Research Areas

Our group designs, prepares and investigates complex large molecules, including polyoxometalates (POMs), and nanomaterials with specific structural, electronic and/or dynamic features that define them to be of potential value in catalysis, sensing, medicine and nanoscience. We also use such systems to investigate long-standing and emerging challenges in mechanisms and reactivity.

Specific areas of research:

  • Detection and decontamination of environmentally toxic compounds
  • Green catalytic solutions to global problems
  • Light driven water splitting for sustainable fuels
  • Development of catalytic anti-cancer agents
  • Preparation and characterization of new and interesting compounds
  • Inorganic/organometallic light harvesting materials for solar energy
  • Understanding reaction mechanisms for better catalysis
  • Multifunctional nanostructures for decontamination