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. From 2007 - 2018 he was a member of 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. Currently is a member of the Argonne-led Advanced Materials for Energy-Water Systems (AMEWS) partnership with the University of Chicago and Northwestern University to gain deeper understanding and control of what occurs at water/solid interfaces
His research interests include solar fuels and water-splitting electrocatalysis, and in the application of advanced X-ray techniques at synchrotron and X-ray free electron light sources 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.
- Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 1978
- B.A. cum laude, Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 1973
Awards, Honors, and Memberships
- The University of Chicago Distinguished Performance Award (2011)
- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2006)
- Argonne National Laboratory Director’s Award (1986)
- Advanced Photon Source X-Ray Science Division Advisory Committee (2016- )
- Member, American Chemical Society and Biophysical Society
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