The Shafaat Group is looking for a postdoc!
Interest in working with metalloproteins is a must-have; bioinorganic experience is desired. You will gain experience in metallobiochemistry, protein engineering, and diverse spectroscopic techniques (e.g., resonance Raman, pulsed EPR, transient absorption). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 688-1982 with CV and cover letter if interested.
We are combining spectroscopy, theory, and bioinorganic chemistry to study biologically relevant energy conversion reactions.
Our research centers on the study of metalloenzymes that carry out valuable reactions relevant to alternative energy sources and clean energy storage. Using nature as inspiration, we seek to harness the advantages of bioinorganic platforms while overcoming the limitations of fragile multimeric protein systems. Our projects utilize a diverse array of scientific tools, from wet chemistry—molecular biology, chemical synthesis, and metalloprotein design—to spectroscopy—steady state and time-resolved optical techniques along with visible and ultraviolet resonance Raman spectroscopy—to quantum chemical calculations. Obtaining molecular-level insight into the mechanisms of catalysis will guide our design of increasingly efficient and robust catalysts for application.
The Shafaat Group research is generously supported by the following agencies and sponsors.