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Faculty

Banglin Chen, Ph.D.

Professor
Dean's Distinguished Professor

Office: BSE 1.104C
Phone: (210) 458-5461
Email: banglin.chen@utsa.edu

Lab website:
http://utsa.edu/chem/faculty/ChenLab/

Areas of Specialization

» Functionalization of nano-sized cavities
» Nanoparticles
» Nanoporous metal-organic frameworks


Education

Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry; National University of Singapore, Singapore
M.S. in Chemistry, Zhejiang University, China
B.S. in Chemistry; Zhejiang University, China

 

Research Interests

Current research interest includes solid state nanoporous metal-organic frameworks and nanoparticles, self-assembled by coordination of suitable metal ions/clusters with organic building blocks. Such porous materials are of great interest for their potential applications in gas storage, separations, sensors, catalysis and electronics. The current challenge for the synthesis of such materials is to functionalize their nano-sized cavities; so that they can be well suited for specific host-guest interactions and practical applications. Our goals here are to develop synthetic approaches to address the challenge by the emerging crystal design and pre-constructed building blocks strategies. The synthesized materials will be structurally characterized, examined and rationalized for above mentioned functional properties.

 

Publications

Click here for a list of publications.

 

Licensed Patents

Total of seven patents.

Chen, B. (50%), Yaghi, O.M. (50%) High Gas Adsorption in a Microporous Metal-Organic Framework with Open-Metal Sites, US Patent 11/400,478.