Group News
2019-05-07     Our editorial with Dr. Praveen K. Thallapally from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Camille Petit from Imperial College London, and Dr. Jorge Gascon from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology "Advanced porous materials: design, synthesis, and applications in sustainability" has been accepted by ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering in the Virtual Special Issue. Congratulations!
2019-05-07     Our work "MOF-derived carbon networks with atomically dispersed Fe-Nx sites for oxygen reduction reaction catalysis in acidic media" has been accepted by ACS Materials Letters. Congratulations!
2019-04-18     Our review "Alternatives to cryogenic distillation: advanced porous materials in adsorptive light olefin/paraffin separations" has been accepted by Small. Congratulations!
2019-04-02     Our work "Plasticization resistance-enhanced CO2 separation at elevated pressures by mixed matrix membranes containing flexible metal-organic framework fillers" has been accepted by Journal of Membrane Science. Congratulations!
2019-03-27     Our work "Hybrid MOF-808-Tb nanospheres for highly sensitive and selective detection of acetone vapor and Fe3+ in aqueous solution" has been accepted by Chemical Communications. Congratulations!
2019-03-27     Our work "Solvent induced control over breathing behavior in flexible metal-organic frameworks for natural gas delivery" has been accepted by Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congratulations!
2019-03-05     Our work "Functionalization induced breathing control in metal-organic frameworks for methane storage with high deliverable capacity" has been accepted by Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations!
2019-03-02     Our work "Pore size reduction in zirconium metal-organic frameworks for ethylene/ethane separation" has been accepted by ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Congratulations!
2019-02-28     Our collaborative work with Prof. Hong-Cai Zhou from Texas A&M University "Harnessing solvent effect to integrate alkylamine into metal-organic frameworks for exceptionally high CO2 uptake" has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congratulations!
2019-02-07     Our work "Cluster nuclearity control and modulated hydrothermal synthesis of functionalized Zr12 metal-organic frameworks" has been accepted by Dalton Transactions. Congratulations!
2019-02-07     Our work "Janus electrocatalysts containing MOF-derived carbon networks and NiFe-LDH nanoplates for rechargeable Zn-air batteries" has been accepted by ACS Applied Energy Materials. Congratulations!
2019-01-24     Our work "Highly efficient CO2 capture by mixed matrix membranes containing three-dimensional covalent organic framework fillers" has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congratulations!
2019-01-15     Our work "ZnO nanosheets abundant in oxygen vacancies derived from metal-organic frameworks for ppb-level gas sensing" has been accepted by Advanced Materials. Congratulations!
2019-01-14     Our review "Scalable and sustainable synthesis of advanced porous materials" has been accepted by ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Congratulations!
2018-12-28     Our review "CO2 Capture in Metal-Organic Framework Adsorbents: An Engineering Perspective" in Advanced Sustainable Systems has been highlighted on AdvancedScienceNews.com: LINK. Congratulations!
2018-12-18     Congratulations to Dr. Zhao on his promotion to Associate Professor!
2018-12-15     Our work "Selective gas permeation in mixed matrix membranes accelerated by hollow ionic covalent organic polymers" has been accepted by ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Congratulations!
2018-12-14     Our work "Restriction of molecular rotors in ultrathin two-dimensional covalent organic framework nanosheets for sensing signal amplification" has been accepted by Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations!
2018-12-05     Our work "Dimensional impact of metal-organic frameworks in catalyzing photo-induced hydrogen evolution and cyanosilylation reactions" has been accepted by ACS Applied Energy Materials. Congratulations!
2018-11-27     Our work "Mixed matrix membranes containing MOF@COF hybrid fillers for efficient CO2/CH4 separation" has been accepted by Journal of Membrane Science. Congratulations!
2018-11-15     Our work "Enhanced polymer crystallinity in mixed matrix membranes induced by metal-organic framework nanosheets for efficient CO2 capture" has been accepted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!
2018-11-07     Our review "CO2 capture in metal-organic framework adsorbents: an engineering perspective" has been accepted by Advanced Sustainable Systems. Congratulations!
2018-10-25     Our work "Luminescent metal-organic frameworks for the detection and discrimination of o-xylene from xylene isomers" has been accepted by Inorganic Chemistry. Congratulations!
2018-10-10     We have won a new project to work on mixed matrix membranes for CO2 capture. Congratulations! LINK
2018-10-09     Our work "In-situ formation of micropore-rich titanium dioxide from metal-organic framework templates" has been accepted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!
2018-09-02     Yahui has joined our group as a Visiting Student. Welcome!
2018-09-01     Our work "Hydrazone-based covalent organic frameworks for Lewis acid catalysis" has been accepted by Dalton Transactions. Congratulations!
2018-08-12     Our work "Metal-organic frameworks with reduced hydrophilicity for postcombustion CO2 capture from wet flue gas" has been accepted by ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Congratulations!
2018-07-27     Our invited review "Advanced porous materials in mixed matrix membranes" has been accepted by Advanced Materials for the NUS special issue. Congratulations!
2018-05-15     Congratulations to Dr. Zhao for winning the NUS Young Researcher Award 2018! LINK
2018-05-04     Our work "Process-tracing study on the postassembly modification of highly stable zirconium metal-organic cages" has been accepted by Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations!
2018-05-03     Congratulations to Yuxiang for winning the prestigious President's Graduate Fellowship!
2018-04-17     Our work "Solution-reprocessable microporous polymeric adsorbents for carbon dioxide capture" has been accepted by AIChE Journal. Congratulations!
2018-03-24     Congratulations to Dr. Zhao for winning the NUS Engineering Young Researcher Award 2018! LINK
2018-03-10     Our work "Web-like interconnected carbon networks from NaCl-assisted pyrolysis of ZIF-8 for highly efficient oxygen reduction catalysis" has been accepted by Small. Congratulations!
2018-03-06     Our review "Mixed matrix membranes for natural gas upgrading: current status and opportunities" has been accepted by Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Congratulations!
2018-03-01     Our work "Confinement of aggregation induced emission (AIE) molecular rotors in ultrathin two-dimensional porous organic nanosheets for enhanced molecular recognition" has been accepted by Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations!
2018-01-31     Dr. Hongye Yuan has joined our group as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome!
2018-01-08     Our paper "Structural-failure resistance of metal-organic frameworks toward multiple-cycle CO2 sorption" in Chemical Communications has been highlighted by X-MOL: LINK. Congratulations!
2018-01-01     Mst Zakia Sultana has joined our group as a PhD student. Welcome!
2017-10-27     Our work "Ultrathin two-dimensional porous organic nanosheets with molecular rotors for chemical sensing" has been accepted by Nature Communications. Congratulations!
2017-10-27     Congratulations to Dr. Zhao for being selected as a supervisor in NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering. LINK
2017-10-21     Our work "A triphasic modulated hydrothermal approach for the synthesis of multivariate metal-organic frameworks with hydrophobic moieties for highly-efficient moisture-resistant CO2 capture" has been accepted by Advanced Sustainable Systems. Congratulations!
2017-10-12     Our work "Improving water-treatment performance of zirconium metal-organic framework membranes by post-synthetic defect healing" has been accepted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!
2017-09-08     Our work "Covalent organic nanosheets with large lateral size and high aspect ratio synthesized by Langmuir-Blodgett method" has been accepted by Chinese Chemical Letters. Congratulations!
2017-08-30     Our collaborative work with NUS Department of Mechanical Engineering "Mechanical properties of microcrystalline metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) measured by bimodal amplitude modulated-frequency modulated atomic force microscopy" has been accepted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!
2017-08-14     Our stability study of MOFs toward CO2 sorption has been chosen as a HOT article featured on the blog of Chem. Commun. LINK
2017-08-02     Our collaborative work with NUS Department of Mechanical Engineering "Probing nanoscale functionalities of metal-organic framework nanocrystals" has been accepted by Nanoscale. Congratulations!
2017-08-02     We warmly welcome our new group members Mr Shing Bo PEH (Research Engineer) and Mr Bhuvan SHAH (MEng Student)!
2017-07-30     Our review "Electrocatalysts derived from metal-organic frameworks for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions in aqueous media" has been accepted by Small. Congratulations!
2017-07-13     Our collaborative work with NUS Department of Mechanical Engineering "Structural-failure resistance of metal-organic frameworks toward multiple-cycle CO2 sorption" has been accepted by Chemical Communications. Congratulations!
2017-06-21     Our work "Breathing-induced new phase transition in an MIL-53(Al)-NH2 metal-organic framework under high methane pressures" has been accepted by Chemical Communications. Congratulations!
2017-06-19     Our work "A highly stable metal-organic framework with optimum aperture size for CO2 capture" has been accepted by AIChE Journal. This contribution is based on the presentation that was identified by Steven Ogunwumi (Corning) as a "Best Presentation" in the session "653 Novel Materials and Processes for Air Pollution Control" of the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Congratulations!
2017-06-10     Our work "Ultrathin mixed matrix membranes containing two-dimensional metal-organic framework nanosheets for efficient CO2/CH4 separation" has been accepted by Journal of Membrane Science. Congratulations!
2017-04-14     Our invited review "Beyond equilibrium: metal-organic frameworks for molecular sieving and kinetic gas separation" has been accepted by Crystal Growth & Design. It will be published in a virtual special issue on Crystal Engineering of Nanoporous Materials for Gas Storage and Separation. Congratulations!
2017-04-06     Our work "Kinetically controlled synthesis of two-dimensional Zr/Hf metal-organic framework nanosheets via a modulated hydrothermal approach" has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congratulations!
2017-04-05     Our work "Silver-decorated hafnium metal-organic framework for ethylene/ethane separation" has been accepted by Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Congratulations!
2017-03-24     Our invited contribution "Isoreticular covalent organic frameworks for hydrocarbon uptake and separation: the important role of monomer planarity" has been accepted by CrystEngComm. It will appear in a themed issue on covalent organic frameworks and organic cage structures. Congratulations!
2017-02-24     Our invited review "Metal-organic frameworks with Lewis acidity: synthesis, characterization, and catalytic applications" has been accepted by CrystEngComm. Congratulations!
2017-02-17     Our work "Reversed thermo-switchable molecular sieving membranes composed of two-dimensional metal-organic nanosheets for gas separation" has been accepted by Nature Communications. Congratulations!
2017-02-16     Shaista Ibrahim has joined our group as a visiting student. Welcome!
2017-02-03     We have a postdoc position that will be available in April 2017. The candidate should have a strong background in the design and synthesis of inorganic membranes (e.g., zeolites, MOFs) and their applications in membrane separations (gas separation, water treatment) or membrane reactors. Please send your CV to Dr Zhao directly.
2017-02-01     Our collaborative work with A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics "Hybrid photonic cavity with metal-organic framework coatings for the ultra-sensitive detection of volatile organic compounds with high immunity to humidity" has been accepted by Scientific Reports. Congratulations!
2017-01-31     We warmly welcome Yuhang Guo, Ruitong Li and Yinan Li to join us and start their Final Year Projects!
2017-01-19     Our paper "Fe/Fe3C/N-doped carbon materials from metal-organic framework composites as highly efficient oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysts" in ChemPlusChem is among the most accessed articles in 2016. Congratulations! LINK
2017-01-04     Linius has graduated with a master degree from our group. Congratulations!
2016-11-21     Dr. Guoliang Liu has joined our group as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome!
2016-10-20     Our work "A metal-free ORR/OER bifunctional electrocatalyst derived from metal-organic frameworks for rechargeable Zn-Air batteries" has been accepted by Carbon. Congratulations!
2016-10-19     Our work "Fluorescent porous organic frameworks containing molecular rotors for size-selective recognition" has been accepted by Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations!
2016-10-06     Our paper "Improving the hydrogen selectivity of graphene oxide membranes by reducing non-selective pores with intergrown ZIF-8 crystals" in Chemical Communications has been highlighted by X-MOL: LINK. Congratulations!
2016-09-07     Prof. Linzhi Zhai from Jiangsu University of Science and Technology has joined our group as a visiting scholar. Welcome!
2016-09-01     Our paper "Room Temperature Batch and Continuous Flow Synthesis of Water-Stable Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs)" in Chemistry of Materials is a top download for the past month. Congratulations! LINK
2016-08-08     Our work "Fabrication of Highly Stable and Efficient PtCu Alloy Nanoparticles on Highly Porous Carbon for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells" has been accepted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!
2016-07-22     We warmly welcome Prof Hongcai Zhou from Texas A&M to visit our group. The academic family tree is growing steadily!
2016-07-15     Dr. Tanay Kundu has joined our group as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome!
2016-07-15     Our work of MOF-derived ORR electrocatalysts has been highlighted in Materials Views: LINK. Congratulations!
2016-07-13     Our work "Room temperature batch and continuous flow synthesis of water-stable covalent organic frameworks (COFs)" has been accepted by Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations!
2016-07-07     Our work "Mechanoassisted synthesis of sulfonated covalent organic frameworks with high intrinsic proton conductivity" has been accepted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!
2016-06-23     Our work "Highly porous carbon derived from MOF-5 as a support of ORR electrocatalysts for fuel cells" has been accepted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!
2016-05-31     Our work "Fe/Fe3C/N-doped carbon materials from metal-organic framework composites as highly efficient oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysts" has been accepted by ChemPlusChem. Congratulations!
2016-05-31     Yi Di has joined our group as a postgraduate student. Welcome!
2016-05-16     Our work "Improving the hydrogen selectivity of graphene oxide membranes by reducing non-selective pores with intergrown ZIF-8 crystals" has been accepted by Chemical Communications. Congratulations!
2016-04-26     Our work "Facile preparation of graphene oxide membranes for gas separation" has been accepted by Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations!
2016-04-13     Congratulations to Zhigang who has successfully passed his PhD final defense! He is the first PhD graduate endorsed by our group.
2016-03-27     Our work "Direct synthesis of hierarchically porous metal-organic frameworks with high stability and strong Brønsted acidity: the decisive role of hafnium in efficient and selective fructose dehydration" has been accepted by Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations!
2016-03-08     Our work "A pH-responsive phase transformation of a sulfonated metal-organic framework from amorphous to crystalline for efficient CO2 capture" has been accepted by CrystEngComm. Congratulations!
2016-03-08     Our work "Modulator effects on the water-based synthesis of Zr/Hf MOFs: quantitative relationship studies between modulator, synthetic condition, and performance" has been accepted by Crystal Growth & Design. Congratulations!
2016-02-29     Welcome Prof. Lu to join our group. Cheers!
2016-02-06     Our work "Mixed Matrix Membranes (MMMs) Comprising Exfoliated 2D Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) for Efficient CO2 Separation" has been accepted by Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations!
2016-01-05     Our group website is on line. Congratulations!