The McCusker Group

Our group is interested in the physical and photophysical properties of transition metal complexes. Our approach relies on a confluence of synthetic chemistry, a cornucopia of physical techniques ranging from magnetism to femtosecond time-resolved spectroscopy, and high-level theory. The simultaneous examination of chemical problems on all three of these fronts places us in a unique position to explore the physical chemistry of inorganic compounds.


Monica is giving a poster presentation at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia over her recent work on the role of solvent dynamics in the excited state evolution of a ruthenium polypyridyl compound.
Jennie and Chris are off to the Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions Gordon Research Conference and Seminar in Newport Rhode Island. Chris will be giving a poster talk on several of the iron-based DSSCs he has been making, and Jennie will be giving a poster talk and presentation on her electron injection studies. Jim will also be there as a discussion leader.
Jim has been named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Click the link below to read the full story.

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