Biographical sketch - Thomas Moore

a.       Professional Preparation

  • Texas Tech University Chemistry B.A., 1968.
  • Texas Tech University Chemistry Ph.D., 1975
  • University of Washington, Chemistry Postdoctoral studies, 1973-1976

b.      Area of Specialization: Biochemistry; Photobiology; Artificial Photosynthesis

c.       Appointments

  • Regents’ Professor, Arizona State University, 2011 - present
  • Foundation Professor, Arizona State University, 2004 – present;
  • Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, 1985-present;
  • Director, Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis, Arizona State University, 2008 – present;
  • Director, Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis, Arizona State University, 2004 – 2007;
  • Visiting Professor, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam 2010-2013;
  • Chaire Internationale de Recherche Blaise Pascal, Région d'Ile de France, 2005 – 2007;
  • Chercheur Associé au CNRS, Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie, Montpellier, France, 1985, and Visiting Scientist, 1984, 1986-1988;
  • Visiting Scientist, Departement Biologie, Service Biophysique, Centre d’Etudes Nucléaires de Saclay, France, 1982-83, 1984 and 1987;
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, Arizona State University, 1981-85;
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Arizona State University, 1976-81.

d.      Professional Recognition

  • Founding Member, Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis at Arizona State University, 1987
  • NSF Award for Special Creativity, 1992 – 1994
  • Associate Editor, Photochemistry and Photobiology, 1997 – 2002
  • Editorial Advisory Board, The Journal of Photoscience, 1997 – present
  • Editorial Board, Carotenoids, 1998 – present
  • Vannerberg Lecturer, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, 1998
  • American Society for Photobiology Senior Research Award, 2001
  • AzTE Technology Ventures Innovators of the Year Award, 2006
  • 3M Lecture in Materials Science, University of British Columbia, 2007
  • Solvay Conference on Chemistry Invitee, Belgium, 2007
  • Tito Scaiano Lecture, University of Ottawa, 2008
  • Elected AAAS Fellow, 2008
  • Gerhard Closs Lecture, University of Chicago, 2009
  • C.B. Purves Lecture, McGill University, 2010

e.       Ten Recent Publications

  1. “Realizing artificial photosynthesis,” Gust, D.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L. Faraday Disc. 2012, Online publication of Sep 14, 2011 [DOI: 10.1039/C1FD00110H].
  2. “On the role of excitonic interactions in carotenoid–phthalocyanine dyads and implications for photosynthetic regulation,” Pen-Nan Liao, Smitha Pillai, Miroslav Kloz, Devens Gust, Ana L. Moore, Thomas A. Moore, John T. M. Kennis, Rienk van Grondelle, Peter J. Walla, Photosynth. Res. (2011), Online publication of Sep 23, 2011 [DOI 10.1007/s11120-011-9687-4]
  3. “Comparing Photosynthetic and Photovoltaic Efficiencies and Recognizing the Potential for Improvement”, Blankenship, R. E.; Tiede, D. M.; Barber, J.; Brudvig, G. W.; Fleming, G.; Ghirardi, M.; Gunner, M. R.; Junge, W.; Kramer, D. M.; Melis, A.; Moore, T. A.; Moser, C. C.; Nocera, D. G.; Nozik, A. J.; Ort, D. R.; Parson, W. W.; Prince, R. C.; and Sayre, R. T.Science (2011), 332, 805-809
  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. “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
  6. “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.
  7. “Towards molecular logic and artificial photosynthesis,” Gust, D.; Moore, A. L.; Moore, T. A. in From Non-Covalent Assemblies to Molecular Machines, Sauvage, J.-P.; Gaspard, P. Eds., Wiley-VCH (Weinheim), (2010), 321-354.
  8. “Solar Fuels via Artificial Photosynthesis,” Gust, D.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L.Acc. Chem. Res.(2009),42, 1890-1898.
  9. “Multiantenna Artificial Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex,” Terazono, Y.; Kodis, G.; Liddell, P. A.; Garg, V.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L.; Gust, D. J. Phys. Chem. B, (2009) 113, 7147-7155, (2009).
  10. “Self-Regulation of Photoinduced Electron Transfer by a Molecular Nonlinear Transducer,” S. D. Straight, G. Kodis, Y. Terazono, M. Hambourger, T. A. Moore, A. L. Moore, D. Gust, Nature Nanotechnology, 3, 280-283 (2008).

f.       Service to the Profession

1.      Service to Journals.

  • Associate Editor, Photochemistry and Photobiology, 1997-2002;
  • Editorial Board Member, Carotenoids and Journal of Photoscience, 1997 – present

2.      Conferences.

  • Co-Chair, 2006 American Society for Photobiology, 33rd Annual Meeting.
  • Co-Chair, Gordon Conference on Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions, 2002.
  • Co-Vice Chair, Gordon Conference on Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions, 1998 - 2000.

3.      Societies.

  • President, American Society for Photobiology, 2003-2004;
  • Council, International Carotenoid Society, 2002-2005;
  • Council, American Society for Photobiology, 1982-1985.

4.      Instruction.

  • Academic Advisor, Dept. of Chem & Biochem., Arizona State University, 2004 – present;
  • Artificial Photosynthesis lectures, University of Paris Sud, Orsay, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau and CEA Saclay, 2005 – 2007.
  • Honors College Program Coordinator, Arizona State University, 2002 – 2006;
  • EPA Summer School, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, 2003;

5.      Workshops.

  • DOE BESAC Grand Challenges subcommittee, 2006 – 2008;
  • NAS/BCS, Bio-Inspired Fundamental Chemistry for Energy, 2007;
  • Inter-Academy Council, Transitions to Sustainable Energy Systems, Berkeley, CA 2006;
  • DOE/BES Solar Workshop, 2005;
  • LBNL Solar to Fuel, Berkeley, 2005;
  • AFOSR, Hydrogen, 2003.

6.      Outreach.

  • Short course, bioenergetics, ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico, 2007 (part of an exchange program designed to bridge local Hispanic culture with high performance academics in Mexico);
  •  Lecture, NSF/UMET Energy and Climate Change Workshop, Puerto Rico, 2007 (part of a large effort to attract Puerto Rican undergraduates into science, engineering and math).
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