives seed funding from the MIT Energy Initiative and BP for developing MOF-based gas separation membranes.
The lab receives funding from the Center for Excitonics and Photonics.
Lab renovations in Building 6 finally underway. We will have brand new labs!
February 14, 2010
Mircea accepts a position as an Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2010.