We are interested in the synthesis and development of new organic dye materials for sensing and molecular electronics. Our work also involves applications related to photocatalysis and materials for photovoltaic or solar fuels applications. Our work spans materials research, organic synthesis, hybrid organic/inorganic systems, and nanoscience. We are particularly interested in enhancing the light harvesting and energy (exciton) transfer mechanisms found in porphyrin thin films and organic electrochromic materials. We are also very active with outreach programs including a new Polymer Seminconductor Outreach Kit.