The Sayre Group designs, synthesizes, and investigates light-activated catalysts (photocatalysts) with the goal of light-powered chemical manufacturing. We currently synthesize Ru(II) supramolecular photocatalysts. We investigate photocatalysis mechanisms with spectroscopy and electrochemistry and apply mechanistic insight to improve photocatalyst efficiency. The Sayre Group is accepting graduate students for the 2022-2023 academic year.