Solar Energy Conversion: My research focuses on the challenges of developing metal systems that harness sunlight, converting it to electricity or chemical fuels. Metal complexes are excellent absorbers of light; when this occurs, the density of electrons in the molecule is shifted. This unstable state is called a charge transfer state; understanding how metal complexes behave while in a CT state can lead to improved molecules that produce more useful energy.
- Synthesis of mutli-metal complexes related to solar energy fixation using air-free techniques.
- Resonance Raman spectroscopy of multi-metal complexes to identify the motions associated with charge transfer states.
- Theoretical simulations of multi-metal systems using density functional theory.
Ph.D. in Chemistry
B.S. in Chemistry
Regularly Taught Courses:
- CHEM103: General Chemistry
- CHEM104: General Chemistry
- CHEM352: Inorganic Chemistry Lab
- CHEM403: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry