We are a group working on the design, synthesis, and application of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Current work includes molecular recognition in the pores, MOFs with multi- building units and multi-functions, and their applications in energy storage.
2018/05/29 The 5th Fudan- UC Berkeley Workshop on Materials Beyond was held.
2017/12/04 We have moved to the new Chemistry Building in the Jiangwan Campus of Fudan University.
Qiaowei Li obtained his B.S. degree in the University of Science & Technology of China (USTC), M.S. in University of Michigan, and Ph.D in UCLA. Currently, he is a professor of Chemistry in the Chemistry Department at Fudan University in China.
The adsorption and recognition properties of porous crystalline materials come from the host-guest interactions in the pores. However, due to the complexity on the interface, we still lack the deep understanding of the physics and chemistry involved in the specific host-guest interactions. Working in the interdisciplinary area between coordination chemistry, organic supramolecular chemistry and electrochemistry, our group have been investigating the host-guest interactions that happen in the pores of crystalline microporous materials. We introduced host-guest recognition, which usually happens in the solution state, to the interface of solid and solution in the pores. Research on the host-guest interactions between the intrinsic defects in the crystals and the incoming ions has introduced a new strategy to build multi-component materials with multi-functionalities by filling the vacancies. Recently,we have explored the use of metal–organic frameworks to recognize, enrich, and transport electrochemical related molecules and ions to enhance the performance of lithium-based batteries. Please click the following research topics for more information.
Research Topics: 1. Multi-component MOFs 2. MOFs for Lithium Batteries 3. Molecular Recognition in MOFs
Materials Beyond V
The 5th Fudan-UC Berkeley Symposium on Materials Beyond will be on May 28th and 29th. Fudan University and University of California, Berkeley scientists hold periodic Fudan – Berkeley Global Science Institute workshops, titled “The Materials Beyond”.
New Graduates from the Group
Congratulations to Dr. Qingqing Pang and Dr. Binbin Tu who have successfully finished the Ph.D. Study!
Congratulations to Wenqing Yan on the Master degree!
HOF work published in Chem. Commun.
Our collaboration work on hydrogen-bonding organic framework (HOF) with Prof. Ying-Feng Han at Northwest University has been published in Chem. Commun. Wenqing Yan is the first author for this work.
Multicomponent MOF work accepted in
J. Am. Chem. Soc.
“Reversible Redox Activity in Multicomponent Metal−Organic Frameworks Constructed from Trinuclear Copper Pyrazolate Building Blocks” in JACS. Dr. Binbin Tu is the first author for this work.
Nobel laureate visited the group
2016 Nobel Chemistry Laureate Sir Fraser visited Fudan University and our research group.
Qiaowei Li obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Science & Technology of China (USTC) in 2004, M.S. from University of Michigan in 2006, and Ph.D from UCLA in 2010 with Prof. Omar M. Yaghi. He was an associate professor of Chemistry in the Chemistry Department at Fudan University in China since 2010, and he became full professor of Chemistry in 2017.
He has been the recipient of Outstanding Research Award in Inorganic Chemistry, UCLA (2010), Shanghai Pujiang Talent (2011), and Shanghai “Rising-Star Program” Scholar (2015). Li has published papers in journals such as Science, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., and Adv. Mater., with himself being the first author or the corresponding author. He has published more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals with total citation number of more than 1500, and 2 US patents. His research work has been highlighted in journals such as Nature Chemistry, C&EN etc.