Solvothermal MOF synthesis.
Airfree manipulation for synthesis and spectroscopy.
Pico-second TCSPC.
Spectroscopic components on the optical table.
Microcrystalline MOF coated transparent substrate (left to right: MOF consisting free-base, Zn(II), and Fe(III)-metallated porphyrin linkers). 
Framework-Topology dependent catalysis (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 14449–14457). 
Framework topology dependent photophysics (Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 13031-13034).
Topology dependent excimer contribution in MOF photophysics (J. Am. Chem. Soc. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b02188)

Deria group is located in Neckers 306, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, SIU, Carbondale, Illinois

We are looking for motivated graduate students.

Group News

  • April 27, 2017: Congrats! Tanner Smith has been awarded the REACH Grant for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • April 7, 2017: Our work on topological dependent excimer contribution in MOFs photophysics is accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc.
  • Oct 11, 2016: Work with Profs Hupp, Farha, and Snurr at NU on topology dependent catalysis is accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc.
  • Oct 11, 2016: Our work on topological control over the photophysical properties of MOFs is accepted in Chem. Comm.
  • Sept 28, 2016: Our UV-vis-NIR absorption spectrophotometer with 60 mm integrating sphere (200-2700 nm) is installed.
  • July 7, 2016: Dr. Deria presents an invited seminar on our work at the 9th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, Nanjing, China.
  • June 1, 2016: We welcome our NSF-REU trainee Sandra White in the group.
  • May 9, 2016: Congratulations on Ralph E. Powe Jr. fellowship to Dr. Deria.
  • March 23, 2016: TCSPC/Edinburg installed.
  • March 29, 2016: Congratulations! Dr. Deria receives a 2016 Energy Boost SEED grant from Advanced Coal Energy and Research Center at SIUC.
  • Nov 2015: We welcome our 1st undergrad Tanner Smith.
  • Oct 2015: We welcome Jiurui Yu in the group.