Mr Deng Chenghua is currently a Ph.D. student in the Crystal Engineering Research Group at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He was born inWuhan, Hubei Province, China in 1991 and received his B.Sc. (2014) and M.Sc. (2017) degrees from Hunan First Normal University and Nankai University. His master’s stage research work focused on electrochemistry properities research of cyclodextrin constructed inorganic-organic hybrid materials, supervised by Prof. Cheng Peng and Dr. Ma Jiangong.

His current research interest centers on crystal engineering of rod building blocks(RBBs) from structure & topology to application.


Selected peer-reviewed publications: (C = Communication, R = Review, F = Full paper, B = Book Chapter, P = Patent of invention).

  1. Song, B.-Q., Yang, Q.-Y., Wang, S.-Q., Vandichel, M., Kumar, A., Crowley, C., Kumar, N., Deng, C.-H., Gascon-Perez, V., Lusi, M., Wu, H., Zhou, W., Zaworotko, M.J. Reversible switching between nonporous and porous phases of a new SIFSIX coordination network induced by a flexible linker ligand. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 142, 2020, 6896-6901. 10.1021/jacs.0c01314. 
  2. Jing-Huo Chen, Cheng-Hua Deng, Sheng Fang, Jian-Gong Ma and Peng Cheng. Binuclear molybdenum alkoxide as the versatile catalyst for the conversion of carbon dioxide. Green Chem., 2018, 20, 989–996
  3. Cheng-Hua Deng, Tao Li, Jing-Huo Chen, Jian-Gong Ma and Peng Cheng. The electrochemical discrimination of pinene enantiomers by a cyclodextrin metal-organic framework. Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 6830-6834.
  4. Jingya Zhang, Xiaoping Zhang, Jinghuo Chen, Chenghua Deng, Na Xu, Wei Shi, Peng Cheng. Highly selective luminescent sensing of xylene isomers by a water stable Zn-organic framework. Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2016, 69, 1–3.

B.Sc., Science Education, Hunan First Normal University, China, 2014. M.Sc., Inorganic Chemistry, Nankai University, China, 2017.