Center Video Library


31 Mar 2014

Professor Petra Fromme is one of the Bisfuel Principal Investigators. "...Real advantage of the Center is that we have so many creative people working on different aspects of the process, on the hydrogen production catalysts, water splitting catalysts, on developing artificial antennas and reaction centers ...



17 Mar 2014

Giovanna Ghirlanda is one of the EFRC Principal Investigators. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, ASU. In the Center she leads a collaborative research of Subtask 3 with an objective to design and optimize artificial catalysts for hydrogen production. “...We are interested in evolving or designing, rationally, of novel proteins that can carry out the specific reactions, specifically hydrogen production. ...



17 Mar 2014

Amir Kaplan is a visiting graduate student from the research group of Professor Armand Bettelheim of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. In Israel, he has acquired considerable expertise in the design and construction of catalytic materials for oxidation of water to oxygen and hydrogen ions.



17 Mar 2014

Katie WongCarter is a graduate student in the laboratories of Professors Ana Moore and Tom Moore. She is working on design of artificial antennas that collect light and deliver the excitation to the artificial reaction center. She is really fascinated by architectural approach to redesign and improve the natural photosystems and take the further steps to create the module that will hopefully solve the energy problems. “That’s why I came here. The biggest benefit of working at EFRC is that it is multidisciplinary...



14 Mar 2014

Ryan Trovitch has recently joined the team of the BISfuel PIs. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University. Focus of his research group is design of homogeneous catalysts that can be used in a wide range of energy- and sustainability-focused initiatives. “My group is working to develop redox-active ligand supported catalysts that utilize earth abundant, inexpensive and nontoxic metals such as manganese and iron.



13 Mar 2014

Marely Tejeda is a graduate student working with Professors Ana Moore and Vladimiro Mujica on design and testing of the water splitting cells. Marely is involved in the synthesis of the artificial reaction centers creating high potential porphyrins that have enough energy to drive the water oxidation. "I used to be working in Mexico on artificial photosynthesis and was doing also organic synthesis for something very similar. And I just fell in love with this.



13 Mar 2014

Antaeres Antoniuk-Pablant is working in the Lab of Professor Devens Gust on designing the artificial reaction centers. “... I visited several schools to start my graduate studies and when I came across ASU and particularly the EFRC and Devens Gust I really enjoyed the way they collaborated...It makes it a lot easier when you are able to collaborate with your peers because then you can really focus on what you are doing...



14 Feb 2014

Jaro Arero is a graduate student in the Gust Lab. He is an organic chemist working on synthesis of a variety of compounds absorbing light in the red region of the electromagnetic spectrum and feeding electrons for proton reduction catalysts. “I get to know more about science from the multidisciplinary dimension. That broadens my understanding and my view how to solve energy problems, how to capture solar energy and use it in different prospective.



4 Jan 2014

Maxime Fournier is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Professor Devens Gust. “My aim here at ASU is to design a new cell in order to collect solar fuels. It is interesting to work here because it is a continuation of my research and also I have a lot of things to discover. It’s a good opportunity to share our knowledge and to make something".



3 Nov 2013

Dalvin Mendez is the fifth year graduate student in the lab of Professor Ana Moore. He is involved in research projects on synthesis of artificial dyes capable of providing driving force for water oxidation or proton reduction catalysis and testing the efficiencies of the fuel cells. “The culture of the BISfuel Center is very collaborative. EFRC provided two things that I came to ASU for: the energy related research and the program that encourages the multidisciplinary research. It was a perfect fit”.


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