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Gary Moore

Gary Moore

Assistant 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


  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School of Molecular Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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 PhD 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. 


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University, 2011
  • PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, 2009
  • BS, Chemistry, Evergreen State College, 2004


Journal Articles


Khusnutdinova, D., A. M. Beiler, S. L. Jacob and G. F. Moore. 2017. Metalloporphyrin-modified semiconductors for solar fuel production. Chemical Science 8:253-259. DOI: 10.1039/C6SC02664H. (link )


Beiler, A. M., D. Khusnutdinova, S. L. Jacob and G. F. Moore. 2016. Chemistry at the interface: Polymer-functionalized GaP semiconductors for solar hydrogen production. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 55(18):5306-5314. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b00478. (link )

Beiler, A. M., D. Khusnutdinova, S. L. Jacob and G. F. Moore. 2016. Solar hydrogen production using molecular catalysts immobilized on gallium phosphide (111)A and (111)B polymer-modified photocathodes. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(15):10038-10047. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b01557. (link )

Wadsworth, B. L., A. M. Beiler, D. Khusnutdinova, S. L. Jacob and G. F. Moore. 2016. Electrocatalytic and optical properties of cobaloxime catalysts immobilized at a surface-grafted polymer interface. ACS Catalysis 6(12):8048-4057. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b02194. (link )


Cedeno, D., A. Krawicz and G. F. Moore. 2015. Hybrid photocathodes for solar fuel production: Coupling molecular fuel-production catalysts with solid-state light harvesting and conversion technologies. Interface Focus 5(3):20140085. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2014.0085. (link )

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. Kinetic 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 )


Cedeno, D., A. Krawicz, P. Doak, M. Yu, J. B. Neaton and G. F. Moore. 2014. Using molecular design to control the performace of hydrogen-producing polymer-brush-modified photocathodes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 5(18):3222-3226. DOI: 10.1021/jz5016394. (link )

Krawicz, A., D. Cedeno and G. F. Moore. 2014. Energetic and efficiency analysis of a cobaloxime-modified semiconductor under siumulated air mass 1.5 illumination. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16:15818-15824. DOI: 10.1039/C4CP00495G. (link )


Faunce, T., W. Lubitz, A. W. Rutherford, D. MacFarlane, G. F. Moore, P. Yang, D. G. Nocera, T. A. Moore, D. H. Gregory, S. Fukuzumi, K. B. Yoon, F. A. Armstrong, M. R. Wasielewski and S. Styring. 2013. Energy and environmental policy case for a global project on artificial photosynthesis. Energy & Environmental Science 6(3):695-698. DOI: 10.1039/C3EE00063J. (link )

Krawicz, A., J. Yang, E. Anzenberg, J. Yano, I. D. Sharp and G. F. Moore. 2013. Photofunctional construct that interfaces molecular cobalt-based catalysts foir H2 production to a visible-light-absorbing semiconductor. Journal of the American Chemical Society 135(32):11861-11868. DOI: 10.1021/ja404158r. (link )

Martini, L. A., G. F. Moore, R. L. Milot, L. Z. Cai, S. W. Sheehan, C. A. Schmuttenmaer, G. W. Brudvig and R. H. Crabtree. 2013. Modular assembly of high-potential zinc porphyrin photosensitizers attached to TiO2The Journal of Physical Chemistry 117(28):14526-14533. DOI: 10.1021/jp4053456. (link )

Milot, R. L., G. F. Moore, R. H. Crabtree, G. W. Brudvig and C. A. Schmuttenmaer. 2013. Electron injection dynamics from photoexcited porphyrin dyes into SnO2 and TiO2 nanoparticles. The Journal of Physical Chemistry 117(42):21662-21670. DOI: 10.1021/jp406734t. (link )

Moore, G. F. 2013. Molecular and nanoscale interfaces for a global scale challenge. Eurpoean Photochemical Society Newsletter 84(June):91-92. (link )

Moore, G. F. and I. D. Sharp. 2013. A noble-metal-free hydrogen evolution catalyst grafted to visible light-absorbing seminconductors. The Journal of Physical Chemical Letters 4(4):568-572. DOI: 10.1021/jz400028z. (link )


Moore, G. F., G. M. Ananyev and . Govindjee. 2012. Young research investigators honored at the 2012 Gordon Research Conference on photosynthesis. Photosynthesis Research 114(2):137-142. DOI: 10.1007/s11120-012. (link )

Moore, G. F., S. J. Konezny, H. Song, R. L. Milot, J. D. Blakemore, M. L. Lee, V. S. Batista, C. A. Schmuttenmaer, R. H. Crabtree and G. W. Brudvig. 2012. Bioinspired high-potential porphyrin photoanodes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry 118(7):4892-4902. DOI: 10.1021/jp210096m. (link )

Moore, G. F., J. D. Megiatto Jr., M. Hambourger, M. Gervaldo, G. Kodis, T. A. Moore and A. L. Moore. 2012. Optical and electrochemical properties of hydrogen-bonded phenol-pyrrolidinol[60]fullerenes. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 11:1018-1025. DOI: 10.1039/C2PP05351A. (link )

Najafpour, M. M., J. Barber, J. Shen, G. F. Moore and . Govindjee. 2012. Opinion: Running on the sun. Chemistry World (25 Sep 2012):. (link )


Moore, G. F., J. D. Blakemore, R. L. Milot, J. F. Hull, H. Song, L. Z. Cai, C. A. Schmuttenmaer, R. H. Crabtree and G. W. Brudvig. 2011. A visible light water-splitting cell with a photoanode formed by codeposition of a high-potential porphyrin and an iridium water-oxidation catalyst. Energy & Environmental Science 4:2389-2392. DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01037A. (link )

Moore, G. F. and G. W. Brudvig. 2011. Energy conversion in photosynthesis: A paradigm for solar fuel production. Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics 2:303-327. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-conmatphys-062910-140503. (link )


Moore, G. F., M. Hambourger, G. Kodis, W. Michl, D. Gust, T. A. Moore and A. L. Moore. 2010. Effects of protonation state on a tyrosine-hstidine bioinspired redox mediator. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 114(45):14450-14457. DOI: 10.1021/jp101592m. (link )


Hambourger, M., G. Kodis, M. D. Vaughn, G. F. Moore, D. Gust, A. L. Moore and T. A. Moore. 2009. Solar energy conversion in a photoelectrochemical biofuel cell. Dalton Transactions 45:9937-10124. DOI: 10.1039/B912170F. (link )

Hambourger, M., G. F. Moore, D. M. Kramer, D. Gust, A. L. Moore and T. A. Moore. 2009. Biology and technology for photochemical fuel production. Chemistry Society Reviews 38:25-35. DOI: 10.1039/B800582F. (link )


Moore, G. F., M. Hambourger, M. Gervaldo, O. G. Poluektov, T. Rajh, D. Gust, T. A. Moore and A. L. Moore. 2008. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Journal of the American Chemical Society 130(32):10466-10467. DOI: 10.1021/ja803015m. (link )

Rizzi, A. C., M. van Gastel, P. A. Liddell, R. E. Palacios, G. F. Moore, G. Kodis, A. L. Moore, T. A. Moore, D. Gust and S. E. Braslavsky. 2008. Entropic changes control the charge separation process in triads mimicking photosynthetic charge separation. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 112(18):4215-4223. DOI: 10.1021/jp712008b. (link )


Berera, R., G. F. Moore, I. H. van Stokkum, G. Kodis, P. A. Liddell, M. Gervaldo, R. van Grondelle, J. T. Kennis, D. Gust, T. A. Moore and A. L. Moore. 2006. Charge separation and energy transfer in a caroteno–C60 dyad: photoinduced electron transfer from the carotenoid excited states. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 5:1142-1149. DOI: 10.1039/B613971J. (link )

Book Chapters


Moore, G. F. 2017. Concluding remarks and future perspectives: Looking back and moving forward. Pp. 407-414 In: Hou, H. J., M. M. Najafpour, G. F. Moore and S. I. Allakhverdiev eds., Photosynthesis: Structures, Mechanisms, and Applications. Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-319-48873-8.