Dr. Trevor Janes
Dr. Trevor Janes has completed his PhD in inorganic chemistry at the University of Toronto, where he studied actor ligand-metal complexes and their reactivity towards CO2. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Organic Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Dr. Janes' research focuses on the design and synthesis of organometallic catalysts for the discovery and development of new and more efficient methods for producing organic compounds. To this end, metal-ligand cooperation (MLC) has been a particularly powerful tool in reactions that either split or form hydrogen gas. Dr. Janes’ goal is to manipulate hydrogen using MLC-inspired catalysts that are simpler, cheaper, and less toxic than those currently in use. If achieved, greater understanding of the applied features of MLC-type reactivity will be gained, and beneficial economic and environmental effects are foreseeable.