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March

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (IF = 3.43)

Photophysical Properties of N719 and Z907 Dyes, Benchmark Sensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, at Room and Low Temperature

Dariusz M. Niedzwiedzki

Center for Solar Energy and Energy Storage, Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA.

 


February

mBio (open access) (IF = 6.784)

A Novel Mode of Photoprotection Mediated by a Cysteine Residue in the Chlorophyll Protein IsiA

Hui-Yuan Steven Chena, Dariusz M. Niedzwiedzkia, Anindita Bandyopadhyayb, Sandeep Biswasb, Himadri B. Pakrasib

aDepartment of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA; bDepartment of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

January

Science Advances (IF = 13.116)

Structures of Rhodopseudomonas palustris RC-LH1 complexes with open or closed quinone channels

David J. K. Swainsbury1, Pu Qian1,2, Philip J. Jackson1,3, Kaitlyn M. Faries4, Dariusz M. Niedzwiedzki5,6,  Elizabeth C. Martin1,  David A. Farmer1,  Lorna A. Malone1, Rebecca F. Thompson7,  Neil A. Ranson7,  Daniel P. Canniffe8, Mark J. Dickman3,  Dewey Holten4,  Christine Kirmaier4,  Andrew Hitchcock1 and  C. Neil Hunter1

1Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK.

2Materials and Structural Analysis, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Achtseweg Noord 5, 5651 GG Eindhoven, Netherlands.

3Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 3JD, UK.

4Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA.

5Center for Solar Energy and Energy Storage, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA.

6Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA.

7Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

8Department of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK

 

 


2020


September 2020

Journal of Physical Chemistry A; 124 (38) 7776–7794

Photophysical Properties and Electronic Structure of Zinc(II) Porphyrins Bearing 0–4 meso-Phenyl Substituents: Zinc Porphine to Zinc Tetraphenylporphyrin (ZnTPP)

Nikki Cecil M. Magdaonga, Masahiko Taniguchib, James R. Diersc, Dariusz M. Niedzwiedzkid,e, Christine Kirmaiera, Jonathan S. Lindseyb, David F. Bocianc, Dewey Holtena

aDepartment of Chemistry,dCenter for Solar Energy and Energy Storage, eDepartment of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
bDepartment of Chemistry, North Carolina State University
cDepartment of Chemistry, University of California Riverside

August 2020

International Journal of Energy Research, in press

Performance enhancement of low temperature processed tin oxide as an electron transport layer for perovskite solar cells under ambient conditions

Mojgan Kouhnavard, Dariusz M. Niedzwiedzki, Pratim Biswas
Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA

 


May 2020

Journal of Physical Chemistry A; 124 (22) 4333–4344

Excited State Properties of Metal-Free (D2d and T-SB-C) and Ru-Based (N719 and Z907) Dyes and Photoinduced Charge Transfer Processes in FTO/TiCl4/TiO2/Dye Photoanodes Fabricated by Conventional Staining and Potential-Assisted Adsorption

Dariusz M. Niedzwiedzkia,b, Ganapathi Rao Kandregulac, Jagadeeswari Sivanadanamc and Kothandaraman Ramanujamc,d

aCenter for Solar Energy and Energy Storage, bDepartment of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
cDepartment of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036, India
dDST-IITM Solar Energy Harnessing Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036, India

March 2020

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 117 (12)

A photosynthetic antenna complex foregoes unity carotenoid-to-bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer efficiency to ensure photoprotection

Dariusz M. Niedzwiedzkia,b, David J. K. Swainsburyc, Daniel P. Canniffec, C. Neil Hunterc, and Andrew Hitchcockc

aCenter for Solar Energy and Energy Storage, bDepartment of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
cDepartment of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom;

In WashU Engineering News:

https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Carotenoids-play-role-in-regulating-light-harvesting.aspx?_ga=2.14822069.2049174263.1583942046-805564963.1568059992

In University of Sheffield News section:

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/mbb/news/photosynthetic_compromise-1.883841