1. Biomass conversion to synthesize novel biorenewable monomers for sustainable polymer.
  2. Creating low-cost and environmental benign organometallic and organic catalysts for efficient and controlled polymerization of biorenewable monomers.
  3. Development of novel polymerization methodologies for precise synthesis of polymers with controlled structures (molecular weight, stereospecificity, sequence, and topology) that bring in new properties.