Emerging Investigator: Jian Lin
Read Jian Lin’s Emerging Investigator Series article in Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers and learn more about him.
|Topological control of metal–organic frameworks toward highly sensitive and selective detection of chromate and dichromate|
|Zi-Jian Li, Yu Ju, Xiao-Ling Wu, Xiaoyun Li, Jie Qiu, Yongxin Li, Zhi-Hui Zhang, Ming-Yang He, Linjuan Zhang, Jian-Qiang Wang and Jian Lin*|
A synthetic modulation approach has given rise to two topologically distinct thorium-based MOFs, whose polymorphism allows for elucidating how the structure of MOF, in isolation, influences the sensing efficacy of Cr(VI) oxyanions.
|From the themed collection: Frontiers Emerging Investigator Series|
|The article was first published on 04 Jan 2023|
|Inorg. Chem. Front., 2023, 10, 1721-1730|
My research interests
|Key words: actinide, inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, radiochemistry, nuclear science|
|My research interests mainly focus on developing new synthetic strategies to access crystalline materials, including metal–organic frameworks and clusters, for potential applications in ionizing radiation detection, radionuclide separation, and chemosensing.|
10 Facts about me
|I published my first academic article in Inorganic Chemistry when I was a graduate student in Prof. Thomas Albrecht-Schoenzart’s group.
An accomplishment I’m particularly proud of is our work of thorium-based nanoclusters, which show photochromism, fluorochromism, and piezochromism.
I am most passionate about my work in actinide chemistry because actinides are the most fascinating elements in the periodic table.
I advise my students to work smart, not just hard.
One of my hidden talents is making crystals.
If I were not a chemist, I would probably be a photographer.
My favourite sport is basketball and Yao Ming is my favourite basketball player.
One thing I cannot live without is my daughter, who has a beautiful and infectious laugh.
My passion besides work is travel and my best travel experience was in New Zealand.
My favourite inspirational quote: “It’s not who you are underneath but what you do that defines you.”