Ma Research Group
   
   
   
       
 

Group Picture of August 2014

Back Row (left to right): Taher, Chavis, Matt, Mike, Wenyang;

Front Row (left to right): Dr. Li, Dr. Zhang, Kia, Tran, Dr. Ma, Dr. Wang.

Recent Publications:

  • Li, B.; Leng, K.; Zhang, Y.; Dynes, J.; Wang, J.; Hu, Y.; Ma, D.; Shi, Z.; Zhu, L.; Zhang, D.; Sun, Y.; Chrzanowski, M.; Ma, S. "Metal-Organic Framework based upon the Synergy of a Bronsted Acid Framework and Lewis Acid Centers as a Highly Efficient Heterogeneous Catalyst for Fixed Bed Reactions" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 4243-4248.
  • Li, B.; Zhang, Y.; Ma, D.; Shi, Z.; Ma, S. "Mercury nano-trap for effective and efficient removal of mercury(II) from aqueous solution" Nat. Commun., 2014, 5, 5537.
  • Li, B.; Zhang, Y.; Krishna, R.; Yao, K.; Han, Y.; Wu, Z.; Ma, D.; Shi, Z.; Pham, T.; Space, B.; Liu, J.; Thallapally, P.; Liu, J.; Chrzanowski, M.; Ma, S. "Introduction of pi-Complexation into Porous Aromatic Framework for Highly Selective Adsorption of Ethylene over Ethane" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 8654-8660.
  • Li, B.; Zhang, Y.; Ma, D.; Ma, T.; Shi, Z.; Ma, S. "Metal-Cation-Directed de novo Assembly of a Functionalized Guest Molecule into the Nanospace of a Metal-Organic Framework" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 1202-1205.
  • Gao, W.-Y.; Chen, Y.; Niu, Y.; Williams, K.; Cash, L.; Perez, P. J.; Wojtas, L.; Cai, J.; Chen, Y.-S.; Ma, S. "Crystal engineering of an nbo topology MOF for chemical fixation of CO2 under ambient conditions" Angew Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 2615-2619.
 
       
       
    Group News  
       
    July 29, 2015  
    Dr. Baiyan Li finished his postdoctoral work at USF and left for Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey to work with Prof. Jing Li as a postdoctoral associate. We appreciate his fantastic work and great contribution to our group, and wish him futheristic success in the future!  
       
    July 22, 2015  
    Dr. Ma received the Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award from USF. Congratulations!  
       
    July 15, 2015  
   
Kia Williams received the McKnight Dissertation Fellowship from Florida Education Fund, which will support her PhD studies during 2015-2016. Congratulations, Kia!
 
       
    June 14-18, 2015  
    Dr. Ma attended the TSRC Workshop "Metal-organic Frameworks: Experiments and Simulations" in Telluride, Colorado and delivered an invited talk.  
       
    June 5, 2015  
    Dr. Ma is granted tenure and receives promotion to Associate Professor. Congratulations!  
       
    May 21-June 6, 2015  
    Dr. Ma delivered the invited lectures at Fujian Normal University, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Fuzhou University, University of Science and Technology China, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University as well as attended the 2nd SYSU International Symposium on MOF and Related Open Framework Materials at Sun Yat-Sen University, the 1st International Conference on Microstructure and Property of Materials at Zhejiang University, and the 6th North America-Greece-Cyprus Workshop on Paramagnetic Materials (NAGC 2015) in Athens.  
       
    May 14, 2015  
   
Our review article "Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks Featuring multi-Functional Sites" is accepted for publication in Coord. Chem. Rev. as an invited contribution to the themed issue on metal-organic framework materials!
 
       
    May 6, 2015  
    Our work on CO2 adsorption in rht-MOF is accepted for publication in Chem. Commun.!  
       
    April 20, 2015  
    Our work on MOF as highly efficient heterogeneous catalyst for fixed bed reactionsis is highlighted by Canadian Light Source and is also covered by Cantech and Science X network.  
       
    April 16, 2015  
    Our work on creating extra pores in microporous carbon via a template strategy is accepted for publication in Chem. Commun.!  
       
    March 30, 2015  
    Dr. Ma received the "Young Chemist Travel Award" from IUPAC, and will deliver an invited lecture at the IUPAC-2015 World Chemistry Congress in Busan, Korea in August.  
       
    March 15, 2015  
    Our work on MOF as highly efficient heterogeneous catalyst for fixed bed reactionsis is accepted for publication in JACS!  
       
    March 4, 2015  
    Our work on remote stabilization of copper paddlewheels in MOFs is accepted for publication in Chem. Mater.!  
       
    March 2, 2015  
    Dr. Ma delivered the invited seminar lecture at University of South Dakoda.  
       
    February 10, 2015  
    Our work on investigating prototypal MOFs as Lewis-acid catalysts for quinoline synthesis is accepted for publication in Chem. Commun.!  
       
    January 23, 2015  
    Our work on Cobalt Trigonal Prism-based MOF is accepted for publication in Inorg. Chem. Front. as an invited contribution to the themed collection Crystal engineering for molecular materials!  
       
    January 3, 2015  
    Our work on Ag(I) functionalized MOF for highly selective adsorption of ethylene over ethane is accepted for publication in Chem. Commun.!  
       
    December 15-19, 2014  
    Dr. Ma visited KAUST and delivered an invited lecture.  
       
    December 8, 2014  
    Our mercury "nano-trap" work is highlighted in C&EN.  
       
    November 12-14, 2014  
    Dr. Ma delivered invited seminar lectures at Texas A&M University, University of Texas-Austin, and University of Texas-San Antonio.  
       
    October 14&15, 2014  
    Dr. Ma delivered invited seminar lectures at Ohio State University and West Virginia University.  
       
    October 10, 2014  
    Our work on mercury "nano-trap" for mercury(II) removal from aqueous solution is accepted for publication in Nat. Commun.  
       
    October 2-4, 2014  
    Dr. Ma visited Prof. Donglin Jiang's research lab and delivered an invited lecture at the Institute for Molecular Science in Japan.  
       
    September 25-October 1, 2014  
    Dr. Ma delivered invited talks at the 2nd MOF Young Investigators Symposium in Kyoto and the pre-conference of MOF2014 in Osaka, and participated in the MOF2014 Conference in Kobe.  
       
    September 15, 2014  
    Our work on unveiling the interactions between enzyme molecule and MOF is accepted for publication in Inorg. Chem.  
       
    September 6, 2014  
    Our highlight article "Heat-Treatment of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Green Energy Applications" is accepted for publication in CrystEngComm as an invited contribution.  
       
    August 19, 2014  
    Being on Thomson Reuters' 2014 list of The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds, Dr. Ma is mentioned in the Florida local news.  
       
    August 18, 2014  
    Our review article "Beyond Custom Design of Organic Ligands: An Integrative Strategy for Metal-Organic Frameworks Design" is accepted for publication in Comment. Inorg. Chem. as an invited contribution.  
       
    August 9, 2014  
    Congratulations on the successfully "hooding" of Dr. Yao Chen! She is moving to UCSD to work with Prof. Seth Cohen as a postdoctoral associate. Wish her the best!  
       
    July 25, 2014  
    Dr. Ma delivered an invited lecture in the School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at Sun Yat-Sen University.  
       
    July 22, 2014  
    Dr. Ma delivered an invited talk for the Symposium "Emerging Investigators inMetal-Organic Frameworks" at the 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC-41) in Singapore.  
       
    July 7, 2014  
    Dr. Ma delivered an invited talk for the TSRC Workshop "Metal-organic Frameworks: Experiments and Simulations" in Telluride, Colorado.  
       
    July 3, 2014  
    Yao Chen successfully defended her dissertation, and became the first PhD graduate from the Ma Research group. Congratulations!  
       
    June 3-30, 2014  
    Dr. Ma delivered the invited lectures at Academia Sinica, Chung Yuan Christian University, National Chung Hsing University, National Taiwan University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Jilin University, Bohai University, Zhejiang University, Beijing University of Technology, and Nankai University.  
       
    June 18, 2014  
    Dr. Ma is selected as the 2014 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher!  
       
    June 11, 2014  
    Our work on dual functionalization of POP for heterogeneous cascade catalysis is accepted for publication in Chem. Commun.  
       
    May 23, 2014  
    Our work on introduction of pi-complexation into POP for highly selective adsorption of ethylene over ethane is accepted for publication in JACS!  
       
    April 24, 2014  
    Dr. Ma delivered an invited talk for the Symposium "Materials for Carbon Capture" at the MRS Meeting in San Francisco.  
       
    April 24, 2014  
   
Matthew Chrzanowski won the Theodore and Venette Askounes Ashford Doctoral Fellowship in Chemistry, and he will receive a plaque and a $1000 scholarship. Congratulations, Matt!
 
       
    April 2, 2014  
    Yao Chen received the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad of Year 2013. Congratulations, Yao!  
       
    February 10, 2014  
    Our review article "Metal-Metalloporphyrin Frameworks: Resurging Class of Functional Materials" is accepted for publication in Chem. Soc. Rev. as an invited contribution to the 2014 Chemical Society Reviews MOF Themed Issue!  
       
    February 3, 2014  
    Our work on CHF-1 as biomimetic oxidation catalyst is accepted for publication in Chem. Mater.!  
       
    January 31, 2014  
    Dr. Ma received the NSF CAREER Award! Congratulations!  
       
    January 15, 2014  
    Our work on metal-cation-directed de novo assembly of functionalized guest molecule into the nanospace of MOF is accepted for publication in JACS!  
       
    January 10, 2014  
    Our work on MMCF-2 for chemical fixation of CO2 is accepted for publication in Angew Chem. Int. Ed.!  
       
    November 27, 2013  
    Our work on MMPF-9 for chemical fixation of CO2 is published in Chem. Commun. as part of themed collection: 2014 Emerging Investigators!  
       
    September 17, 2013  
    Our work on the rare (6,9)-connected MOF, MTAF-4 is accepted for publication in Chem. Commun.!  
       
    September 10, 2013  
    Dr. Ma delivered an invited talk for the Symposium "Nanotechnology Application in Energy" at the 246th ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis.  
       
    September 5, 2013  
    Our work on the new microporous carbon material is accepted for publication in Chem. Commun.!  
       
    August 8, 2013  
    Dr. Ma delivered the invited seminar talk "Nanospace Engineering of Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks for Energy-related Applications" in the Chemical Science Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  
       
    July 10, 2013  
    Our work on Indium-based MMPF-7/8 is accepted for publication in CrystEngComm as an invited contribution to the themed issue of Structural Design of Coordination Polymers!  
       
    April 25, 2013  
    Wenyang Gao won the Theodore and Venette Askounes Ashford Doctoral Fellowship in Chemistry, and he will receive a plaque and a $1500 scholarship. Congratulations, Wenyang!  
       
    April 9-11, 2013  
    Dr. Ma delivered three invited talks at the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans.  
       
    February 27, 2013  
    The collaborative work on CO2 capture in MOMs led by Prof. Zaworotko and Prof. Eddaoudi is published in Nature!  
       
    January 9, 2013  
    Our work on post-synthetic metal-ion exchange of MMPF-5 for creating metalloporphyrin-based nanoreactor, is accepted for publication in Chem. Eur. J.!  
       
    January 2, 2013  
    Our work on the porous covalent porphyrin framework, PCPF-1 for oil spill cleanup, is accepted for publication in Chem. Commun.!  
       
    November 16, 2012  
    Our work on biomimetic catalysis of the Fe-based porphyrin MOF MMPF-6 is accepted for publication in Inorg. Chem.!  
       
    October 26, 2012  
    Dr. Ma delivered the invited seminar talk "Functional Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks: Nanospace Engineering to Target Functionality" in the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering at USF.  
       
    September 21, 2012  
    Dr. Ma delivered the invited seminar talk "Nanospace Engineering of Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks" in the Department of Chemistry at University of North Florida.  
       
    September 17, 2012  
    Our Angew paper regarding MMPF-3 for catalytic epoxidation is selected as "Hot Paper"!  
       
    August 15, 2012  
    Our work on MMPF-3 for catalytic epoxidation is accepted for publication in Angew Chem. Int. Ed.!  
       
    August 8, 2012  
    Our work on size-selective biocatalysis of myoglobin@mesoMOF is accepted for publication in Inorg. Chem.!  
       
    August 3, 2012  
    Our work on protein translocation into MOF is published in JACS!  
       
    July 23, 2012  
    Our work on MTAF-3, which exhibits remarkable enhancement of CO2 uptake compared with the pillared MOF, MOF-508, is published in Chem. Commun.!  
       
    June 20, 2012  
   
Our work on MMPF-4/5, which are based upon a high symmetry supermolecular building block via vertex-directed self-assembly, is accepted for publication in Chem. Sci.!
 
       
    June 18, 2012  
   
Kia Williams received the LSAMP Fellowship of Bridge to the Doctorate from NSF, which will support her PhD studies during next three years. Congratulations, Kia!
 
       
    June 12, 2012  
   
Dr. Ma delivered the invited talk "Metal-MetalloPorphyrin Frameworks (MMPFs) as Functional Porous Materials: Challenges and Opportunities" at the 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Crystal Engineering.
 
       
    June 5, 2012  
    Sinhye Lee is featured on the cover of USF Magazine. Congratulations, Sinhye!  
       
    June 4, 2012  
   
Our invited review article "Microporous Lanthanide Metal-Organic Frameworks" is accepted for publication in Reviews in Inorganic Chemistry!
 
       
    May 24, 2012  
   
Our work on MMPF-2, which possesses the highest surface area among porphyrin-based MOFs reported thus far, is published in Chem. Commun.!
 
       
    April 26, 2012  
   
Yao Chen won the Barbara Bursa Martin Fellowship, and she will receive a plaque and a $1000 scholarship. Congratulations, Yao!
 
       
    April 26, 2012  
   
Our work on Metal-Macrocyclic Framework, MMCF-1, is published in CrystEngComm as an invited contribution to the New Talent Americas themed issue!
 
       
    March 27, 2012  
   
Dr. Ma delivered the invited talk "Porous metal-metalloporphyrin frameworks (MMPFs) as platform for CO2 capture" at the 243rd ACS National Meeting.
 
       
    March 26, 2012  
    Our work on Metal-Triazolate Framework, MTAF-1, is published in Inorg. Chem.!  
       
   

January 25, 2012

 
   
Matthew Chrzanowski won the Jay Worrell Memorial Scholarship, and he will receive a plaque and a $250 scholarship at the 25th Annual Scholarship & Alumni Celebration of the Department of Chemistry on Feb. 21, 2012. Congratulations, Matt!
 
       
   

November 16,2011

 
   
A porphyrin MOF structure, MMPF-1 created by the Ma group was chosen as "Structure of the Week - # 29 November 16, 2011". See the structure here.
 
       
   

September 28, 2011

 
    Our communication on porphyrin MOF structure is published in JACS!  
       
   

June 17, 2011

 
    Our communication on enzymatic catalysis of MOF is published in JACS!  
       
   

May 4, 2011

 
    Ma's group moved to the new lab in IDRB.  
       
   

August 2010

 
    Dr. Ma started his research group at USF.