“Molecular Design of Solids and Surfaces”
Abstract: Novel materials will be central to solving some of the greatest challenges facing us in the 21st century, including energy storage and utilization, chemical separations, water purification, and targeted drug delivery. This talk will focus on bringing molecular-level understanding to two areas of materials design. In part one, I will focus on bringing molecular-level precision to heterogeneous electrocatalytic active sites through a new class of materials called graphite-conjugated catalysts. In part two, I will discuss strategies for controlling the morphology and defect chemistry of a family of anisotropic metal-organic framework crystals that show promise in gas storage and separation.
Inorganic Chemistry, Seminars