Robert H. Crabtree
Prof. Crabree's research interests include water oxidation and solar energy conversion, hydrogenation and hydrogen storage, and green catalytic transformations. Design and synthesis of inorganic, coordination or organometallic molecules with unusual structures and properties. These are typically catalytic properties for atom economic (green) transformations, bioinorganic relevance or utility in alternative energy strategies, such as solar energy and hydrogen storage. Molecular recognition is applied to homogeneous catalysis to obtain high selectivity. Collaborative work with the Yale Solar Group and ANSER colleagues is an essential part of the solar energy research.