Research in the McGrier group focuses on utilizing novel synthetic methods to create functional porous and polymeric materials that can be useful for environmental safety, device applications, and clean energy technologies. Research in the group will rely mostly on organic synthesis with a strong focus on utilizing spectroelectrochemistry, UV-vis, and fluorescence spectroscopy to characterize and understand the photophysical and electronic properties of our materials. These projects will also strongly encourage interdisciplinary interactions with theoretical chemists, physicists, and engineers as we explore the ability to develop solid-state sensors and organic electronic devices.

Research Interests:

  • Materials chemistry
  • Polymers
  • Porous materials
  • Metal ion sensing and binding

Research Projects:

Dehydrobenzoannulenes (DBAs) as vertices for Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs)


Luminescent Covalent Organic Frameworks Containing Homogenous and Heterogeneous Distribution of Dehydrobenzannulene Vertex Units. Crowe, J. W.; Baldwin, L. A.; McGrier, P. L.* J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, Just Accepted [Link]

2D Covalent Organic Frameworks with Alternating Triangular and Hexagonal Pores. Baldwin, L. A.; Crowe, J. W.; Shannon, M. D.; Jaroniec, C. P.; McGrier, P. L.* Chem. Mater., 2015, 27 (18), 6169-6172. [Link]

More project descriptions coming soon!


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