Solid state chemists are playing a crucial
role in shaping the future of chemistry
through the synthesis of new materials
with novel properties. We combine the
traditional methods of molecular
chemists with those of materials scientists
to study interesting materials with novel properties.
My students learn
and use a wide of variety of techniques in
synthesis, single crystal and powder
X-ray diffraction, UV-vis, IR, and NMR
spectroscopies, measurement of electrical
and magnetic properties, and theoretical
electronic structure calculations.