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Laboratory for Inorganic & Materials Chemistry

- the "de Ruiter" Research Group -

Welcome to the de Ruiter Research Website

Our group is located at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Situated on top of the Carmel Mountains, our Laboratory does not only have a majestic view over the Mediterranean, but also facilitates cutting edge research in the fields of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry (IMC). Our group has a broad interest in earth-abundant metal catalysis for sustainable process development and in developing hybrid materials via self-assembly for small activation. 

de Ruiter Group 2019

Chinna Swamy, Graham de Ruiter, Ranjeesh Thenarukandiyil, Subhash Garhwal,

 Adam Brill

Latest News

Open Positions!

We have several open positions for prospective M.Sc. and Ph.D. students who are interested  in organometallic & Asymmetric Catalysis or in developing electrochemical methods for reduction of carbon dioxide

Grants & Awards

Prof. Graham de Ruiter has been awarded the ISF research grant for developing novel carbene ligands for earth-abundant metal based catalysis. 

Paper Accepted!

Congratulations to Mr. Subhash Garhwal for publishing the iron catalyzed hydrogen isotope exchange at aromatic hydrocarbons in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.



Metal Catalysis

To provide sustainable solutions for future generations, the use of non-toxic, cheap, and readily available catalysts is paramount. In our laboratory we focus on using iron and manganese in a variety of catalytic transformations related to C-H bond activation and C-C bond forming reactions.

Asymmetric Catalysis

Stereogenic centres are ubiquitous in many pharmaceuticals, yet their formation remains challenging. In our research group we aim to develop new chiral ligands based on N-heterocyclic carbenes. These ligands are tested in various hydro- and remote-functionalization strategies 

Self-Assembly & Graphene based Devices

Self-Assembly is a non-invasive strategy for non-covalently modifying a vast array of different surfaces. In our laboratory we aim to reversibly modify the physicochemical properties of 2D materials via self-assembly of light responsive molecules. This research is in collaboration with Prof. Elad Koren. 

Dr. Graham de Ruiter

Schulich Faculty of Chemistry

Technion Institute of Technology

3200008, Technion City, Haifa



phone: +972 (0)77-887-1949