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March 28, 2017

Monster collaborative paper on reversible storage of Cl2 and Br2 led by Yuri comes online in JACS!

March 13, 2017

Congrats Hoyoung for publishing his heterogeneous epoxide carbonylation catalyst in ACS Central Science!

February 27, 2017

Congrats Sarah for the new JACS paper on MIT-25, a mesoporous MOF with the new ssp topology controlled by π-stacks!

February 23, 2017

New collaborative paper with Dave Harris' group at Northwestern. Check-out the new conductive 2D magnet in JACS!

February 8, 2017

New papers: from Miller in ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. on sourcing μ4-O2- ions in MOF-5 and in Chem. Sci. from our collaboration with Ju Li's group on ferromagnetic 2D MOFs. Congrats Miller and Lei!

January 16, 2017

Check out new paper from Carl on dynamics of Fe-MOF-5 by Mössabuer spectroscopy, as well as invited opinion pieces from Elise and Maciej on MOF ORR electrocatalysis and oxidative dehydrogenation of propane, respectively!

December 13, 2016

Congrats Eric for a great mechanistic study on ethylene dimerization soon to appear in JACS!

November 7, 2016

A warm welcome to our newest graduate students, Luming Yang and Kevin Sun. We look forward to doing great science with you!

November, 2016

Welcome Ash, our newest postdoc! Ash comes to us from UW Seattle where he was a postdoc with Karen Goldberg, after getting his PhD with Trevor Hayton at UC Santa Barbara.

October 21, 2016

New paper from Lei, Sarah, and Dennis on how to measure electrical conductivity in MOFs appears in JACS!

September 1, 2016

Dennis' paper on MOF supercapacitors accepted to Nature Materials. Read it for free here!

August 1, 2016

Strengthening our postdoc ranks are Bobby Day and Jin-Hu Dou, our two new members coming from Harvard (Lieber group), and Peking University (Pei group). Welcome!

July 21, 2016

Congrats to Rob for his new JACS paper on single-site olefin polymerization catalysis in cation-exchanged MFU-4l!

July 15, 2016

Congrats to Adam and Yuri for their new JACS paper on reversible, high-capacity ammonia storage in mesoporous azolate MOFs!

May 26, 2016

Chris' paper on the electronic structure of porous Sr and Ba monocarboxylates is accepted for publication in Inorganic Chemistry. Congrats Chris!

May 18, 2016

Khalid's first paper, on the synthesis and characterization of electrochromic mesoporous MOF-74 analogs is accepted for publication in Chem, and is expected to be out in the second issue of the journal. Congrats Khalid!

May 05, 2016

Many thanks to the Dreyfus Foundation for naming Mircea one of the 2016 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars!

April 26, 2016

New publication on solid state redox switching of magnetic, optical, and conductive properties in a coordination polymer, in collaboration with the Harris group at Northwestern, appears in JACS!

April 14, 2016

Mircea named the 40-th winner of the Alan T. Waterman Award, NSF's most prestigious award for scientists and engineers under the age of 35! A million thanks to the NSF and to everyone past and present in the lab!

February 16, 2016

Nicolo and Miller's paper on aspects of MOF electrodeposition, a collaboration with the Fransaer and De Vos groups, appears in J. Mater. Chem. A.!

February 10, 2016

Eric's paper describing the best heterogeneous catalyst for selective ethylene dimerization is accepted for publication in ACS Central Science!

February 3, 2016

Elise's paper on oxygen reduction electrocatalysis using a conductive MOF is accepted for publication in Nature Communications!

January, 2016

Mike receives the Infinite Kilometer Award for exemplary postdoctoral research and mentorship. Well deserved Mike!

November 24, 2015

Mircea is awarded the Dream Chemistry Award from the Polish Academy of Sciences!

November 17, 2015

A big welcome to our three new graduate students: Brian, Grigorii, and Lilia!

October 11, 2015

Mike's paper on chemiresistive sensor arrays from conductive MOFs is accepted for publication in JACS. Congrats Mike!

September 28, 2015

New review on conductive MOFs coming up in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. courtesy of Mike and Lei!

August 24, 2015

Chris Hendon joins our group as a postdoctoral scholar joined with Yogi Surendranath and Yuriy Roman. Chris comes from Aron Walsh's group at the Univ of Bath. Welcome!

July 30, 2015

Selma's paper on COFs with heavy chalcogens is accepted for publication in Chem. Mater. Congrats Selma!

July 14, 2015

Our paper on surprising dynamic binding in MOF-5 is accepted for publication in ACS Central Science! Great collaboration with the Griffin and Lopez groups!

July 13, 2015

Miller defends his PhD thesis and becomes the second PhD graduate from the group. Great work Dr. Li, and good luck at Johns Hopkins!

June 12, 2015

Carl's paper on the thermodynamics of cation metathesis in MOFs is accepted for publication in Chem. Commun.!

May 19, 2015

Carl's paper on NO disproportionation with Fe-MOF-5 is accepted for publication in JACS!

May 1, 2015

Lei's paper on the conductivity of MOF-74 analogs is accepted for publication in JACS!

April 20, 2015

Miller's paper on the mechanism of MOF-5 formation by cathodic electrodeposition is accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations Miller!

April 20, 2015

A warm welcome to our two newest postdocs: Dr. Alina Schimpf from Prof. Daniel Gamelin's lab at the University of Washington in Seattle, and Dr. Tsubasa Mikie from Prof. Shu Seki's lab at the University of Kyoto!

April 13, 2015

Our paper on the computed mechanism of cation exchange in MOF-5, spearheaded by the Lopez group at ICIQ, appears in Chemistry of Materials!

April 2, 2015

Carl defends his PhD thesis and becomes the first PhD graduate from the Dinca lab! Congrats Carl for a beautiful body of work and good luck in the Gamelin lab!

March 30, 2015

Elise is awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

January 20, 2015

More good news for the start of the year: Mike's paper on chemiresistive sensing using Cu3(HITP)2 is accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.!

January 18, 2015

2015 is off to a good start: Sarah's paper on TTF MOFs with tunable conductivity is accepted to J. Am. Chem. Soc.!

December 10, 2014

A warm welcome to Hoyoung Park, who joins our group and is co-advised by Yuriy Roman.

December 1, 2014

Mircea receives NSF Career Award, which will fund our redox activity studies at MOF nodes! Thank you NSF!

November 12, 2014

A warm welcome to our new graduate students Khalid, Lee, Elise, Adam, and Amanda!

August 13, 2014

A team of champions: team MOFia wins the MIT Chemistry summer volleyball tournament!

August 1, 2014

We welcome our newest postdoc, Dr. Rob Comito, coming from the labs of Dave MacMillan at Princeton.

June 2014

JACS publishes a spotlight on our Ni-HITP conducting MOF. Check it out here!

May 15, 2014

Our recent JACS paper is highlighted in Nature! See also coverage of our exciting results in C&E News, MIT News, EETimes, IEEE Spectrum, and a number of other science blogs!

April 21, 2014

Our exciting new results on the most conductive MOF to date (by a wide margin!) are accepted for publication in JACS! Congrats to Dennis, Lei, Carl, and our collaborators in the Aspuru-Guzik group at Harvard!

April 14, 2014

Our tutorial review of cation exchange at MOF nodes is accepted for publication in Chem. Soc. Rev. Good job Carl!

April 10, 2014

Eric is awarded a prestigious NDSEG scholarship. Good job!

April 10, 2014

Congrats to Sarah, Ryan, and Lei, all of whom passed their 2nd and 3rd year oral examinations!

April 1, 2014

Fantastic news from the NSF: Eric, Sarah, and Nima were all awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships! Unless the NSF abides by April Fool's, see the results here. Congrats all three for this excellent achievement!

March 20, 2014

Our first forays into understanding the mechanism of cation exchange are accepted for publication in Chem.-Eur. J. Congrats Carl, Tomo, Talia, and our collaborators in Spain!

March 11, 2014

MIT is ranked the #1 Graduate Program in Inorganic Chemistry, again topping Caltech, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, and Texas A&M, which round up the Top 5 in the US News & World report!

February 18, 2014

Mircea is awarded the Cottrell Scholar Award and the Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship! Also congrats to Jeremiah Johnson and others from MIT for the Sloan!

February 17, 2014

Anthony's communication on redox non-innocent ligand behavior in MOF-74 is accepted to JACS!

February 1, 2014

The group welcomes Yuri Tulchinsky from Technion as our newest postdoctoral scholar. Welcome Yuri!

January 20, 2014

The group welcomes Michael Campbell as our newest postdoctoral scholar. Michael comes from Tobias Ritter's group at Harvard.

November 12, 2013

A big welcome to our new graduate students Eric Metzger and Maciej Korzyński!

October 16, 2013

Our paper on electrochromic MOFs appears in ACIE.

October 1, 2013

Tomo joins our lab for undergraduate research. Welcome Tomo!

September 4, 2013

A productive summer: Miller's paper on the selective electrodeposition of bilayer MOF thin films is accepted for publication in Chemical Science. Congrats Miller!

August 26, 2013

New paper in JACS from Natalia describing a selective turn-on fluorescent ammonia sensing MOF! A nice example of collaborative work with Anthony and the Baldo group as well.

August 21, 2013

Congrats to Casey and Miller for their recently accepted paper in ACIE describing thin films of MOFs with remarkable electrochromic behavior!

July 31, 2013

New JACS paper from Carl, detailing the synthesis of the first V2+ and Ti3+ MOFs and redox studies of cation-substituted MOF-5!

July 9, 2013

Talia Clark, teacher at Jeremiah Burke HS in Dorchester joins us for the summer. Welcome!

July 3, 2013

Congrats to Carl and Anthony for their upcoming paper on using anomalous X-ray dispersion to study post-synthetic ion metathesis in MOFs!

June, 2013

Welcome to our visiting undergrads Raul and Melih for the summer!

MAY 19, 2013

Farewell barbeque for Anthony, Casey, and Natalia.

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 on water sorption in pyrazolate MOFs in Energy and Environmental Science!

MARCH 29, 2013

Mircea is awarded a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award.

MARCH, 2013

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

Guillaume's report on thiophene-based COFs and their charge-transfer interactions appears in PNAS and is selected for the cover image. Nice job Frenchy!

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

Carl's paper and Casey's paper are both online now. Nice work!

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

Carl's paper on unusual coordination chemistry in MOFs is submitted. Congratulations Carl!

December 14, 2011

Our JACS paper on fluorescent MOFs is featured on the MIT home page under NEWS!

December 1, 2011

Anthony Cozzolino joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Associate, after obtaining a PhD from McMaster Univ. and a Postdoc with Kit Cummins. Welcome Anthony!

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.

April, 2011

The lab receives seed funding from the MIT Energy Initiative for developing novel heterogeneous catalysts from MOFs - announcement

March, 2011

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.

Sept 2010

Mircea will give a presentation for first year incoming graduate students on Sept. 23 at 6 PM in the Moore Room. Stop by to talk research, have a snack and a drink.

Sept 2010

Renovations update: move-in date set at ~ Sept 27!

May 2010

The lab receives funding from the Center for Excitonics and Photonics.

May 2010

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.


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