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Organic Materials, Crystal Engineering, and Supramolecular Chemistry


December 21, 2022

Nav and Gary's paper is published

We investigated cocrystals containing imines that exhibit torsional and conformational flexibility, as well as their thermal expansion behaviors. Congrats to Nav and Gary on their paper in Crystal Growth and Design.

December 1, 2022

Welcome to our new postdoc

Delbert Botes joins the group as our first postdoctoral research associate. Welcome Delbert!

October 19, 2022

Kristin receives 2022 TTU Emerging Inventor of the Year award

Kristin was chosen to receive this award from the TTU Office of Research Commercialization and is the inaugural awardee!

October 18, 2022

Liulei's first paper in the group is published

Liulei and Daniel developed an improved synthesis of crown ether monomers. Congrats to the team on the new paper in J Org Chem!

September 12, 2022

Gary's paper is published

We investigated cocrystals that undergo solid-state Diels-Alder reactions and examinded changes in thermal expansion behaviors. Congrats to Gary on his paper and back cover artwork in CrystEngComm!

September 1, 2022

Kristin is promoted!

Kristin's tenure and promotion is to Associate Professor is official!

July 29, 2022

We are searching for a postdoc!

Our team is looking to hire a postdoctoral research associate to work in one of our research themes. See here to apply:

June 16, 2022

Gary's first paper is published

We designed silver coordination complexes using similar ligands, but unexpectedly obtain a variety of unique solid-state structures and thermal expansion behaviors. Congrats to Gary on his first research manuscript, published in Crystal Growth & Design!


June 13, 2022

Daniel defends his PhD

Daniel successfully defended his dissertation and is now Dr. Loya! 

June 8, 2022

Dannie defends her PhD

Dannie successfully defended her dissertation and is now Dr. Ding!

March 28, 2022

Nav's paper is published

Our manuscript on using mixed cocrystals to tune thermal expansion properties, even though the bulk material is isostructural is published in Angewandte Chemie!

March 14, 2022

Dannie receives award

Dannie was awarded the Summer Thesis/Dissertation Research Award from the Graduate School. Congratulations Dannie!

March 7, 2022

Ethan defends his PhD

Ethan successfully defended his dissertation and is now Dr. Zheng! Ethan is the first PhD student to graduate from our group! 

March 4, 2022

Nav receives award

Nav was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate School for 2022-2023. Congratulations Nav!

February 25, 2022

Ethan's paper is published

Our manuscript on cocrystallization of micropollutants and changes in thermal properties is published in Crystal Growth and Design!


February 23, 2022

New graduate student

A graduate student, Mahshad, has joined our group. Welcome!

January 26, 2022

New graduate and undergraduate students

A graduate student, Mahan, and two undergraduate students, Alex and Kendall, have joined the group. Welcome!


January 21, 2022

Ethan's paper is published

Our manuscript describing removal of contaminants by pyridine-based polymers is published in Frontiers in Chemistry! The paper is featured in a special issue on International Women of Supramolecular Chemistry.  

January 17, 2022

Daniel's collaborative paper is published

Our collaborative manuscript with the Findlater and Yan groups on removal of barium is published in ACS ES&T Water! 

January 5, 2022

Daniel and Selina's paper is on the cover of Crystal Growth & Design

Our manuscript on facilitating crystallization of liquids through mechanochemistry is featured on the cover of CG&D! 

November 3, 2021

Dannie and Ethan's paper is published

Our manuscript discussing motion ability and thermal expansion in a big series of halogenated aromatics is published in IUCrJ! 

October 22, 2021

Dannie wins best poster award

Xiaodan (Dannie) won the award for best poster at the ACS Midwest Regional Meeting in the Supramolecular/Crystal Engineering division. Congratulations Dannie!

September 23, 2021

Dannie, Adam, and William's paper is published

Our manuscript describing synthesis of stoichiometric cocrystal polymorphs through solution and mechanochemistry and thermal expansion behaviors is published in Chemistry - A European Journal!


September 10, 2021

Nav wins graduate research fellowship

Nav won the Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate Fellowship through the TTU Graduate School. Congratulations Nav! 

September 8, 2021

Kristin gives department seminar

Kristin delivered her tenure and promotion talk to the department.

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