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.


Wadsworth, B. L.; Nguyen, N. P.; Nishiori, D.; Beiler, A. M.; Moore, G. F. Addressing the Origin of Photocurrents and Fuel Production Activities in Catalyst-Modified Semiconductor Electrodes. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. XX, XXXX-XXXX (2020) (Cover Article) 

Wadsworth, B. L.; Nishiori, D.; Nguyen, N. P.; Reyes Cruz, E. A.; Moore, G. F. Electrochemistry of Polymeric Cobaloxime-Containing Assemblies in Organic and Aqueous Solvents. ECS J. Solid State Sci. Technol. XX, XXXX-XXXX (2020)

Odella, E.; Mora, S. J.; Wadsworth, B. L.; Goings, J. J.; Gervaldo, M.; Sereno, L. E.; Groy, T. L.; Gust, D.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, G. F.; Hammes-Schiffer, S.; Moore, A. L. Proton-Coupled Electron Across Benzimidazole Bridges in Bioinspired Wires. Chem. Sci. 11, 3820888-3828 (2020).

Wadsworth, B. L.; Khusnutdinova, D.; Urbine, J; Reyes, A.; Moore, G. F. Expanding the Redox Range of Surface-Immobilized Metallocomplexes using Molecular Interfaces. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 12, 3903-3911 (2020) (Cover Article) 

Wadsworth, B. L.; Beiler, A. M.; Khusnutdinova, D.; Reyes Cruz, E. A.; Moore, G. F. Interplay Between Light Flux, Quantum Efficiency, and Turnover Frequency in  Molecular-Modified Photoelectrosynthetic Assemblies. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 15932-15941 (2019) (Cover Article) 

Odella, E.; Wadsworth, B. L.; Mora, S. J.; Goings, J. J.; Huynh, M. T.; Gust, D.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, G. F.; Hammes-Schiffer, S.; Moore, A. L. Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Drives Long-Range Proton Translocation in Bioinspired Systems. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 14057-14061 (2019) (Cover Article) 

Khusnutdinova, D.; Wadsworth, B. L.; Flores M.; Beiler, A. M.; Reyes Cruz, E. A.; Zenkov, Y.; Moore, G. F. Electrocatalytic Properties of Binuclear Fused Cu(II) Porphyrins for Hydrogen Evolution. ACS Catal. 8, 9888-9898 (2018) (cover article)

Wadsworth, B. L.; Khusnutdinova, D.; Moore, G. F. Polymeric Coatings for Applications in Electrocatalytic and Photoelectrosynthetic Fuel Production. J. Mater. Chem. A. 6, 21654-21665  (2018)

Odell, E.; Mora, J. M.; Wadsworth, B. L.; Huynh, M. T.;  Goings J. J.; Liddel, P. A.; Groy, T. L.; Gervaldo, M.; Sereno L. E.; Gust, D.; Moore T. A.; Moore, G. F.; Hammes-Schiffer, S.; Moore, A. L. Controlling Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Bio-Inspired Artificial Photosynthetic Relays. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 45, 15450-15460 (2018

Khusnutdinova, D.; Beiler, A. M.; Wadsworth, B. L.; Nanyangwe, S. K.; Moore, G. F. Vibrational Structure Analysis of Cobalt Fluoro-Porphyrin Surface Coatings on Gallium Phosphide. J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines. 22, 461-468 (2018)  (cover article)

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. Pathways to Electrochemical Solar Hydrogen Technologies. Energy Environ. Sci. 11, 2768-2783 (2018)

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

Beiler, A. M.; Moore, G. F. Multi-Electron Transfer Photochemistry Caught in the Act. Nature Chemistry. 1, 3-4 (2018

Khusnutdinova, D.; Flores, M.; Beiler, A. M.; Moore, G. F. Synthesis and Characterization of a Cobalt(II) Tetrakis(3-fluorophenyl)porphyrin with a Built-in 4-Vinylphenyl Surface Attachment Moiety. Photosynthetica. 56, 67-74 (2018)

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

Khusnutdinova, D.; Beiler, A. M.; Wadsworth, B. L.; Jacob, S. I.; Moore, G. F. Metalloporphyrin-Modified Semiconductors for Solar Hydrogen Production. Chem. Sci. 8, 253-259 (2017)

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

Beiler, A. M.; Khusnutdinova, D.; Jacob, S. I.; Moore, G. F. Chemistry at the Interface: Polymer-Functionalized GaP Semiconductors for Solar Hydrogen Production. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 8, 10038-10043 (2016

Beiler, A. M.; Khusnutdinova, D.; Jacob, S. I.; Moore, G. F. Solar Hydrogen Production using Molecular Catalysts Immobilized on Gallium Phosphide (111)A and (111)B Polymer-Modified Photocathodes. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 55, 5306-5314 (2016)

Moore, G. F. Concluding Remarks and Future Perspectives, Chapter 20 of Photosynthesis: Structures, Mechanisms, and Applications. edited by  Harvey J. M. Hou, Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour, Gary F. Moore and Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev, Springer International Publishing (2016)

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

Ravensbergen, J.; Brown, C. L.; Moore, G. F.; Frese R. N.; van Grondelle, R.; Gust, D.; Moore; T. A.; Moore, A. L.; Kennis, J. T. M. Kinetic Isotope Effect of Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in a Hydrogen Bonded Phenol-Pyrrolidino[60]fullerene. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 14, 2147-2150 (2015)

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

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

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

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

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

Ugeda, M.; Yu, M.; Bradley, A.; Doak, P.; Liu, W.; Moore, G. F.; Sharp, I.; Tilley, T. D.; Neaton, J.; Crommie, M. Adsorption and Stability of π-Bonded Ethylene on GaP(110). J. Phys. Chem. C. 117, 26091-26096 (2013)

Moore, G. F. Molecular and Nanoscale Interfaces for a Global Scale Challenge. European Photochemical Society Newsletter. July, 91-92 (2013)

Krawicz, A.; Moore, G. F. GATR-FTIR Characterization of Cobaloxime Modified p-Type Gallium Phosphide Cathodes. Prepr. Pap.-Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Energy Fuels. 58, 177-178 (2013)

Milot, R. L.; Moore, G. F.; Crabtree, R. H.; Brudvig, G. W.; Schmuttenmaer, C. A. Electron Injection Dynamics from Photoexcited Porphyrin Dyes into SnO2 and TiO2 Nanoparticles.  J. Phys. Chem. C. 117, 21662-21670 (2013)

Martini, A. L.; Moore, G. F. Milot, R. L.; Cai, L. Z.; Sheehan, S. W.; Schmuttenmaer, C. A.; Brudvig, G. W.; Crabtree, R. H. Modular Assembly of High-Potential Zinc Porphyrin Photosensitizers Attached to TiOwith a Series of Anchoring Groups. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 117, 14526-14533 (2013)

Milot, R. L.; Moore, G. F.; Richter, C.; Martini, A. L.; Negre, C. A.; Batista, V. S.; Crabtree, R. H.; Brudvig, G. W.; Schmuttenmaer, C. A. Using Time-Resolved THz Spectroscopy to Study Carrier Dynamics and Solar Energy Conversion in TiO2 Nanotubes and Other Nanostructured Materials. Abstracts of Papers, 246th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. pp COLL-421 (2013)

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

Moore, G. F.; Konezny, S. J.; Song, H.; Milot, R. L.; Blakemore, J.  D.; Lee, M. L.; Batista, V. S.; Schmuttenmaer, C. A. ; Crabtree, R. H.; Brudvig, G. W. Bioinspired High-Potential Porphyrin Photoanodes. J. Phys . Chem. C116, 4892-4902 (2012)

Moore, G. F.; Ananyev, G. M.; Govindjee Young Research Investigators Honored at 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Photosynthesis. Photosynth. Res. 114, 137-142 (2012)

Moore, G. F.; Megiatto, J. D.; Hambourger, M.; Gervaldo, M .; Kodis, G.; Gust, D.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L. Optical and Electrochemical Properties of Hydrogen-Bonded Phenol-Pyrrolidino[60]Fullerenes. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 6, 1018-1025 (2012)

Milot, R. L.; Richter, C.; Moore, G. F.; Crabtree, R. H.; Brudvig, G. W.; Schmuttenmaer, C. A. Time Resolved THz Spectroscopy to Study Carrier Injection and Dynamics in TiO2 and SnO2. Abstracts of Papers, 243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition. pp FUEL-466 (2012)

Moore, G. F.; Blakemore, J. D.; Milot, R.  L.; Hull, J.; Song, H.; Cai, L.; Schmuttenmaer, C. A.; Crabtree, R. H.; Brudvig, G. W. A Visible Light Water Splitting Cell with a Photoanode Formed by Code Position of a High-Potential Porphyrin and a Homogeneous Iridium Water Oxidation Catalyst. Energy Environ. Sci. 4, 2389-2892 (2011)

Moore, G. F.; Brudvig, G. W. Energy Conversion in Photosynthesis: A Paradigm for Solar Fuel Production. Annu. Rev. Condens. Matter Phys. 2, 303-327 (2011)

Schmuttenmaer, C. A.; Richter, C.; Milot, R. L.; Moore, G. F.; Brudvig, G. W. Using Time Resolved THz Spectroscopy to Study Carrier Injection and Dynamics in TiOand SnO2. Abstracts of Papers, 242nd ACS National Meeting. pp COMP-69 (2011)

Moore, G. F.; Hambourger, M.; Kodis, G.; Michl, W.; Gust, D.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L. Effects of Protonation State on a Tyrosine-Histidine Bioinspired Mediator. J. Phys. Chem. B. 114, 14450-14457  (2010)

Hambourger, M.; Kodis, G.; Vaugnh, M.; Moore, G. F.; Gust, D.; Moore, A. L.; Moore, T. A. Solar Energy Conversion in a Photoelectrochemical Biofuel Cell. Dalton Transactions. 45, 9979-9989 (2009)

Hambourger, M.; Moore, G. F.; Kramer, D. M.; Gust, D.; Moore, A. L.; Moore, T. A. Biology and Technology for Photochemical Fuel Production. Chem. Soc. Rev. 38, 25-35 (2009)

Moore, G. F.; Hambourger, M.; Gervaldo, M.; Poluektov, O. G.; Rajh, T.; Gust, D.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L. A Bioinspired Construct that Mimics the Proton Coupled Electron Transfer between P680 and the TyrZ-His190 Pair of Photosystem II. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 10466-10467 (2008)

Rizzi, A.; van Gastel, M.; Liddell, P. A.; Palacios, R. E.; Moore, G. F.; Codice, G.; Moore, A. L., Moore, T. A.; Gust, D.; Braslavsky, S.E. Entropic Changes Control the Charge Separation Process in Triads Mimicking Photosynthetic Charge Separation. J. Phys. Chem. A. 112, 4215-4223 (2008)

Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L.; Gust, D.; Hambourger, M.; Moore, G. F.; Keirstead, A.; Gervaldo, M. Artificial Photosynthesis: Combining Technology with Biology for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion. Abstracts of Papers, 235th ACS National Meeting. pp IEC-011 (2008)

Moore, A. L.; Moore, G. F.; Hambourger, M.; Kodis, G.; Gervaldo, M.; Liddell, P.  A.; Gust, D.; Moore, T. A. Bioinspired Energy Conversion Schemes. Abstracts of Papers, 233rd ACS National Meeting.  pp INOR-088th (2007)

Berera, R.; Moore, G. F.; Stokkum, I. H. M.; Kodis, G.; Liddell, P. A.; Gervaldo, M.; van Grondelle, R.; Kennis, J. T. M.; Gust, D.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L. Charge Separation and Energy Transfer in a Caroteno-C60 dyad: Photoinduced Electron Transfer From the carotenoid Excited States. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 5, 1142-1149 (2006)(Cover Article)

Moore, A. L.; Moore, T. A.; Gust, D.; Moore, G. F.; Kennis, J.; Hambourger, M .; Kodis, G.; Liddell, P. A. Energy Conversion Involving Carotenoids Polyenes. Abstracts of Papers, 230th ACS National Meeting. pp PHYS-193rd (2005)

Pessiki, P. J.; Moore, G. F. Synthesis and Photochemical Properties of Tetraphenylporphyrins Covalently Attached to Lichen Acids. Abstracts of Papers, 228th ACS National Meeting. pp ORGN-490  (2004)


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