Inorganic Research

Dr. Mario Bieringer

Our research focuses on the preparation of novel inorganic solids and the investigation of their physical properties in an attempt to establish structure-property relationships. The materials of concern belong to the groups of transition metal oxides, lanthanide oxides and metal oxychlorides. The investigation of physical properties, crystallographic structures and electronic structures allows the identification of structure-property relationships in solids.
Website: Bieringer Group

Dr. Peter Budzelaar
Catalytic applications have mostly been discovered through serendipity. The long-term goal of my research is Catalysis by Design, the possibility to rationally design a catalyst for a desirable new reaction My group studies the detailed mechanisms of organometallic reactions relevant to homogeneous catalysis, using model compounds, kinetics, spectroscopy, and computational methods.
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Dr. David Herbert

Research in the Herbert group focuses on constructing novel inorganic and organometallic compounds for use in energy and environmental applications. Taking our inspiration from nature, we try to design molecules that can enable cooperation between ligands and metals, or between different reactive sites, to facilitate challenging transformations and catalysis.
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Dr. Scott Kroeker 

Research in our group involves the structural investigation of inorganic and organometallic materials. The principal method of characterization is nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). As many of the materials of interest contain nuclei with quadrupole moments, substantial efforts are devoted to the development of NMR techniques designed to probe such systems.
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Dr. H. Georg Schreckenbach

Dr. Schreckenbach’s research interests are in the area of theoretical and computational chemistry, with a focus on the development and application of density functional theory (DFT) and other methods. Current research areas include actinide chemistry, environmental chemistry of Hg and other metals, solar energy (dye sensitized solar cells), polymer-based electronic devices, amongst others.
Website: Schreckenbach Group