Our research centres on the synthesis of new catalysts and the catalysis of novel organic reactions and lies at the interface of organic and inorganic chemistry. In our group the development of novel synthetic methodology goes hand in hand with catalyst development and mechanistic investigation.
A particular focus is on increasing sustainability in catalytic transformations, and this is reflected in two of our major research themes:
(i) replacing scarce platinum group metal-based catalysts with catalysts based on more Earth-abundant elements, in particular iron;
(ii) developing new organic reactions that proceed via catalytic C-H activation.