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!!


September 22, 2016

Ultramicroporous Carbon Nitrides!!! Our manuscript entitled "Chemical Blowing Approach for Ultramicroporous Carbon Nitride Frameworks and Their Applications in Gas and Energy Storage" is just accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations to Siddulu for this excellent publication!!!
September 22, 2016


Metal-Organic Porous Polymers!!! Our manuscript entitled "Synthesis of Highly Porous Coordination Polymers with Open Metal Sites for Enhanced Gas Uptake and Separation" is just accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations to SK for this excellent piece of work!!!


September 9, 2016


Teaching Sulfur New Tricks!!! Our manuscript entitled "Direct Utilization of Elemental Sulfur in the Synthesis of Microporous Polymers for Natural Gas Sweetening" is just accepted for publication in Chem by Cell Press. Congratulations to SH for this fantastic piece of work!!!


August 18, 2016


An Orthogonal Approach to Sulfur Cathodes!!! Our collaborative work entitled "A Rational Sulfur Cathode Design for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries: Sulfur-embedded Benzoxazine Polymers" is just accepted for publication in ACS Energy Letters. Congratulations SH and TH for this excellent piece of work and also special thanks to our fantastic collaborator Prof. Jang Wook Choi.

August 10, 2016


Supramolecular approach for amine capture&sensing!! Our manuscript entitled "Diazapyrenium-based porous cationic polymers for colorimetric amine sensing and capture from CO2 scrubbing conditions" is just accepted for publication in RSC Advances. Congratulations Kahee for this nice piece of work!!


July 15, 2016


MONA Lab members recognized as SciFinder® Future Leaders in Chemistry for the third year in a row!!!

Ms Yearin Byun was selected as one of the 2016 SciFinder® Future Leaders in Chemistry!


She will join an elite group of 25 scientists selected worldwide, who have broadened their understanding of how chemical information can advance research and who have extended their network of peers along the way. They will help shape the future of chemical information at the ACS Philadelphia meeting in August! Congratulations Yearin, well done!!! 
June 2, 2016



Host-guest chemistry approach for gas separation!! Our manuscript entitled "Pillar[5]arene Based Conjugated Microporous Polymers for Propane/Methane Separation Through Host-Guest Complexation" is just accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations Siddulu for this excellent work!!


April 20, 2016


Conducting hierarchical MOFs! Our manuscript entitled "Graphene/ZIF-8 composites with tunable hierarchical porosity and electrical conductivity" is just accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congratulations to Daeok for this excellent work!!

January 27, 2016



Sang Hyun gets silver recognition from Samsung!!  Sang Hyun received a Silver Medal in the 22nd HumanTech Paper Award Competition from the Energy&Environment division organized by Samsung Electronics and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. This award is to discover and support outstanding undergraduate and graduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) fields. Congratulations!!!

January 8, 2016



Elemental stabilization!! Our manuscript entitled "Elemental Sulfur Mediated Facile Synthesis of a Covalent Triazine Framework for High Performance Lithium-Sulfur Batteries" is just accepted for publication in Angewantde Chemie and selected as a Very Important Paper, VIP. Congratulations to Siddulu and Tae Hoon for this excellent work! and many thanks to our superb collaborator Prof. Jang Wook Choi!!