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John R. Swierk

Dr. John R. Swierk

Assistant Professor, Inorganic Chemistry

  • B.A., Chemistry, B.S.E., Materials Science & Engineering,  University of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University

Office:  Smart Energy bldg - room 2034
Phone:  607-777-2013
Fax:  607-777-4478
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Research Interests

We are an experimental inorganic group in the Department of Chemistry at Binghamton University with an interest in understanding how light be used to drive and understand chemical reactions.

Recent Selected Publications

Jiang, A.J. Matula, J.R. Swierk, N. Romano, Y. Wu, V.S. Batista*, R.H. Crabtree*, J.S. Lindsey*, H. Wang*, G.W. Brudvig*, "Unusual Stability of a Bacteriochlorin Electrocatalyst under Reductive Conditions. A Case Study on CO2 Conversion to CO," submitted.

C.T. Nemes, J.R. Swierk, C.A. Schmuttenmaer*, "A Terahertz-Transparent Electrochemical Cell for In Situ THz Spectroelectrochemistry," Anal. Chem., 2018, 90, 4389–4396. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b04204

J. Jiang, J. Spies, J.R. Swierk, A.J. Matula, K.P. Regan, N. Romano, B.J. Brennan, R.H. Crabtree*, V.S. Batista*, C.A. Schmuttenmaer*, G.W. Brudvig*, "Direct Interfacial Electron Transfer High-Potential Porphyrins into Semiconductor Surfaces: A Comparison of Linker and Anchoring Groups," J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122, 13529-13539. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b12405

J.R. Swierk*, N.S. McCool, S. Hëdstrom, S.J. Konezny*, C.T. Nemes, P. Xu, V.S. Batista*, T.E. Mallouk*, C.A. Schmuttenmaer*, "Acid-Induced Mixed Electron and Proton Conduction in Thin ZrO2 Films," Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 7971-7974. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC04189J

J.R. Swierk* and T.D. Tilley*, "Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation by Single Site and Small Nuclearity Clusters of Cobalt," J. Electrochem. Soc., 2018, 165, H3028-H3033. DOI: 10.1149/2.0041804jes

Last Updated: 1/29/19