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.






NEWS


4/04/2019
Bryan, Sara, and Jon attended the ACS Orlando National Meeting and gave talks in inorganic spectroscopy and synthesis!! Phenomenal work you three! Glad to have you back!






3/28/2019
Matt attended the BioLEC workshop at Princeton University and presented his current research with iron(II) polypyridyls





2/01/2019
Jim's new paper on how the primogenic effect plays an important role in electron transfer reactions of  transition metal chromophores is out now! Click the DOI below for a link to the paper or the URL for a link to a related article in MSU today:
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav9104

https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2019/periodic-table-still-influencing-todays-research/



 

1/20/2019
The McCusker Group is proud to be part of BioLEC, a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center established on August 1, 2018 involving researchers from Princeton University, MIT, North Carolina State, Arizona State, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory (and, of course, Michigan State). The Center is focused on the development of bio-inspired approaches for using light in synthetic chemistry. Information about the science being carried out through BioLEC can be found at http://chemlabs.princeton.edu/biolec/ or by clicking the picture below.




 

12/10/2018
Monica and Sara's variable temperature ultrafast spectroscopy paper is out in Chemical Science! Check it out at the link below
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04025G


 

11/20/2018
Katy Humphries and Sam Brineman have officially joined the McCusker group! Welcome to the group guys!


 

10/01/2018
Our paper on ultrafast vibrational dynamics in Ru-bpy-CN is out now! Check it out at the link below:

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b06197


 
















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