Prof. Chia-Kuang (Frank) Tsung
Prof. Tsung received his B.A. degree in chemistry from the National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan in 1999. After two-year mandatory military service, he began his Ph.D. study with Professor Galen D. Stucky at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2002 and received his Ph.D. in 2007. In October 2007, he started his joint postdoctoral research in Prof. Peidong Yang’s and Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai’s groups at the University of California at Berkeley. He joined the chemistry faculty at Boston College in the summer of 2010. [Curriculum Vitae ]
We are looking for talented and enthusiastic postdocs to join our dynamic team. For full consideration, please send a letter of application, including a brief statement of research interests, C.V./resume, and the contact information for three references to Chia-Kuang (Frank) Tsung.
Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.
B.S.: University of Florida (2015)
Ben’s research is focused on understanding the way in which intermetallic phases form in the nanoscale, applying that knowledge to synthesize shape-controlled intermetallic nanoparticles, and tailoring these nanoparticles to serve as catalysts.
Ben was born in Corpus Christi, TX, and lived in Batesville, AR, before, thankfully, moving to Florida and losing his Southern drawl. Though he loves the city of Boston, he must admit that he’s not sure humans were meant to live so close together or in such cold weather. Outside of lab, Ben enjoys playing basketball, Rocket League, and the tuba.
Chatham, MA, U.S.A.
BS: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2015)
Tom’s research involves the encapsulation of homogeneous transition metal catalysts in MOFs through aperture-opening processes. Most recently, he is applying this approach to optimization of the cascade reduction of CO2 to methanol as an alternative fuel source.
Tom grew up on Cape Cod before attending WPI for his undergraduate education, where he was introduced to MOF chemistry through his Major Qualifying Project. Outside of the lab, Tom is very involved in the local music scene and counts various positions involved in concert planning and performance among his past achievements.
Zhengzhou, Henan, China
BS: University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) (2016)
Yang mainly studies the synthesis and modification of MOF materials. She is also interested in the mechanism behind these processes and the development of novel applications for MOFs.
Yang Li was born in Zhengzhou, Henan, China. She received her B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2016. In the fall of 2016, she became a graduate student at Boston College and joined the Tsung lab. Yang enjoys traveling, watching movies and gourmet food in her spare time.
BS: National Central
University, Taiwan (2015)
MS: National Central University, Taiwan (2017)
Wei-Shang Lo worked on the design of MOF–enzyme composites for biological applications, under the supervision of Prof. Fa-Kuen Shieh as an undergraduate and master student. He also worked at ShanghaiTech University as a visiting scholar under the supervision of Prof. Lien-Young Chou. He is now in Prof. Chia-Kuang (Frank) Tsung’s group at Boston College as a Ph.D. student and his research focus on nanoscale surface chemistry in self-assembly coordination entities.
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
BS: The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma (2017)
Adam is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He majored in chemistry at The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, studying nitrogen centered radical formation with Dr. Angus Lamar. He is now a joint graduate student in the Byers and Tsung research groups at Boston College. Outside of the lab, Adam enjoys watching Cardinals baseball, reading behavioral psychology books, playing basketball, and attending live comedy shows.
Colchester, CT, USA
BA: Boston University (2019)
Connor’s research is focused on controlling the competition reaction between hydrogen gas evolution and other reduction reactions on electrode surfaces by coating the electrode in metal-organic frameworks.
Connor was born in Colchester, CT before going Boston University for his undergraduate degree, where he did his undergraduate research developing novel mechanochemical syntheses of nanoparticles with Professor Kevin Smith. Outside of the lab, he enjoys performing in and watching musical theater.
Taiyuan, Shanxi, China.
BS: Nanjing University
Banruo comes from Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. He majored in chemistry at Nanjing University during his undergraduate studies, focusing on the construction of novel luminescent metal-organic frameworks. He is now a joint student in the Byers and Tsung research groups at Boston College. In his spare time, he enjoys playing badminton and go (an abstract strategy board game).
All graduate students of backgrounds in physics, chemistry, and/or materials science are gladly welcome to join our young team.
Talented and enthusiastic researchers are welcomed to join our dynamic research team as visiting scholars. For full consideration, please send a letter of application, including a brief statement of research interests, C.V./resume, and the contact information for three references to Chia-Kuang (Frank) Tsung.
Class of 2020
Any undergraduate students with energy and enthusiasm are gladly welcome to join our group.
Former Group Members
Former PHD Students