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The central theme of my research program is to develop renewable and efficient routes to industrially relevant transformations through the study of the fundamental reactivity of organometallic compounds.

We are interested in applying interdisciplinary approaches to the discovery of new catalytic processes designed around earth-abundant, first-row transition metals through cooperative catalysis.

Our work will result in new methods to prepare novel organic molecules, which will be applied towards the preparation of pharmaceuticals, new monomers for the synthesis of novel materials, as well as alternate fuels.

Like many synthetic organometallic chemists, we draw inspiration from the chemistry found in Nature, applying concepts found in enzymology towards rational ligand design. Our lab is also interested in exploring the chemistry of Frustrated Lewis Pairs and photocatalysis.