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Study offers new insights for sun-gathering technologies

August 24, 2020

Every hour, the sun saturates the earth with more energy than humans use in a year. Harnessing some of this energy to meet global demand has become a grand challenge, with the world poised to double its energy consumption in just thirty years. In a new study, researchers at the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery (CASD) and ASU’s School of Molecular Sciences take a page from Nature’s lesson book. Inspired by the way plants and other photosynthetic organisms collect and use...

Science at the interface: Bioinspired materials reveal useful properties

January 27, 2020

The design of sophisticated new materials is undergoing brisk technological advancement. Innovations in material science promise transformative improvements in industries ranging from energy to manufacturing. In a new study, researchers at ASU’s Biodesign Institute and their colleagues explore new materials with physical properties that can be custom-tailored to suit particular needs. The work is inspired by mechanisms in nature, where the complex three-dimensional structure of surrounding...

ASU research graces cover of ACS journal

October 5, 2018

Publishing a high-impact scientific article is a significant achievement for researchers. Being featured on the journal cover is even better. A new study outlines advances in the field of catalysis research, with broad applications for innovative energy technology. Gary Moore, an assistant professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and a researcher with the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery, and his team won the coveted honor when their research article,...

ASU Biodesign Assistant Professor Gary Moore recognized nationally as exceptional mentor

February 15, 2018

The importance of doctoral advisers can hardly be overstated, but when you talk to ARCS Foundation Scholars about the guidance they have received, you understand the adviser’s vital role. Three advisers from across the U.S., including Gary Moore, an assistant professor in Arizona State University's Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery and School of Molecular Sciences, have recently been recognized by ARCS for their work in this realm. The nominations come from ARCS scholars...

ASU wins record 14 NSF career awards

April 28, 2017

Arizona State University has earned 14 National Science Foundation early career faculty awards, ranking second among all university recipients for 2017 and setting an ASU record. The awards total $7 million in funding for the ASU researchers over five years.  ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering earned 10 awards, placing it alongside the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Georgia Institute of Technology as the top three engineering schools to receive the awards. This...

Junior faculty in ASU's School of Molecular Sciences receive recognition

March 15, 2017

Four faculty members in the School of Molecular Sciences have recently received national recognition for their research and scholarship. Assistant Professors Ryan Trovitch and Gary Moore were awarded prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER awards. These awards are designed to support teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization, and are the most competitive of the National Science Foundations...

ASU researcher focuses energy on future of science

February 9, 2017

  In Q&A, professor Gary F. Moore discusses his work, which includes study of what plants can teach us about solar energy storage ASU researcher Gary F. Moore focuses on the future of science — and he hopes that we as a society do, as well. Moore, an assistant professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and a researcher in the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery, studies what plants can teach us about solar energy storage, which currently is too expensive to...

Gary Moore receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

December 22, 2016

Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery researcher and School of Molecular Sciences faculty Gary Moore is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The CAREER award is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious and competitive honor for early-career investigators. CAREER awards support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research, education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission...

Biodesign C will help advance scientific frontiers

October 12, 2016

Arizona State University’s newest research building will be packed with the most advanced construction and technological gear of today. The science that goes on inside will find answers that benefit society every day after. Researchers will tackle the early detection and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, speed up drug discovery and explore new avenues in renewable energy. The third building in ASU’s Biodesign Institute complex, Biodesign C on the Tempe campus, will serve as home...

Energy innovation: Tapping the power of the sun

May 2, 2016

One of the secrets to solving the world’s energy demands is as plain as daybreak to the Arizona State University research community. The most abundant source of renewable energy is the sun----but unfortunately, it is only available for about half the day, weather permitting. Currently, capturing, converting and storing that energy to satiate our technological energy demands can’t compete economically with the use of traditional fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas. That’s why...