Jiangtao Jia, PhD

Research Scientists

Research Scientist


Research Interests

Design and synthesis of new porous materials like metal-oragnic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks and porous organic cages; application of porous materials in energy storage, gas separation and other fields.

Selected Publications

  • Porphyrin boxes: rationally designed porous organic cages
    S. Hong, M. Rohman, J. Jia, Y. Kim, D. Moon, Y. Kim, Y.H. Ko, E. Lee, K. Kim
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54 (45), 13241-13244, (2015)
  • A highly porous medical metal–organic framework constructed from bioactive curcumin
    H. Su, F. Sun, J. Jia, H. He, A. Wang, G. Zhu
    Chem. Comm., 51 (26), 5774-5777, (2015)
  • The adsorption and simulated separation of light hydrocarbons in iso-reticular MOFs based on dendritic ligands with different aliphatic side-chains
    J. Jia, L. Wang, F. Sun, X. Jing, Z. Bian, L. Gao, R. Krishna, and G. Zhu
    Chem. Eur. J., 29, 9073-80, (2014)
  • Trigonal prism or octahedron: the conformational change of a dendritic six-node ligand in MOFs
    J. Jia, F. Sun, H. Ma, L. Wang, K. Cai, Z. Bian, L. Gao and G. Zhu
    J. Mater. Chem. A,1, 10112-10115, (2013)
  • Highly porous and robust ionic MOFs with nia topology constructed by connecting an octahedral ligand and a trigonal prismatic metal cluster
    J. Jia, F. Sun, T. Borjigin, H. Ren, T. Zhang, Z. Bian, L. Gao and G. Zhu
    Chem. Commun., 48, 6010-6012, (2012)
  • A novel low density metal–organic framework with pcu topology by dendritic ligand
    J. Jia, F. Sun, Q. Fang, X. Liang, K. Cai, Z. Bian, H. Zhao, L.n Gao and G. Zhu
    Chem. Commun., 47, 9167-9169, (2011)


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Jilin University, China, 2014

Professional Profile

  • 2015 – Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014 – 2015: Postdoctoral fellow, IBS-CSC in POSTECH, Pohang, Korea


  • National Scholarship for Ph.D., 2012
  • Evonik Scholarships, 2013
  • Outstanding Ph.D. of Jilin University, 2014

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Porous materials Energy storage Separation