Grapperhaus Research Group
Research in the Grapperhaus Group focuses on inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry. Our research team has a special interest in ligand-centered reactions including 'non-innocent' ligands that participate in oxidation-reduction events, ligand modfication/functionalization, and ligand-centered catalysis. Our studies employs a variety of techniques including ligand design and synthesis, inorganic synthesis including air-free techniques, spectroscopy (UV-vis, FT-IR, NMR, EPR) electrochemistry, x-ray crystallography, mechanistic investigations, and DFT computations. Undergraduate and graduate students develop a broad based approach to research and problem solving. Key collaborators include Prof. Robert Buchanan (UofL), Prof. Pawel Kozlowski (UofL), Dr. Mark Mashuta (UofL), and Prof. Y. James Kang (Regenerative Medicine Research Center, Sichuan University).
Students interested in undergraduate and graduate research positions should contact Prof. Grapperhaus. We are currently not accepting post-doctoral fellow applications.
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