Welcome to Yi Liu Group

Welcome to Yi Liu’s organic energy materials group at the Molecular Foundry. Our research focuses on the development of nanostructured electronic materials through the design, synthesis and manipulation of tailor-made molecular 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 Publications

Li, X. et al. "Dynamic Covalent Synthesis of Crystalline Porous Graphitic Frameworks", Chem. in press.

Anderson, C. et al. "Electronic Tuning of Mixed Quinoidal-Aromatic Conjugated Polyelectrolytes via Direct Ionic Substitution", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. See also in Elements, Foundry News, Daily Californian.

Jurow, M. et al. “Manipulating the Transition Dipole Moment of CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystals for Superior Optical Properties”, Nano Lett. See also in Foundry News. more publications>>

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