Researchers in the Gladfelter group are working on projects at the interface of inorganic and materials chemistry. In one project they collaborate with the Professor David Blank and his group to understand the mechanism of charge separation in dye-sensitized solar cells. The project involves preparing dyads comprising metal oxide nanocrystals and organic or inorganic dye molecules. Using ultrafast spectroscopic methods the excited state electron transfer rates are measured allowing insight into the reaction mechanism.
In another project, group members in collaboration with Professor Jason Goodpaster are studying the mechanism of chemical vapor deposition and related processes using computational methods.
Honors and Awards
George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Service, 2015
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007
Associate Fellow of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, 2005
Colorado School of Mines "Wall of Fame" Award, 2003
College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professorship, 1998
College of Science and Engineering Student Board Outstanding Instructor Award, 1991
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, l983-l985
Union Carbide Innovation Recognition Program, 1982-1985
Nobel Laureate Signature Award for a Graduate Student in Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 1980
National Science Foundation National Needs Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Caltech, 1978-1979