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Devens Gust

Devens Gust
Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Regent's Professor Emeritus, School of Molecular Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Foundation Professor, School of Molecular Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Molecular Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 871604
Tempe, AZ 85287-1604

Devens Gust has research and teaching interests in aspects of organic chemistry including artificial photosynthetic solar energy conversion, organic photovoltaics, molecular computing, and general photochemistry. Professor Gust received his B.S. degree from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University. He completed postdoctoral research at Caltech before accepting a position on the faculty at Arizona State University. At ASU, he has served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of the Photosynthesis Research Center. He has held visiting professorships at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, University of Sydney, Australia, and Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France.

Professor Gust has published over 250 research articles in scientific journals, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Institute of Physics (London). He has received a variety of awards for research achievement, including the Award in Photochemistry from the Inter-American Photochemical Society and the AzTE Technology Ventures Innovators of the Year Award.

PhD, Chemistry, Princeton University, 1974

BS, Stanford University

Journal Articles


Ravensbergen, J., C. L. Brown, G. F. Moore, R. N. Frese, R. van Grondelle, D. Gust, T. A. Moore, A. L. Moore and J. T. Kennis. 2015. Kinectic isotope effect of proton-coupled electron transfer in a hydrogen bonded phenol-pyrrolidino[60]fullerene. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 14:2147-2150. DOI: 10.1039/C5PP00259A. (link )