Research in our laboratory focuses on the development of new transition metal catalysts for organic synthesis. We use organic synthesis, organometallics, catalysis, and supramolecular chemistry to develop new synthetic methods for organic molecules of interesting properties. We are particularly interested in designing new types of transition metal catalysts that can offer highly efficient synthetic routes to functional organic materials, and applying them in synthesizing chiral building blocks and functionalized polyolefins, catalytic CO2 conversion, olefin metathesis of biomass oils, and constructing organic electronic devices such as organic thin film transistors (OTFT) and organic solar cells.
Cooperative Asymmetric Catalysts
Novel Aminocarbene Ligands
Post-Metallocene, Late-Transition Metal Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization
CO2 Capture & Utilization: Catalytic Conversion of CO2
Bio-refinery: Cross Metathesis of Biomass Oils with Ethylene
Interface Materials for Organic/Perovskite Solar Cells
Organic Semiconducting Materials