Chemistry - Faculty
CHEM 520 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 320 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 116 Introduction to College Chemistry
CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry
Crystal structure, inorganic synthesis, porous materials, solid-state materials
My research focuses on the syntheses, characterization, and properties of new inorganic materials. One project is to develop approaches to realize the synthesis of new heteronuclear niobium-lanthanide oxide clusters and to advance our knowledge for the experimental and structural chemistry of oxide clusters in order to enhance our abilities to prepare materials with tailored structures and functionalities. Oxide cluster compounds are very attractive acid or oxidation catalysts, or photocatalysts for water splitting. Another project is to develop new porous metal-organic frameworks that are low cost, effective and feasible for mercury removal from flue gases in coal-fired power plants. Our recent work on the synthesis of new MOFs has demonstrated the abilities and potential to make new porous materials.