In overview, our research revolves primarily around bioinorganic chemistry, catalysis, polymer chemistry and green chemistry. The first two ongoing projects focus on development of bio-inspired earth-abundant metal complexes suitable for small molecule activations (CO2, N2, H2, H2O, etc) (Scheme 1) and homogeneous biomass conversion to useful chemicals, respectively. We are also interested in design, synthesis and characterization of new bio-derived block copolymers. Through these multidisciplinary research projects, students are expected to obtain comprehensive research skills and develop innovative approaches for sustainable chemistry.
As our research program just starts up, new projects and interesting results are coming soon. We welcome Molecular Biosciences Ph.D. students, who are interested in our research program, to join our new group.