The self-assembly of several series of metal chalcogenide tetrahedral clusters will be presented. The single-sized tetrahedral clusters act as building blocks to form well-ordered three-dimensional superlattices. The structural analysis based on single crystals reveals detailed information that could serve as the basis for the elucidation of larger colloidal nanostructures. In addition metal-organic framework materials (MOFs) are among the most fascinating families of solid state materials because of their highly tunable compositions, structures, and properties. In this presentation, several strategies for the synthesis of new porous MOFs for gas adsorption will be discussed.
Prof. Pingyun Feng received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Santa Barbara(1998) where she also did postdoctoral work at Department ofChemical Engineering (1998-2000). She joined the faculty at UCRiverside in 2000. She received a lot of awardsincludingACS F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry (2017), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2012), University Scholar Award (2005-2008), Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2004-2009), NSF CAREER Award (2004-2009), Beckman Young Investigators Award (2003-2006), and so on. She is an associate editor for the RSC journal Dalton Transactions since 2015. Her interest centers on the development of synthetic methodologies to prepare novel materials for energy conversion and storage.