Porous Crystalline Frameworks as Light Harvesting and Charge Separation Materials for Solar Fuel Conversion

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September 30, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Sterling Chemistry Laboratory (SCL), Room 110 See map
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Please join Yale Chemistry for an inorganic chemistry seminar with Jier Huang, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, Boston College.

Abstract: Porous crystalline materials such as 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 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 and charge separation materials for solar fuel generation.

More information about Professor Huang’s research can be found here: https://sites.bc.edu/huanggroup/

Faculty Host: Prof. Hailiang Wang

This seminar can be viewed online here: Panopto