Ashlee J. Howarth, PhD
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship - Northwestern University
PhD - The University of British Columbia
BSc - The University of Western Ontario
Inorganic materials chemistry, Metal–organic frameworks, Porous materials, Adsorbents, Remediation of contaminated water.
Chem 498/640: From Adsorbents to Catalysts: The Chemistry and Application of Porous Materials
This course gives an overview of functional porous materials including porous carbons, porous organic polymers (POPs), zeolites, covalent–organic frameworks (COFs), and metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). Recent literature will be used to highlight potential applications and key advances relevant to each class of porous materials. Topics include: synthetic techniques commonly utilized in the field of porous materials such as de novo methods (solvothermal, mechanochemical, electrochemical), and post-synthetic approaches (metal exchange, ligand exchange); nomenclature and topology; and a brief introduction to various characterization methods including gas adsorption, X-ray crystallography, thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy.
Howarth, A. J., Li, P., Farha, O. K., O’Keeffe, M., (2018) Bottom-Up Design and Generation of Complex Structures: A New Twist in Reticular Chemistry. Cryst. Growth Des., 18, 449-455.
Howarth, A. J., Peters, A. W., Vermeulen, N. A., Wang, T. C., Hupp, J. T., Farha, O. K., (2017) Best Practices for the Synthesis, Activation, and Characterization of Metal–Organic Frameworks. Chem. Mater., 29, 26-39.
Howarth, A. J.,† Liu, Y.,† Li, P., Li, Z., Wang, T. C., Hupp, J. T., Farha, O. K., (2016) Chemical, Thermal and Mechanical Stabilities of Metal–Organic Frameworks. Nat. Rev. Mater., 1, 15018.
Howarth, A. J., Wang, T. C., Hupp, J. T., Farha, O. K., (2015) Efficient Extraction of Sulfate from Water using a Zr-Metal–Organic Framework. Dalton Trans., 45, 93-97.
Howarth, A. J., Liu, Y., Hupp, J. T., Farha, O. K., (2015) Metal–Organic Frameworks for Applications in Remediation of Oxyanion/Cation-Contaminated Water. CrystEngComm., 17, 7245-7253.
Howarth, A. J.,† Katz, M. J.,† Wang, T. C., Platero-Prats, A. E., Chapman, K. W., Hupp, J. T., Farha, O. K., (2015) High Efficiency Adsorption and Removal of Selenate and Selenite from Water using Metal–Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 7488–7494.