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  • April 26, 2021, congratulations to Wenhui for her new publication accepted into J. Chem. Phys.

  • January 27, 2021, congratulations to Yunbo on his first paper accepted into J. Mater. Chem. A.

  • December 21, 2020, congratulations to Sizhuo (currently postdoc at LBNL) on his new paper accepted into J. Am. Chem. Soc.

  • November 18, 2020, James successfully passed his PhD candidacy exam. Good job James!

  • November 8, 2020, congratulations to James on his first paper accepted into J. Am. Chem. Soc.!

  • November 3, 2020, Daniel successfully passed his PhD candidacy exam. Good job Daniel!

  • October 20, 2020, congratulations to Wenhui on her new publication in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.

  • October 13, 2020, Sizhuo’s paper on “Unravelling Long-lived Ligand-to-Metal Cluster Charge Transfer State in Ce-TCPP Metal Organic Frameworks” has been accepted into Chem. Commun. Congratulations!

  • September 1st, 2020, Dr. Denan Wang joins the group as a senior research associate. Welcome Denan!

  • August 17, 2020, Dr. Yun Peng joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome to Marquette!

  • July 24, 2020, Brian’s paper on “Dynamic Evolution and Reversibility of Single-atom Ni(II) Active Site in 1T-MoS2 Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution” is accepted into Nature Communications. Congratulations!

  • April 14, 2020, Korlan Duisenova successfully defended her Master Thesis. Congratulations!

  • February 25, 2020, Dr. Peilei He’s paper on “Unraveling the Intermediate Species of Co3O4 Hollow Spheres for CO2 Photoreduction by In Situ X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy” is accepted into J. Phys. Chem. C. Congratulations to Peilei!

  • February 20, 2020, Sizhuo Yang successfully defended his PhD dissertation! Sizhuo will begin his postdoctoral position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in March. Big congratulations to Sizhuo! 

  • January 16, 2020, Yixuan’s paper on “Enhanced Light Harvesting Ability in Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks Through Energy Transfer from CdS Nanowires” is accepted into Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. Congratulations to Yixuan!

  • January 7, 2020, the collaborative paper on “Tuning Internal Strain in Metal-Organic Frameworks via Vapor Phase Infiltration for CO2 Reduction” has been accepted into Angewandte Chemie. Congratulations to Wenhui and our collaborator at San Diego State University!

  • December 27, 2019, Yixuan’s paper on “Site-Selective Probes of Mixed-Node Metal Organic Frameworks for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation” is accepted into J. Phys. Chem. C. Congratulations to Yixuan!

  • December 3, 2019, Dr. Huang receives the 2020-2021 Sabbatical Fellowship Award. She will use this award to visit Lawrence Berkeley and Argonne National Laboratory. 

  • November 13, 2019, Wenhui’s paper on “Composition effect on the Carrier Dynamics and Catalytic Performance of CuInS2/ZnS Quantum Dots for Light Driven Hydrogen Generation” is accepted into J. Chem. Phys. Congratulations on Wenhui!

  •  October 24, 2019, the collaborative paper on “Distribution and Valence State of Ru Species on CeO2 Supports: Support Shape Effect and Its Influence on CO Oxidation” is accepted into ACS Catalysis. Congratulations to Wenhui and our collaborator at University of Alabama!

  •  August 6, 2019, the collaborative paper on “Size Engineering of Metal−Organic Framework MIL-101(Cr)-Ag Hybrids for Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction” is accepted into ACS Catalysis. Congratulations to Sizhuo and our collaborators at Nanjing University!

  •  August 2nd, 2019, the collaborative paper on “Asynchronous Photoexcited Electronic and Structural Relaxation in Lead Free Perovskites” is accepted into J. Am. Chem. Soc. Congratulations to Sizhuo and our collaborators at Argonne National Laboratory!

  •  August 1st, 2019, Dr. Huang receives Early Career Research Funding from Department of Energy! 

  •  July 2nd, 2019, Brian’s paper on “Selective Excited State Dynamics in a Unique Set of Rationally Designed Ni Porphyrins” is accepted into J. Phys. Chem. C. Congratulations to Brian and our collaborators at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and University of Nebraska Lincoln! 

  • May 1st, 2019, Wenhui Hu receives Eisch Fellowship from the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations to Wenhui!

  • April 4, 2019, James Nyakuchena passed his qualify exam for PhD candidacy. Congratulations to James!

  • February 1st, 2019, the collaborative paper on “Atomically Engineering Activation Sites onto Metallic 1T-MoS2 Catalysts for Enhanced Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution” was accepted into Nature Communications. Congratulations to Brian and our collaborators at San Diego State University!

  • January 16, 2019, Dr. Zhou’s paper on “Carbon Quantum Dots/TiO2 Nanohybrids: Efficient Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Generation via Intimate Contact and Efficient Charge Separation” is accepted into ACS Applied Nanomaterials”. Congratulations to Dr. Zhou!

  • October 30, 2018, Sizhuo’s paper on “Unveiling Charge Separation Dynamics in CdS/MOF Composites for Enhanced Photocatalysis” is accepted into ACS Catalysis. Congratulations to Sizhuo and our collaborators at University of Science and Technology in China!

  • October 23, 2018, Sizhuo’s paper on “2D Covalent Organic Frameworks as Intrinsic Photocatalysts for Light Driven CO2 Reduction” is accepted into J. Am. Chem. Soc. Congratulations to Sizhuo!

  • October 2nd, the collaborative paper on “Donor-Acceptor Fluorophores for Energy Transfer Mediated Photocatalysis” was accepted into J. Am. Chem. Soc. Congratulations to Brian and our collaborators! 

  • September 20, 2018, our paper on “Mix-Node MOFs for Electrochemical Oxygen Evolution Reaction” was accepted into ACS Energy Letter. Congratulations to Brian and our collaborator!

  • September 3, 2018, Brian’s paper “Direct Observation of Node-to-Node Communication in Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks” is accepted into J. Am. Chem. Soc. Congratulations!

  • June 28, 2018, Brian Pattengale successfully defended his PhD dissertation! Brian will begin his postdoctoral position at Yale University in August. Congratulations Brian!  

  • May 10, 2018, Sizhuo receives Eisch Fellowship. Congratulations, Sizhuo!

  • May 2, 2018, Brian’s paper on “Photoinduced Interfacial Charge Separation Dynamics in Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework” was accepted into PCCP. 

  • April 17, 2018, Brian Pattengale wins the prestigious Graduate Student Scholar of the year. Big Congratulations to Brian!

  • April 1, 2018, Dr. Peilei He joins Huang group as a postdoctoral researcher.

  • February 8, 2018, Sizhuo’s paper on “Real Time Visualization of Active Species in a Single-Site Metal-Organic Framework Photocatalyst” was accepted into ACS Energy Letter. Congratulations, Sizhuo!

  • January 30, 2018, Sizhuo’s paper on “Elucidating Charge Separation Dynamics in a Hybrid Metal-Organic Framework Photocatalyst for Light Driven H2 Evolution” was accepted into J. Phys. Chem. C. Congratulations!

  • December 12, Wenhui’s paper on “Unravelling the Correlation of Electronic Structure and Carrier Dynamics in CuInS2 Nanoparticles” was accepted into J. Phys. Chem. C. Congratulations!

  • November 2, 2017, Brian’s paper on “Mechanistic Probes of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework for Photocatalytic Application” was accepted into ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

  • October 5, 2017, Noah Asaria joins the group as an undergraduate research assistant

  • August 28, 2017, Jake Reilly joins the group as an undergraduate research assistant

  • August 11, 2017, Dr. Zhou’s paper on “Exceptionally Robust CuInS2/ZnS Nanoparticles as Single Component Photocatalysts for H2 Evolution” was accepted into J. Phys. Chem. C

  • July 20-August 1st, 2017, Dr. Huang gave invited talks at Zhejiang University, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Southeast University, University of Science and Technology of China,  China University of Petroleum

  • July 22-28, 2017, Brian and Sizhuo presented their work in Photochemistry (GRS and GRC)

  • July, 19 2017, Huang group receives grant from NSF-CBET

  • April 4, 2017, Dr. Huang receives Way Klingler Young Scholar Award!

  • March 23, 2017, Brian receives Eisch Fellowship. Congratulations, Brian!

  • Feb. 20, 2017 Dr. Zhou’s paper on “Light-Driven Hydrogen Production from Aqueous Solutions Based on a New Dubois-Type Nickel Catalyst” was accepted into Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.

  • Feb. 6, 2017, Brian’s paper on “Implicating the Contributions of Surface and Bulk States on Carrier Trapping and Photocurrent Performance of BiVO4 Photoanodes” was accepted in to Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. Congratulations, Brian!

  • January 9, 2017, Dr. Huang receives NSF Career Award (DMR)

  • December 7, 2016, Sizhuo’s paper on “Photoactive Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework as Intrinsic Heterogeneous Catalysts for Light-Driven Hydrogen Generation” was accepted into ACS Energy Letters. Congratulations, Sizhuo!

  • November 2, 2016, Brian’s paper on “The effect of Mo Doping on Charge Separation Dynamics and Photocurrent Performance of BiVO4 Photoanodes” was accepted into Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.

  • October, 2016, Huang group receives grant from ACS-PRF DNI

  • August 29, 2016, Yuanqi Jing joined the group as an undergraduate researcher

  • August 7-12, 2016, Brian and Dr. Huang presented posters at Donor-Acceptor Interaction GRC at Salve Regina University, New Port, RI

  • July 28, 2016, Dr. Huang gave an invited talk at Argonne National Laboratory

  • June 20, 2016, Brian’s paper on “Exceptionally Long-Lived Charge Separated State in Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework: Implication for Photocatalytic Applications” was accepted into J. Am. Chem. Soc.

  • April 20, 2016, Dr. Lizi Yang joins the group as a visiting professor

  • April 1, 2016, Dr. Huang gave an invited talk at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

  • March 14, 2016, Dr. Huang gave an invited talk at 251st National ACS meeting, San Diego

  • March 1st, 2016, Dr. Yulu Zhou joins the group as a visiting professor

  • January, 2016, Adria Shelly and Depeng Zhang join the group as undergraduate researcher

  • January 13, 2016, Yu’s paper on “The Direct Observation of Charge Separated State in a CdSe Quantum Dot/Cobaloxime Hybrid” was accepted into Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.

  • January 7, 2016, Brian’s paper on “Atomic Insight of W-doping Effect on Carrier Dynamics and Photoelectrochemical Properties of BiVO4 Photoanode” is just accepted into J. Phys. Chem. C. Congratulaltions, Brian!

  • December, 2015, Josh Pankiewicz joins the group as an undergraduate researcher

  • November, 2015, Yu’s paper on Charge Separation Dynamics in RuN3/Ni(OH)2 Hybrid is accepted into Scientific Report

  • October, 2015, Jacob Anderson, joins the group as an undergraduate researcher

  • July, 2015, Brian presents a poster in Gordon Research Conference-Photochemistry in Boston

  • June, 2015, John’s paper on Ultrafast Hole Dynamics of CuS Nanodisks is published in Journal of Physical Chemistry Letter

  • April, 2015, the Laconia SMART team presents our work in Governor’s Academy and The undergraduate Poster Section at the ASBMB.

  • March, 2015, Dr. Yongming Chai joins the group as a visiting professor

  • February, 2014, Dr. Huang gave a invited talk at the Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin River Falls

  • December 16, 2014   Dr. Huang received Summer Faculty Fellowship and Regular Research Grant from Marquette University

  • December 17, 2014  The Laconia High School students visited Huang research lab

  • October 22-28, 2014   Huang group traveled to APS, Argonne National Laboratory for time-resolved X-ray absorption measurement

  • October 3-6, 2014   Huang group traveled to APS, Argonne National Laboratory for steady-state X-ray absorption measurement

  • August 3-8, 2014   Dr. Huang received the faculty travel award to attend GRC-donor acceptor interaction conference at Salve Regina University, New Port, RI.

  • July 28, 2014, Brian Pattengale and Sizhuo Yang joins the group as graduate students

  • July 23-29, 2014 Huang group traveled to APS, Argonne National Laboratory for time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy measurement

  • July 2014, Dr. Huang officially joined the SMART team program and serves as a mentor for Laconia High school

  • June 16, 2014, Brian Pattengale joins the group as an undergraduate student

  • May 20, 2014, Helios ultrafast absorption spectrometer is installed in the group

  • May 5, 2014, Femtosecond laser is installed in the group

  • May 2, 2014   Dr. Huang gave an invited talk at the Department of Chemistry, Winona State University

  • April 11, 2014    Dr. Huang gave an invited talk at the Department of Chemistry, Western Illinois University

  • March 24, 2014   Dr. Bin Dong joins the group as a visiting professor

  • March 16-20 Dr. Huang received Faculty Development Award to attend ACS meeting at Dallas, TX.

  •  Feb. 13, 2014     The group travels to Argonne National Lab for their first TA experiment

  • Dec. 13, 2013    Andrew Morgan joins the group as an undergraduate student

  • Dec. 6, 2013      John Ludwig joins the group as a graduate student

  • Aug. 26, 2013    Yu Tang joins the group as a graduate student

  • Aug. 19, 2013    Dr. Huang arrives at Marquette