We are a research group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California and we address problems surrounding the environment, the storage of renewable and conventional energy, and electron transfer in molecular materials.

To make advances in these areas we draw on expertise in fundamental synthetic and physical inorganic chemistry 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.

This work provides graduate and undergraduate students, and postdocs with a broad and fundamental training that serves them well in a broad scope of future opportunities. Our work in synthetic chemistry, including organic ligand synthesis and air-free inorganic synthesis is complemented by characterization methods such as electrochemistry, X-ray crystallography, and a range of spectroscopic techniques.