Research Overview

Current technological advances in computing and robotics are revolutionizing almost everything around us, from industrial manufacturing to the entertainment industry. Our group is implementing these technological advances in the realm of organic chemistry to tackle a problem that has fascinated chemists for more than two centuries, the design of new catalysts. Accordingly, our research interests rest on four main pillars. Our primary target is the design of molecular catalysts for organic reactions with the help of computers. To realize that, we combine the simulation of chemical reactions with lab automation for high-throughput experiments and artificial molecular design algorithms. This allows us to incorporate data-driven algorithms directly into our workflow enabling us to accelerate the discovery process.