Energy & Photosynthesis

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ASU students are world leaders in photosynthesis research and in the development of molecular solutions for energy capture, storage and conversion, are developing novel materials for battery, fuel cell and energy production technologies, and studying energy flow in geologic and biologic systems that do not rely on photosynthesis. 

Faculty

James Allen
Professor

Protein structure and function, X-Ray crystallography, photosynthesis, bacterial cofactors

Charles Angell
Regents Professor

Liquid structure, transport properties, supercooled liquids, glass transitions, electrolytes and polymers for battery applications

Daniel Buttry
Professor

Battery and fuel cell materials, Electrochemistry, Corrosion, Interfacial chemistry

Andrew Chizmeshya
Associate Professor

Computational Solid State Chemistry, Semiconductor Simulation, Vibrational and Optical Properties of Solids, Physisorption, Carbon Sequestration

Petra Fromme
Regents Professor, Paul V. Galvin Professor

Structural biochemistry and biophysics, membrane proteins, X-Ray crystallography, photosynthesis, molecular biology

Giovanna Ghirlanda
Professor

De-novo protein design and engineering, enzyme mechanisms, protein structure

Ian Gould
President's Professor and Interim Director

Photochemistry, mechanistic organic chemistry, organic geochemistry

Hilairy Hartnett

Aqueous Geochemistry, Biogeochemistry, Oceanography, Carbon Cycle Research, Environmental Chemistry

Matthias Heyden

Molecular modeling, biomolecular interactions and solvation, intermolecular vibrations, molecular crowding, complex formation and self-assembly

Anne Jones
Associate Professor

Bioinorganic chemistry, electrochemistry, hydrogenases, de novo protein design and engineering, redox enzyme mechanisms, alternative energy generation

Dmitry Matyushov

Theoretical chemistry, condensed media, optical spectroscopy, electron transfer, proteins, phase and glass transition

Yuval Mazor
Assistant Professor

Photosynthesis, membrane proteins, genetics, structural biology

Ana Moore
Regents Professor

Synthetic organic chemistry, carotenoids, photosynthesis, photochemistry

Gary Moore
Associate Professor

Organic chemistry, materials chemistry, solar energy transduction, photocatalysis, molecular electronics, chemical sensing, proton coupled electron transfer

Thomas Moore
Regents Professor

Photosynthesis, protonmotive force, proton and electron transfer, photochemistry, photobiology, bioenergy, biocatalysis, sustainable energy, dye sensitized semiconductors

Vladimiro Mujica
Professor

Theoretical chemistry, nanoscience, electron transfer, molecular conductance, nanomagnetism, chirality

Kevin Redding
Professor

Photosynthetic electron transfer, protein-cofactor interactions, membrane protein degradation, re-engineering photosynthesis for energy and bioremediation

Hao Yan
Milton D. Glick Distinguished Professor

Design and assembly of biologically inspired nanomaterials, DNA nanostructures, nanoelectronics, biomolecular imaging