2011 Royal Society University Research Fellowship.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Synthetic and physical chemistry of late transition metal complexes, particularly in connection with their use in small molecule activation and catalysis. This research encompasses elucidating the fundamental structure, bonding and reactivity of transition metal complexes, mechanistic investigations and subsequent catalyst development.
Key lines of investigation:
Activation and transformation of alkanes and nitrous oxide
Supramolecular inspired encapsulating and interlocking ligand architectures
Isolation and reaction chemistry of complexes with a low coordination number
Organometallic chemistry of late transition metals in unusual oxidation states
Applications of pincer ligands in organometallic chemistry and catalysis