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Research efforts in our group are centered on the synthesis of porous materials, including porous organic polymers (POPs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), and porous carbon for clean energy applications such as selective carbon dioxide capture, electrochemical energy storage (rechargeable batteries, capacitors) and heterogeneous catalysis (oxygen reduction reaction, alkene hydrogenation, C-C cross-coupling reactions). Through materials design, we aim to control the physical and chemical properties of porous materials to advance new technologies that address environmental protection and sustainable energy. Students develop skills in inorganic and organic synthesis and the use advanced characterization methods like NMR, SEM, TEM, XRD, XPS, BET, etc. to characterize and test new materials developed during research. 


 Hani M. El-Kaderi

1001 West Main Street

P.O. Box 842006

Richmond, Virginia 23284

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