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Inorganic Chemistry

Research Areas

  • Materials
  • Bio-Inorganic
  • Organometallics
  • Organocatalysis



  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Homogenous Catalysis
  • Inorganic Mechanisms
  • Organometallic Chemistry I & II
  • Physical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Principles of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Solid State Chemistry


Cynthia Burrows

Nucleic acid chemistry focusing on oxidative DNA damage, photochemistry of nucleic acids, and single molecule studies of modified DNA in protein nanopores.

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Richard D. Ernst

Pentadienyl complexes of transition metals, with major emphasis on their bonding natures as well as potentially useful reaction chemistry.

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Matthew T. Kieber-Emmons

Bioinorganic reaction mechanisms and bioinspired catalysts with application to health and energy.

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Janis Louie

Discovery and development of transition metal-mediated reactions for the catalytic construction of structurally complex small molecules and polymeric materials.

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Joel S. Miller

Preparing and studying new magnetic materials based on molecular inorganic, organometallic, and organic chemistry.

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Thomas G. Richmond

The reaction chemistry of fluorocarbons with organometallic reagents to discover (and understand) new methods of activation and functionalization of Carbon-Fluorine bonds.

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Andrew G. Roberts

Reaction discovery and design for the chemical synthesis of small molecules and structurally unique peptide-based therapeutics.

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Caroline Saouma

Transition-metal mediated small molecule activation, activation of O2 for fuel cell and synthetic applications, electrocatalytic CO2 fixation and CO2reduction to methanol.

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Matthew S. Sigman

Discovery and development of practical catalysts for use in organic synthesis and enantioselective reactions.

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Peter J. Stang

Supramolecular chemistry. Nanoscale molecular architectures, metallacyclic polygons and polyhedra via coordination. Crystal engineering. Iodonium chemistry. Reactive Intermediates.

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Luisa Whittaker-Brooks

Solid-state synthesis of inorganic/organic nanostructures, morphological and structural characterization by Synchrotron and in-house spectroscopy techniques, nanofabrication processes for energy conversion, batteries, and electronics.

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Ilya Zharov

Nanoporous materials, functional organic and hybrid organic/inorganic materials, nanoparticles, surface chemistry, polymers, anti-cancer agents, self-assembly, molecular recognition.

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Last Updated: 6/3/21