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Matthew Bird

Res Staff 4 Chemistry, Electron- and Photo-Induced Processes for Molecular Energy Conversion, Chemistry Division

Matthew Bird

Brookhaven National Laboratory

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

(631) 344-2859
mbird@bnl.gov

Research | Education | Appointments | Publications


Research Activities

Electron- and Photo-Induced Processes for Molecular Energy Conversion

Charge and exciton transport in conjugated polymers, microwave conductivity and pulse radiolysis experimental techniques, radiation chemistry, charge escape in low polarity environments

Bioinspired Light-Escalated Chemistry (BioLEC) EFRC

Mechanistic studies involving reactive and short-lived intermediates relevant to new photocatalytic systems in the BioLEC Energy Frontiers Research Center

Education

MSci./BA 2005 (Physics) University of Cambridge, UK
Ph.D. (Physics) 2010 University of Cambridge, UK

Professional Appointments

Chemistry Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory
    2010 - 2015       Research Associate
    2015 - 2020       Assistant Chemist
    2020 - present   Associate Chemist

Selected Publications

  • Till NA, Oh S, MacMillan DWC, Bird MJ (2021) The Application of Pulse Radiolysis to the Study of Ni(I) Intermediates in Ni-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions. Journal of the American Chemical Society. doi: 10.1021/jacs.1c04652
  • Bird MJ, Pearson MA, Asaoka S, Miller JR (2020) General Method for Determining Redox Potentials without Electrolyte. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 124:5487–5495. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c02948
  • Bird MJ, Cook AR, Zamadar M, Asaoka S, Miller JR (2020) Pushing the limits of the electrochemical window with pulse radiolysis in chloroform. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 22:14660–14670. doi: 10.1039/d0cp01948h
  • Burke JH, Bird MJ (2019) Energetics and Escape of Interchain-Delocalized Ion Pairs in Nonpolar Media. Advanced Materials 31:1806863. doi: 10.1002/adma.201806863
  • Bird MJ, Bakalis J, Asaoka S, Sirringhaus H, Miller JR (2017) Fast Holes, Slow Electrons, and Medium Control of Polaron Size and Mobility in the DA Polymer F8BT. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121:15597–15609. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b04602
  • Zaikowski L, Mauro G, Bird M, Karten B, Asaoka S, Wu Q, Cook AR, Miller JR (2014) Charge Transfer Fluorescence and 34 nm Exciton Diffusion Length in Polymers with Electron Acceptor End Traps. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 119:7231–7241. doi: 10.1021/jp510095p
  • Li X, Bird M, Mauro G, Asaoka S, Cook AR, Chen H-C, Miller JR (2014) Transport of Triplet Excitons along Continuous 100 nm Polyfluorene Chains. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 119:7210–7218. doi: 10.1021/jp509396s
  • Bird MJ, Reid OG, Cook AR, Asaoka S, Shibano Y, Imahori H, Rumbles G, Miller JR (2014) Mobility of Holes in Oligo- and Polyfluorenes of Defined Lengths. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118:6100–6109. doi: 10.1021/jp5010874
  • Richards T, Bird M, Sirringhaus H (2008) A quantitative analytical model for static dipolar disorder broadening of the density of states at organic heterointerfaces. The Journal of Chemical Physics 128:234905. doi: 10.1063/1.2937729
Matthew Bird

Brookhaven National Laboratory

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

(631) 344-2859
mbird@bnl.gov

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