Professor, Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering
The research interests of the materials chemistry group are in the preparation and chemical and physical properties of novel inorganic oxide materials, using in particular soft chemistry (chimie douce) approaches. Much of our effort is targeted at finding new materials for advancing energy storage and production. Recently we have reported the first layered vanadium and molybdenum oxides containing organic cations (see figure below), simple layered alkali manganese dioxides formed from the hydrothermal decomposition of permanganates, and hydrothermal synthesis methods for the formation of a group of iron phosphates that are being used as the cathodes in a range of commercial applications.
Last Updated: 9/6/12