Faculty & Staff
Jonathan Rochford, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry, College of Science and Mathematics
Areas of Expertise
Synthetic & Physical Inorganic Chemistry
PhD, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland in 2005
Professional Publications & Contributions
- Tsai, Ming-Kang, Jonathan Rochford, Dmitry E. Polyansky, Tohru Wada, Koji Tanaka, Etsuko Fujita, and James T. Muckerman. "Characterization of Redox States of Ru (OH2)(Q)(tpy) 2+(Q= 3, 5-di-tert-butyl-1, 2-benzoquinone, tpy= 2, 2′: 6′, 2 ″-terpyridine) and Related Species through Experimental and Theoretical Studies." Inorganic chemistry 48, no. 10 (2009): 4372-4383.
- de Tacconi, Norma R., Wilaiwan Chanmanee, Krishnan Rajeshwar, Jonathan Rochford, and Elena Galoppini. "Photoelectrochemical behavior of polychelate porphyrin chromophores and titanium dioxide nanotube arrays for dye-sensitized solar cells." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113, no. 7 (2009): 2996-3006.
- Rochford, Jonathan, and Elena Galoppini. "Zinc (II) tetraarylporphyrins anchored to TiO2, ZnO, and ZrO2 nanoparticle films through rigid-rod linkers." Langmuir 24, no. 10 (2008): 5366-5374.
- Rochford, Jonathan, Dorothy Chu, Anders Hagfeldt, and Elena Galoppini. "Tetrachelate porphyrin chromophores for metal oxide semiconductor sensitization: effect of the spacer length and anchoring group position." Journal of the American Chemical Society 129, no. 15 (2007): 4655-4665.
- Galoppini, Elena, Jonathan Rochford, Hanhong Chen, Gaurav Saraf, Yicheng Lu, Anders Hagfeldt, and Gerrit Boschloo. "Fast electron transport in metal organic vapor deposition grown dye-sensitized ZnO nanorod solar cells." The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110, no. 33 (2006): 16159-16161.
Lab Location: ISC-3500 & 3510
Green chemistry projects in Prof. Rochford's research group are focused on the development of nanoparticle-molecule architectures towards applications in solar driven catalysis. Fundamental processes such as proton coupled electron-transfer (PCET) and charge-separation in the solid state are investigated. Major interests include CO2 reduction.