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Diversity at the University

An Inclusive Community

The University of Rochester envisions itself as a community that welcomes, encourages, and supports individuals who desire to contribute to and benefit from the institution’s missions of teaching, research, patient care, performance, and community service. In a pluralistic culture, that community includes faculty, students, and staff who represent important differences. Read More

In preparation for the 2017 University-wide Annual Diversity Conference, "It's Our Time: Creating a World for All," special viewing and discussion sessions will occur for the following dates:

February 24, 2017 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Gowen Room, Wilson Commons

March 10, 2017 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room, Douglass Commons

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02.20.17  ·  

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Pengfei (Frank) Huo
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Pengfei (Frank) Huo joins the tenure-track faculty at the University after serving as a visiting assistant professor of chemistry at Rochester for the past year. Frank’s PhD work focused on developing efficient and accurate theoretical methods to better understand energy transfer processes in the natural light harvesting systems that perform photosynthesis.

In 2012, he was appointed a postdoctoral researcher at the California Institute of Technology, where he simulated the dynamics of electron and proton transfer mechanisms in catalysts that are used to produce fuels from sunlight. He was recognized as one of the top reviewers for the Journal of Chemical Physics (2012) and received an ACS PHYS Division Postdoctoral Research Award (2014).

At Rochester, Huo will lead a group to investigate the complex chemical and molecular dynamics associated with harvesting and storing solar energy. The group’s primary interests include the charge transfer dynamics in organic photovoltaic devices; the coupled transfer of electrons and protons in photo-catalytic systems; and research to active small molecules as a more efficient source for solar energy storage. #URDiversity #FabFacultyFridays
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02.17.17  ·  

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