Research

  • MECHANOCHEMISTRY: Our team is interested in solving chemical problems related with mechanical to chemical energy conversions, which is simply called as mechanochemistry. Mechanical energy is so abundant around us! Mechanical energy is usually associated with working machines but as we walk, drive and even when we breathe we create mechanical energy, too. Our aim is to harvest this energy and turn it into chemical energy, by which we can create useful products.
  • SMART MATERIALS and SYSTEMS: We are also active in synthesizing materials and producing new material systems,which respond to external stimulus. Our favorite stimulus is mechanical input, but we also mix-and-match other stimuli for building up complex systems.
  • ELECTROSTATICS: Understanding the molecular mechanism of electrostatics is a 2000-year-old problem. We are pursuing an organic chemist’s approach, which recently led to a paradigm shift in  electrostatics research, to enlighten this mechanism.