Biographical sketch - Ana Moore

  1. Professional Preparation
  • University of La Plata, Argentina Pharmacy B.S., 1964
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Chemistry M.S., 1966
  • Texas Tech University Chemistry Ph.D., 1972
  • University of Washington, Postdoctoral studies Chemistry 1973-1976
  1. Area of Specialization: organic chemistry; solar energy conversion; artificial photosynthesis.
  2. Appointments
  • Professor, Arizona State University, 1996–present;
  • Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry, Arizona State University, 1995–1998;
  • Associate Professor, Arizona State University, 1989–1996;
  • Research Specialist Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis, Arizona State University, 1988–1989,
  • Research Associate, Arizona State University, 1982–1988,
  • American Association of University Women Fellow, Arizona State University, 1980–1981,
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, 1977–1982,
  • Visiting Scientist, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle Laboratoire de Biophysique Paris, France, 1982–1983,
  • Visiting Scientist, Centre d’Etudes Nucléaires de Saclay, France, 1982, 1983, 1984–1987.
  • Visiting Scientist, Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Systémes Polyphases, Associé au CNRS (UA.330), Montpellier, France, 1984–1988.
  1. Professional Recognition
  • American Society for Photobiology Council Member, Chair, Awards Committee. 1995–1998
  • Gordon Conference, Electron-Donor Acceptor Interactions Co-Vice Chair 1998–2000
  • Gordon Conference, Electron-Donor Acceptor Interactions Co-Chair 2000–2002
  • Editorial Advisory Board of Accounts of Chemical Research 2003–2006
  • International Society for Photobiology Council Member 2004–2009
  • AzTE Technology Ventures Innovators of the Year Award 2006
  • Solvay Conference on Chemistry Invitee, Belgium 2007
  1. Ten Recent Publications
    1. "Carotenoid Photoprotection in Artificial Photosynthetic Antennas", Miroslav, Kloz; Smitha, Pillai; Gerdenis, Kodis; Devens, Gust; Thomas A. Moore; Ana L. Moore; Rienk van Grondelle; and John T. M., Kennis, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 7007-7015 (2011).
    2. "Catalytic Turnover of [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Based on Single Molecule Imaging", Christopher Madden, Michael D. Vaughn, Ismael Díez-Pérez, Katherine A. Brown, Paul W. King, Devens Gust, Ana L. Moore, and Thomas A. Moore, J. Am. Chem. Soc,2011 in press
    3. "Photochemical Synthesis of a Water Oxidation Catalyst Based on Cobalt Nanostructures", Tse-Luen Wee, Benjamin D. Sherman, Devens Gust, Ana L. Moore, Thomas A. Moore, Yun Liu, and Juan C. Scaiano, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 16742-16745 (2011)
    4. "Conformationally Constrained Macrocyclic Diporphyrin−Fullerene Artificial Photosynthetic Reaction Center", Garg, Vikas; Kodis, Gerdenis; Chachisvilis, Mirianas; Hambourger, Michael; Moore, Ana L.; Moore, Thomas A.; and Gust, Devens J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 2944-2954 (2011). [10.1021/ja1083078]
    5. "Mimicking the Role of the Antenna in Photosynthetic Photoprotection", Terazono, Yuichi; Kodis, Gerdenis; Bhushan, Kul; Zaks, Julia; Madden, Christopher; Moore, Ana L.; Moore, Thomas A.; Fleming, Graham R.; and Gust, Devens, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 2916-2922 (2011). [10.1021/ja107753f]
    6. "Synthesis and characterization of silicon phthalocyanines bearing axial phenoxyl groups for attachment to semiconducting metal oxides", Bergkamp, J. J.; Sherman, B. D.; Mariño-Ochoa, E.; Palacios, R. E.; Cosa, G.; Moore, T. A.; Gust, D.; and Moore, A. L., J. Porph. Phthalocyan. 15, 943-950 (2011).
    7. "Two-Photon Study on the Electronic Interactions between the First Excited Singlet States in Carotenoid−Tetrapyrrole Dyads", Liao, Pen-Nan; Pillai, Smitha; Gust, Devens; Moore, Thomas A.; Moore, Ana L.; and Walla, Peter J. J. Phys. Chem. A, 115, 4082-4091 (2011). [10.1021/jp1122486]
    8. "Effects of Protonation State on a Tyrosine−Histidine Bioinspired Redox Mediator", Moore, Gary F.; Hambourger, Michael; Kodis, Gerdenis; Michl, Weston; Gust, Devens; Moore, Thomas A.; and Moore, Ana L., J. Phys. Chem. B, 45, 14450-14457 (2010). [10.1021/jp101592m]
    9. "Solar Fuels via Artificial Photosynthesis", D. Gust, T. A. Moore and A. L. Moore, Acc. Chem. Res., 42, 1890–1898 (2009).
    10. "Photoassisted Overall Water Splitting in a Visible Light-Absorbing Dye Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Cell", W. J. Youngblood, S.-H. A. Lee, Y. Kobayashi, E. A. Hernandez-Pagan, P. G. Hoertz, T. A. Moore, A. L. Moore, D. Gust and T. E. Mallouk, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 926–927 (2009).

f.       Service to the Profession

  1. Conferences
  • Member of the Organizing Committee. 21st Interamerican Photochemical Society, Mendoza Argentina, May 2011.
  1. Research Collaboration:
  • “Materials World Network.” The project includes a highly coordinated collaboration of groups from Argentina, Canada, México and the US.
  1. Instruction
  • Supervised REU students working on photochemistry and synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Lecturer and graduate students advisor at the European EPA Summer School on Photochemistry, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, 2003.
  1. Outreach activities
  • Participated in numerous activities advising and recruiting minority undergraduate and graduate students in the Southwest.
  1. Co-Principal Investigator of WAESO (Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities), an NSF-supported Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (NSF-LSAMP) program. WAESO supports the participation of underrepresented minority undergraduates in research laboratories in Arizona and the Mountain States region. A project coordinator of “Bridges to the Doctorate” program, associated with WAESO, whose activities are designed to guide undergraduate students into research laboratories and assist them in understanding the many benefits of obtaining a doctorate. Mentored Hispanic undergraduates every summer.

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