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Bruce Parkinson

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Dr. Bruce Parkinson is the J. E. Warren Professor of Energy and Environment and an SER Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Parkinson is an internationally renowned photoelectrochemist who leads a research group that investigates novel methods to harness solar energy. He is expert in developing and evaluating novel materials with photovoltaic properties that convert solar energy into useable energy forms. He also is an expert in surface chemistry and recently has been investigating the influence of photochemistry on the surface of Mars. Parkinson has published over 200 papers in professional journals, and holds four U.S. patents. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and last fall was named a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society.


  • Ph.D. California Institute of Technology 1977
  • B.S. Iowa State University 1972

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Sambur, JB, Novet, T and Parkinson, BA. 2010. Multiple exciton collection in a sensitized photovoltaic system. Science 330: 63-66.
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