Group members

Michael got his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse. He researches how the structure of MOF nodes  affects their guest selectivity.

Olie got her B.S. from National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University and her M.S. from National Taiwan University. Her research focus is on flexible materials that undergo reversible phase changes.

Jack got his B.S. from the University of Oregon. He designs and synthesizes materials to bind metal ions in water.

Garrison got his B.S. from the University of Central Oklahoma. His research focus is on the metallation of covalent organic frameworks.

Michael Baptiste

PhD student

Jou-Tsen (Olie) Ou

PhD student

Min Chieh (Jack) Yang

PhD student

Garrison Bauer

PhD student

Silas got his B.S from the University of Education, Winneba, and his M.S. from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He designs and synthesizes covalent organic frameworks.

Angela got her B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focus is on porous materials that are built around metal binding sites.

George got his B.S. from Davidson College. He studies rare-earth adsorption in supramolecular cages.

Elissa got her B.S. from Rowan University. She designs and synthesizes metal–organic cages.

Silas Frimpong

PhD student

Angela Tai

M.S. student

George Hunter

PhD student

Elissa Tobias

PhD student

Maxima received her B.S. in chemistry and criminology from UMD in 2024. Her research focuses on the synthesis of covalent organic frameworks with reactive linkages.

Ariana is a 3rd-year undergrad at UMD, pursuing a dual degree in chemistry and biology. In the Taylor lab, Ariana synthesizes ligands for rare-earth ions.

Erik is a 4th-year chemistry major at Bowie State University. He's spending summer 2024 as a research intern in the Taylor lab, researching lanthanide-based clusters. 

Maxima Pacheco

Research assistant

Ariana Covas

Undergraduate researcher

Erik Tillman-Smith

Undergraduate researcher

Group Alumni

Current position: PhD student, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Washington

Current position: Senior Scientist, Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University

Jason Kaff

Undergraduate researcher, 2022-2024

Dr. Andrea Zeppuhar

Postdoc, 2021-2023

Group photos, 2024

Group photos, 2023

Group photos, 2022