Bioinspired Light-Escalated Chemistry (BioLEC)


Gregory Scholes

Lead Institution

Princeton University




To employ light harvesting and advances in solar photochemistry to enable unprecedented photoinduced cross-coupling reactions that valorize abundant molecules.

Research Topics

catalysis (homogeneous), solar (fuels), optics, biomass and biofuels, bio-inspired, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design

Systems Studied

Systems: molecules, biological

Interfaces: None

Nanostructured: None

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

ultrafast science

Partner Institutions

  • Arizona State University
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Michigan State University
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • North Carolina State University
  • Princeton University 
  • University of Colorado

BES Staff Contact

Viviane Schwartz, Chris Bradley