Chemistry's Christine Thomas named a 2011 Sloan Research Fellow
Lab’s research includes activation processes for renewable energy
Christine Thomas, assistant professor of chemistry, has been named a 2011 Sloan Research Fellow.
These two-year fellowships are awarded to early-career scientists in recognition of distinguished performance and offer a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.
Research in the Thomas Laboratory focuses on the design and synthesis of new transition metal complexes to examine the fundamental interactions between different components of bifunctional catalysts with the ultimate goal of uncovering new transition-metal catalyzed bond activation processes related to renewable energy.
Since starting in the chemistry department at Brandeis in 2008, Thomas and coworkers have developed a series of bimetallic catalysts that utilize metal-metal interactions to attenuate redox potentials and promote the activation of small molecules such as hydrogen, alkyl halides and carbon dioxide.