Thoi Research Group

  • Using Molecular Interactions 
in Materials Development for Energy Solutions
  • Tuning Chemical Environments in Catalysis for Mechanistic Insights

News Archive

September 2018

Sara gives a talk at Millersville University and checks out their awesome department.

Congratulations to Avery for being selected as one of six student speakers at the 5th Young Researcher Conference hosted by ADSE on Sept 29th at UMD College Park.

August 2018

Sam presents her summer work at the JHU CARES Symposium.

June 2018

Avery, David, and ChemDNA goes to the Rawlings Conservatory with awesome chemistry demos.

Sara and Avery give invited talks at the GRC and GRS Inorganic Chemistry. Thanks to the GRS organizing committee for selecting Avery as a student speaker as well as the Department of Chemistry for their generous support!

Sara and Sim attends PCET 2018! Sim thanks PCET for a generous travel award!

May 2018

Congratulations to Avery for receiving the Harry and Cleio Greer Fellowship from @JHUChemistry! Avery will use this support to study MOF-based energy storage devices.

Congratulations to Xu for receiving the Ada Sinz Hill Fellowship from @JHUChemistry! Xu will use this support to study heterogeneous electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide.

April 2018

Congrats to Sam for receiving the STAR and DURA Award!

Avery, Gab, and Sam wins 1st place poster prize at the Women in STEM Symposium, hosted by the Women of Whiting!

March 2018

David and Avery goes to Baltimore City Schools to judge science fair projects and show chemistry demos!

We welcome Dr. Kundan Sagar to the team!

February 2018

Sara presents at George Washington University in the Department of Chemistry! Thanks for the invite, GW!

Avery and Gab publishes their paper on the importance of surface Cu sites in MOFs for polysulfide uptake in Li-S batteries in J. Mat. Chem. A.! We thank our collaborators!

January 2018

We welcome Prof. George Greco as a visiting professor from Goucher College to the group!

Sara attends the GRC Electrochemistry in Ventura, CA.

December 2017

The Thoi Group celebrates the holidays!

Sara, David, Avery, and Jose teaches 3rd and 4th graders at Dr. Bernard Harris, Sr. Elementary School on engineering roller coasters and cardboard houses!

Novermber 2017

We welcome Bingqian, a first year graduate student, to the group!

Sara gave a seminar at University of Maryland, College Park in the Department of Chemical Engineering!

Sara attended an excellent Scialog: Advanced Energy Storage in Tuscan! Thanks RCSA!

October 2017

We welcome Victor, a masters student in Chemical Engineering, to the group!

Sara speaks at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Elizabethtown Colelge.

Thoi Group goes hiking at Oregon Ridge Nature Trail!

September 2017

Thoi Group volunteers at Cylburn Arboretum for JHU President's Day of Service!

Congrats to Alum Karina Ng for officially graduating with a MSci with first class honors at UCL!

August 2017

The Thoi Group celebrates the end of the summer with duckpin bowling! We also say our farewells to My Linh. She did some awesome work this summer!

Avery is our newest PhD candidate! Congrats!

Avery and Xu give talks at the 254th ACS National Meeting in DC! Sara gives an invited talk on LiS MOF batteries!

We welcome Soumyodip, a first year graduate student, to the team!

Congrats to Allie for winning a 1st place poster pirze at the University of Pittsburg SURF Porgram! Welcome back to lab!

July 2017

Check out the newest JHU student group, ChemDNA!

Sara was selected as a Scialog Fellow for Advanced Energy Storage! Thanks to Research Corporation for Science Advancement!

We welcome My Linh, a visiting undergraduate from Mt. Holyoke!

Congratulations to Xu, our newest PhD Candidate!

Xu attends the ACS Green Chemistry Summer School held at the Colorado School of Mines! We thank ACS for their generous support!

June 2017

Congratulations to Sim, the Group's first PhD Candidate!

Gabrielle receives the JHU STAR and DURA Awards for continuing her research this summer and through the academic year! Congratulations, Gab!

The Thoi Group welcomes Jose Diaz, a chemical engineering undergraduate student, to the team!

May 2017

Brennan graduates with a materials science degree! He will be starting a position as a Materials and Process Engineer at the Applied Physics Laboratory. Congratulations, Brennan!

The Thoi Group attends the SABES STEM Showcase to check out how our 3rd graders at Pimlico engineered a contraption for the hole in their school's fence.

Allie was accepted to the SURF program at University of Pittsburg for summer research. Congratulations!

April 2017

Avery, David, and Sara demonstrate the wonders of liquid nitrogen and dry ice to our 3rd graders at Pimlico!

Brennan and Allie present at the DREAMS Undergraduate Symoposium!

Avery, David, and Gabrielle were selected to present at the E2SHI Symposium!

Sara was invited to give seminars at the "Sustainability in Electrocatalytic Fuel & Chemical Production" and "Celebrating 60 Years of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry" Symposia at ACS San Francisco.

March 2017

Xu was selected to participate in the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy at the Colorado School of Mines in June!

Congrats to Thoi Group alum, Karina Ng, for submitting her Masters thesis at UCL!

February 2017

The Thoi Group welcomes our newest undergradauate researcher, Gabrielle, to the team!

November 2016

Congratulations to Allie for winning "Crowd Favorite" and second place "Best Concept" at the INTB Undergraduate Poster Session. Allie also presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium last month!

The Thoi Group mentors 3rd graders on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Pimlico Elementary School in Baltimore City through the SABES afterschool program.

October 2016

We welcome David Burns, a 1st year graduate student, and Sam Goldschmid, a freshman, to the Thoi Group!

September 2016

The Thoi Group volunteered with the Chemistry Department at the President's Day of Service and revitalized a city garden in the C.A.R.E Community!

Sara gives an invited talk at the MOF 2016 Young Investigator Symposium at UC San Diego.

August 2016

We say our farewells to Karina! We wish her the best of luck finishing her degree at UCL!

July 2016

The Thoi Group welcomes Veronica Stewart and David Burns, first year graduate students, for their summer rotations!

March 2016

Congratulations to Allie for the PURA Undergraduate Award! Allie will be continuing her research over the summer!

January 2016

The Thoi Group welcomes graduate students Avery Baumann, Simran Saund, and Xu Han!

The Thoi Group welcomes our newest undergraduate member, Allie Zito!