We use the tools of synthetic and supramolecular chemistry to address fundamental challenges in the assembly and integration of nanostructured materials.
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September 29, 2015
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recognized Will as a MacArthur Fellow for 2015. We are very excited and grateful for this honor and financial support. A short video about our research and a profile of Will provides information about our research for... more»
September 10, 2015
Catherine DeBlase’s latest work entitled “Cation-Dependent Stabilization of Electrogenerated Naphthalene Diimide Dianions in Porous Polymer Thin Films and Their Application to Electrical Energy Storage” has been published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. This paper is the latest in an enjoyable and fruitful collaboration with the Abruña group at... more»
August 21, 2015
Upcoming work which Will presented during his Kavli lecture at the 250th ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA was highlighted in Science. The article entitled “New electric storage material could put more zip in your Tesla” overviews how Catherine DeBlase achieved further improvement of our energy storage devices by forming a nano-composite of our redox-active COF with a conductive... more»
August 17, 2015
Ten students and postdocs presented their work at the recent 250th ACS National Meeting in Boston. Will delivered the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture. His lecture, “The Spectacular Properties of Porous Polymers,” described how to design permanent porosity into polymers and how these high surface area materials might be useful for applications in water purification and energy storage. His concluding remarks were... more»