RESEARCH GROUP HOMEPAGE

Education

Postdoctoral, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995-1996

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Southern California 1995

A.B., Chemistry, Franklin & Marshall College, 1990

Research Interests

The research projects in Dr. Heagy’s lab involve synthetic organic chemistry as a fundamental technique for new dye synthesis. Theory and photophysics play an important role in this research as the group employs various spectroscopies, i.e. UV-Vis, fluorescence as well as quantum computational studies for the rational design of functional dyes.  The applications of this research lead to fluorescent biomarkers, white-organic light emitting devices as well as dye-doped nanocomposites for solar energy conversion. 

Recent Publication

Pan, H.; Heagy, M.D. "Plasmon-enhanced photocatalysis: Ag/TiO2 nanocomposite for the photochemical reduction of bicarbonate to formic acid” MRS Advances, 2019, 4, 425-433.

Pan, H.; Rajapaksha, R.; Heagy, M.D. “Quantum Dots as Photocatalysts for Bicarbonate Reduction to Solar Fuels: Formate Production from CuS, CuInS2, and CuInS2/ZnS”, MRS Advances. 2019, 4, 953-958.

Pan, H.; Risley, V.; Martindale, K.;* Heagy, M.D. "Hierarchical Zinc Oxide Nanostructures for the Photochemical Reduction of Bicarbonate to Solar Fuels,” ACS Sust. Chem. Eng. 2019. 7, 1210-1219. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b04861 

Pan, H.; Heagy, M.D. "Bicarbonate Reduction with Semiconductor Photocatalysts: Study of Effect of Positive Hole scavenger,” MRS Commun., 2018, 8, 1173-1178.

Pan, H.; Martindale, K.;* Heagy, M.D. "Iron Oxide Nanostructures for the Photochemical Reduction of Bicarbonate to Solar Fuels,” Top. Catal. 2018, 61, 601-609.