The Delcamp Research Group
Our Goals: The Delcamp Group is focused on understanding photon conversion processes for: 1) designing strong photoinduced oxidants to understand fundamental electron transfer processes in solution, at interfaces, and to drive chemical transformations, 2) generation of chemical fuels from molecular catalysts in solution and at surfaces, and 3) designing NIR/SWIR emissive small molecules. We employ advanced synthetic and molecular design strategies to design novel materials to probe light-matter interactions and the subsequent photonic, electron transfer, and chemical reactions that take place after excitation.
Current Highlighted Discoveries and Announcements
Our latest in Inorganic Chemistry! It was fun studying what started out looking like molecular manganese magic from this surprise transformation. Manganese complexes + light is always a good time. After running catalysis for 10,000,000 TON, no evidence of catalyst decomposition was observed. Great work Hunter! Thanks for the collaboration Sean! A big thank you to Ella Maru for designing a great cover that was selected as a Supplementary Cover for this issue! [link]
Our latest collaborative work with the Watkin's Group in J. Mater. Chem. C! Davita's group really did the heavy lifting on this one. Electropolymerization chemistry is an exciting new area for us. We were happy to contribute and grow this collaboration. Look at that deep NIR absorption! Nice work Phillip! Best of luck in the new position at Susquehanna University. We are excited to see the new molecules you come up with. [link]
Congratulations to Hunter and Nalaka on their article in the ChemCatChem discussing the effect of dissolved anions on electrocatalytic CO2 reduction product selectivity! The effect is surprisingly dramatic. Another great collaboration with the Papish and Webster groups! [link]
Congratulations to Dinesh and Phillip on their publication in the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry! This work shows an interesting difference in photocatalytic and electrocatalytic catalyst design, with special considerations for photocatalyst systems presented. Interesting findings! Thanks for the great collaboration to the Papish and Webster Groups! [link]
"If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard-enough problems. And that's a mistake."
- Frank Wilczek