Biographical sketch - Devens Gust

a.       Professional Preparation

  • Stanford University Chemistry B. S. 1967
  • Princeton University Chemistry M. A. 1972
  • Princeton University Chemistry Ph. D. 1974
  • Caltech Chemistry Postdoctoral studies 1974 – 1975

b.      Area of Specialization: Organic photochemistry, artificial photosynthesis

c.       Appointments

  • Director, Center for Bio-Inspired Solar Fuel Production, Arizona State University, 2009 - present;
  • Regents’ Professor, Arizona State University, 2011 - present
  • Foundation Professor, Arizona State University, 2004 – present;
  • Professor, Arizona State University, 1985 - present;
  • Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, 1998 - 2002;
  • Director, Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis, Arizona State University, 1991 – 1994;
  • Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry, Arizona State University, 1986 - 1988;
  • Associate Professor, Arizona State University, 1980 - 1985;
  • Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, 1975-1980;
  • Invited Professor, Institut Le Bel, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, 2007;
  • Cornforth Fellowship, Department of Chemistry, University of Sydney, Australia, 2003;
  • Visiting Professor of Chemistry, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1989 - 1990;
  • Visiting Scientist, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1987, 1988;
  • Visiting Scientist, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Laboratoire de Biophysique, 1986, 1987, 1988;
  • Visiting Professor of Biophysics, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Laboratoire de Biophysique, 1982, 1985;
  • Visiting Scientist, Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, Departement de Physico-Chimie, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986.

d.      Professional Recognition

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science 2007 – present
  • Solvay Conference on Chemistry Invitee, Belgium, 2007
  • 3eme Cycle Lectureship, Switzerland, 2007
  • Watkins Foundation Visiting Lecturer, Wichita State University, Kansas, 2007
  • AzTE Technology Ventures Innovators of the Year Award, 2006
  • Award in Photochemistry, Inter-American Photochemical Society, 2005
  • Honors Disciplinary Faculty, ASU, 2005 – present
  • Foundation Professor of Chemistry, ASU, 2004 – present
  • Cornforth Foundation Lecturer, University of Sydney, Australia, 2003
  • Lady Masson Lecturer, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2003
  • Fellow, Institute of Physics, United Kingdom, 2003 – present
  • Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2002
  • Nakamoto Distinguished Lecture in Chemistry, Marquette University, Wisconsin, 2001
  • Marple-Schweitzer Memorial Lectureship, Northwestern University, Illinois, 1999
  • Chaire Bruylants Medal, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 1999
  • 3eme Cycle Lectureship, Basel, Berne, Geneva, Switzerland, 1999
  • National Science Foundation Extension for Special Creativity, 1992 – 1994
  • Distinguished Research and Creative Activity Award, ASU, 1988 – 1989

e.       Ten Recent Publications

  1. “Realizing artificial photosynthesis,” Gust, D.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L. Faraday Disc.2012, DOI: 10.1039/C1FD00110H.
  2. “Photochemical synthesis of a water oxidation catalyst based on cobalt nanostructures,” Wee, T.-L.; Sherman, B. D.; Gust, D.; Moore, A. L.; Moore, T. A.; Liu, Y.; Scaiano, J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 16742-16745.
  3. “Conformationally constrained macrocyclic diporphyrin-fullerene artificial photosynthetic reaction center,” Garg, V.; Kodis, G.; Chachisvilis, M.; Hambourger, M.; Moore, A. L.; Moore, T. A.; Gust, D. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2011, 133. 2944-2954.
  4. “Mimicking the role of the antenna in photosynthetic photoprotection,” Terazono, Y.; Kodis, G.; Bhushan, K.; Zaks, J.; Madden, C.; Moore, A. L.; Moore, T. A.; Fleming, G. R.; Gust, D. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2011, 133, 2916-2922.
  5. “Carotenoid photoprotection in artificial photosynthetic antennas,” Kloz, M.; Pillai, S.; Kodis, G.; Gust, D.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L.; van Grondelle, R.; Kennis, J. T. M., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7007-7015.
  6. “Two-photon study on the electronic interactions between the first excited singlet states in carotenoid-tetrapyrrole dyads,” Liao, P. N. Pillai, S.; Gust, D.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L.; Walla, P. J. J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115, 4082-4091.
  7. “A porphyrin-stabilized iridium oxide water oxidation catalyst,” Sherman, B.D.; Pillai, S.; Kodis, G.; Bergkamp, J.; Mallouk, T. E.; Gust, D.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L. Can. J. Chem. 2011, 89, 152-157.
  8. “Effects of protonation state on a tyrosine-histidine bioinspired redox mediator for solar energy conversion,” Moore, G. F.; Hambourger, M.; Kodis, G.; Michl, W.; Gust, D.; Moore T. A.; Moore, A. L. J. Phys. Chem. 2010, 114, 14450-14457.
  9. “Solar Fuels via Artificial Photosynthesis,” Gust, D.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L. Acc. Chem. Res. 2009, 42, 1890-1898.

f.       Service to the Profession

  1. Service to Journals. Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 2000- present
  • Nanotechnology, 2001-present.
  1. Conferences
  • International Organizing Committee, International Symposium on Photochromism, 2004 – present.
  • International Organizing Committee, 2010 IUPAC
  • Symposium on Photochemistry. Chair, 2008 IUPAC
  • Symposium on Photochemistry. Co-Chair, 15th Winter Conference of the Inter-American Photochemical Society, 2003-2004.
  • International Organizing Committee, Second International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 2000-2002.
  • Co-Chair, Gordon Conference on Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions, 2002.
  • International Organizing Committee, 18th IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry, 1998 - 2000.
  1. Instruction.
  • 3eme Cycle Summer School, Frontiers in Photochemistry, Villars, Switzerland, 2007;
  • Photochemistry short course, University of Sydney, 2003;
  • National Youth Science Camp, West Virginia, 2003;
  • 3eme Cycle Photochemistry Lectures, Basel, Berne, Geneva, 1999.
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