Our research in polyolefins focuses on the design of homogeneous polymerization catalysts, and the characterization of the polymer architectures they produce. Our primary goal is to control polymer structure through the rational design of catalysts. The design and synthesis of such catalysts requires working at the interface of organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry. The extensive characterization of the materials produced by these catalysts provides insight into their polymerization mechanism and guides the design of new and improved catalysts.

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