Sidney Creutz

Sidney Creutz


  • Faculty


  • Inorganic
  • Organometallic


  • Assistant Professor



  • Hand Lab 3310

B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 2016

Our group leverages our expertise in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic complexes and materials towards solving problems in energy, catalysis, and biology.

Some of our current research directions include:

  • Understanding and controlling organometallic reactivity (C-C bond formation, hydrogenation, isomerization, etc) on templated iron clusters–ultimately transforming CO and CO2 into useful chemicals and fuels.
  • New ways to design and control templated metal sulfur clusters
  • Earth-abundant transition metal pincer complexes that exploit bioinspired modalities of metal-ligand cooperativity (e.g., hydride transfer) towards challenging catalytic reactivity
  • Synthesis and fundamental studies of new manganese chelate complexes relevant to manganese trafficking and homeostasis
  • New synthetic approaches to earth-abundant, non-toxic inorganic semiconductor materials with applications in solar energy conversion
  • Deriving useful reactivity from the interface between well-defined metal centers and complexes and semiconductor nanomaterials

For further information including current group members and recent publications, visit our website at