There he studied the self-organization of supramolecular nanometer-scale structures at surfaces, especially systems formed by metal-organic coordination.
Prof. Tait’s current research focuses on functional nanometer-scale architectures at surfaces formed by self-assembly of organic building blocks.
Efficient patterning of solid surfaces with organic materials is a challenging research problem that has the potential to open up new opportunities and new technologies in many fields, including molecular electronics, catalysis, molecular recognition/sensors and magnetism.
Our research group addresses fundamental questions in catalysis, surface science, and molecular assembly. Our team includes chemists and physicists from a variety of backgrounds with a common interest in advancing grand challenges in science and technology through rational design and detailed study of molecular, metal-organic, and inorganic systems at solid surfaces.
There are two major research projects in our labs:
- Metal-ligand Single-atom Catalysts at Surfaces
- Supramolecular Self-assembly at Surfaces
- Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
- Molecular Self-assembly
- Metal-organic Complexes for Catalysis
- Multi-layer Stabilization by Interfacial Organic Layer
- Dynamic Self-assembly at the Liquid-solid Interface
- Vibration Spectroscopy at Surfaces