Garry Rumbles

Adjoint Professor

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Ph.D.: Molecular Photochemistry; University of London, U.K., 1984
B.Sc (hons); Chemistry with Electronics; University of Southampton, U.K. 1980


1995 Royal Society of Chemistry (CSci, CChem, FRSC)
1988 American Chemical Society



2008- Research Fellow, NREL  
2009- Professor Adjoint, Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of Colorado, Boulder  
2009– Fellow, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute  
2004–2009 Group Manager, Chemical and Biosciences Center, NREL  
2001–2008 Scientist, NREL  
2001– Visiting Professor, Department of ChemistryImperial College, London, U.K.  
1999–2001 Sabbatical scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado  
1989–2001 Lecturer, senior lecturer, reader; Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, London, U.K.  
1987–1989 Postdoctoral researcher; Prof. David Phillips; Davy Faraday Research Laboratory, London, U.K.  
1985–1987 Postdoctoral researcher; Prof. Edward K.C.Lee; University of California at Irvine  
1984–1985 Postdoctoral Researcher; Prof. George Atkinson; University of Arizona, Tucson.  

Selected Publications

  1. Mitchell, W. J.; Ferguson, A. J.; Kose, M. E.; Rupert, B. L.; Ginley, D. S.; Rumbles, G.; Shaheen, S. E.; Kopidakis, N. "Structure-Dependent Photophysics of First-Generation Phenyl-Cored Thiophene Dendrimers," Chem Mater 2009,21 (2), 287-297.
  2. Green, R.; Morfa, A.; Ferguson, A. J.; Kopidakis, N.; Rumbles, G.; Shaheen, S. E. "Performance of bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices prepared by airbrush spray deposition," Appl. Phys. Lett. 2008, 92 (3), 033301.
  3. Ferguson, A. J.; Kopidakis, N.; Shaheen, S. E.; Rumbles, G. "Quenching of excitons by holes in poly(3-hexylthiophene) films," J Phys Chem C 2008, 112 (26), 9865-9871.
  4. Piris, J.; Kopidakis, N.; Olson, D. C.; Shaheen, S. E.; Ginley, D. S.; Rumbles, G. "The locus of free charge-carrier generation in solution-cast Zn1-xMgxO/Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Bilayers for photovoltaic applications," Adv Funct Mater 2007, 17 (18), 3849-3857.
  5. Jones, M.; Metzger, W. K.; McDonald, T. J.; Engtrakul, C.; Ellingson, R. J.; Rumbles, G.; Heben, M. J. "Extrinsic and intrinsic effects on the excited-state kinetics of single-walled carbon nanotubes," Nano Lett 2007, 7 (2), 300-306.
  6. Scholes, G. D.; Rumbles, G. "Excitons in nanoscale systems," Nat Mater 2006, 5 (9), 683-696.

NREL Publications

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