Renewable Energy, Bioenergy and Biofuel Applications


Project Description

  1. Solar energy conversion and chemical catalysis for renewable energy applications
  2. Microbial biology for bioenergy and biofuel applications

Qualifications

GPA: honors status
grad school or professional school bound

Course Experience:
inorganic chemistry track
or biochemistry or molecular biology or microbiology tracks

Senior thesis expected or could begin in junior year

Current Undergraduate Researchers

  • Zach Maron
  • Chris Kaplan
  • Jasmina Brescic
  • Tom Giordano
  • Jennifer Sun

 

Publications with Undergraduate Co-authors (since 2010)

  1. Nguyen, T.A., J. Brescic, D.J. Vinyard, T. Chandrasekar, and G.C. Dismukes, Identification of an Oxygenic Reaction Center psbADC Operon in the Cyanobacterium Gloeobacter violaceus PCC 7421. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2012. in press.
  2. McCool, N.S., D.M. Robinson, J.E. Sheats, and G.C. Dismukes, A co4o4 "cubane" water oxidation catalyst inspired by photosynthesis. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011. 133(30): p. 11446-9.

Two other manuscripts in preparation with undergraduates.

Research Area: 
Inorganic
Materials
Physical