Dr. Daniel de Lill

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ph.D., The George Washington University, 2008

Contact Information
Office: SE 138
Phone: (561) 297-3819
Email: ddelill@fau.edu


Research Interests

  • Our research focuses on the materials chemistry of coordination polymers and metal-organic framework compounds, with an emphasis on those constructed from lanthanide ions. We study their fundamental luminescence properties as well as their applications in heterogeneous catalysis, bioimaging, and sensing. F-element chemistry/spectroscopy and small molecule X-ray crystallography are key components of our research.

Recent Publications

  • J.D. Einkauf, T.T. Kelley, B.C. Chan, and D.T. de Lill, “Rethinking sensitized luminescence in lanthanide coordination polymers and MOFs: Band sensitization and water enhanced Eu luminescence in [Ln(C15H9O5)3(H2O)3]n (Ln = Eu; Tb).” Inorganic Chemistry. 55(16), 7920-7,2016.
  • J.D. Einkauf, J.P. Karram, N.E. Greig, B.C. Chan, and D.T. de Lill, “Hole-size relationships in the assembly of a furandicarboxylate-based metallolinker in praseodymium coordination polymers synthesized under basic conditions.” European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2016(7), 1085-1092, 2016.
  • J.D. Einkauf, L. Mathivathanan, and D.T. de Lill, “Structural, spectroscopic, and computational studies of [2,2’-bithiophene]-5-carboxylic acid.” Journal of Molecular Structure, 1104, 33-39, 2016 .
  • N.E. Greig, J.D. Einkauf, J.M. Clark, E.J. Corcoran, J.P. Karram, C.A. Kent, V.E. Eugine, B.C. Chan, and D.T. de Lill, “Luminescent lanthanide containing coordination polymers synthesized via in-situ hydrolysis of dimethyl-3,4-furandicarboxylate.” Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 225, 402-409, 2015.
  • D.T. de Lill and B.C. Chan, “Structure and luminescence of a one-dimensional uranium coordination polymer assembled through benzophenone-4,4’-dicarboxylate.” Inorganica Chimica Acta, 404 , 215-218, 2013.

Awards and Recognition

  • FAU Distinguished Mentor of the Year in Undergraduate Research, 2016.
  • National Science Foundation American Competitiveness in Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009.
  • Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Prize, 2007
  • ARCS Foundation Fellow, 2005 & 2006

Other Information

  • Member of the American Chemical Society (DIC, CPT), American Crystallographic Association, Sigma Xi Research Society, and the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals
  • FAU Chemistry Club Advisor