Joe Mondloch

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Inorganic materials chemistry; metal-organic frameworks; kinetic and mechanistic studies; catalysis 


Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University.
Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry and Materials - Colorado State University, Fort Collins
B.S., Chemistry – St. Cloud State University 

Select Publications 

“The Decomposition of Chemical Warfare Agents Using Metal–Organic Frameworks” Mondloch, J.E.; Katz, M.; Isley III, W.C.; Ghosh, P.; Liao, P.; Bury, W.; Wagner, G.W.; Hall, M.G.; DeCoste, J.B.; Peterson, G.W.; Snurr, R.Q.; Cramer, C.J.; Hupp, J.T.; Farha, O.K.; Nat. Mater. 2015, DOI:10.1038/nmat4238.
“Are Zr6-Based MOFs Water Stable? Linker Hydrolysis vs. Capillry-Force-Driven Channel Collapse” Mondloch, J.E.; Katz, M.J.; Planas, N.; Semrouni, D.; Gagliardi, L.; Hupp, J.T.; Farha, O.K. Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 8944.
Vapor-Phase Metalation by Atomic Layer Deposition in a Metal–Organic Framework” Mondloch, J.E.; Bury, W.; Fairen-Jimenez, D.; Kwon, S.; DeMarco, E.J.; Weston, M.H.; Sarjeant, A.A.; Nguyen, S.T.; Stair, P.C.; Snurr, R.Q.; Farha, O.K.; Hupp, J.T. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 10294.
“Supported-Nanoparticle Heterogeneous Catalyst Formation in Contact with Solution: Kinetics and Mechanism of the Conversion of Ir(1,5-COD)Cl/γ-Al2O3 to Ir(0)~900/γ-Al2O3 Mondloch, J. E.; Finke, R. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7744.
“Development Plus Kinetic and Mechanistic Studies of a Prototype Supported-Nanoparticle Heterogeneous Catalyst Formation System in Contact with Solution: Ir(1,5-COD)Cl/γ-Al2O3 and its Reduction by H2 to Ir(0)n/γ-Al2O3Mondloch, J. E.; Wang, Q.; Frenkel, A.I.; Finke, R. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 9701.
“Monitoring Supported-Nanoparticle Heterogeneous Catalyst Formation: Product and Kinetic Evidence for a 2-Step, Nucleation and Autocatalytic Growth Mechanism of Pt(0)n Formation from H2PtCl6 on Al2O3 or TiO2 Mondloch, J. E.; Yan, X. H.; Finke, R. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 6389.

Grants and Awards

Omar Farha Research Award for Research Leadership, Northwestern University, 2013.
DOE EERE Postdoctoral Research Awardee: “Metal- and Cluster-Modified Ultrahigh-Area Diamond Network Materials for the Ambient Temperature Storage of Molecular Hydrogen”, 2011.

Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society Member (ACS)
American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC)
Peer Reviewer, Journal of the American Chemical Society
Peer Reviewer, ACS Catalysis