As inorganic chemists we have at our
disposal all of the elements of the periodic table. We take advantage of this freedom in
our efforts to design, synthesize, and explore the reactivity of inorganic and
organometallic complexes with the goals of: (1) discovering novel catalytic and
stoichiometric chemical transformations, (2) designing novel species for molecular imaging
of cells and tissues using Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering, and (3) employing
these complexes as molecular precursors in non-traditional routes to solid state
Students in my group are exposed to a wide array of topics in organometallic, inorganic and solid state chemistry. Design and synthesis of fundamentally interesting, catalytically active and application oriented compounds form the central effort of our research program. We employ a variety of spectroscopic techniques (e.g. multinuclear NMR), thermal analysis and diffractometry in order to characterize the materials we prepare.
Highly motivated, inventive students interested in a multidisciplinary environment are encouraged to apply.
Teaching: CHM 8302 2010
CHM 8343 Fall 2007
CHM 4313 Winter 2003