Welcome to Yi Liu’s organic energy materials group at the Molecular Foundry. Our research focuses on the development of nanostructured materials through the design, synthesis and manipulation of tailor-made molecular and polymeric constituents. Some specific interests are directed towards 1) organic-inorganic heteromaterial frameworks as next generation optoelectronic materials, 2) self-assembly of porous 2D and 3D framework materials with controlled structure and engineered function, and 3) design and synthesis of new organic semiconductors for organic electronics, and fundamental understanding of the associated electronic processes.

Recent News

New postdoc opening available on colloidal MOF/COF particle synthesis and functionalization! Send your inquiry/application today!

Welcome summer interns Sydney Hemenway and Khoi Le!

Warm welcome to Dr. Miao Qi to the group!

Warmly welcome undergraduate researchers Sydney Hemenway and Alexander Galoustian to the group!

June 2021 2021 Horizon Prize for Team Science on new dimension of Click Chemistry.

Farewell to Dr. Chris Anderson! Wish you the best in your new journey!

Yi's interview with Nature Research Journals in celebrating 15 years of COFs!

Porous graphitic frameworks win 2020 R&D 100 Award!

Xinle started a new faculty appointment at Clark Atlanta University. Best of luck, Xinle!

More news and press>>

Novel electronic constitutents that offer both chemistry tools and material design rules for high performance electronic materials.

Technologically relevant Supramolecular Organic Frameworks (SOFs) and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs)

Functional nanocrystal-polymer composites with superior environmental stability and optoelectronic properties