John R. Swierk
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Education

2014 The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Chemistry (with Tom Mallouk)

2008 University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in Chemistry and  B.S.E. in Materials Science & Engineering

Professional Appointments

2018-present Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Binghamton University

2016-2018 Associate Research Scientist, Yale University - Energy Science Institute

2015-2016 Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University (with Charles Schmuttenmaer)

2014-2015 Postdoctoral Chemist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab - Joint Center for Artificial             

         Photosynthesis (with T. Don Tilley)

2010-2012 NSF GK-12 Graduate Fellow, Pennsylvania State University

Awards

2020  Harpur College (Binghamton University) Teaching Award (Honorable Mention)

2010 DOE Basic Energy Science Graduate Fellowship (Honorable Mention)

2010 NSF GRFP (Honorable Mention)

2008 American Institute of Chemists Medal, Univ. Pennsylvania

Grants

Funded

ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award. Grant #60013-DNI4 “Photochemical Oxidation of Refractory Sulfur Compounds for Fuel Desulfurization.” 2019-2021, $110,000. Sole PI.

 

Pending

NIH-NIGMS R15. “How Tattoos Fade: Understanding the Chemistry and Potential Risks of Photodegraded Tattoos.” 2020-2023, $300,000. Sole PI.

Courses Taught

CHEM 341 - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 484T/584T - Transition Metal Chemistry

CHEM 484B/584B - Bioinorganic Chemistry

UNIV 101 - Alchemy and the Birth of Modern Science

Invited Lectures

2019 State University of New York at Potsdam

2019 St. Lawrence University 

2019 Penn State Wilkes Barre

2016 Gordon Research Conference on Renewable Energy, Solar Fuels

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