Michael Rose
Research Interests

Professor Rose's research is focused on the synthesis of new, transition metal based molecular catalysts for a new generation of energy utilization. The chemistry of energy in Prof Rose's group revolves around the principle of solar fuels and solar energy - the process of generating useful chemical fuels from simple starting materials (H2O, CO2 etc). The group's research focuses on hydrogen (H2) generation, methane (CH4) activation and carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction. The group also focuses on the surface chemistry, molecular attachment, and deposition onto semiconductor-liquid junctions. Techniques include organic/inorganic synthesis, electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, materials characterization, and various spectroscopies.