Adam Rieth

Adam Rieth is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry working in the laboratory of Prof. Mircea Dinca. Adam grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina, where he was active in undergraduate research involving organic photovoltaics. After graduating with a BS in chemistry, Adam obtained a position at Research Triangle Institute, where he investigated p-type dye-sensitized solar cells as well as electrochemical CO2 reduction. Currently, Adam studies metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs: crystalline porous materials with record internal surface areas, which can exceed that of 5 football fields. Adam’s research focuses on making MOFs that adsorb water vapor for applications such as waste heat recovery as well as atmospheric water generation. When not in lab, Adam enjoys rock climbing and whitewater kayaking.