Gellert Mezei received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry in 1997 and 1998, respectively, from Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. After a short pursuit of Ph.D. degree at the same university under the supervision of Professor Ionel Haiduc, he joined the research group of Professor Raphael G. Raptis at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, in 1999 and obtained his Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry in 2004. His research involved the synthesis and characterization of trinuclear copper-pyrazolato complexes as models for copper enzymes. From 2004 to 2007, he carried out postdoctoral research on metallacrowns in Professor Vincent L. Pecoraro’s group at The University of Michigan, Mich, USA. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich, USA. His research interests include the design and synthesis of metal-organic and supramolecular architectures, with an emphasis on developing advanced materials for applications in nanotechnology, molecular machines, anion extraction, and solar cells.
Biography Updated on 12 March 2012