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 group at 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 Catalysis. Congratulations to Minkyeong for this excellent publication!!!

December 25, 2016

CFC Sponge!! Our manuscript entitled "Edge-functionalized Graphene Nanoribbon Frameworks for the Capture and Separation of Greenhouse Gases" is just accepted for publication in Macromolecules. Congratulations to Yearin for this excellent publication!!!

December 23, 2016

Ka Hee lands a job at Hanwha Corporation as a R&D research scientist!! Congratulations and we wish her good luck in her new adventure!!!

October 5, 2016

I am very proud of my postdoctoral advisor/mentor, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and my colleague/mentor Jean-Pierre Sauvage, who just won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their pioneering work in the area of molecular machines!!