News

April 2, 2020

Our work on the hydrothermal synthesis of sub-20 nm amine-functionalized MIL-101(Cr) nanoparticles has been published in ACS Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. The article can be found at this link. Congratulations Andy, Qihui and Katherine!


February 26, 2020

Congratulations to Francesco Benedetti for being accepted to the New England Innovation Corps (NE I-Corps) to investigate commercialization opportunities for polymer membranes.


January 10, 2020

Albert Wu awarded the NAMS Elias Klein Travel Supplement award for the 2020 North American Membrane Society conference. Congratulations Albert!


December 9, 2019

A team lead by Prof. Smith and in collaboration with the Swager Group has been awarded the MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation ignition grant. Congratulations Francesco and Sharon!


December 4, 2019

The Smith Lab has added three new graduate students and two new postdocs.  Welcome to the group Aristotle, Wan-Ni, Kayla, Justin, and Shaofei!


November 1, 2019

Congratulation to Francesco for being awarded the 2019-2020 MIT Energy Initiative Fellowship. The Society of Energy Fellows at MIT is a global network of over 400 MIT students and alumni dedicated to expediting a global transition to low-carbon energy solutions.


October 30, 2019

Our work on the impact of thermal and chemical post-synthetic modification routes on mixed-matrix membranes interfacial compatibility has been published in ACS Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. The article can be found at this link. Congratulations Qihui, Lucas, and Andy!


August 15, 2019

Our work on  the fundamental investigation of the gas-transport properties of CANAL ladder polymers has been published in Macromolecules. The article can be found at this link. Congratulations Holden, Francesco and Albert!


July 31, 2019

Our work on  mixed-matrix membranes for improved interfacial compatibility has been published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. The article can be found at this link. Congratulations Qihui, Albert, Lucas, Patrick, Sharon and Asia!


June 25, 2019

Our work on defining a new theoretical upper bound has been published in AIChE Journal. The article can be found at this link. Congratulations Albert and James!


April 13, 2019

Katherine Mizrahi awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Katherine!


April 13, 2019

Our work on a new ultra-permeable ROMP polymer has been published in Advanced Materials. The article can be found at this link. Congratulations Francesco and Sharon!


March 18, 2019

Congratulations to Katherine Mizrahi for being awarded a Ford Foundation 2019 Predoctoral Fellowship through the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.


March 14, 2019

Congratulations to Sharon Lin for winning an Elias Klein Student Travel Award to present on her work at the upcoming North American Membrane Society (NAMS) meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.


March 12, 2019

Our work on multi-dimensional HKUST-1 has been published in ChemSusChem. The article can be found at this link. Congratulations Lucas!


January 1, 2019

The Smith Lab has added two new graduate students. Welcome to the group TJ Joo and Hyunhee Lee!


July 12, 2018

Prof. Smith awarded the Department of Energy Early Career Award to study new materials for polymer-based membrane separations.


July 12, 2018

Prof. Smith awarded the ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award to investigate solubility and diffusion in fluorinated polymers.


June 12, 2018

Francesco Benedetti awarded 1st place poster award in Materials at the 2018 North American Membrane Society conference. Congratulations Francesco!


May 25, 2018

Smith Lab awarded funding to develop new boron-removal technologies for water purification.

 


April 27, 2018

MIT Visiting Student Association, founded by Francesco Benedetti, awarded two institute awards: the Golden Beaver Award and the William L. Steward, Jr. Award. Congratulations Francesco and MIT VISTA!


April 3, 2018

Albert Wu awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Albert!


December 8, 2017

Smith Lab research highlighted by the MIT Industrial Liaison Program.


May 3, 2017

Smith Lab awarded MIT Energy Initiative Seed Fund grant to develop metal-organic framework thin films for membrane-based separations.


April 7, 2017

Smith Lab awarded funding from the MIT Tata Center to develop sustainable energy capture systems for the developing world.


January 5, 2017

U.S. Department of Energy announces MIT Energy Initiative among members of new Manufacturing USA Institute.