• September 2020: Congratulations to Joe (Gerry Dauphinee Prize) and Kate (Don Arnold Scholarship) for winning departmental awards!
  • September 2020: Welcome to Sam Jee and Steve Sequeira joining us for their Honours project!
  • July 2020: Josh's Honours project "Hydrostibination of acetylenes: A radical mechanism" is out now in Chem. Eur. J. as a full paper!
  • May 2020: Congratulations to PhD student Joe Bedard on being awarded an NSERC PGS-D3 and a Walter C. Sumner Memorial fellowship!
  • May 2020: Our next work "Bi is the new B?" is on ChemRxiv (Update: Just accepted in Organometallics!).


We are a group that started at Dalhousie University in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia in July 2018. We tailor inorganic compounds for fundamentally interesting and useful chemistry.

Using the principles of coordination chemistry and our synthetic expertise, we aim to rationally design and study heavy main group element-containing molecules along three themes:

  • Orbital engineering at main group centres
  • Lewis acids and weakly-coordinating anions
  • Inorganic polymers and clusters

Students in our group gain a broad synthetic training in inorganic and organometallic chemistry, spectroscopy, crystallography, and computational chemistry. More details can be found on the Research page. Please get in touch if you are interested in any of these topics and would like to discuss further.