Welcome to the JAK supramolecular materials group website

The Kitchen group carries out cutting edge metallosupramolecular materials chemistry research at The Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University Auckland.  We develop designer ligands for coordination to d– and f– block metals in order to generate new functional molecular devices including sensors, switchable materials for nanoelectronics and light emitting devices based on organic and lanthanide containing luminophores.  Of particular interest is the immobilisation of our coordination complexes onto surfaces using Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) techniques.