Walter W. Weare (wwweare(at)ncsu.edu)
After graduating from Oceanview High School in Agat, Guam in 1996, Walter attended the University of Oregon. There, he received his B.Sc. in 2000 after studying he synthesis of phosphine stabilized gold nanoparticles in the lab of Prof. James E. Hutchison. From there, he went to MIT and received his Ph.D. in 2006 under the mentorship of Prof. Richard R. Schrock with a thesis that dealt with the single-site catalytic reduction of dinitrogen to form ammonia. He performed postdoctoral studies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with Dr. Heinz Frei, focusing on excited state electron transfer in silicate-based materials.
He has been at NCSU in the Department of Chemistry since 2010. To contact please e-mail at the address above.
Watch Walter talk about Artificial Photosynthesis at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences "Science Cafe!"
Read about Walter's previoius #Scifund Challenge crowdsourcing proposals: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/3705-artificial-photosynthesis-at-ncsu and http://www.experiment.com/NCSU_OLED