1) Organometallic chemistry and catalysis: design and synthesize organometallic compounds, develop homogeneous alkane dehydrogenation systems and investigate mechanism.

2) Olefin polymerization and upcycling of polyolefin: design transition-metal olefin polymerization catalysts; design catalytic system for controllable degradation and transformation of polymer.

3) Green Catalysis: develop low-cost, environmental benign, earth-abundant catalysts for alkane and alkene transformations.