Thoi Research Group

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

News Archive

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!