Much of our work is highly interdisciplinary, involving synthetic and physical organic chemistry, coordination and supramolecular chemistry, photophysics, mass spectrometry, and X-ray single crystal structure diffractometry, and biology, to name a few fields. The application of our porphyrinoids in sensing, catalysis, or photobiology also takes place with the help of numerous intra- and extramural collaborations, past and present.

At UConn

logo-2linesDevelopment of dye-sensitized solar cells: Alex Agrios (Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Center for Clean Energy Engineering)

Development of explosives sensors: Yu Lei (Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Photophysical characterization of porphyrinoids and ceratinaceous porphyrins: Harry Frank (Dept. of Chemistry, now emeritus)

Two-photon spectroscopy and computation of porphyrinoids: Robert Birge (Dept. of Chemistry, now emeritus)

Computational description of porphyrinoids: José Gascon (Dept. of Chemistry)

Utilization of porphyrinoid metal complexes as catalysts for the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2Alfredo Angeles-Boza (Dept. of Chemistry)

Functionalization of carbon-based adsorbents: Tim Vadas (Dept. of Environmental Engineering)

Small organic acid detection: Annelie Skoog (Dept. of Marine Science)



Photoacoustic tissue imaging: Quing Zhu (Department of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, Washington U St Louis)

Twin-porphyrin synthesis and coordination chemistry: Franc Meyer (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Göttingen U, Germany)

High pH and oxygen sensing: G. Khalil (Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, U of Washington) and Masoud Ghandehari (NYU Brooklyn Poly, Dept. of Civil Engineering)

X-ray diffraction analysis of porphyrinoids: Matthias Zeller (Purdue U), J. A. Krause (U of Cincinnati)

Photophysical characterization of porphyrinoids: Steffen Jockusch, Columbia University

Coordination chemistry of porphyrinoids: Chris Ziegler (Dept. of Chemistry, U of Akron)

Tandem mass spectrometry of porphyrinoids: Victor Ryzhov (Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Northern Illinois U)

Evaluation of porphyrins as PDT agents: Arno Wiehe (Biolitec and Institute for Organic Chemistry, Freie U Berlin, Germany)

Evaluation of photophysical properties of porphyrinoids: Beate Röder (Institute for Physics, Humboldt U Berlin, Germany)

Porpholactones: Jun‑Long Zhang (Peking U, PRC)

MCD Spectra of porphyrinoids: Viktor N. Nemykin (Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, U of Minnesota at Duluth)

Chiral porphyrinoids and computational investigation of origin of the reactivity and electronic properties of porphyrinoids: Gerhard Bringmann (Institute for Organic Chemistry, U of Würzburg, Germany) and Torsten Bruhn (Institute for Organic Chemistry, U of Würzburg, Germany)