Gary F. Moore is an Assistant Professor in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University, a scientist in the Biodesign Institute Center for Applied Structural Discovery, and Guest Faculty at Berkeley Lab. He received his Ph.D from ASU under Ana L. Moore in 2009 then spent two years as a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Energy Fellow at Yale University working with Gary W. Brudvig and Robert H. Crabtree before starting an independent research career at Berkeley Lab. Gary currently teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses at ASU on photochemical energy conversion and leads the research efforts of the G. F. Moore Lab. He enjoys coffee, chess, the art of synthetic chemistry and staying up late at Gordon Conferences.
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Anna M. Beiler is a graduate student and NSF IGERT-SUN fellow at Arizona State University working on the oriented attachment of ferredoxin to glassy carbon electrodes with the goal of enabling efficient electron transfer between redox enzymes and electrodes. Her research has applications to the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide at ambient temperature and pressure. Anna's motivation to work in climate change mitigation stems from a 2-year stay in the Dominican Republic as a Peace Corps volunteer where she lived in a coffee farming community that is representative of the vulnerable populations that are being affected by variable weather patterns and increasing temperatures. In her time out of the lab she likes to explore the Southwest on her motorcycle.
Diana Khusnutdinova joined the School of Molecular Sciences Ph.D. program at Arizona State University in 2014. She has interests in the nanoscale behavior of inorganic materials, their applications, chemistry and advances in emerging technologies. She graduated from Kazan State Technological University (Russia) in 2010 with two BS degrees: Economics and Chemical Engineering, in which she also has an MS. Her Master thesis in the Nanoscience Professional Master Degree Program at ASU was on the synthesis of amino acid functionalized silica nano particles and their characterization via NMR, TEM and XPS. Diana enjoys teaching undergraduate chemistry classes, hiking and exercising.
Brian L. Wadsworth is a graduate student and NSF IGERT-SUN fellow at Arizona State University interested in using bio-inspired structures to couple proton motor force (PMF) with electron motor force (EMF) for fuel synthesis. His interests in alternative energy research stems from his experience with bioethanol production during his undergraduate work at Coe College (Iowa), where he focused on finding ethanol sources to replace corn. Brian has bachelor degrees in both chemistry and biochemistry and has experience in the synthesis and characterization of hyper-coordinate organometallics. Outside of the lab, Brian enjoys flying kites, floating on rafts and eating berries.
Christian Huber is an undergraduate majoring in Chemical Engineering at Arizona State University. His passion for chemistry began while in the International Baccalaureate program in high school where he learned the extent to which people can shape the environment around them through the application of chemistry. He is interested in how humans impact the environment they live in and believes that chemistry can play an integral role in improving the lives and living conditions of people around the globe. Outside of academia, Christian enjoys engaging in political discussion with his friends, watching movies, and traveling.
Sylvia Nanyangwe is an international undergraduate student from Zambia majoring in Biochemistry-Medicinal chemistry at Arizona State University. She is a member of Barrett, The Honors College and a recipient of the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship. The MasterCard Foundation Scholarship is an African prestigious scholarship program whose aim is to educate and develop bright yet economically marginalized young people in Africa who have a demonstrated “give-back” ethos and commitment to transform the continent and thus the world as a whole. Sylvia has interest in chemistry and the role it plays in the production of medicine and clean energy. Sylvia is also minoring in criminology and criminal justice. She is fascinated by how the justice system can function to ensure that all people have access to equal opportunities regardless of their social position. She credits her high school chemistry teacher, Mr. Mweemba, for inspiring her initial interest in chemistry and influencing her belief that there is no better life without the application of chemistry.
Gabriela Gorosics is a visiting researcher in the Moore lab. She is also the Science Department Chair at North Pointe Preparatory. In addition to her leadership responsibilities, she teaches Honors Chemistry and AP Physics. Gabi's passion in pursuing photoelectrochemical approaches to transduce solar energy are influenced by her experiences growing up in Venezuela where she witnessed the negative environmental and economic impact of oil spills and air pollution caused by industrial extraction and refining processes. For the past four years, Gabi has worked with K-12 public school students promoting energy conservation and new technologies. Gabi coaches North Pointe's Competition Robotics Team and enjoys playing soccer and mountain biking.
Fernando H. C. De Lima is an undergraduate Chemistry major at the University Federal of Parana (UFPR) in Brazil. He is visiting and working with the Moore Lab as part of a Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) scholarship. BSMP, formerly known as Brazil Science Without Borders, is a one-year program for Brazilian students to study abroad. Fernando has experience with the synthesis, characterization and catalytic studies of metalloporphyrins and looks forward to learning more about the electrochemical characterization of materials for solar fuel production. Fernando also likes playing soccer, listening to music, and exercising.