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    Curriculum Vitae for James K. McCusker Name: James Kenneth McCusker Department of Chemistry Michigan State University 578 South Shaw Lane East Lansing, Michigan 48824 Phone: (517) 355-9715, ext.106 Fax: (517) 353-1793 E-mail: [email protected] Date and Place of Birth: August 8, 1965, New Haven, Connecticut Education: • B.S. cum laude, 1987, Bucknell University (Major: Chemistry; Minors: Physics,

    Music) • M.S., 1987, Bucknell University (Chemistry, with Charles A. Root) • Ph.D., 1992, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Chemistry, with David

    N. Hendrickson) • Postdoctoral Fellow, 1992-1994, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (with

    Thomas J. Meyer) M.S. Thesis: Physical Characterization and Photoreactivity of Oxovanadium(IV) and

    Dioxovanadium(V) Complexes of a Schiff Base Ph.D. Thesis: Dynamics and Mechanism of Spin-State Interconversion in Transition Metal

    Complexes Academic Appointments: • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1994 – 2001, University of California at

    Berkeley • Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2001 – 2008, Michigan State University • Professor of Chemistry, 2008 – present, Michigan State University • Associate Chair for Research, 2011 – 2013, Department of Chemistry, Michigan

    State University • Director, Center of Research Excellence in Complex Materials (CORE-CM), 2013

    – present, Michigan State University Research Interests: ultrafast excited-state dynamics of transition metal compounds; photophysics and

    photochemistry of exchange-coupled compounds; electronic structure effects on electron and energy transfer dynamics; solar energy conversion

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    Honors: • Phi Eta Sigma, 1985 • Phi Beta Kappa, 1987 • Outstanding Senior Chemistry Major of the Year, American Chemical Society

    (Susquehanna Valley Section) and the Faculty of Bucknell University, 1987 • Honorable Mention, 1987 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

    Competition • Graduate Fellow in Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987-

    1988 • National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow, 1992-1994 • Hellman Fellow, University of California at Berkeley, 1997-1998 • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1998-2000 • Department of Chemistry Teaching Award, University of California at Berkeley,

    1999 • Troisieme Cycle Lectureship of Switzerland, 2005 (University of Geneva,

    University of Lausanne, and University of Bern) • 2014 Junior Faculty Mentoring Award, Michigan State University – College of

    Natural Sciences Professional Activities: Society Memberships • Member of the American Chemical Society, divisions of Inorganic Chemistry and

    Physical Chemistry • Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science • Member of Sigma Xi Journal and Programmatic Advisory Boards • Member of the Editorial Advisory Boards for Chemical Science, Advances in

    Physical Chemistry, International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, and Chemistry Central (Open Access Journal)

    • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Powering the Planet: An NSF Chemical Center for Innovation for the Direct Conversion of Sunlight into Chemical Fuel

    • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the NSF Inorganic Workshops, 2010 – 2012

    • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Inter-American Photochemical Society (I-APS), 2010 – 2014

    • Councilor to the American Chemical Society (Division of Inorganic Chemistry), 2012 – 2014

    • Guest Editor, “Ultrafast Excited-state Processes in Transition Metal-containing Systems”, Accounts of Chemical Research, to be published in 2015.

    • Member, Proposal Review Panel – Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2014 – 2017

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    National and International Meeting Organization • Organizer, From Mixed-Valency to Single-Molecule Magnets: A Symposium in

    Honor of the Work of David N. Hendrickson, American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 26, 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana

    • Vice Chair, Gordon Research Conference, “Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions”, August 8 – 13, 2010, Newport, Rhode Island

    • Chair, Gordon Research Conference, “Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions”, August 5 – 10, 2012, Newport, Rhode Island

    • Organizer, Ultrafast Excited-state Dynamics of Transition Metal-containing Systems, American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 7 – 11, 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana

    • 20th International Symposium on the Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds, July 7 – 12, 2013, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Traverse City, Michigan (co-Chair with Professor Felix N. Castellano)

    Additional Activities • External Ph.D. examiner, Department of Physical Chemistry, Uppsala University,

    May 11, 2001 • Nominations and Symposia Planning Committee, Division of Inorganic Chemistry,

    American Chemical Society, 2002 – 2003 • Organizing Committee, 14th Inter-American Photochemical Society Winter

    Meeting, January 2 – 5, 2003, Clearwater Beach, Florida • NSF CAREER Award panelist, November 3 – 5, 2003 (Inorganic, Bioinorganic,

    and Organometallic Chemistry subdivision) • Inter-American Photochemical Society Awards Committee, 2004 – 2005 • Program Committee, International Conference on Bio-Inorganic Chemistry (ICBIC

    12), July 31 – August 5, 2005, Ann Arbor, Michigan • External Evaluator, Faculty Search in Chemical Physics (2007 – 2008), Uppsala

    University, Uppsala, Sweden • External Evaluator, U.S. Department of Energy LBNL Biosciences and

    Photochemistry Site Review, July 16 – 18, 2008, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California

    • Invited Lecturer, “Renewable Energy: Capturing the Sun”, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summer Course, August 4 – 8, 2008, Cambridge, Massachusetts

    • Invited Panelist, Multidisciplinary Workshop on Third-Generation Solar Technologies, Materials Research Society National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, November 29, 2009

    • Guest Lecturer, “1st Annual Ultrafast Spectroscopy Workshop”, Ultrafast Systems, Inc., January 5, 2010, St. Petersburg, Florida

    • Invited Attendee, 2010 Scialog Conference on Solar Energy, October 12 – 15, 2010, Biosphere 2, Tuscon, Arizona

    • DOE-BES Early Career Research Program Review Panelist, February 8, 2011 • Review Panelist, NSF-SOLAR Program (Mathematical and Physical Sciences

    Directorate, Chemistry, Materials Science, and Mathematics Divisions), May 5 – 6, 2011

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    • Member, External Advisory Panel for the Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University, Quality and Renewal 2011 (Panel 14: Chemical Sciences), Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, May 9 – 13, 2011

    • External Evaluator, COST Action D35 Final Conference, September 10 – 14, 2011, Santa Margherita di Pula (Cagliari), Sardinia, Italy

    • Invited Keynote Speaker, 2011 Scialog Conference on Solar Energy, October 11 – 14, 2011, Biosphere 2, Tuscon, Arizona

    • Workshop: Solar Fuels: Creating a Roadmap for the Future, Argonne- Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center (ANSER) and the Center for Technology and Innovation Management, November 17 – 18, 2011, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (invited participant)

    • External Reviewer, DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers, January 23 – 25, 2012, Denver, Colorado

    • External Reviewer, NSF Chemical Centers for Innovation – Phase II Applications, March 5 – 9, 2012, Arlington, Virginia

    • Workshop: LCLS-II New Instruments Workshop, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, March 19 – 22, 2012, Stanford University, Menlo Park, California (invited speaker)

    • External Reviewer, Canada Foundation for Innovation, June 11, 2012, Toronto, Canada

    • External Ph.D. examiner, Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary, June 22, 2012

    • Symposium: Solar Fuels: Challenges and Opportunities, August 13 – 16, 2012, Telluride Science Research Center, Telluride, Colorado (invited participant)

    • External Evaluator, National Science Foundation International Materials Institute for Solar Energy and Environment (IMI-SEE) Site Review, September 10 – 11, 2012, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

    • Invited Lecturer, “Solving the World’s Energy Demands with Molecules and Nanostructures in Sunlight”, XII International Krutyn Summer School (XII IKSS), September 30 – October 6, 2012, Krutyn, Poland

    • External Evaluator, Faculty Search in Chemical Physics (2012 – 2013), November 12, 2012, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

    • External Ph.D. examiner, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, April 29, 2013

    • External Evaluator (“Committee of Visitors”) – The Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (“JCAP”), the U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub, and the Energy Frontier Research Centers, May 29 – 31, 2013, U.S. Department of Energy, Germantown, Maryland

    • Review Panelist, NSF-DMREF Program (Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future), Division of Chemistry, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, June 26 – 27, 2013

    • External Reviewer, Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy, University

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