In our research group, we investigate the synthesis of framework materials for applications in alternate energy systems. We focus our efforts in the design of organic and inorganic molecular components with known solution-state properties to be incorporated in solid state materials in the form of metal-organic frameworks. These molecular components will provide the frameworks the ability to perform physicochemical relevant to alternate energy such as photocatalysis, electric and ionic conductivity, and non-linear optical activity. Our group comprises a variety of chemistry and materials science sub disciplines, such as organic, inorganic, organometallic, and solid-state synthesis, crystallography, materials characterization, electrochemistry, photonics, catalysis, and computational design and theory.
Catalysis and photocatalysis
Electrochemical activity in porous materials
Materials for photonics