Research in the Tsui group focuses on the synthesis of molecules and materials at the interface of bioinorganic and nanomaterials chemistry. Biological enzymes and heterogeneous catalysts are capable of activating very strong bonds in small molecules with high activity and specificity. We will incorporate structural or compositional motifs from enzymatic or heterogeneous active sites in the design of novel redox- or electrochemically-active transition metal complexes and nanoscale materials for optoelectronic, catalytic, and energy applications. An improved fundamental understanding of these systems will advance technologies for chemical and materials synthesis and energy storage.