We are interested in developing new synthetic methodologies based on transition metal catalysis. This includes (but is not limited to) the discovery of new light-switchable catalytic reactions and also the development of sustainable, atom-economical bond-forming processes from simple, feedstock chemicals. Our aim is to offer methods that offer orthogonal selectivity, and to develop entirely new reactions that offer more efficient routes to building new C-C bonds which can be applied in new settings. Outstanding facilities are available including those of the Schoenebeck Group (GCMS, EPR, etc.).