Publications and Patents

 Papers accepted for publication:


"How Structure-Directing Cations Tune the Fluorescence of Metal-Organic Frameworks" accepted by Crystal Growth and Design


Authors: Dr. Qiang Wei, Carlos Ordonez, Marina S. Fonari, Jennifer Lindline, and Tatiana Timofeeva


Papers submitted for publication:


“Cumulative Study of Solvent Directed Metal-Organic Frameworks Containing a Hybrid Ligand and Zinc,” submitted to Crystals — Open Access Crystallography Journal on MOFs special issue

Authors: Dr. Qiang Wei, Carlos Ordonez, Tiffany L. Kinnibrugh, Hongwu Xu, Jennifer Lindline, and Tatiana Timofeeva

"Quad Charts in the Classroom to Reinforce Technical Communication Fundamentals," submitted to Journal of STEM Education


Authors: Dr. Julie Ford and Dr. Tie Wei


"Enhancing the Connection to Undergraduate Engineering Students: A Hands-on and Team-Based Approach to Fluid Mechanics," submitted to Journal of Technical Writing and Communication


Authors: Dr. Julie Ford and Dr. Tie Wei

Provisional patent applications:

First Named Inventor/Applicant Name: Qiang Wei

O&L Docket No.: 1000-3252
US Serial No.: 61/980,227

[0001] Embodiments generally relate to metal-organic frameworks and methods of
producing such. Embodiments further relate to metal-organic frameworks with
luminescent functionality.

[0002] Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are class of crystalline porous materials
generally consisting of metal ions and clusters linked together by organic units. MOFs
have emerged as an important new class of porous materials because of their potential
for use in a variety of applications, such as drug delivery, gas storage and chemical
separation. MOFs can also have luminescent properties due to the multifaceted nature
of their structure. Such luminescent MOFs are of special interest as they may be used in
various applications, such as light-emitting display devices and chemical or biological
sensing and detection.