• Professor
Hongcai "Joe" Zhou

Research Interests

    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry
    • Supramolecular Chemistry
    • Sustainable Energy

Awards & Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award
  • Cottrell Scholar Award
  • Research Innovation Award
  • Miami University Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Air Products Faculty Excellence Award

Selected Publications

  • Jiang, H.-L.; Feng, D.; Wang, K.; Gu, Z.-Y.; Wei, Z.; Chen, Y.-P.; Zhou, H.-C., An Exceptionally Stable, Porphyrinic Zr Metal–Organic Framework Exhibiting pH-Dependent Fluorescence. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 13934-13938.
  • Sculley, P. J.; Verdegaal, W. M.; Lu, W.; Wright, M.; Zhou, H.-C., High-Throughput Analytical Model to Evaluate Materials for Temperature Swing Adsorption Processes. Adv. Mater., 2013, 25, 3925-4057. (Cover)
  • Wriedt, M.; Yakovenko, A.; Halder, G.; Prosvirin, A.; Dunbar, K.R.; Zhou, H.C., Reversible Switching from Antiferro- to Ferromagnetic Behavior by Solvent-Mediated, Thermally-Induced Phase Transitions in a Trimorphic MOF-based Magnetic Sponge System. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 4040-4050.
  • Li, J.-R.; Yu, J.; Lu, W.; Sculley, J.; Balbuena, P. B.; Zhou, H.-C., Porous Materials with Pre-Designed Single-Molecule Traps for CO2 Selective Adsorption. Nature Commun., 2013, 4:1538 doi: 10.1038/ncomms2552
  • Park, J.; Wang, Z.U.; Sun, L.-B.; Chen, Y.-P.; Zhou, H.-C., Introduction of Functionalized Mesopores to Metal-Organic Frameworks via Metal-Ligand-Fragment Coassembly. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (49), 20110-20116.
  • Cui, P.; Ma, Y.-G.; Li,H.-H.; Zhao, B.; Li, J.-R.; Cheng, P.; Balbuena, P.; Zhou, H.-C., Multipoint Interactions Enhanced CO2 Uptake: A Zeolite-like Zinc-Tetrazole Framework with 24-Nuclear Zinc Cages, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (46), 18892-18895.
  • Liu, T.-F.; Chen, Y.-P.; Yakovenko, A. A.; Zhou, H.-C., Interconversion between Discrete and a Chain of Nanocages: Self-Assembly via a Solvent-Driven, Dimension-Augmentation Strategy. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (42), 17358-17361.
  • Jiang, H.-L.; Feng, D.; Liu, T.-F.; Li, J.-R.; Zhou, H.-C., Pore Surface Engineering with Controlled Loadings of Functional Groups via Click Chemistry in Highly Stable Metal-Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134(36), 14690-14693.
  • Sun, L.-B.; Li, J.-R.; Lu, W.; Gu, Z.-Y.; Luo, Z.; Zhou, H.-C., Confinement of Metal-Organic Polyhedra in Silica Nanopores. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 15923-15928.
  • Zhou, H.-C., Long, J.; Yaghi, O., Introduction to Metal-Organic Frameworks. Chem. Rev., 2012, 112, 673-674. (Guest Editor)
  • Makal, T. A.; Li, J.-R.; Lu, W.; Zhou, H.-C., Methane Storage in Advanced Porous Materials. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41(23), 7761-7779. (Back Cover)
  • Feng, D.; Gu, Z.-Y.; Li, J.-R.; Jiang, H.-L.; Wei, Z.; Zhou, H.-C., Zirconium-Metalloporphyrin PCN-222: Mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks with Ultrahigh Stability as A Biomimetic Catalyst. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 10307-10310. (Cover)
  • Wriedt, M.; Sculley, J.; Yakovenko, A.; Ma, Y.; Halder, G.; Balbuena, P.; Zhou, H.-C., Low-Energy Selective Capture of CO2 by a Predesigned Elastic Single-Molecule Trap. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 9804-9808.
  • Lu, W.; Sculley, J.; Yuan, D.; Krishna, R.; Wei, Z.; Zhou, H.-C. Polyamine-Tethered Porous Polymer Networks for Carbon Dioxide Capture from Flue Gas. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51,7480-7484.
  • Lu, W.; Yuan, D.; Makal, T. A.; Li, J.-R.; Zhou, H.-C. A Highly Porous and Robust (3,3,4)-Connected Metal-Organic Framework Assembled with a 90-Bridging-Angle-Embedded Octa-carboxylate Ligand. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 1580-1584.
  • Li, J.-R.; Sculley, J.; Zhou, H.-C. Metal-Organic Frameworks for Separations. Chem. Rev. 2012, 112, 869-932.
  • Park, J.; Yuan, D.; Pham, K. T.*; Li , J.-R.; Yakovenko, A.; Zhou, H. -C. Reversible Alteration of CO2 Adsorption upon Photochemical or Thermal Treatment in a Metal-Organic Framework. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 99-102.
  • Sun, L.-B.; Li, J.-R.; Park, J.; Zhou, H.-C. Cooperative Template-Directed Assembly of Mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 126-129.