April 10, 2017
Our work on partially interpenetrated MOF is accepted as invited contribution to Crystal Growth & Design Virtual Special Issue on "Crystal Engineering of Nanoporous Materials for Gas Storage and Separation"!
 
March 28, 2017
Our work on functionalized PAF material for uranium adsorption is accepted in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces!
 
March 27, 2016
Our review on "Potential Applications of Functional Porous Organic Polymer Materials" is accepted as an invited contribution in J. Mater. Chem. A!
 
March 6, 2017
Our work on studying transport phenomena of biomolecules within mesoporous MOF is accepted in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces!
 
January 27, 2017
Two special presents on Chinese New Eve: one work on COF for mercury removal is accepted for publication in JACS and the other work on increasing the hydrophilicity of MOF to enhance the biofuel upgrade performance for Pd Nanoparticles is accepted as an invited contribution to issue of "New directions in porous crystalline materials" in Faraday Discussions!
 
January 22, 2017
Our work on bifunctional COF for cascade catalysis is accepted as an invited contribution to the themed collection of "Functional Open Framework Materials" from Materials Chemistry Frontiers!
 
December 10, 2016
Congratulations on the successfully "hooding" of Dr. Wenyang Gao! He is moving to Texas A&M to work with Prof. David Powers as a postdoctoral associate. Wish him the best!
 
November 17, 2016
Our work on cooperative catalysis in COF is accepted for publication in JACS!
 
November 4, 2016
Our work on carbon molecular sieve derived from MOF for kinetic separation of paraffins/iso-paraffins is accepted for publication in Chemical Communications!
 
October 28, 2016
Wenyang Gao successfully defended his dissertation, and became the most productive PhD graduate thus far from the Ma research group with over 40 publications. Congratulations!
 
September 27, 2016
Our review on "Metal-Organic Frameworks for CO2 Chemical Transformations" is accepted as an invited contribution in Small!
 
September 21, 2016
The collaborative work on amphiphobic MOFs is accepted for publication in Nature Communications!
 
September 16, 2016
The collaborative work on superhydrophobic porous organic polymers for catalysis is accepted for publication in Chem!
 
September 7, 2016
Dr. Ma is selected as a 2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher!
 
June 14, 2016
Our work on MMPF-18 is accepted as an invited contribution to the Inorganic Chemistry Forum on "Metal-Organic Frameworks for Energy Applications"!
 
May 30, 2016
Dr. Ma is interviewed by MaterialsViewsChina&Wiley!
 
May 27, 2016
The collaborative work on "Nanoporous Carbons Derived from Metal-Organic Frameworks as Novel Matrices for Surface-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry" is highlighted by MaterialsViewsChina)!
 
May 23, 2016
Our work on MMCF-3 is accepted as an invited contribution to the Emerging Leader Issue in J. Coord. Chem.!
 
April 26, 2016
Our work on MMPF-14 is accepted as an invited contribution to the Special Issue "Coordination Polymers/MOFs: Structures, Properties and Applications" in ChemPlusChem!
 
April 1, 2016
Two papers are accepted with one as an invited contribution to the thematic issue on "Metal-Organic Frameworks-Heading Towards Application" in Eur. Inorg. Chem. Front. and the other also as an invited contribution to the themed issue of "MOFs" in Science China Chemistry!
 
March 12, 2016

Wenyang Gao received the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad of Year 2015. Congratulations, Wenyang!

 
March 11, 2016
Our former group member Dr. Yao Chen has been offered a tenure-track Full Professor position at Nankai University in China and she will start her independent career this summer. Congratulations and wish you the best, Yao!
 
March 10, 2016
Our work on inserting CO2 into Aryl C-H Bond of MOF for direct heterogeneous C-H activation is accepted for publication in Angew Chem. Int. Ed.!
 
March 3, 2016
Our perspective on "Biomimetic Catalysis of Metal-Organic Frameworks" is accepted as an invited contribution to the themed issue on New Talent: Americas in Dalton Trans.!
 
February 22, 2016
Wenyang Gao has been selected for a Travel Award from the Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC) of the American Chemical Society, which will support his trip to the Spring 2016 ACS Meeting in San Diego. Congratulations, Wenyang!
 
January 4, 2016
Two papers are accepted with one as an invited contribution to the "Emerging Investigator" themed collection in Inorg. Chem. Front. and the other from the collaborative work on Ni-based MMPF-20 in Cryst. Growth Des.!
 
December 17, 2015
Our work on functionalized POP as a new type of ion-exchange material is highlighted by ChemistryViews!
 
December 13, 2015
Our work on functionalized POP as a new type of ion-exchange material is accepted for publication in Chemical Science, achieving a milestone of the 100th publication!
 
November 12, 2015
The collaborative work on controlled assembly of 0D supramolecular nanocages into 2D/3D frameworks is accepted for publication in JACS!
September 8, 2015
Dr. Ma is selected as the 2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher!
August 21&22, 2015
The Ma group organized the International Colloquium on Porous Materials at the USF-SMMARTT Center.
August 15-18, 2015
Dr. Ma attended the 250th ACS National Meeting in Boston and delivered an invited talk.
August 9-14, 2015
Dr. Ma attended the 2015 IUPAC World Conference in Busan, Korea and visited Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology and delivered invited talks.
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.