David Tiede is a leading specialist in developing solar cell technology. At Argonne, he is the Photosynthesis group leader, exploring the potential for harnessing photochemical energy in natural and artificial photosynthesis. In 2007, he co-founded the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center, a partnership with Northwestern University to explore the Sun’s potential to supply energy for human needs.
He is also interested in using steady-state and pulsed synchrotron X-ray scattering to visualize the structural dynamics of biological molecules and synthetic biomimetic molecular systems.
David received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. After studying as a post-doctoral fellow in France, David came to Argonne in 1984 and has worked here ever since, serving as senior chemist and group leader for projects in the Chemistry Division.