Transition metal and main-group chemistry, organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, nanomaterials chemistry, x-ray structural studies, and solid state chemistry
UB faculty research interests in inorganic chemistry include metals in medicine, diagnostics and biomedical devices, the design of metal ion based recognition agents for RNA and DNA, homogeneous catalysis and reaction mechanisms, organometallic catalysts for organic synthesis, including computational studies, chemistry at the nanoscale for studies of photoinduced electron transfer processes at interfaces, and solid state chemistry for applications in battery design, heterogeneous catalysis and the rational design of electronic devices. Joint research collaborations with faculty in other divisions and departments are important because of the cross-disciplinary nature of modern inorganic chemistry. The division is experiencing a period of growth in research productivity and funding, especially in areas at the interface with materials and biomedical chemistry. Inorganic chemistry research at UB is central to many important multidisciplinary research areas. Students are broadly educated and have good employment opportunities.
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