Dr. John Golbeck, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University will present a seminar entitled "A Solar Hydrogen Producing Nanoconstruct that Outperforms Natural Photosynthesis" on Tues., Sept. 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM in N172 Beadle Center.
John Golbeck is Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Professor of Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Valparaiso University and his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from Indiana University. After working as an industrial scientist at Martin Marietta Corp., he has held positions at Portland State University, the University of Nebraska, and Penn State. Dr. Golbeck’s research interests focus on the assembly, structure, function, and modification of Type I photosynthetic reaction centers. His long-term goal is to engineer biohybrid photosynthetic constructs that generate hydrogen and formic acid from sunlight. Dr. Golbeck is a member of the American Biophysical Society, the American Chemical Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and he is currently Treasurer of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research.