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Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

The Role of Fundamental Science in our Energy Future


August 4-5, 2012


Salve Regina University
Newport, RI


Allison M. Brown

Associate Chair:
J. Andrew Kouzelos

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The inaugural session of the Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions Gordon Research Seminar will focus on the role electron and energy transfer play in addressing issues associated with energy science. Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to, proton-coupled electron transfer, spin effects, molecular solar energy conversion, single molecule charge transfer, biological and biomimetic systems, ultrafast reactions, and technological advancements as they relate to fundamental progress in energy capture, conversion, and storage.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmSolar Energy Conversion
Discussion Leader: Annie Butler-Ricks (Michigan State University)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmDan Nocera (MIT)
"The Artificial Leaf"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmLight Control and Detection
Discussion Leader: Darren Achey (Johns Hopkins University)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmKristen Brown (Northwestern University)
"Implications for Artificial Photosynthesis: Probing the Vibrational Dynamics of Perylene-based Systems with Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmTomoyasu Mani (University of Pennsylvania)
"Magnetic Field Effects on Phosphorescence: Energy and Electron Transfer Dynamics in Dyads Containing Triplet Emitter"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmMatthias Wenninger (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich)
"Charge Transfer Exciplex States for Light-Induced Enantioselective Organocatalysis"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmEmily Mclaurin (University of Washington)
"Dual-Emitting Semiconductor Nanocrystals"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amUtilizing Abundant Materials
Discussion Leader: Laura Vogt (Yale)
9:00 am - 9:20 amCatherine Mccusker (Bowling Green State University)
"Copper(I) Bis-Phenanthroline Complexes as First Row Sensitizers for Upconversion Photochemistry"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amAnusree Mukherjee (Argonne National Lab)
"Design and Synthesis of Cobaloxime Based Supramolecular Assemblies for Light-Driven Hydrogen Production"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amElham Ghadiri (EPFL)
"Time resolved diffuse reflectance spectroscopy to study the electron transfer in dye sensitized solar cells and organic photovoltaic devices under operational condition"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amShane Ardo (Cal Tech)
"Photoinduced Two-Electron-Transfer Iodide Oxidation at Silicon Microwire Arrays"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmElectron Transfer
Discussion Leader: Thorston Hanson (Lund University)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmAndrew Sirjoosingh (Pennsylvania State University)
"Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Theory: Generating Charge-Localized States and Quantifying Electron-Proton Nonadiabaticity"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmMelina Gilbert (Chalmers)
"Controlling Electron Transfer By Selective Excitation Of Conformers In Pn-C60 Systems"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.
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