Research areas

  • Q Science (General) - Organometallics, Catalysis, Transition Metal Chemistry, Hydrogen , Material Sciences

Research interests

I obtained my PhD from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) with Magna Cum Laude distinction working under the guidance of Professor John A. Gladysz. My research topic involved synthetic chemistry, organometallics and catalysis.
To date, I have published 27 research articles including two book chapters on the recycling and properties of catalysts. My current H-index is 14 and my articles have achieved over 850 citations to date (Jan 2019).

After my PhD I moved to Bordeaux where I carried out research on inorganic and organometallic chemistry mainly focusing on physical chemical properties of complexes. A second post-doc at the University of Bristol followed involving synthesis of polyaminated molecules which have the potential to store bits of information (organic electronics). I did a brief post-doc at the University of Saint-Andrews in Scotland working on organometallics containing NHC (N-heterocyclic carbenes). Then I moved to Imperial College London to work on aza-helicenes for the generation of circularly polarized light. This was an exciting project which led to the publication of our results in Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Nature Photonics and Chemical Communications.
My next experience was at the University of Central Lancashire as an Associate Lecturer. There, I taught organic chemistry, organometallics, bioinorganic and biocatalysis to undergraduate and Masters students.
I decided to move to the University of South Wales in July 2016 to work in the internationally recognised group of Dr. Gareth Owen who is an expert in the application of transition metal complexes for hydrogen storage and catalysis. My current project involves the development of transition metal complexes based on Z-class Boron Ligands for the generation, storage and release of molecular hydrogen for application in catalytic processes. This is a very exciting project with great potential for generation of environmental friendly energy and application in catalysis.

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