Synthetic inorganic chemistry, glove box techniques, electrochemistry. Understanding of electronic and molecular structure.
My research group targets problems of energy, environmental chemistry, and magnetism primarily focusing on physical measurements and computational and theoretical studies. We utilize advanced synthetic techniques to prepare novel inorganic compounds based on transition metals that target the activation of small molecules. We build synthetic PCET models, bimetallic units with open coordination sites, and try to manipulate the redox chemistry of metal center through non-innocent metaloligands.
This research project will provide training of air-sensitive synthesis using Schlenk line and glove box techniques. Once the compounds are synthesized, characterization techniques, NMR, x-ray crystallography, mass-spectrometry will be utilized to ascertain the nature of the novel compounds. we will utilize electrochemical and spectroscopy methods (UV-vis, EPR) to study electronic structure.