Lukasz Jan Weselinski, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows
Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Development of practical, scalable methods for the synthesis of ligands for functional Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs). Synthesis of functionalized Porous Organic Polymers (POPs). Development of new chiral organocatalysts for enantioselective cycloaddition reactions.

Selected Publications

  • Remote stabilization of copper paddlewheel based molecular building blocks in metal-organic frameworks
    W.-Y. Gao, R. Cai, T. Pham, K. A. Forrest, A. Hogan, P. Nugent, K. Williams, L. Wojtas, R. Luebke, Ł. J. Weseliński, M. J. Zaworotko, B. Space, Y.-S. Chen, M. Eddaoudi, X. Shi, S. Ma
    Chemistry of Materials, 27 (6), pp 2144–2151, (2015)
  • Supermolecular building layer approach for gas separation and storage applications: the eea and rtl MOF platforms for CO2 capture and hydrocarbons separation
    Z. Chen, K. Adil, Ł. J. Weseliński, Y. Belmabkhout, M. Eddaoudi
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3, 6276-6281, (2015)
  • Discovery and introduction of a (3,18)-connected net as an ideal blueprint for the design of MOFs
    V. Guillerm, Ł. J. Weseliński, Y. Belmabkhout, A. Cairns, V. D’Elia, K. Adil, L. Wojtas, M. Eddaoudi
    Nature Chemistry, Issue 6, 673-680, (2014)
  • A microporous heptazine functionalized (3,24)-connected rht metal-organic framework: Synthesis, structure and gas sorption analysis
    R. Luebke, Ł. J. Weseliński, Y. Belmabkhout, Z. Chen, L. Wojtas, M. Eddaoudi
    Crystal Growth and Design, Issue 14, 414-418, (2014)

  • A convenient preparation of 9H-carbazole-3,6-dicarbonitrile and 9H-carbazole-3,6-dicarboxylic acid
    Ł.J. Weseliński, R. Luebke, M. Eddaoudi
    Synthesis, Issue 46, 596-599, (2014)
  • Porous organic polymers with anchored aldehydes: A new platform for post-synthetic amine functionalization en route for enhanced CO2 adsorption properties
    V. Guillerm, Ł. J. Weseliński, M. H. Alkordi, M. I. H. Mohideen, Y. Belmabkhout, A. Cairns, M. Eddaoudi
    Chemical Communications, Issue 50, 1937-1940, (2014)
  • The first asymmetric organocatalytic 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of alkyl pyruvate-derived nitrones and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes
    Ł. Weseliński, E. Kalinowska, J. Jurczak
    Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, Issue 23, 264-270, (2012)
  • The highly enantioselective 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of alkyl glyoxylate-derived nitrones to E-crotonaldehyde catalyzed by hybrid diamines
    Ł. Weseliński, E. Słyk, J. Jurczak
    Tetrahedron Letters, Issue 52, 381-384, (2011)
  • Hybrid diamines derived from 1,1’-binaphthyl-2,2’-diamine and α-amino acids as organocatalysts for 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of aromatic nitrones to (E)-crotonaldehyde
    Ł. Weseliński, P. Stępniak, J. Jurczak
    Synlett, 2261-2264, (2009)
  • The synthesis of homochiral hybrid diamines derived from 1,1’-binaphthyl-2,2’-diamine and α-amino acids
    B. Kowalczyk, A. Tarnowska, Ł. Weseliński, J. Jurczak
    Synlett, 2373-2375, (2005)

  • Patents

  • Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Organic Frameworks
    V. Guillerm, R. Luebke, D.-X. Xue, K. Adil, Ł.J. Weseliński, A.M.P. Peedikakkal, M. Eddaoudi
    U.S. Provisional Patent, Serial Number 62/002,950, (2014)
  • Direct and Post-synthetic approach for Aldehydes/Polyamine based porous materials with enhanced carbon dioxide capture/separation
    V. Guillerm, M. Eddaoudi, A.J. Cairns, Y. Belmabkhout, M. Alkordi, Ł.J. Weseliński, M.I.H. Mohideen
    U.S. Provisional Patent, Serial Number 61/906,700, (2013)

  • Education

    • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland, 2010
    • M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland, 2005

    Professional Profile

    • ​2012-Present : Postdoctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    • 2010-2012 : Assistant, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland

    Scientific and Professional Memberships

    American Chemical Society (ACS)

    KAUST Affiliations

    Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center (AMPM)
    Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)