Theory of Catalysis

Prof. Haijun Jiao

The main research interests are theoretical investigations into the following fields:

(a) organometallic chemistry – structure and stability of transition metal complexes and clusters;

(b) homogeneous catalysis – reaction mechanisms operating in catalyzed organic transformation, with the help of transition metal complexes or metal clusters;

(c) heterogeneous catalysis – surface structure and stability of solid catalysts, and the respective reactions on the active sides of the surfaces;

(d) physical organic chemistry - organic reactions, mechanisms, intermediates and stability, as well as reactivity.