Ph.D., Cornell University, 1990
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Inorganic and solid-state chemistry; hybrid materials and nanostructures, materials chemistry/polymers, and nanotechnology.
Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, X-Ray Crystallography, Solid State Chemistry .
Memberships and Professional Service
Associate Editor, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2006- present; Editorial Advisory Board of Inorganic Chemistry, 2006-present, Chemistry Central Journal, 2006-present, and Journal of Structural Chemistry, 2004-present.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Outstanding Achievement Award, Chinese Association of Science and Technology, USA, 2002; The Board of Trustees Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence, Rutgers University, 1996; National Science Foundation: Presidential Faculty Fellow 1995-2000 and CAREER Award, 1995; Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, 1994-1998; Wentink Prize, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University, 1989; Howard Neal Wachter Prize, Dept. of Chemistry, Cornell University, 1988; Liu Memorial Award, Cornell University, 1987.
Academic Interests and Plans
Our research interests and activities are mainly in the areas of solid-state inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid materials that possess interesting and useful properties. We have explored and developed a number of synthetic routes effective for crystal growth of these materials over a wide range of temperatures (RT-1700 °C). Our recent work focuses largely on the projects briefly described below. Both experimental and theoretical methods are employed to study the structures, chemical, physical, and electronic properties of these systems.