Jarrod F. Eubank, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Not only is each student unique, but also every class distinctive; a teacher must be willing to adapt to each situation, essentially learning as students learn. Employment of a variety of  techniques allows broader access to individual strengths. Hands-on construction and modeling in the classroom/laboratory are crucial. 3D models (including virtual) are incomparable aids in understanding complex structures/reactions. After all, if a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a 3D model worth?”

Dr. Eubank is from Sturgis, Kentucky. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Recombinant Gene Technology from Western Kentucky University in 2002. He earned a Ph.D. for his work on metal-organic materials from the University of South Florida in 2008 from Professor Mohamed Eddaoudi. He moved to France for a post-doctoral fellowship with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) with professors Gérard Férey and Christian Serre (2008–2010). He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Florida Southern College. His current research focuses on the design, synthesis, and applications, especially biological and environmental, of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and other related materials.

His extra-curricular interests include photography, intramural sports, and anything outdoor related.


Ph.D. Chemistry, University of South Florida
B.S. Recombinant Gene Technology, Western Kentucky University
B.S. Chemistry, Western Kentucky University

Honors and Awards

  • Theodore and Venette Askounes Ashford Doctoral Fellowship in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, USF, 2007.
  • Provost Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Center for 21st Century Teaching Excellence, USF, 2006.
  • Alexiou Award in Environmental Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, USF, 2006.
  • Graduate Council, Department of Chemistry, USF, 2005-2008.
  • The George Bursa Award, Department of Chemistry, USF, 2004.


J. F. Eubank and M. Eddaoudi “2-Periodic metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as supermolecular building layers (SBLs) for making targeted 3-periodic MOFs”, Submitted, 2011.

F. Nouar, J. F. Eubank, T. Bousquet, L. Wojtas, M. J. Zaworotko and M. Eddaoudi “Method of making porous metal-organic frameworks”, U.S. Patent 8,034,952, 2011 (Submitted 2007).

Current Projects

With help from two chemistry students, he produced an Educational Resource for Modern Light Metals (Energy and Biomedical Nanostructures video at http://www.prolibraries.com/mrs/?select=session&sessionID=2905) for the Materials Research Society (MRS), in collaboration with Asst. Prof. William Allen of the Communication Department (and his students), which was funded by a grant from the Alcoa Foundation, with support from the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), the MRS, and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).

Publications and Exhibitions

J. F. Eubank, P. S. Wheatley, S. Wuttke, P. Horcajada, A. Vimont, M. Daturi, A. C. McKinlay, R. E. Morris, C. Serre. “Porous, rigid trivalent-based MOFs for the delivery of nitric oxide”, APL Materials (Special Topic on Metal-Organic Framework Materials) 2014, submitted.

F. Ragon, B. Campo, Q. Yang, C. Martineau, A. D. Wiersum, A. Lago, V. Guillerm, C. Hemsley, J. F. Eubank, M. Vishnuvarthan, P. Horcajada, A. Vimont, P. L. Llewellyn, M. Daturi, S. Devautour-Vinot, G. Maurin, C. Serre, T. Devic, G. Clet. “Acid-functionalized UiO-66(Zr) MOFs and their evolution after intra-framework cross-linking: structural features and sorption properties”, Chem. Mater. 2014, submitted.

Y. Belmabkhout, J. F. Eubank, V. Guillerm, H. Mouttaki, M. Eddaoudi. "Effect of pendant isophthalic acid moieties on the adsorption properties of light hydrocarbons in HKUST-1-like tbo-MOFs: Application to methane purification and storage", Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, submitted.

M. Eddaoudi, D. F. Sava, J. F. Eubank, K. Adil. “Zeolite-like metal-organic frameworks (ZMOFs): Design, synthesis, and properties”, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014, accepted.

P. A. P. Mendesa, A. E. Rodrigues, P. Horcajada, J. F. Eubank, T. Devic, C. Serre, J. A. C. Silva. “Hexane isomers sorption on rigid porous metal-organic frameworks: MIL-100(Cr), MIL-125(Ti)-NH2, MIL-127(Fe)”, Adsorption Sci. Tech. 2014, accepted.

V. Guillerm, D. Kim, J. F. Eubank, R. Luebke, X. Liu, K. Adil, M. S. Lah, M. Eddaoudi. “Supermolecular building approach for the design and construction of metal-organic frameworks”, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014, Advance Article (DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00135D).

T. Pham, K. Forrest, J. Eckert, P. Georgiev, A. Mullen, R. Luebke, A. Cairns, Y. Belmabkhout, J. F. Eubank, K. McLaughlin, W. Lohstroh, M. Eddaoudi, B. Space. “Investigating the gas sorption mechanism in an rht-MOF through computational studies”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 118(1), 439–456.

A. McKinlay, J. F. Eubank, S. Wuttke, B. Xiao, P. Wheatley, P. Bazin, J.-C. Lavalley, M. Daturi, A. Vimont, G. De Weireld, P. Horcajada, C. Serre, R. E. Morris. “Nitric oxide adsorption and delivery in flexible MIL-88(Fe) metal-organic frameworks”, Chem. Mater. 2013, 25(9), 1592–1599.

J. F. Eubank, F. Nouar, R. Luebke, A. J. Cairns, L. Wojtas, M. Alkordi, T. Bousquet, M. R. Hight, J. Eckert, J. P. Embs, P. A. Georgiev and M. Eddaoudi “On demand: The singular rht net, ideal blueprint for the construction of a metal-organic framework (MOF) Platform”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 124, 10246–10250.

R. Luebke, J. F. Eubank, A. J. Cairns, Y. Belmabkhout and M. Eddaoudi “The rht-MOF platform functionalized for CO2 sorption applications”, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 1455-1457. (Issue Cover, Emerging Investigators 2012, Recommended by editor as Hot Article)

J. F. Eubank, L. Wojtas, M. R. Hight, T. Bousquet, V. Ch. Kravtsov and M. Eddaoudi “The next chapter in MOF pillaring strategies: Trigonal heterofunctional ligands to access targeted high-connected three dimensional nets, isoreticular platforms”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 17532-17535. (Issue Cover)

J. F. Eubank, H. Mouttaki, A. J. Cairns, Y. Belmabkhout, L. Wojtas, R. Luebke, M. Alkordi and M. Eddaoudi “The quest for modular nanocages: tbo-MOF as an archetype for mutual substitution, functionalization, and expansion of quadrangular pillar building blocks”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 14204-14207.

R. Ananthoji, J. F. Eubank, F. Nouar, H. Mouttaki, M. Eddaoudi and J. P. Harmon “Symbiosis of zeolite-like metal-organic frameworks (rho-ZMOF) and hydrogels: Composites for controlled drug release”, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 9587-9594.