Welcome to the Moore Group
We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers with interests in chemistry to build nanoscale materials that are fundamentally interesting and address societal challenges. Research themes include the transduction of solar energy, the synthesis of new materials to catalyze a range of chemical transformations with industrial importance, the design and preparation of novel hard-to-soft matter interfaces, and development of a general improvement in understanding molecular structure and function relationships. The materials and chemical assemblies developed in our laboratory resemble components of natural biological systems that carry out similar chemical processes. Thus, nature provides inspiration and design considerations for the constructs we build and the chemistries we develop. Conversely, the artificial constructs offer opportunities to better understand the detailed mechanisms of their biological counterparts.