Abstract: Porous crystalline materials such as zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs), metal organic frameworks (MOFs), and covalent organic frameworks (COFs) represent a novel class of materials for catalysis due to their inherent porous nature, exceptional thermal and chemical stability, structural flexibility. While many photocatalytic systems based on these materials have been developed in the past decade, a significant gap exists in our understanding of the correlation of photophysical and photocatalytic properties of ZIFs/MOFs/COFs with their structure, which hinders accurate prediction and informed design. We aim to address this challenge using an interdisciplinary approach that combines innovative material design and synthesis, fundamental mechanistic studies, theoretical prediction, and photocatalytic performance evaluation. In this talk, I will discuss our recent progress in developing porous crystalline materials as intrinsic light harvesting materials and heterogenous catalysts for solar fuel generation.
Bio: Dr. Jier Huang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry at Marquette University. Prof. Huang received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Lanzhou University (China) in 2001, an M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry from Lanzhou in 2004, and her Ph.D. degree from Emory University in 2010. After three years of postdoctoral research at Argonne National Laboratory, she joined the faculty at Marquette University in 2013. Her research focuses on the development of cutting-edge materials for various chemical reactions and applications in sustainable energy source and involves the design, synthesis, and spectroscopic characterization of hybrid porous and semiconducting materials.
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