ECS Pacific Northwest Section Webinar: “Conjugated Metal–Organic Nanostructures: Synthesis and Electrochemical Applications”

Dr. Dianne Xiao

Dr. Dianne Xiao

Dianne Xiao
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Washington

Date: August 17, 2022
Time: 1000–1100h PT
There is no cost to register for this event, but registration is required.

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The webinar is open to the public; ECS membership is not required.

As sources of renewable electricity become increasingly abundant, new conductive porous architectures that can directly interface with electrical energy are needed. Conjugated 2D metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are a rapidly emerging class of nanoporous conductors with excellent chemical tunability and high surface areas. These materials have shown promise in electrochemical energy storage, conversion, and sensing applications. In this presentation, Dr. Dianne Xiao details her group’s efforts to (1) control the morphology of conjugated 2D MOF nanocrystals, as well as (2) use the square planar structural motifs found in 2D systems to construct lower dimensionality architectures that preserve extended conjugation and interior cavities. Ultimately, the group aims to design new conductive porous materials that can be used to electrify chemical catalysis and separations.

Benefits of attending the webinar

Learn about:

  • The current status and applications of electrically conductive metal–organic frameworks;
  • How to control the morphology of 2D conductive metal–organic frameworks;
  • New insights and properties gained from the synthesis of truncated 0D and 1D architectures.
Dianne Xiao

Dr. Dianne Xiao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington. Her synthesis-driven research program aims to endow porous materials with the enhanced reactivity and physical properties needed to meet rising global challenges in clean energy and sustainability. Dr. Xiao completed her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. Her postdoctoral studies at Stanford University before beginning her independent career at the University of Washington in 2019. Her research program has been recognized by several awards, including a Beckman Young Investigator Award, NSF CAREER Award, DOE Early Career Award, and ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award.

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