Welcome to the website of Arizona State University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. We are a department that is experiencing and embracing a period of unprecedented growth. The fields of chemistry and biochemistry are central to many educational and technological initiatives in our modern society. We offer advanced training for those who seek to best position themselves to take advantage of a rich diversity of career and mission opportunities.
Arizona State University (ASU) has been a pioneer in the understanding of photosynthesis and bioenergy research for over twenty years. ASU is committed to performing use-inspired research where research in basic science leads to results of high social impact expediently.
Mission of the Center for Bio-inspired Solar Fuel production at Arizona State University is to construct a complete system for solar-powered production of hydrogen fuel via water splitting. Design principles are drawn from the fundamental concepts that underlie photosynthetic energy conversion.
The center carries out frontier multidisciplinary scientific research designed to use biological and biologically-based artificial systems to address societal energy needs in a sustainable manner, with an emphasis on solar energy conversion and bioinspired energy transformation.
The goal of Frontiers in Energy Research is to inform you about the accomplishments of the Department of Energy’s Energy Frontiers Research Centers. Articles focus on scientific achievements and engaging stories about the people that make them possible.
The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, providing more than 40 percent of total funding for this vital area of national importance.
The Federal EFRC program website. The Energy Frontier Research Centers program aims to accelerate transformative discovery, combining the talents and creativity of our national scientific workforce with a powerful new generation of tools for penetrating, understanding, and manipulating matter on the atomic and molecular scales
The page contains agenda of the EFRC Summit and Forum that had been held in Washington, DC on May 25-May 27, 2011 with links to video, pdf and powerpoint files. Very interesting talks by Steven Chu, DOE Secretary of Energy, Pat Dehmer, Deputy Director for Science Programs at DOE, speakers at Leading Perspectives in Energy Research session, EFRCs: A Response to Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination and others.
Winners of the Life at the Frontires of Energy Research video contest. As part of the Science for Our Nation’s Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers Summit & Forum,the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) were invited to create short, engaging films that educate, inspire, and entertain an intelligent but not expert audience about the extraordinary science, innovation and people in their centers.
The roadblocks to progress, and the opportunities for truly transformational new understanding were distilled into five interrelated grand challenges. Each Energy Frontier Research Center addresses one or more of these grand challenges.
This is a pdf file of the presentation of the Keynote Address of Steven Chu, DOE Secretary of Energy, to the Summit and Forum "Science for our Nation's Energy Future" that was held in Washington, DC, on May 25-27, 2011.