Gary Moore

ISTB5 231
Assistant Professor
TEMPE Campus


Gary F. Moore is an Assistant Professor in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University, a researcher in The Biodesign Institute Center for Applied Structual Discovery, a Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute for Sustainability Scholar and Guest Faculty at Berkeley Lab. His group has research interests in chemistry to build nanoscale materials that are fundamentally interesting and address societal challenges.

He received his Ph.D. from ASU under Ana L. Moore in 2009 then spent two years as a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Energy Fellow at Yale University working with Gary W. Brudvig and Robert H. Crabtree before starting an independent research career at Berkeley Lab. Professor Moore currently teaches a graduate-level course at ASU on photochemical energy conversion and leads the research efforts of the Moore Lab. He enjoys coffee, chess, the art of organic synthesis and staying up late at Gordon Conferences. 


Ph.D. Arizona State University, 2009

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Research Interests

Our group has research interests in chemistry to build nanoscale materials that are fundamentally interesting and address societal challenges. Research themes include the transduction of solar energy, the synthesis of new materials to catalyze a range of chemical transformations of industrial importance, the design and preparation of novel hard-to-soft matter interfaces, and development of a general improvement in our understanding of molecular structure and function relationships. The materials and chemical assemblies developed in our laboratory resemble components of natural biological systems that carry out similar chemical processes. Thus, nature often provides inspiration and design considerations for the constructs we build and the chemistries we develop. Conversely, the artificial constructs offer opportunities to better understand the detailed mechanisms of their biological counterparts.


"Electrocatalytic Properties of Binuclear Cu(II) Fused Poprhyrins for Hydrogen Evolution" D. Khusnutdinova; B. L. Wadsworth; M. Flores; A. M. Beiler; E. A. Reyes Cruz; Y Zenkov; G. F. Moore ACS Catal. (2018), DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b01776

"Polymeric Coatings For Applications in Electrocatalysis and PhotoelectosynthesisB. L. Wadsworth; D. Khusnutdinova; G. F. Moore J. Mater Chem A. (2018), DOI: 10.1039/c8ta05805a.

"Vibrational structure analysis of cobalt fluoro-porphyrin surface coatings on gallium phosphide" D. Khusnutdinova; A. M. Beiler; B. L. Wadsworth; S. Nanyangwe; G. F. Moore. J. Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines. 22, 461-468 (2018

"Pathways to Electrochemical Solar Hydrogen Technologies" Ardo, S.; Rivas, D. F. Modestino,M.; Greiving,V. S.; Abdi, F.; Llado, E. A.; Artero, V.; Ayers, K.; Battaglia, C.; Becker, J-P.; Bederak, D.; Berger, A.; Buda, F.; Chinello, E.; Dam, B.; Palma, V. D.; Edvinsson, T.; Fujii, K. Gardeniers, H.; Geerlings, H.; Hashemi, M.; Haussener, S.; Houle, F.; Huskens,J.; James, B.; Konrad, K.; Kudo, A.; Kunturu, P. P.; Lohse, D Mei, B.; Miller, E.; Moore, G. F.; Muller, J.; Orchard, K.; Post, R.; Rosser, T.; Saadi, F.; Schüttauf, J-F.; Seger, B.; Sheehan, S.; Spurgeon, J.; Tang, M.; van de Krol, R.; Vesborg, P.; Westerik, P. Energy Environ. Sci. (2018), DOI: 10.1039/C7EE03639F

Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Artificial Photosynthetic Systems” J. M. Mora, E. Odell, D. Gust, G. F. Moore, T. A. Moore A. L. Moore. Acc. Chem. Res.  51, 445-453 (2018)

Synthesis and Characterization of a Cobalt(II) Tetrakis(3-fluorophenyl)porphyrin with a Built-in 4-Vinylphenyl Surface Attachment Moiety” D. Khusnutdinova, M.  Flores, A. M. Beiler, G. F. Moore. Photosynthetica. 1, 67-74 (2018

Multi-electron Photochemistry: Caught in the Act”  A. M. Beiler, G. F. Moore, Nat. Chem. 10, 3-4 (2018)

"Porphyrin-Polypyridyl Surface Coatings for Photoelectrosynthetic Hydrogen Production" A. M. Beiler, D. Khusnutdinova, B. L. Wadsworth, G.F. Moore, Inorg. Chem. 56, 12178-12285 (2017)

Metalloporphyrin-modified Semiconductors for Solar Fuel Production” D. Khusnutdinova, A. M. Beiler, B. L. Wadsworth, S. I. Jacob, G.F. Moore, Chem. Science. 8, 253-259 (2017)

Electrocatalytic and Optical Properties of Cobaloxime Catalysts Immobilized at a Surface-Grafted Polymer Interface” A. M. Beiler, B. L. Wadsworth, S. I. Jacob, G.F. Moore, ACS Cata. 6, 8048-8057 (2016)

Solar Hydrogen Production Using Molecular Catalysts Imobillized on Gallium Phosphide (111)A and (111)B Polymer-Modified Photocathodes” A. M. Beiler, D. Khusnutdinova, S. Jacob, G. F. Moore, Appl. Matter. Interfaces. 8, 10038-10043 (2016)

Chemistry at the Interface: Polymer-Functionalized GaP Semiconductors for Solar Hydrogen Production” A. M. Beiler, D. Khusnutdinova, S. Jacob, G. F. Moore, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., DOI: 55, 5306-5314 (2016)

"Hybrid Photocathodes for Solar Fuel Production: Coupling Molecular Fuel-Production Catalysts with Solid-State Light Harvesting and Conversion Technologies" D. Cedeno, A. Krawicz, G. F. Moore, Interface Focus. 5, 20140085 (2015)

Using Molecular Design to Design to Control the Performance of Hydrogen-Producing Polymer-Brush-Modified Photocathodes” D. Cedeno, A. Krawicz, P. Doak, M. Yu, J. B. Neaton, G. F. Moore, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 5, 3222–3226 (2014)

"Energetics and Efficiency Analysis of a Cobaloxime-Modified Semiconductor at   Simulated Air Mass 1.5 Illumination" A. Krawicz, D. Cedeno, G. F. Moore, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16 15818–15824 (2014)

"Photofunctional Construct That Interfaces Molecular Cobalt-Based Catalysts for H2 Production to a Visible-Light-Absorbing Semiconductor" A. Krawicz, J. Yang, E. Anzenberg, J. Yano, I. D. Sharp, G. F. Moore, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 11861–11868 (2013)

"Energy and Environment Policy Case for a Global Project on Artificial Photosynthesis" T. A. Faunce, W. Lubitz, A. W. Rutherford, D. MacFarlane, G. F. Moore, P. Yang, D. G. Nocera, T. A. Moore, D. H. Gregory, S. Fukuzumi, K. B. Yoon, F. A. Armstrong, M. R. Wasielewski, Energy Environ. Sci. 6 695–698 (2013)

"A Noble-Metal-Free Hydrogen Evolution Catalyst Grafted to Visible Light-Absorbing Semiconductors" G. F. Moore, I. D. Sharp, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 13, 568–572 (2013)

"Running on Sun" M. M. Najafpour, J-R. Shen, J. Barber, G. F. Moore, Govindjee, Chemistry World. Sep, 43 (2012)

"Energy Conversion in Photosynthesis: A Paradigm for Solar Fuel Production" G. F. Moore, G. W. Brudvig, Annu. Rev.: Condensed Matter Physics. 2, 303–327 (2011)


Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 598Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 433Advanced Organic Chemistry I
CHM 531Advanced Organic Chemistry I
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 433Advanced Organic Chemistry I
CHM 531Advanced Organic Chemistry I
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 233General Organic Chemistry I
CHM 501Current Topics in Chemistry
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 433Advanced Organic Chemistry I
CHM 531Advanced Organic Chemistry I
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 598Special Topics