Research Methods

In our home lab and/or through collaboration, we employ a wide range of synthetic and characterization methods to reveal new insights in chemical and electronic structure connected to NO signaling, C-H functionalization catalysis, and electrochemical energy conversion with ammonia.

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Air-sensitive reactions performed in multiple gloveboxes

fully outfitted for synthesis - and electrochemistry too!

PhDs and postdocs learn X-ray crystallography (undergrads too!)

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Members learn DFT methods to analyze and understand reactivity

and predict thermodynamic parameters and kinetic barriers.

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X-ray spectroscopy at SLAC - Profs. Chantal Stieber and Kyle Lancaster

Routine use of EPR and spectral simulation