Bisfuel featured in Frontiers in Energy Research
- October 2012 issue of the newsletter features an article "Copying Nature's Radical Fuel Production" about recent research successes of the groups of Devens Gust, Tom Moore and Ana Moore to mimick the essential redox players of the natural photosynthetic water splitting mechanism. The team has succeeded in designing a solar water splitting device that produce oxygen and hydrogen gas from water.
- In January 2012 issue of the EFRC newsletter under Research Highlight section read an article "Maximizing Solar Fuel Production" about research in our center. Researchers at the Center for Bio-Inspired Solar Fuel Production have successfully incorporated DNA-based nanocages into the pores of a transparent metal oxide material that conducts electricity while allowing sunlight to pass through it. The team is now significantly closer to constructing a transparent electrode with integrated catalysts, which is fundamental to developing a bio-inspired artificial solar fuel system.
Upcoming Bisfuel events
- Dutta, A., Flores, M., Roy, S., Schmitt, J., Hamilton, G. A., Hartnett, H., Shearer, J., and Jones, A. (2013) Sequential Oxidations of Thiolates and the Cobalt Metallocenter in a Synthetic Metallopeptide: Implications for the Biosynthesis of Nitrile Hydratase, Inorganic Chemistry, 52 (9), 5236-5245 (Read online)
- Garg, V., Kodis, G., Liddell, P., Terazono, Y., Moore, T., Moore, A., and Gust, D. (2013) Artificial Photosynthetic Reaction Center with a Coumarin-Based Antenna System, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Published online March 27, 2013, (Read online)
- Flory, J.D., Shinde, S., Lin, S., Liu, Y., Yan, H., Ghirlanda, G., and Fromme, P. (2013) PNA-peptide Assembly in a 3D DNA Nanocage at Room Temperature, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135 (18), 6985-6993 (Read online)
- Brennan, B.J., Arero, J., Liddell, P.A., Moore, T.A., Moore, A.L., and Gust, D. (2013) Selective oxidative synthesis of meso-beta fused porphyrin dimers, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, in press, (Read online)
- Sherman, B.D., Vaughn, M.D., Bergkamp, J.J., Gust, D., Moore, A.L., Moore, T.A. (2013) Evolution of reaction center mimics to systems capable of generating solar fuel, Photosynthesis Research, Published online Feb 11, 2013, (Read online)
- Rendek, K.N., Fromme, R., Grotjohann, I., Fromme, P. (2013) Crystallization of a self-assembled three-dimensional DNA nanostructure, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. F, F69, 141-146 (Read online)
- Jones, A.K., McIntosh, C.L., Dutta, A., Kwan, P., Roy, S., Yang, S. (2013) Bioelectrocatalysis of hydrogen oxidation/production by hydrogenases, In: Enzymatic fuel cells: From fundamentals to applications. Edited by H. Luckarift, G. Johnson and P. Attanasov, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, in press, (Read online)
2012 Departmental Awards
The 2012 Departmental awards ceremony has been held on April 10th, 2012. This year undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with EFRC have harvested a good load of awards:
- ASU Senior Michael Kenney from Devens Gust lab has been awarded 2012 CLAS Medal, a prestigious college award for outstanding academic achievements
- Six of the eight awards for graduate research went to EFRC-associated graduate students: Anindya Roy (Giovanna Ghirlanda Lab), Chelsea McIntosh (Ann Jone's Lab), Bradley Brennan (Devens Gust's Lab), Kim Rendek (Petra Fromme's Lab), Ben Sherman (Tom Moore's Lab) and Alex Volosin (Don Seo's Lab).
- John Tomlin, a graduate student from Devens Gust's Lab is a recipient of a Certificate in Recognition for Excellence as a Teaching Assistant
ASU EFRC Leadership and staff congratulates Departmental award recipients, their mentors, and all personnel who contributed to the success!