Organometallic synthesis

Research group

The group is currently focused on the design, preparation and theoretical analysis of a range of inorganic and organometallic functional molecular materials.

We are interested in the elaboration of synthetic methodologies and studying the physical behaviour of novel metal-based compounds, using an extensive interplay of experimental and computational approaches. In particular, a significant part of our research concerns the molecular design of tailorable light-emitting molecules, evaluation of their photophysical performance as a function of molecular structure and weak intra- and intermolecular non-covalent interactions. The fundamental knowledge on the structure-property relationships, which we acquire in the course of synthetic, theoretical and spectroscopic investigations, allows for rational tuning the optical and electronic behaviour of the new molecular materials. Ultimately, the improvement of physical and chemical properties has a potential to progress a number of photonic applications, which include imaging techniques, sensing and electroluminescent devices.