WELCOME TO the Surface & interface lab at csulb!
Our research centers on the interdisciplinary area of surface and interface chemistry of solid materials, with a focus on solving environmental and energy related questions. We study fundamental properties and chemical reactivities of nano-structured solid hybrid materials used in greenhouse gas capture, photoelectric conversion, and water remediation. We are also interested in designing biocompatible coatings with polymer-free porous materials.
Latest Group News
3/15/22 Congratulations to Ben and Angel for winning the American Institute of Chemists (AIC) Chemistry and Biochemistry Awards, respectively. Big congrats!
3/15/22 Congratulations to Steven Guillen for winning the Outstanding Thesis Award in our department this year! This is the first time our lab member received this honor. Congrats, Steven!
1/15/22 Angel gave a poster presentation at the 2022 CSUPERB Symposium.
1/10/22 Congratulations to Tian for winning the NSF CAREER Award! This five-year project - "Surface chemistry of crystalline coordination networks" - will study the electron transfer processes in conductive/semiconductive 2D MOFs, COFs, and their composite materials.
12/17/21 Steven Guillen successfully defended his MS thesis with a title of "Experimental and computational studies of MIL-88B(Fe) on COOH-terminated functionalized gold surfaces." Congratulations, Steven!
11/20/21 Ben and Shivam presented their research at the 2021 Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR).
11/11/21 Angel presented a poster titled “Metal-organic framework thin-films for drug-eluting stent coatings” at the 2021 ABRCMS conference.
10/28/21 Ethan Lucsik, a biochemistry major freshman, joined our lab as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome, Ethan!
10/15/21 Linh Hang, a new chemistry MS student, joined our lab! She will work on the drug delivery project. Welcome, Lihn!
9/30/21 Tian gave a seminar talk in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at CSU Fullerton. Thanks for the invitation!
9/3/21 Congratulations to Tian for being nominated as a Star Research Mentor at CSULB by students!
8/31/21 Welcome Nathaniel Cabral for joining our lab as an undergraduate researcher starting this Fall!
8/6/21 We finished our 10-week summer research! The whole group celebrated at Mr. BBQ in Fullerton!
6/28/21 The proposal "MRI: Acquisition of a single crystal X-ray diffractometer" has been funded by NSF! Dr. Xianhui Bu is the leading PI. Tian is one of the co-PIs, together with Drs. Young Shon and Michael Schramm from our department. Thanks to Dr. Bu for leading it!
6/10/21 Tian gave an invited talk entitled "Surface supportive metal-organic framework as a drug delivery system" in the 2021 ACS MARM conference. Thanks to Dr. Andrew Teplyakov for the invitation!