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The Léonard Lab


Our Research

Research in the Léonard Lab is centered on the design of inorganic molecular complexes and materials with unique physical and catalytic properties aimed at addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges related to energy storage and conversion, pollutant sensing, and sustainable catalysis. We apply fundamental principles from coordination chemistry, enzymatic active sites, and electrochemistry to rationally tune the behavior and reactivity of our synthetic systems. Our approach combines synthesis with electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques. Researchers in the lab will employ physical characterization, mechanistic analysis, and kinetic studies to improve complex design and optimize reactivity.

News & Highlights


June 2023

Nadia's first corresponding author paper in collaboration with the Yang Group at UCI and the Alexandrova Group at UCLA is out in the Journal of Physical Chemistry!

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