Jason G. Gillmore, Department of Chemistry
Our research focuses on developing novel applications for organic photochromes. Presently this includes efforts to gate sensitivity to intermolecular photoinduced charge transfer ultimately related to a variety of materials science applications (http://www.hope.edu/academic/chemistry/faculty/gillmore/research.html).
Future work will include gating DNA intercalation as well. Substantial synthesis, electrochemistry, and photochemical & photophysical characterization are all entailed, and candidates able to add broadly to these areas are sought. Complementary computational projects are also underway for predicting ground and excited state reduction potentials, and will be optional side projects for the successful candidate.
Teaching opportunities in the organic curriculum involving Peer Led Team Learning (http://www.pltl.org) and the incorporation of faculty research into the teaching laboratory are available, in addition to supervising undergraduate research.
Jason G. Gillmore
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Hope College Chemistry Department