March, 2023

Ali along with Dr Timur Ashirov has received the highly prestigious 2023 ACS Global Outstanding Graduate Student and Mentor Award in Polymer Science and Engineering. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to polymer research from anywhere in the world. Congratulations!

December, 2022

Ali has received the Swiss Green and Sustainable Chemistry Award 2023. Thanks to all the past and present group members for making this possible!

 June, 2022

Our latest publication entitled "Porous Polyisothiocyanurates for Selective Palladium Recovery and Heterogeneous Catalysis" is just accepted for publication in Chem, Cell Press. 

In this study, we reported porous polyisothiocyanurates bearing in situ-generated thiourea binding sites as sorbents for Pd(II) combining high uptake capacity, fast kinetics, and stability under acidic conditions with high selectivity and as ideal hosts for Pd nanoparticles to form highly efficient heterogeneous catalysts for the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction. This research has been funded by NCCR Catalysis

Congratulations to Kyung Seob for his excellent work!

  • September 6, 2017

When elemental sulfur meets perfluoroaryl-SNAr chemistry!! Our latest publication entitled "Perfluoroaryl-Elemental Sulfur SNAr Chemistry in Covalent Triazine Frameworks with High Sulfur Contents for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries," is just accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials!! Congratulations to Sang-hyun for this fantastic work!

  • July 21, 2017

Mechanical bonds have come to the rescue for the first time in lithium ion batteries!! Our latest publication entitled "Highly elastic binders integrating polyrotaxanes for silicon microparticle anodes in lithium ion batteries," is just accepted for publication in Science. Congratulations to Taewoo for this outstanding achievement!! and special thanks to our fantastic collaborator Prof. Jang Wook Choi!!!

  • May 30, 2017

Entering the third dimension!!! Our manuscript entitled "Bottom-up synthesis of fully sp2 hybridized three-dimensional microporous graphitic frameworks as metal-free catalysts" is just accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congratulations to Siddulu for this excellent work!!!

  • May 29, 2017

The more is merrier!!! Our manuscript entitled "Transition metal complex directed synthesis of porous cationic polymers for efficient CO2 capture and conversion" is just accepted for publication in Polymer for a special issue on Porous Polymers. Congratulations to Kahee for this fantastic work!!!

  • May 1, 2017

After two very successful years in the MONA Lab, Daeok recently left the group to join to the Livingstone groupat Imperial College London as a postdoctoral fellow. We thank Daeok for his unique contributions on dynamic gas separation and hierrachically porous MOFs. Good luck Daeok!! 
  • March 10, 2017

Ordered heterogeneity in MOFs!! Our manuscript entitled "Template-directed approach towards the realization of ordered heterogeneity in bimetallic metal-organic frameworks" is just accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie. Congratulations to Daeok for this fantastic work!!!

  • March 9, 2017
A MOF recepie for hydrophobicity!! Our manuscript entitled "Highly hydrophobic ZIF-8/carbon nitride foam with hierarchical porosity for oil capture and chemical fixation of CO2" is just accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials. This publication also marks MONA Lab`s 70th publication! Congratulations to Daeok for this excellent work!!!

  • February 9, 2017
A Cationic Porous Organocatalyst!! Our manuscript entitled "Charged Covalent Triazine Frameworks for CO2 Capture and Conversion" is just accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations to Onur for this  outstanding publication!!!

  • February 1, 2017

After 3 successful years and producing 17 publications in the MONA Lab, Onur recently left the group to embark for his new journey as a Research Fellow at the IBS center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, UNIST. We wish Onur good luck and thank him for all his continuations to the MONA Lab!

  • January 23, 2017

Hierarchically Porous!! Our manuscript entitled "Nanostructured ZnO as a structural template for the growth of ZIF-8 with tunable hierarchical porosity for CO2 conversion" is just accepted for publication in CrystEngComm for the themed issue on Metal-Organic Framework CatalysisCongratulations to Minkyeong for this excellent publication!!!