Thoi Research Group

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

Group Outreach

Ongoing Efforts

Spring 2017

The Thoi Group checks out the SABES STEM Showcase!

Our third graders at Pimlico present to the public on their innovative solution to a hole in their school fence.


The Thoi Group demonstrates the wonders of chemistry to 3rd and 4th graders at Pimlico!

Avery, David, and Sara explain the states of matter, using dry ice, liquid nitrogen, balloons, and a clementine.


Fall 2016

The Thoi Group gets involved in Baltimore City!

The Thoi Group mentors 3rd graders from Pimlico Elementary School in a weekly SABES afterschool program aimed at promoting STEM literacy in high-need urban neighborhoods.

The students pose in front of their posters on engineering a cane toad trap at their STEM showcase.

President's Day of Service

Avery leads Xu, Sara, and the Chemistry Department to the C.A.R.E Community to weed their garden and level the walking path to make it more friendly for the elderly. This garden was adopted by the locals from the city of Baltimore to help revitalize the 150+ vacant lots in the area. Learn more on how to help this community!

Spring 2015

President's Day of Service

Avery and Sara with the Chemistry Department helped the C.A.R.E Community pick up trash off the streets. This community has one of the highest number of vacancies in Baltimore.

Yes, that is a dead rat on the shovel!