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2013-11: Research Features, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
The Full Palette of Photosynthesis


2013-10: Astrobiology Magazine
The Full Palette of Photosynthesis


2013-10: Architect Magazine
Researchers Harvest More Solar Energy with a Sponge


2013-08: Washington University Record, Science and Technology News
Lab-Made Complexes are ‘Sun Sponges’


2013-08: ScienceDaily.com
Lab-Made Complexes are ‘Sun Sponges’


2012-07: Energy Frontier Research Centers Newsletter
Soaking up the Sunshine


2011-11-29: Washington University press release
Making a light-harvesting antenna from scratch


2011-11-21: New Journal of Chemistry: Hot Article
Towards an artificial chlorosome


2011-03-04: New Journal of Chemistry: Meet Our Authors
Jonathan S. Lindsey


2011-01-29: Science News, p. 16
“Big molecules, from bottom up” (PDF, 175K)


2010-12-09: New Journal of Chemistry: Hot Article
On the evolution of porphyrinoids biosynthesis


2010-01-01: The Journal of Organic Chemistry 75th Anniversary
Most Prolific Authors


2009-05: Department of Energy EFRC announcement
The Lindsey Lab is part of a new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) funded by DOE.

For our group, being a member of the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC) is about designing synthetic hydroporphyrins for incorporation into synthetic proteins, which then will self-assemble into LH architectures. The PARC director is Robert Blankenship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The PARC proposes a program in basic scientific research aimed at understanding the principles of light harvesting and energy funneling as applied to natural photosynthetic, bio-hybrid and bioinspired antenna systems. The goal of this work is to elucidate the basic scientific principles that underlie the efficient functioning of natural photosynthetic antenna systems and how those principles can be translated into concepts that will form the basis for next-generation systems for solar energy conversion. This will be accomplished using structural techniques such as neutron scattering and diffraction at the Spallation Neutron Source and the High Flux Isotope Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and advanced microscopy at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnology at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. PARC includes planned collaborations with scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, the University of California-Riverside, the University of Glasgow (UK), the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Sheffield (UK).


Winter 2009: Jimmy V-NC State Cancer Therapeutics Training Program


2009-04-28: Washington University press release
DOE makes largest research award in Danforth Campus history


2008-11-18: Washington University press release
Precise measurement of phenomenon advances solar cell understanding


Winter 2007: NCSU SCOPE Magazine, p. 22
“Teaching and mentoring our students” (text-only web page or PDF, 3.3 Mb)


2007-11-13: NCSU press release
Solid-state hybrid molecular memory devices


Summer 2006: NCSU RESULTS Magazine
Artificial photosynthesis: Photovoltaic cell aims to copy chloroyphyll


2005-03: Organische Chemie, p. 260
“Porphyrine und andere Pyrrolfarbstoffe” (PDF, 676K)


Summer 2004: NCSU SCOPE Magazine, p 13
“Team proves molecular data storage possible” (text-only web page or PDF, 2 Mb)


2004-03-01: NCSU press release
Kimberly-Clark Technology Boosts NC State Chemistry Research


2003-12-01: NCSU press release
Molecular memories, once doubted, prove durable and practical


Summer 2002: NCSU RESULTS Magazine
Nanoelectronics: Breaking the memory barrier


January/February 2002: Biophotonics International, pp. 34-35
“Superexchange: Clue to more efficient molecular devices” (PDF 1.86M)


1999-06-21: C&E News, pp. 45-51
“Wanted: Process chemists to tackle challenges” (PDF 1017Kb)


1999-03-26: NCSU Bulletin, vol. LXX, No. 20, p. 1
“Tiny devices may lead to faster computers” (PDF 86K)


1998-10-26: C&E News, pp. 37-46
“Mimicking natural photosynthesis” (PDF 1.94M)


1997-03-06: Nature, vol. 386, pp. 21-22
“Very small arrays” (PDF, 879K)


1996-09-02: C&E News, pp. 28-30
“Synthetic strategy yields large porphyrin arrays in one step” (PDF 541K)


1996-05-15: Inside R&D, vol. 25, No. 20, pp. 1-2
“Switch is put on molecular wire” (PDF 1.9M)


1996-04-29: C&E News, pp. 10-11
“Switch turns molecular wire signal on and off” (PDF, 811K)


Summer 1995: Carnegie Mellon Magazine, pp. 18-21
“The foreign language combo” (PDF, 337K)


1994-11-21: Newsweek
“Coming soon: Photon synthesis?” (PDF, 62K)


1994-10-31: C&E News, pp. 5-6
“Molecular wire conducts photonic signal” (PDF, 909K)


1994-10-19: Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette, p. A-12
“CMU chemist designs tiny molecular wire” (PDF, 58K)


1993: Monitor/Lab Inf. Manage., vol. 21, pp. 103-105
“2nd International Symposium on Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Applied to Analytical Chemistry and 2nd International Conference on Robotics in Laboratory Medicine” (PDF, 342K)


1993-12: Laser Focus World, p. 13
“Molecular photonic wire mimics photosynthesis” (PDF 932K)


1993-09-10: Science, vol. 261, p. 1388
“Chemistry community swarms into Windy City” (PDF 1.6M)


1991-07-01: C&E News, pp. 4-5
“Molecular shuttle: Prototype for molecular machine” (PDF, 424K)


1988-10-31: C&E News, pp. 18-21
“Metalloporphyrin research makes strides in biomedical applications” (PDF, 1009 K)