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Prof. Jing Li
Prof. Jing Li Rutgers University, USA


​Jing Li is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in January 1990 under the guidance of Professor Roald Hoffmann. After two years of postdoctoral work with Professor Francis J. DiSalvo (Cornell University), she joined the chemistry faculty at Rutgers University in 1991 as Assistant Professor. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996, to Full Professor in 1999, and to Distinguished Professor in 2006. Her research primarily focuses on the development of functional materials that are both fundamentally important and potentially useful for clean and renewable energy applications, including metal-organic frameworks and inorganic-organic hybrid semiconductors. She has published more than 280 research articles, book chapters, and invited reviews. She currently serves as Associate Editor for an ACS journal, Crystal Growth & Design. Her recent awards and honors include the first-ever Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Award for women (U.S. Department of Energy) in 2012 and a Humboldt Research Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) in the same year. She was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2012 and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2015. She was recognized as a "Highly Cited Researcher" by Thomson Reuters in both 015 and 2016.

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  • Day 4Thursday, February 23rd
Session 6: Advanced Porous Functional Materials/Modeling III
9:00 am

Engineering MOF Porosity & Functionality for Selective Gas Capture & Separation

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a unique class of crystalline solids composed of metal cations or cluster and organic ligands that have shown enormous promise for a wide range of applications. Over the past 20 years MOFs have become one of the most intensively and extensively explored material families. As a relatively new type of solid adsorbents, MOFs have demonstrated numerous advantages over some conventional/traditional sorbent systems because of their nearly unlimited tunability in crystal/pore structures and adsorption properties. Among many interesting topics, MOF based gas adsorption and separation have attracted the most attention. This presentation will focus on our recent effort and progress in developing microporous MOFs for selective gas capture and separation in several important separation processes. Our studies show that both the capacity and selectivity of the MOF sorbents can be greatly enhanced by engineering their crystal structure, porosity, chemical composition and surface functionality.

Level 0, between bld. 4 and 5 09:00 - 09:30 Details