Charles Dismukes


Research Interests:

G. Charles Dismukes is Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University appointed to the faculties of the Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department, the Waksman Institute, and the Biochemistry and Microbiology Department. His research interests focus on biological and chemical methods for renewable solar-based fuel production via natural photosynthesis, artificial photosynthesis, and tools for investigating these systems. His published works describe the biology and chemistry of water oxidation in natural photosynthetic systems, photoautotrophic carbon metabolism investigated by ohmics tools, microorganisms as cell factories for the production of renewable fuels, catalysts for water oxidation, H2 production, and CO2 reduction, and photoelectrochemistry. He teaches graduate courses in microbial biochemistry, advanced inorganic chemistry and undergraduate inorganic chemistry. Graphical details can be found at

Selected Publications:

Towards Hydrogen Energy: Progress on Catalysts for Water Splitting. Australian Journal of Chemistry. 2012,
Swiegers, GF, MacFarlane DR, Officer DL, Ballantyne A, Boskovic D, Chen J, Dismukes CG, Gardner GP, Hocking RK, Smith PF, Spiccia L, Wagner P, Wallace GG, Winther-Jensen B, Winther-Jensen O.
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Identification of an oxygenic reaction center psbADC operon in the cyanobacterium Gloeobacter violaceus PCC 7421. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2012, 29(1)
Nguyen, TA, Brescic J, Vinyard DJ, Chandrasekar T, Dismukes CG
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Metabolic Pathways for Photobiological Hydrogen Production by Nitrogenase- and Hydrogenase-containing Unicellular Cyanobacte. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2012, 287(4):2777-2786
Skizim, NJ, Ananyev GM, Krishnan A, Dismukes CG.
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Structural Requirements in Lithium Cobalt Oxides for the Catalytic Oxidation of Water. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2012,
Gardner, GP, Go YB, Robinson DM, Smith PF, Hadermann J, Abakumov A, Greenblatt M, Dismukes CG.
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