Peter Henry Dinolfo

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Research Interests Design and Synthesis of Supramolecular Coordination Compounds Fundamentals of Electron Transfer in Inorganic Materials Electrochemistry and Spectroscopy of Inorganic Compounds Development of Redox Catalysts for Solar Fuel Formation Surface Functionalization and Modification Techniques

Education

B.S., State University of New York, College at Geneseo, 1998
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2004
Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, 2004-2007

Research Focus
  • Dye-sensitized Semiconductor Solar Cells
  • Organic Photovoltaics
Select Works
  • 29) Buchwald, James R.; Kal, Subhadeep; Civic, Marissa R.; deJoode, Ian M.; Filatov, Alexander S.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Spin Modulation and Electrochemical Behavior of a Pentacoordinate Cobalt(III) Salen Coordination Complex," J. Coord. Chem., 2016, in press. - Invited article for Emerging Leaders Issue.
  • 28) Dash, Jatis K.; Chen, Liang; Dinolfo, Peter H.; Lu, Toh-Ming; Wang, Gwo-Ching; "A Method Toward Fabricating Semiconducting 3R-NbS2 Ultrathin Films," J. Phys. Chem C, 2015, 119, 19763–19771. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b04057
  • 27) Saha, Swatilekha; Nicolaï, Adrien; Owens, Jonathan R.; Krawicz, Alexandra; Dinolfo, Peter H.; Meunier, Vincent; Lewis, Kim, M.; "Temperature Dependent and Bistable Current-Voltage Measurements in Zinc Porphyrin Molecular Junctions," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 10085–10090. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.5b02449
  • 26) Dash, Jatis K.; Chen, Liang; Topka, Michael R.; Dinolfo, Peter H.; Zhang, Lihua; Kisslinger, Kim; Lu, Toh-Ming; Wang, Gwo-Ching; "A simple growth method for Nb2O5 films and their optical properties," RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 36129–36139. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5RA05074J
  • 25) Topka, Michael R.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Synthesis, Characterization, and Fluorescence Properties of Mixed Molecular Multilayer Films of BODIPY and Zn(II) Tetraphenylporphyrins," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 8053–8060. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.5b00519
  • 24) Buchwald, James R.; Kal, Subhadeep; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Determination of the Mechanism of Water Oxidation by a Dimanganese Tetrakis-Schiff Base Complex: Comparison of Density Functional Theory Calculations with Experiment," J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 25869–25877. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp505774h
  • 23) Kal, Subhadeep; Ayensu-Mensah, Louis; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Evidence for Catalytic Water Oxidation by a Dimanganese Tetrakis-Schiff Base Macrocycle," Inorg. Chim. Acta., 2014, 423, 201–206. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2014.08.007
  • 22) Beauvilliers, Evan E.; Topka, Michael R.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Synthesis and Characterization of Perylene Diimide Based Molecular Multilayers Using CuAAC: Towards Panchromatic Assemblies," RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 32866–32875. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4RA04512B