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Brian Di Marco

Research Associate, Artificial Photosynthesis Group, Chemistry Division

Brian Di Marco

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Chemistry Division
Bldg. 555
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Research | Education | Appointments | Publications | Awards

Research Activities

Artificial Photosynthesis

Research Interests

My current research interests focus on understanding structural-reactivity relationship of inorganic catalytic systems. In particular, my research uses spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques to understand the thermodynamics and mechanistic steps of specific proton-coupled electron transfer reaction


  • PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2017
  • M.A., Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2014
  • B.S., Chemistry; B.S., Biology, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, 2010

Professional Appointments

  • Research Associate, Brookhaven National Lab - Artificial Photosynthesis Group, 2019-Present
  • Postdoc Researcher, Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires - De Cola Lab, 2017- 2019
  • Chemist, Toray Plastics (America), 2010-2012
  • Intern/SQA Scientist, PerkinElmer, 2008-2010

Selected Publications

  • Picchetti P, DiMarco BN, Travaglini L, Zhang Y, Ortega-Liebana MC, De Cola L (2019) Breaking with Light: Stimuli-Responsive Mesoporous Organosilica Particles. Chemistry of Materials 32:392–399. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b03937
  • Aliprandi A, DiMarco BN, De Cola L (2018) Transition metal complexes in ECL: diagnostics and biosensing. Photochemistry 319–351. doi: 10.1039/9781788013598-00319
  • Ward CL, DiMarco BN, O'Donnell RM, Meyer GJ (2018) Dye Excited States Oriented Relative to TiO2 Surface Electric Fields. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122:13863–13871. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01010
  • Troian-Gautier L, DiMarco BN, Sampaio RN, Marquard SL, Meyer GJ (2018) Evidence that ΔS‡ Controls Interfacial Electron Transfer Dynamics from Anatase TiO2 to Molecular Acceptors. Journal of the American Chemical Society 140:3019–3029. doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b13243
  • DiMarco BN, Troian-Gautier L, Sampaio RN, Meyer GJ (2018) Dye-sensitized electron transfer from TiO2 to oxidized triphenylamines that follows first-order kinetics. Chemical Science 9:940–949. doi: 10.1039/c7sc03839a

Awards & Recognition

  • BNL Early Career Research Symposium Best Poster Award (2019)
  • IAPS Gerhard Closs Student Award (2016)
  • 5th Annual IC4N Best Student Poster Award (2016)
  • Ernest M. Marks Fellowship (2012)
  • American Institute of Chemistry Outstanding Senior in Chemistry (2010)
  • RWU PROVOST Student Research Travel Grant (2008, 2009)
  • RWU CEED Student Research Grant (2007)
  • Oral presentations given at 232nd ECS National Meeting, 26th I-APS Winter Conference and 255th ACS National meeting
  • Posters presented at 13 local, national and international chemistry conferences
Brian Di Marco

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Chemistry Division
Bldg. 555
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

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