Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Vice President for Technology and X-ray Lab Director at CCERCI
Faculty member of Inorganic Chemistry Department
PhD; Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany.
Postdoc: Marburg, Germany
Postdoc: Minneapolis, USA
Mohammad Reza Halvagar obtained an MS in chemistry from Sharif
University of Technology in Tehran, Iran (2001, research with D.
Boghaie). Between 2004 and 2005 he was trained under the supervision of
Professor Sven Hovmöller (Stockholm University, Sweden) on
high-resolution electron microscopy (HREM). He obtained his PhD in chemistry
from the University of Münster, Germany (2009, with W. Uhl), where he
worked on the synthesis and purification of group 13 organometallic
peroxides. After a postdoctoral period with S. Dehnen at the University
of Marburg, Germany, he joined the laboratory of Prof. William B. Tolman
at the University of Minnesota. His research encompassed synthetic
bioinorganic chemistry focused on modeling multicopper active sites.
Currently he is the director of X-ray lab at Chemistry & Chemical
Engineering Research Center of Iran (CCERCI).
Surface functionalization of crystalline materials and exploring their application in nano motors, is among our new research projects.
bio-inorganic chemistry, our focus is on structural and spectroscopic
understanding of multi-copper active sites through biomimetic synthesis.
The goal is to isolate multicopper peroxides and superoxides which
known as good candidates for catalytic oxidation of simple hydrocarbons.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136 (20), pp 7269 Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52 (15), pp 8306
Systematic synthesis and thorough characterization of discrete organotin sulfide cavitands
is a challenging research topic which has been established a few years
ago, in collaboration with Professor Dehnen research group. Here we are
exploring new complexes with versatile activities.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132 (9), pp 2848
Peroxide Chemistry specially those of main group metals has been our research top priorities due to their catalytic applications. We try to design new complexes with novel structural activities.
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