Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry is concerned with the properties and behavior of inorganic compounds, which include metals, minerals, and organometallic compounds. Materials Chemistry covers the chemical synthesis of materials, the molecular and physical basis of their structures and properties, and the interplay between structure, composition and properties.

The areas of interest in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry at UAlbany span a remarkably diverse range of topics, e.g., synthesis and characterization of new compounds with applications as optoelectronic and energy-related materials, development of solvent-free and soft-chemistry synthetic methods, organometallic chemistry of novel carbon-rich ligands, structural, coordination and supramolecular chemistry, catalysis, and theoretical modeling of inorganic molecules. Research projects cover areas such as X-ray crystallography, multiple metal-metal bonding, reaction mechanisms, inorganic chirality, low-temperature preparation of mixed-metal solids, design of hybrid and nanodimensional materials, as well as theoretical computation of inorganic reaction pathways.