My research interests primarily involve the design and synthesis of molecules (ligands) which will modify the properties of metal ions to allow the stabilisation of uncommon oxidation states or coordination geometries. From an academic point of view this informs the study and computational exploration of these rare and unusual species and gives a handle for deeper understanding of structure and bonding in chemistry. Furthermore, such species often have unique reactivity and thus have application as catalysts and in the modelling of metalloenzymes. Of particular interest are nitrogenase and hydrogenase enzymes.
Other interests include a number of energy related topics, including the storage of electrical energy using redox flow batteries, water oxidation chemistry and H2 storage.
- Zing Conference
- Keynote/plenary speaker
- Dalton Discussion Group, Edinburgh
- Invited speaker
- EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) (External organisation)
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Pure and Applied Chemistry
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