LIANG FENG (CV)

Department of Chemistry

Northwestern University

2145 Sheridan Road

Evanston, IL, USA 60208-3113

Phone: 979-402-5607

Email: liang.feng@northwestern.edu

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BIOSKETCH

Liang Feng earned his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Wuhan University in 2016 under the guidance of Prof. Hexiang Deng, and received an undergraduate research training under the supervision of Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2020 from Texas A&M University under the supervision of Prof. Hong-Cai Zhou. During this period he focused on the synthesis of framework materials with hierarchical porosities, architectures, and compositions and their applications in catalysis, transportation and gas separation. More specifically, he developed several general synthetic strategies, including linker thermolysis, imprinting, reinstallation and migration, modular synthesis and programming, in a quest to engineer hierarchical porosity, distribution and composition in multicomponent metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and their hierarchical superstructures. Liang has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Prof. Fraser Stoddart’s group at Northwestern University since 2020, and a Foresight Fellow in Molecular Machines and Robust Dynamics in 2021. Over the past three years, Liang has published 49 peer-reviewed articles (30 as first or corresponding author) in journals including ACS Central Science (2), Advanced Materials (2), Angewandte Chemie International Edition (5), Chem (3), Chemical Reviews (1), Chemical Society Reviews (2), Journal of the American Chemical Society (11), Matter (3), Nature Chemistry (1), and Nature Communications (2). Currently, his work has received a total citation of 3,001 with an h-index of 24 (accessed on June 30, 2021).

Liang's research accomplishments have been recognized by multiple university, national and international awards, including, in 2020 and 2021, ACS PMSE Future Faculty Scholar, Texas A&M Distinguished Dissertation Award Runner-Up, Foresight Fellowship, Metrohm USA Young Chemist Award Runner-up, Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award in Nanotechnology, Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award, Texas A&M AFS Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research, Dow Chemical Company Charlene Black Miller '79 Endowed Memorial Fellowship in Chemistry, and China Scholarship Council Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. He was a finalist for the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry Victor K. LaMer Award, the Elsevier Reaxys PhD Prize and Materials Research Society Science as Art Award. In 2019, he received the Derek and Christiane Barton Graduate Endowed Fellowship as well as a JEMS Scholarship for Collaborative Research in Chemistry from TAMU. Liang also served as an Early Career Network Representative of U.S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences (DOE-BES) from 2019 to 2020, representing the EFRC Center for Gas Separations.

                          

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Inorganic Chemistry / Supramolecular Chemistry / Polymer Chemistry / Porous Materials / Metal-Organic Frameworks / Molecular Machines / Nanomaterial Synthesis and Assembly / Catalysis / Clean Energy / Sustainability

EDUCATION

2016 2020             Ph.D. in Chemistry, Texas A&M University

2012 2016             B.S. in Chemistry, Wuhan University

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

2020.09 –                Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University (Advisor: Prof. Fraser Stoddart )

2016.09 2020.08 Graduate Student Researcher, Texas A&M University (Advisor: Prof. Hong-Cai Zhou ) 

2016.02 2016.06 Visiting Researcher, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Advisor: Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi ) 

2015.07 2015.09 Visiting Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles (Advisor: Prof. Louis Bouchard ) 

2014.01 2016.01 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Wuhan University (Advisor: Prof. Hexiang Deng )          

HONORS AND AWARDS     

2021                      PMSE Future Faculty Scholar, ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering

2021                      Victor K. LaMer Award Finalist / LaMer Keynote Speaker, ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry

2021                      Foresight Fellowship in Molecular Machines and Robust Dynamics

2021                      Texas A&M Distinguished Dissertation Award Runner-Up 

2021                      Young Chemist Award Runner-up, Metrohm USA

2020                      Distinguished Student Award in Nanotechnology, Foresight Institute

2020                      Reaxys PhD Prize Finalist, Elsevier

2020                      Graduate Student Award, Materials Research Society                                                                             

2020                      AFS Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research, Texas A&M University    

2020                      Dow Chemical Company Charlene Black Miller '79 Endowed Memorial Fellowship in Chemistry

2020                      Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council

2020                      Science as Art Finalist, Materials Research Society                                      

2020                      Travel Grants for PhD Students and Early Career Scientists, RSC Materials Chemistry Division             

2019                      Derek & Christiane Barton Graduate Endowed Fellowship, Dept. Chemistry, Texas A&M University    

2019                      JEMS Scholarship for Collaborative Research in Chemistry, Dept. Chemistry, Texas A&M University    

2019                      Martin Corera Memorial Graduate Student Travel Award in Chemistry, Dept. Chemistry, Texas A&M University    

2019                      Student Travel Award, ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry

2019                      Graduate Student Research and Presentation Travel Award, OGAPS, Texas A&M University

2015                      Cross-disciplinary Scholars in Science & Technology Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES                                                                                      

2021 –                   Member of Foresight Institute Molecular Machine Group

2020 –                   Member of Reaxys Prize Club            

2019 – 2020          Early Career Network Representative, U.S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences (DOE-BES)

2019                      Co-organizer of Diversity in Energy Science Activity, 2019 DOE EFRC PI Meeting, Washington DC

2019                      Co-organizer of Pursuing Careers in Energy Science Webinar within DOE-BES Early Career Network

2019 –                   Member of Materials Research Society      

2019                   Member of Royal Society of Chemistry      

2018 –                   Member of American Chemical Society                                                                                                                 

2017 –                   Independent Reviewer for                                                                                                        

                              Journal of the American Chemical Society / Chemical Society Reviews / Materials Today Chemistry / Inorganic

                              Chemistry / Microporous & Mesoporous Materials / Inorganic Chemistry Communications / Journal of Solid 

                              State Chemistry

2016 – 2020         Member of DOE-EFRC Center for Gas Separations