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.
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
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