Our group collaborates widely with researchers from around the globe, who are experts in a number of fields.  A selection of current collaborators and their expertise is given below. Click on their names to be taken to their homepage.

  • Professor Simon Aldridge (Oxford University, UK): Low oxidation state main group chemistry, and its application to small molecule activation.
  • Professor Matthias Driess (Technical University, Berlin, Germay; Director of the Cluster of Excellence for Catalysis): Low oxidation state main group chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, and bio-inspired catalysis.
  • Professor Gernot Frenking (Marburg University, Germany): Computational chemistry and its application to the understanding of the unusual structure and bonding in low oxidation state main group complexes.
  • Professor Francois Gabbaï (Texas A&M, USA): Synthesis of heterobimetallic systems, incorporating Z-type ligands, for homogeneous catalysis, and as magnetic materials
  • Professor Laura Gagliardi (University of Minnesota, USA): Computational chemistry and its application to the study of transition metal-transition metal multiple bonds.
  • Dr. Michael Haas (Technical University, Graz, Austria): Low oxidation state silicon compounds for small molecule activations.
  • Professor Ingo Krossing (Freiburg University, Germany): The application of weakly coordinating anions to the stabilisation of low coordinate main group cations.
  • Dr. Danielle Laurencin (Université de Montpellier, France): Experimental and computational 25Mg and 43Ca solid state NMR studies of low-coordinate group 2 metal complexes.
  • Professor Laurent Maron (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse): Computational analysis of the structure, bonding and reactivity of low oxidation state Group 2 metal complexes and Group 2 metal hydrides.
  • Professor Keith Murray (Monash University): Magnetochemical analysis of compounds bearing transition metal-transition metal bonds.
  • Professor Damien Murphy (Cardiff University, UK): EPR and ENDOR analysis of p-block and d-block radicals.
  • Professor Philip Mountford (Oxford University, UK): The stabilisation of unusual s- and f-block metal complexes and their application to catalysis.
  • Associate Professor Michael Nippe (Texas A&M, USA): Synthesis of main group metal containing heterobimetallic systems for electrocatalysis, and as magnetic materials
  • Dr. Jacob Overgaard (Aahrus University, Denmark): Experimental charge density studies of low oxidation state main group compounds.
  • Professor Rainer Pöttgen (Münster University, Germany): Mössbauer spectroscopy of low oxidation state iron and tin complexes.
  • Dr. David Powers (Texas A&M, USA): EPR studies of group 2 radicals.
  • Professor Hansgeorg Schnöckel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany): Main group metal clusters; group 13 metal(I) and magnesium(I) halides.
  • Professor Bob West (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA): Addition of cyclotron generated muons to low oxidation state germanium compounds, yielding radicals which can be studied by Muon Spin Resonance spectroscopy.