Welcome to the Boskovic Research Group at the School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne.
We are physical inorganic chemists who are undertaking research in transition and rare earth metal chemistry. Our research aim is to harness the electronic properties of these metals in switchable, stimuli-responsive molecular materials relevant for future applications in sensors, displays and molecular electronic and spintronics.
Our work involves the systematic synthesis of these materials and their characterisation using diffraction, magnetic, spectroscopic, electrochemical and other techniques. We ultimately aim to elucidate the relationship between molecular and electronic structure and resulting physical properties. The insights we obtain facilitate the design of molecular materials with improved physical properties for practical applications.