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We are a synthetic and physical inorganic chemistry research group specializing in the design, synthesis and characterization of new molecules. Our focus is primarily on the cheap, and earth abundant metals such as aluminum and iron. Our research includes activation of small molecules to facilitate their transformation into higher value molecular products and fuels. Employing both chemical and electrocatalytic methods, this work is pertinent to using solar radiation as a source of renewable energy.

Our work in synthetic chemistry, including organic ligand synthesis and air-free inorganic synthesis is complemented equally by characterization methods such as electrochemistry, magnetochemistry, X-ray crystallography, and a range of spectroscopic techniques. This broad exposure is very exciting and helps to prepare students for a variety of future endeavors.