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James T. Muckerman

James T. Muckerman

Senior Chemist Emeritus

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

Phone: (631) 344-4368
FAX:    (631) 344-5815

James Muckerman Named Senior Scientist Emeritus

Artificial Photosynthesis,
Preparation, Characterization and Reactivity of Metal-Based Nanostructures

Research Interests

Photocatalysis; Electrocatalysis; Electronic properties of metal-containing clusters; Mechanistic chemistry; Artificial photosynthesis; Interfacial chemistry; Nanocatalysis; Hydrogen storage.


B.A. Carleton College, Chemistry, 1965
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Physical Chemistry, 1969
Advisor: Richard B. Bernstein (UCLA, deceased )

Professional Employment

Deputy Chair for Strategic Planning, BNL Chemistry Division, 2010-present
Senior Chemist, BNL, 1994-present
Associate Chairman, Chemistry Division, BNL, 1990-1993
Assistant Chairman, Chemistry Division, BNL, 1988-1990
Senior Chemist, BNL, 1986-1987
Chemist, with tenure, BNL, 1975-1986
Chemist, BNL, 1973-1975
Associate Chemist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1969-1973

Honors and Awards

Recipient of BNL Science and Technology Award, 2012
Guest Professor, Department of Chemistry, Wuhan University, Wuhan, PRC, 2003-2006
John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1980-1981
Visiting Scientist, Theoretical Chemistry Division, University of Oxford, England, 1980-1981
Adjunct Associate Professor, Research Institute for Engineering Sciences, Wayne State University,
Detroit, MI, 1974-1976
Visiting Lecturer, Chemistry Division, Columbia University, New York, NY, Spring 1975

Professional Activities

Chairman, Conference on the Dynamics of Molecular Collisions, Copper Mountain, CO, July 15-20, 2001
Visiting Committee, Argonne National Laboratory – DOE Chemical Sciences Review, Argonne, IL, November 12-15, 1995
Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on Atomic and Molecular Interactions, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, July 3-8, 1994
Visiting Committee, Ames Laboratory - DOE Chemical Sciences Review, May 20-22, 1990
Co-organizer of symposium on “Coordination Chemistry toward Artificial Photosynthesis and Energy Conversion Processes,” Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, HI, December 15-20, 2010
Guest Co-editor (with K. Domen and E. Fujita), special issue of ChemSusChem on photocatalysis, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2010