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Professor & Research Associates


Omar M. Yaghi
James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana
yaghi@berkeley.edu







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Kyle E. Cordova (2014.2 - )
Staff Research Associate
MSc, University of California, Los Angeles
kcordova@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Reticular Chemistry and Global Science
Curriculum vitae


Postdocs


Jayeon Baek (2015.5 - )
Postdoc - Joint with Somorjai Group
Ph.D., Seoul National University, South Korea
jbaek@lbl.gov

Research Interests: Fabrication and design of MOFs applicable to heterogeneous catalysts
Curriculum vitae


Farhad Fathieh (2016.10 - )
Postdoc
Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Farhad.Fathieh@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Energy transfer, water, and carbon applications of MOFs and ZIFs
Curriculum vitae


Markus Kalmutzki (2015.9 - )
Postdoc
Ph.D., University of Tuebingen, Germany
mjkalmutzki@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis, structure and properties of COFs and MOFs.
Curriculum vitae


Mathieu Prevot (2016.10 - )
Postdoc
Ph.D., Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
msprevot@lbl.gov

Research Interests: MOFs and COFs for catalytic energy conversion systems.
Curriculum vitae


Chenfei Zhao (2017.8 - )
Postdoc
Ph.D., Rutgers University
zhaoc@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Design and synthesis of new COFs.
Curriculum vitae

Graduate Students


Christian Simon Diercks (2014.5 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
MSc, Ruprecht-Karls Universitat Heidelberg, Germany
c.diercks@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: (1) Post-synthetic functionalization of MOFs, (2) Synthesis of new functionalized COFs for hydrogen storage.
Curriculum vitae


Eugene Kapustin (2014.9 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
MSc, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
kapustin@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Structural studies of new MOFs for various applications.
Curriculum vitae


Robinson Flaig (2014.6 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
flaigr@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis and application of metal-organic frameworks as catalytic systems.
Curriculum vitae


Xiang Gao (2015.9 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
Peking University, China
x.g@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis of new kinds of MOFs
Curriculum vitae


Lei Guo (2014.9 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
Lanzhou University, China
guolei.fromts@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis and application of new kinds of MOFs and COFs
Curriculum vitae


Nikita Hanikel (2017.10 - )
Ph.D. Student
MSc, TU Braunschweig, Germany
nikita.hanikel@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Exploring the realm of sequence-dependent materials
Curriculum vitae


Zhe Ji (2014.9 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
Tsinghua University, China
zheji@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Bioinspired synthesis and application of MOFs
Curriculum vitae


Fangying Jin (2017.10 - )
Ph.D. Student
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
fyjin@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis and applications of new MOFs
Curriculum vitae


Philjun Kang (2015.9 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
MSc, Sogang University, South Korea
pjkang@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis of novel covalent organic frameworks
Curriculum vitae


Seungkyu Lee (2013.6 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
MSc, KAIST, South Korea
sk-lee@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Stable microporous crystalline materials
Curriculum vitae


Yuzhong Liu (2013.9 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Michigan
lyuzhong@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis of new kinds of metal organic frameworks
Curriculum vitae


Steven J. Lyle (2014.9 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
Virginia Polytechnic and State University
lyle.stevenj@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis and applications of 2 and 3 dimensional COFs
Curriculum vitae


Hao Lyu (2016.10 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
Fudan University, China
hao.lyu@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Novel structural design and synthesis of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) and related materials (MOFs, etc.)
Curriculum vitae


Xiaokun Pei (2016.10 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
Beijing Institute of Technology, China
xiaokun_pei@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis, characterization and application of new MOFs
Curriculum vitae


Thomas M. Osborn Popp (2015.9 - )
Ph.D. Candidate - Joint with Reimer Group
Arizona State University
tosbornp@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: NMR characterization of heterogeneity in MOF's and of MOF-adsorbate dynamics
Curriculum vitae


Bunyarat Rungtaweevoranit (2013.9 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
Mahidol University, Thailand
bunyaratr@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis and applications of nano MOFs
Curriculum vitae


Sophia Steffens (2017.10 - )
Ph.D. Student
UC Santa Barbara
sdsteffens@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Design and synthesis of chiral COFs for asymmetric catalysis.
Curriculum vitae


Peter Waller (2014.9 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
St. Olaf College
wallerp@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Probing the uses of MOFs in catalysis
Curriculum vitae


Haoze Wang (2017.10 - )
Ph.D. Student
Zhejiang University, China
hzwang@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis and applications of new MOFs
Curriculum vitae


Mufeng Wei (2017.10 - )
Ph.D. Student
Tsinghua University, China
mufeng_wei@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis of new MOFs and COFs.
Curriculum vitae


Wentao Xu (2016.10 - )
Ph.D. Student
Tsinghua University, China
wentao_xu@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis and application of metal-organic frameworks for energy storage systems
Curriculum vitae


Jingjing Yang (2013.8 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Science and Technology of China, China
yjj0412@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis of new kinds of metal organic frameworks
Curriculum vitae


Bing Zhang (2015.9 - )
Ph.D. Candidate
Jilin University, China
zhangbing@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis and applications of new functionalized COFs
Curriculum vitae


Visiting Scholars


Austen Angell
Visiting Professor
Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Arizona State University
Ph.D., University of London, UK
caa@asu.edu


Gamze Gumuslu-Gür(2017.6 - )
Visiting Scholar
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
gamgur@itu.edu.tr

Research Interests: High-throughput catalysis and reaction engineering, catalyst design and optimization, clean/renewable energy
Curriculum vitae


Hans-Beat Bürgi
Visiting Professor
Professor of Chemistry, University of Zurich
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Universität Bern
Ph.D., Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), Switzerland
hans-beat.buergi@krist.unibe.ch


Mert Gür(2017.6 - )
Visiting Scholar
Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Ph.D., Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
gurme@itu.edu.tr

Research Interests: Biomolecular Machines and Motors, Computational Simulation and Modeling, Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, and Protein Physics, Dynamics and Engineering.
Curriculum vitae


Lars Öhrström(2017.8 - )
Visiting Scholar
Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Ph.D., Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
ohrstrom@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Network topology, Reticular Chemistry, Science communication, Global Science
Curriculum vitae


Michael O'Keeffe
Visiting Professor
Emeritus Regents' Professor, Arizona State University
Ph.D., University of Bristol, UK
mokeeffe@asu.edu


Osamu Terasaki
Visiting Professor
Professor of Materials & Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden
Invited Guest Professor, KAIST, Korea
Ph.D., Tohoku University, Japan
terasaki@mmk.su.se


Visiting Students


Salman Bandar Alahmadi (2017.1 - )
Undergrad Student
salman.alahmadi@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Synthesis and characterization of new metal-organic frameworks and their applications in water sorption
Curriculum vitae


Yasmeen Alfaraj (2017.1 - )
Undergrad Student
yasmeen.faraj@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Covalent organic framework synthesis and BASP nanoparticle synthesis and applications
Curriculum vitae


Matthew Hanson (2017.9 - )
Undergrad Student
mbhanson@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Functionalization of MOFs and COFs
Curriculum vitae

Alumni List

GRADUATE STUDENTS
Matt Braun
David Britt (2006.8 - 2010.8)
Jonathan Brown (2010.3 - 2012.5)
Annabelle Benin (2002 - 2004)
Eunwoo Choi (2006.3 - 2011.6)
Noelle Catarineu(2012.8 - 2017.5)
Kyle Davia
Charles Davis
Hexiang Deng (2008.9 - 2013.4)
Lisa Dudek (2006.7 - 2008.5)
Selma Duhovic (2006.7 - 2008.4)
Joseph Hunt
Juncong Jiang (2012.10 - 2016.5)
Peter Klonowski(2010.9 - 2014.5)
Belinda Leung (2008.8 - 2011.11)
Hailian Li
Qiaowei Li (2004 - 2010)
Natalia Melcer (2001 - 2004)
Andrew Millward (2001.9 - 2005.12)
William Morris (2007 - 2012)
Zheng Ni (2001 - 2006.12)
Nathan Ockwig (1999 - 2005)
Kyosung Park (2002.9 - 2008.7)
Anh Phan
Theresa Reineke
Nathaniel Rosi (1999 - 2003)
Jesse Rowsell (2001 - 2005)
Dustyn Sawall
Cory Steffek
Caitlin Stevens (2010.9 - 2014.10)
Andrea Sudik
David Tranchemontagne (2003.8 - 2010.1)
Christopher Trickett(2013.8 - 2017.5)
Fernando Uribe-Romo (2006.7 - 2010.12)
Leela Velautham
Bo Wang (2004.9 - 2009.5)
Lisa Wang (2010.9 - 2012.5)
David Vodak
Jun Yang (2003 - 2006)
Rong Ye (2011 - 2013)
Wenyu Zhang
Yingbo Zhao(2012.9 - 2017.8)

POSTDOCS
Naoki Aratani (2006.5 - 2007.3)
Rahul Banerjee (2006 - 2008)
Banglin Chen
Jun Ho Choi
Kyungmin Choi (2013.1 - 2015.11)
Adrien Côté (2004.5 - 2007.7)
Siddhartha Das (2008 - 2011)
Christian Doonan
Adam Duong (2011.6 - 2013.6)
Mohamed Eddaoudi
Hani El-Kaderi (2005 - 2007)
Oussama El-Kaderi (2006 - 2007)
Qianrong Fang (2007.7 - 2008.9)
Alejandro Fracaroli (2013.3 -2016.4)
Felipe Gándara (2009.10 - 2014.4)
T. Grant Glover
Yongbok Go (2007.6 - 2009.8)
Kenichi Hamada
Hideki Hayashi
Mohamad Hmadeh (2010.2 - 2012.3)
Sungjun Hong
Lykourgos Iordanidis
Hyung Mo Jeong (2014.5 - 2015.12)
Tomasz Kaczorowski (2011.6 - 2013.4)
Jaheon Kim (1999.3 - 2003.2)
Jeremy Klosterman
Xueqian (Sean) Kong
Guangming Li
Longyu Li (2015.6 - 2017.6)
Zheng Lu (2007.11 - 2010.12)
Parisa Mahjoor (2010.1 - 2012.8)
Konosuke Oisaki (2008.5 - 2010.3)
Dani Peri (2011.1 - 2013.2)
Satyanarayana Perumalla
Alexander Schoedel (2014.6 -2016.6)
Peter Siman (2013.3 - 2015.9)
Andrew Chi-Hau Sue
Xixi Sun (2013.11 - 2015.5)
Mitsuharu Suzuki (2011.11 - 2013.4)
Alexandra Torgersen
Angel Ugrinov (2005.1 - 2005.10)
Philipp Urban (2015.5 - 2017.7)
Shun Wan (2009.5 - 2011.11)
Antek G. Wong-Foy
Qiang Wei
Jian Yuan (2013.2 - 2014.12)
Yue-Biao Zhang (2011.8 - 2015.1)

VISITING SCHOLARS
Ahmad S. Alshammari(2015.2 - 2016.4)
Martin Apple (2013 - 2014)
Farqad F. Al-Hadeethi (2014.1 - 2014.3)
Rashid Altamimi (2015.2 - 2015.8)
Abdulaziz Ahmed Bagabas (2015.5 - 2015.8)
Mohammed S. Ba-Shammakh (2016.6 - 2014.7)
Selcuk Demir
Enrique Gutierrez-Puebla (2014.3 - 2014.6)
Da'san M. M. Jaradat (2015.6 - 2015.8)
Walter Klemperer ( - 2014.12)
Angeles Monge Bravo (2014.3 - 2014.6)
Ali Morsali(2017.2 - 2017.7)
Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman Khaled Saoud

VISITING STUDENTS & LAB ASSISTANTS
Mohanad Alazzeh
Muataz Albayari(2017.1 - 2017.5)
Abdulrahman Aldossary (2016.1 - 2017.3)
Hattem Alhuwaimel (2016.6 -2016.9)
Michael R. Angell (2013.6 - 2014.5)
Jenny Bae (2012.8 - 2013.10)
Alex Capecelatro (2007.9 - 2008.6)
Fabian Carson
Joshua Cohen
Ricardo B. Ferreira
Hiroyasu Furukawa
Angela Yu-Fang Hsieh
Joshua Ivy (2013 - 2013)
Daeok Kim
Cornelius Klöck
Chain Lee
William Lemke
Yiyang Li(2016.6 -2016.9)
Zekai Lin
Wenjia Ma (2014.7 - 2014.8)
Yanhang Ma (2015.1 - 2015.2)
Paul Manning
Elena Lopez Maya (2014.8 - 2014.12)
Arek Melkonian
Jose Mendoza-Cortes (2006.7 - 2008.7)
Maureen Morla(2015.1 - 2017.6)
Derek Mull
Ha Lac Nguyen (2014.1 - 2014.7)
Nhung Tuyet Thi Nguyen (2014.7 - 2015.8)
Sammy Nam Nguyen (2015.8)
Weixuan Nie (2013.7 - 2013.12)
Satoshi Okajima ( - 2013.8)
Jeremy Oria
Hung Pham Quang
Steffen Reichle (2016.7 - 2016.10)
Jacob Schekman (2017.6 - 2017.8)
Kevin Siegel
John Towne
Thach Ngoc Tu (2014.10 - 2015.7)
Binbin Tu (2016.9 - 2016.12 )
Boris Volosskiy (2010.2 - 2011.6)
Travis Hoe Wan (2015.8)
Luke Witts (2016.7 - 2016.12)
Ji Hye Yoon
Min Zhao
Steve Zhou