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Oct 27, 2017: Sherry’s paper “”Self-Supported BINOL-Derived Phosphoric Acid Based on a Chiral Carbazolic Porous Framework” has been accepted to Organic Letters. Congratulations!

Aug 12, 2017: Congratulations, Dr. Xiang Zhang!

Jul 1, 2017: Yuchen Hu joined the group. Welcome!

Jun 1, 2017: Shengyuan Luo joined the group. Welcome!

Jun 20, 2017: Jian Luo, Sherry, and Jingzhi’s paper “Fine Tuning the Redox Potentials of Carbazolic Porous Organic Frameworks for Visible-Light Photoredox Catalytic Degradation of Lignin β‐O‐4 Models.” has been accepted to ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

April 18, 2017: Jingzhi won the T. Adrian George Graduate Research Assistant Award. Congratulations!

Jan 27, 2017, Jingzhi’s JACS paper is featured in Synfacts. Congratulations!

Nov 30, 2016, Jingzhi received Citation for Excellence in Teaching Chemistry. Congratulations!

Nov 28, 2016, Jingzhi’s paper ““π-Hole–π” Interaction Promoted Photocatalytic Hydrodefluorination via Inner-Sphere Electron Transfer” has been accepted to JACS. Congratulations!

Nov 21, 2016, Congratulations, Dr. Johnson! First Ph.D. in the Zhang group.

Oct 21, 2016, Jacob’s Zwitterionic Metal–Organic Frameworks paper is featured in Synfacts. Congratulations!

Oct 6, 2016, Xu’s EES paper is featured in Nature Energy. Congratulations!

Sept 9, 2016, Jian Luo’s paper “Aerobic Oxidation of Olefins and Lignin Model Compounds Using Photogenerated Phthalimide-N-oxyl (PINO) Radical.” has been accepted to the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Congratulations!

Sept 9, 2016, Our collaborative work, “Evaluating topologically diverse metal-organic frameworks for cryo-adsorbed hydrogen storage”, with Northwestern and NIST was accepted to Energy & Environmental Science. Congratulation, Xu!

July 27, 2016: Xin’s JACS paper is featured in JACS Spotlights. Congratulations!

July 20, 2016: Jacob’s paper “A New Approach to Non-Coordinating Anions: Lewis Acid Enhancement of Porphyrin Metal Centers in a Zwitterionic Metal–Organic Framework” has been accepted to JACS. Congratulations!

Jul 1, 2016: Nicholas Armada and Christian Fiankor joined the group. Welcome!

Jun 24, 2016: Xin’s paper “Highly Porous Zirconium Metal-Organic Frameworks with β-UH3-Like Topology Based on Elongated Tetrahedral Linkers” has been accepted to the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations!

Jun 6, 2016: Caleb Thompson from Seattle Pacific University joined the group to do REU summer research. Welcome!

Feb 3, 2016: Dr. Zhang received the NSF CAREER award.

Dec 24, 2015: Jian Luo’s paper “Donor−Acceptor Fluorophores for Visible-Light-Promoted Organic Synthesis: Photoredox/Ni Dual Catalytic C(sp3)−C(sp2) Cross-Coupling” has been accepted to ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

Aug 15, 2015: Sherry won the first place in the Summer research First Poster Competition (Senior Graduate Student Category). Congratulations!

Aug 3, 2015: Jacob’s paper “Porphyrin-Metalation-Mediated Tuning of Photoredox Catalytic Properties in Metal-Organic Frameworks” has been accepted to ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

Jul 6, 2015: Renjie Gui joined the group. Welcome!

Jun 22, 2015: Briana Hickey joined the group to do REU summer research. Welcome!

Jun 8, 2015: Brenna Petersen joined the group. Welcome!

Jun 8, 2015: Drew Dudley joined the group. Welcome!

May 7, 2015:  Jacob won the Milton E. Mohr Graduate Fellowship Award. Congratulations!

April 24, 2015: Jacob won the T. Adrian George Graduate Research Assistant Award. Congratulations!

Mar 6, 2015: Jian Luo’s paper “A Carbazolic Porous Organic Framework as an Efficient, Metal-Free Visible-Light Photocatalyst for Organic Synthesis” has been accepted to ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

Oct 23, 2014: Jacob’s paper “Facile Control of the Charge Density and Photocatalytic Activity of an Anionic Indium Porphyrin Framework via in situ Metalation” has been accepted to the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations!

Jun 26, 2014: Jingzhi’s paper “Facile synthesis of azo-linked porous organic frameworks via reductive homocoupling for selective CO2 capture” has been accepted to Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congratulations!

Jun 17, 2014: Sherry’s paper “Porosity Enhancement of Carbazolic Porous Organic Frameworks Using Dendritic Building Blocks for Gas Storage and Separation” has been accepted to Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations!

Jun 2, 2014: Patrick Brady joined the group to do REU summer research. Welcome!

Jun 2, 2014: Malachi Abede joined the group. Welcome!

Apr 10, 2014: Jacob’s paper “Direct X-ray Observation of Trapped CO2 in a Pre-designed Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Framework” has been accepted to Chemistry, a European Journal. Congratulations!

Mar 22, 2014: Our group’s review article “Recent Advances in Ionic Metal-Organic Frameworks: Design, Synthesis, and Application.” has been accepted to Current Organic Chemistry. Jacob, Xu, and Xin did a great job!

Feb 17, 2014: Gabriel Gao joined the group. Welcome!

Feb 7, 2014: Dr. Jian Luo joined the group. Welcome!

Jan 10, 2014: Trieu Nguyen Vuong Hoang joined the group. Welcome!

Jan 2, 2014: Attila Kormos joined the group as a visiting researcher from Hungary. Welcome!

Oct 31, 2013: Jian received an ACS PRF New Doctoral Investigator Grant!

Aug 9, 2013: Jay successfully finished his REU program and returned to Northwest Missouri State Univ. Good luck!

Aug 9, 2013: Jian presents at Gordon Research Conference of Nanoporous Materials.

Aug 9, 2013: Jacob won the first place in the Summer research First Poster Competition (Beginning Graduate Student Category). Sherry got the honorable mention. Jay won REU Travel Award. Congratulations!

Jun 3, 2013: Jay Taylor joined the group to do REU research. Welcome!

Jun 3, 2013: Mohammad Mehdi Pour Nahari joined the group. Welcome!

Apr 26, 2013: Tyler has been awarded a 2013 Academic Year UCARE—Undergraduate Research Assistantship. Congratulations!

May 27, 2013: Scott Ingham joined the group to do summer research. Welcome!

Apr 26, 2013: Jacob received 2013 James D. Carr Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Congratulations!

Apr 11, 2013: Jingzhi presented a poster at Spring Research Fair

Apr 10, 2013: Dr. Zhang presented at ACS Spring Meeting at New Orleans.

Apr 2, 2013: Dr. Xu Zhang joined the group. Welcome!

Feb 16, 2013: Jacob’s paper A “pillar-free”, highly porous metalloporphyrinic framework exhibiting eclipsed porphyrin arrays” has been accepted to Chem Communications. Congratulations!

Dec 2, 2012: Postdoc positions available!

Aug 31, 2012: Dr. Zhen left the group and is currently employed in a RD position in Texas.

Aug 24, 2012: Dr. Zhang’s paper “Stepwise Evolution of Spherical Seeds into 20-Fold Twinned Icosahedra” has been published in Science.

Aug 8, 2012: Hunter successfully finished his REU program and returned to Auburn. Good luck!

Jul 2, 2012: Tyler Reeson joined the group. Welcome!

Jul 2, 2012: Jingzhi Lu joined the group. Welcome!

Jun 27, 2012: Xin Zhang joined the group. Welcome!

Jun 4, 2012: Hunter Hickox joined the group as an REU student. Welcome!

May 9, 2012: Dr. Zhen Liu joined the group. Welcome!

May 4, 2012: Dr. Zhang’s co-authored paper “Plasmon Length: A Universal Parameter to Describe Size Effects in Gold Nanoparticles” has been published in J. Phys. Chem., Lett.

Mar 29, 2012: Dr. Zhang’s co-authored paper “Correlating the Structure and Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance of Single Silver Right Bipyramids” has been accepted to Nanotechnology.

Mar 12, 2012: Dr. Zhen Liu (joining in May) received Chinese Oversea Excellent Award. Congratulations!

Jan 26, 2012: Dr. Zhang received Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research grant. [Link]

Jan 26, 2012: Dr. Zhang received funding from UNL Research Council. [Link]

Jan 11, 2012: Nasrat Obaidi joined the group. Welcome!

Jan 10, 2012: Dr. Qipu Lin joined the group. Welcome!

Dec 30, 2011: Dr. Zhang’s co-authored paper “Pyridine-Based Lanthanide Complexes Combining MRI and NIR Luminescence Activities” was published in Chemistry, A European Journal.

Dec 9, 2011: Dr. Zhang’s co-authored paper “Assembly of reconfigurable one-dimensional colloidal superlattices due to a synergy of fundamental nanoscale forces” was accepted to PNAS.

Oct 21, 2011: Dr. Zhang has been selected for the 2012 Research Development Fellows Program, an initiative to help pre-tenure faculty successfully compete for grants. [Link]

Aug 15, 2011: The Zhang Lab opened for business!

Aug 1, 2011: Jacob Johnson joined the group. Welcome!

Jul 27, 2011: Dr. Zhang’s paper “Synthesis of silver nanorods by low energy excitation of spherical plasmonic seeds.” was one of the Most Read Articles from Q2 2011 in Nano Letters.

Jul 1, 2011: Dr. Zhang’s co-authored paper “Shape control of gold nanoparticles by Ag underpotential deposition.” was accepted to Nano Letters.

Jun 17, 2011: Dr. Zhang’s co-authored paper “Bottom-up Synthesis of Gold Octahedra with Tailorable Hollow Features” appeared online in JACS.

Jun 15, 2011: Xiang (Sherry) Zhang joined the group. Welcome!

Apr 27, 2011: Dr. Zhang’s paper “Synthesis of silver nanorods by low energy excitation of spherical plasmonic seeds.” was accepted to Nano Letters.

March 23, 2011: Dr. Zhang’s co-authored paper “Synthesis and Isolation of {110}-Faceted Gold Bipyramids and Rhombic Dodecahedra” was accepted to JACS.

Mar 11, 2011: Dr. Zhang’s paper “pH controlled, plasmon-mediated synthesis of heterometallic nanorods and icosahedra.” appeared online in Angew. Chemie.

Feb 25, 2011: Dr. Zhang accepted the offer to join the Chemistry Department!

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