Dr. Lisa Utschig is a Chemist at the U. S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.
Lisa Utschig is a Chemist with the Solar Energy Conversion Group and Lead Principal Investigator - Natural Photosynthesis.
- BA, Cornell College
- PhD, Northwestern University
- Enrico Fermi Scholar, Argonne National Laboratory
Primary Research Interests
- Investigation of photochemical energy conversion in natural photosynthetic systems
- Development of innovative bioinorganic approaches to modify photosynthetic proteins for solar fuel production
- Creation of novel biohybrid complexes for the study of light-induced electron transfer reactions coupled to catalyst site hydrogen generation
Select Recent Publications
- “Quantum sensing of electron transfer pathways in natural photosynthesis using time-resolved high-field EPR/ENDOR spectroscopy” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2021. DOE: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c00946
- “Preface to the special issue: photosynthesis-inspired biohybrid and biomimetic systems” Photosynthesis Research, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s11120-019-00703-z
- “Women at the forefront of energy research: A virtual issue” ACS Energy Letters, 2020. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b02695
- “Interprotein electron transfer biohybrid system for photocatalytic H2 production” Photosynthesis Research, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s11120-019-00705-x
- “Spin-correlated radical pairs as quantum sensors of bidirectional ET mechanisms in Photosystem I” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2019, 123, 7536-7544. DOI: 10.1021/acs/jpcb.9b06636
- “Z-scheme solar water splitting via self-assembly of photosystem I-catalyst hybrids in thylakoid membranes” Chemical Science, 2018, 9, 8504-8512. DOI:10.1039/c8sc02841a
- “Charge separation related to photocatalytic H2 production from a Ru-apoflavodoxin-Ni biohybrid” ACS Energy Letters, 2017, 2, 230-237.
- “Ru-protein-Co biohybrids designed for solar hydrogen production: understanding electron transfer pathways related to photocatalytic function” Chemical Science, 2016, 7, 7068-7078.
- “Modular homogeneous chromophore-catalyst assemblies” Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, 49(5), 835-843.
- “Light-driven hydrogen production from Photosystem I-catalyst hybrids” Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 2015, 25, 1-8.
- “Aqueous light driven hydrogen production by a Ru-ferredoxin-Co biohybrid” Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 10628-10631.
- “Directionality of electron transfer in Type I reaction center proteins: High-frequency EPR study of PSI with removed iron-sulfur centers” J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b04063
- “Protein delivery of a Ni catalyst to Photosystem I for light-driven hydrogen production” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13246-13249.