Current Group Members

Graduate Students

Vincent Allen
B.S. Indiana University Bloomington, 2022
Amateur MOF enthusiast
Leslie Castro
B.A. Columbia University, 2022
From: Los Angeles; Interests: CO₂ removal, rom coms, and tamborazo
Hannah Christianson
B.A. Barnard College, 2022
Matthew Dickson
B.S. Brigham Young University, 2021
Matthew Dods
B.S. University of Southern California, 2018
From LA, carbon's my trade
Katerina Graf
B.S. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 2021
I came here to smell fish and make MOFs. And I'm all out of fish.
Ayah Hassan
B.S.E. Columbia University, 2018
environmental justice is a human right; poetry, pottery, and plants
Leander Held
M.Sci. Rochester Institute of Technology, 2021
Attributes: Magnetism, German; Strengths: not Chemistry... anything but Chemistry, Computation; Weaknesses: Chemistry, Softball, Ohioan
Adrian Huang
B.S. Caltech, 2020
3% Austrailian, 97% Californian, 100% Kindergartener. MOFs are of the past, CO₂ capture with chutzpah. Board games, volleyball, music swords, sushi
Emi Ito
B.S. University of Tokyo, 2020
M.S. University of Tokyo, 2022
伊藤 絵美
From: Japan; Research Interests: Magnetism; You can find me in the middle of chemistry ;)
Sally Karstens
M.Sc. Philipps Universität Marburg, 2020
B.S. University of Virginia, 2018
I image MOFs using electron microscopes with dramatic names like "Titan" and "ThemIS"
Ruby Kharod
B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022
From: Louisiana; Named after a precious stone but trying to capture CO₂ without precious metals
Jeong Won Kim
B.S. Seoul National University, 2020
M.S. Seoul National University, 2022
From: Seoul, South Korea; Research Interests: Metal–Organic Frameworks
Hyunchul Kwon
B.S. Pohang University of Science and Technology, 2017
Kennedy McCone
B.S. Stanford University, 2016
Ryan Murphy
B.A. Harvard University, 2014
M.M. New England Conservatory, 2015
B.S. Caltech, 2019
from: Vietnam & Texas; research interests: organic diradical and lanthanide qubits; hobbies: bouldering, dance, tennis, kdramas
Danh Ngo
Elise Nicol
B.S. Gonzaga University, 2022
Priya Patel
B.A. Rutgers University, 2022
B.A. Rutgers University, 2022
From: NJ; Interests: Magnetism mofs, memes, meandering, music, mjrder, miming, melons, marxism, mozart (only requiem), mold, metal, mysteries, mars (bar), miller(lite), meetings, movie, mom
Kyle Pekar
B.S. Southern Methodist University, 2022
I occasionally know what I'm doing.
Ethan Pezoulas
B.S. University of Calgary, 2021
Token Canadian. Cleaning the world one PAF at a time. Lover of sandwiches.
Nicole Removski
B.S. University of British Columbia, 2022
From: Canada; Research Interests: waving gases @ mofs until they react
Rhea-Donna Reyes
B.S. New York University, 2020
B.S. New York University, 2020
From: Florida; Research Interests: Carbon Capture MOFS and Amine Degradation; Character Traits: *incessant humming*
Rachel Rohde
B.S. Duke University, 2018
I walked across the country and now I'm here making 100% Vegan, non-GMO, pasture-raised MOFs that bind things for separations
Matthew S. Santoso
B.S. The University of Texas at Austin, 2023
Nathan Stovall
Alexandre Vincent
B.S. University of California, San Diego, 2017
Original Red Power Ranger
My Vuong
B.S. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2023
Research Interests: H2 storage
Xinru (Ruby) Wang
M.E. Zhejiang University, 2023
Yuto Yabuuchi
B.E. Kobe City College of Technology, 2018
(薮内祐人) From Japan. Believing MOFs are Yutopia for hydrogen.
Isaac Zakaria
B.S. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2019
M.S. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2020
Zapping materials with X-rays and stealing their electrons since 2021.
Ziting Zhu
B.S. Nanjing University, 2017

Postdoctoral Scholars

Jonas Boergel
Ph.D. Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, 2019
Kurtis Carsch
Ph.D. Harvard University, 2021
I am an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, broadly interested in developing porous materials for outcompeting entropy. Yeehaw.
Bahman Golesorkhi
Ph.D. University of Geneva, 2019
Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc Fellow, working on optical and spin properties of lanthanides embedded in molecules
Henry Jiang
B.S. University of Sydney, 2014
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2023
Shivani Sharma
B.Sc(H) University of Delhi, 2013
M.Sc Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, 2015
Ph.D. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, 2020
Fulbright-Nehru Post doctoral Scholar working toward the development of porous materials for ion capture and recovery.
Hsinhan (Dave) Tsai
Ph.D. Rice University, 2018
(蔡欣翰) Originate from Taiwan. Direct air capture of CO2 can save the world !!
Julian Amado Vigil
Ph.D. Stanford University, 2023
Yang Wang
Ph.D. Monash University, 2019
Originate from China. Solid-state NMR (ssNMR) study of gas adsorption in MOFs.
Shuoyan (Sam) Xiong
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 2023
A 'bear' in bears
Mengshan Ye
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022
(叶梦珊) Born in China. Miller Postdoctoral Fellow now. Looking for good qubits, quantum sensors and Chinese food.


Hiroyasu Furukawa
Industrial Research Coordinator
Ph. D. University of Tokyo
T. David Harris
Associated Principal Investigator
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2010
Alain Kesseru
Program Coordinator
Katie Meihaus
Science Editor/Writer
Ph. D. University of California, Berkeley, 2015

Visiting Professors

Ki Chul Kim
Konkuk University

Visiting Scientists

Hannes Albers
Master's student at ETH Zurich, Mechanical Engineering'
Heseong An
B.S. Chungnam National University, 2015
M.S. Korea University, 2017
Ph.D. Sogang University, 2022
Chae Young Go
B.S. Konkuk University, 2019
The Office fan
Fisher Hall
B.S. University of Calgary, 2023
Probably drinking coffee, definitely anxious.
Yeongnam Ko
B.S. Konkuk University, 2021
Ted Kwon
PhD Yonsei University, 2019
Seungho Yu
B.S. Konkuk University, 2019
It's time.

Undergraduate Students

Chris Gardner
B.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley 2016
B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley Expected 2026
Laila Ismail
B.S. Chemical Biology, University of California Berkeley, Expected 2025
David Lu
B.S. University of California, Berkeley Expected 2024
(鲁大伟) Third year undergrad from China. Doing some cool inorganic synthesis and single molucule magnet stuff with Alex.
Madeline Thiara
B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley Expected 2026