January 12, 2012
Claudio N. Verani obtained his M.Sc. (1996, honors) in Inorganic Chemistry at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil under the guidance of Ademir Neves. His PhD came in 2000 from the Max-Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry and the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany under the supervision of Karl Wieghardt, developing bioinorganic models for multimetallic sites. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher from Sept. 2000 to Aug. 2002 in Kenneth Karlin’s group at Johns Hopkins University modeling aspects of citochrome-c-oxidase activity. At Wayne State since September 2002, his main interests involve the use of coordination chemistry to the development of metal catalysts for water splitting and metallodrugs. His group utilizes several approaches from multistep synthesis, to spectroscopy, electrochemistry, magnetism, Langmuir-Blodgett film formation, and computational calculations.