We are a research group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. The majority of our group is focused on solving problems related to the environment with particular emphasis on renewable energy storage and conversion.
To accomplish these goals, our program applies advanced synthetic and physical techniques to prepare and characterize new complexes and materials with interesting electronic and reactivity profiles. Tantamount to our goals is the ability to design and construct new molecules and materials for a targeted application. Advanced electrochemical, spectroscopic and computational analyses guide this design process and afford a better physical understanding of the different systems under consideration.
The majority of our work is centered in two key arenas: This first involves development of new platforms for capture and conversion of carbon dioxide to fuels and value added compounds. We are also focused on establishing new methods for tailoring the chemical and physical properties of surfaces, including electrode and metal oxides materials for sensing and catalysis applications.