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 widely 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 experience with cutting-edge instrumentation housed in our department's outstanding user facilities.

Research Topics

  • 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
  • substitution reactions

Faculty

  • Christopher Douglas
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
  • John Ellis
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
  • Laura Gagliardi
    • Chemical Physics
    • Chemical Theory & Computation
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Wayne Gladfelter
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Christy Haynes
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Chemical Physics
  • Thomas Hoye
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
  • Connie Lu
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Kent Mann
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
  • Valerie C. Pierre
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Organic Chemistry
  • Lawrence Que
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Andreas Stein
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Experimental Physical Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • William Tolman
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Ian Tonks
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Joseph Topczewski
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology