Inorganic & Organometallic

Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry

Minnesota has one of the largest inorganic faculties in the country, offering students a broad choice of research topics. We are a recognized leader in areas as diverse as bioinorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and inorganic materials. A shared area of continued interest is the application of modern synthetic methods toward the preparation of new compounds that may be useful as catalysts, photocatalysts, solid state materials, chemical vapor deposition agents, or reagents for organic synthesis. Our researchers gain hands-on experiences with cutting-edge instrumentation housed in our department's outstanding facilities.

Some of our research topics include:

  • catalysis,
  • photochemistry,
  • bioinorganic chemistry,
  • materials chemistry,
  • electrochemistry,
  • metal clusters,
  • solid-state chemistry,
  • environmental chemistry and solar energy conversion,
  • coordination chemistry,
  • structural and stereochemical studies,
  • main group chemistry,
  • electronic and magnetic properties of metal complexes,
  • electron transfer, and
  • substitution reactions.

Faculty

portrait of Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran
Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Office
468B Kolthoff Hall
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Christopher J. Douglas
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Office
568C Kolthoff Hall
portrait of Professor Laura Gagliardi
Laura Gagliardi
Professor, University of Chicago
Office
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portrait of Professor Wayne Gladfelter
Wayne Gladfelter
Professor, Chemistry
Office
241B Smith Hall
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portrait of Professor Christy Haynes
Christy Haynes
Associate Department Head, Professor Chemistry & Chemical Physics
Office
243 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Thomas Hoye
Thomas Hoye
Professor, Chemistry
Office
422 Smith Hall
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portrait of Professor Steven Kass
Steven Kass
Professor, Chemistry
Office
223 Smith Hall
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portrait of Professor Jessica Lamb
Jessica R. Lamb
Assistant Professor
Office
335 Smith Hall
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portrait of Professor Connie Lue
Connie Lu
Professor, Chemistry
Office
326 Smith Hall
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portrait of Professor Kent Mann
Kent Mann
Professor, Chemistry
Office
668B Kolthoff Hall
portrait of Professor Valérie Pierre
Valérie Pierre
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Office
237 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Lawrence Que Jr
Lawrence Que Jr.
Regents Professor, Chemistry
Office
343 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Nicholas Race
Nicholas Race
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Office
455 Kolthoff Hall
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Courtney Roberts
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Office
468C Kolthoff Hall
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portrait of Professor Andreas Stein
Andreas Stein
Professor, Chemistry
Office
219 Smith Hall
portrait of Professor Ian Tonks
Ian Tonks
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Office
568A Kolthoff Hall
portrait of Professor Joseph "Joe" Topczewski
Joseph Topczewski
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Office
568B Kolthoff Hall