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Andrew Cook

Andrew Cook


Chemistry Division
Building 555
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Phone: (631) 344-4782
FAX:    (631) 344-5815

Electron- and Photo-Induced Processes for Molecular Energy Conversion

Research Interests

Radiation chemistry; electron transfer, charge and exciton motion in molecular wires; excited states of radical ions; development of novel experimental equipment, particularly laser-based detection systems


B.S. 1988 University of California, Davis Campus
Ph.D. 1994 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professional Employment

  • Chemistry Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory
        1998 - 2000      Assistant Chemist
        2000 - 2003      Associate Chemist
        2003 - present   Chemist
  • Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois
        1997 - 1998 Assistant Chemist
        1994 - 1997 Postdoctoral Appointee
  • Massachusets Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
        1988 - 1994 Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant
  • Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, California
        1985 - 1988 Research Assistant
  • University of California, Davis, California
        1987 - 1988 Undergraduate Research Assistant

Selected Recent Publications

  • Shen, Y.; Cook, A. R. "Optical fiber-based single-shot picosecond absorption spectroscopy" Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2009, 80(7), 073106. DOI:10.1063/1.3156048
  • Cook, A. R.; Sreearunothai, P.; Asaoka, S.; Miller, J. R. “Sudden, ‘Step’ electron capture by conjugated polymers” J. Phys. Chem. A. 2011, 115, 11615-11623. DOI:10.1021/jp205790k 
  • Musat, R. M.; Cook, A. R.; Renault, J. P.; Crowell, R. A. "Nanosecond Pulse Radiolysis of Nanoconfined Water" J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 13104-13110. DOI:10.1021/jp301000c
  • Zaikowski, L.; Kaur, P.; Gelfond, C.; Selvaggio, E.; Asaoka, S.; Wu, Q.; Chen, H. C.; Takeda, N.; Cook, A. R.; Yang, A.; Rosanelli, J.; Miller, J. R. "Polarons, Bipolarons, and Side-by-Side Polarons in Reduction of Oligofluorenes" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 10852-10863. DOI:10.1021/ja301494n
  • Cook, A. R.; Bird, M. J.; Asaoka, S.; Miller, J. R. "Rapid "Step Capture" of Holes in Chloroform During Pulse Radiolysis" J. Phys. Chem. A 2013, 117, 7712-7720. DOI:10.1021/jp405349u 
  • Shkrob, I. A.; Marin, T. W.; Hatcher, J. L.; Cook, A. R.; Szreder, T.; Wishart, J. F. "Radiation Stability of Cations in Ionic Liquids. 2. Improved Radiation Resistance through Charge De Localization in 1-Benzylpyridinium" J. Phys. Chem. B 2013, 117, 14385-14399. DOI:10.1021/jp408242b
  • Zamadar, M.; Cook, A. R.; Lewandowska-Andralojc, A.; Holroyd, R.; Jiang, Y.; Bikalis, J.; Miller, J. R. "Electron Transfer by Excited Benzoquinone Anions: Slow Rates for Two-Electron Transitions" J. Phys. Chem. A 2013, 117, 8360-8367. DOI:10.1021/jp403113u
  • Bakalis, J.; Cook, A. R.; Asaoka, S.; Forster, M.; Scherf, U.; Miller, J. R. "Polarons, Compressed Polarons, and Bipolarons in Conjugated Polymers" J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 114-125. DOI:10.1021/jp408910a
  • Bird, M. J.; Reid, O. G.; Cook, A. R.; Asaoka, S.; Shibano, Y.; Imahori, H.; Rumbles, G.; Miller, J. R. "Mobility of Holes in Oligo- and Polyfluorenes of Defined Lengths" J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 6100-6109. DOI:10.1021/jp5010874
  • Holroyd, R.; Miller, J. R.; Cook, A. R.; Nishikawa, M. "Pressure Tuning of Electron Attachment to Benzoquinones in Nonpolar Fluids: Continuous Adjustment of Free Energy Changes" J. Phys. Chem. B 2014, 118, 2164-2171. DOI:10.1021/jp412090k