Design and synthesis of new homogeneous catalysts for olefin polymerization and enantioselective synthesis.
Experimental and theoretical investigations of structure-function relationships and reactions mechanisms; COx hydrogenation, NOx reduction, alkane activation, synthesis of chemicals.
Exploratory and mechanistic studies of metal-catalyzed reactions in homogeneous solution with a focus on carbon-hydrogen bond activation and enantioselective synthesis.
Spectroscopic and isotopic assessment of catalytic mechanisms and site structures, alkane activation, CO hydrogenation, acid catalysis, synthesis of oxide nanostructures and isolated cations.
Synthesis of solids with molecularly imprinted catalytic sites, fine chemicals and biomimetic catalysis.
Molecular studies of metal surfaces; catalytic reactions using single crystals, thin films, and nanoclusters.
Designed construction of solid state materials using novel molecular precursors; synthetic, structural, and reactivity studies of novel inorganic systems.