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The Dempsey Group

The Dempsey Group

The Dempsey Group studies charge transfer processes involved in solar energy capture and conversion including photo-induced electron transfer and redox catalysis. The group utilizes methods of physical inorganic chemistry, such as electrochemistry and transient absorption spectroscopy, to examine the pathways of charge transfer in various energy conversion systems. These studies are elucidating the mechanisms employed by coordination complexes to catalyze the reduction of protons to hydrogen fuel and identifying pathways by which sunlight can be utilized to directly drive multi-electron, multi-proton chemical transformations. The group is also investigating how electrons can be efficiently transferred across the semiconductor interface in order to understand how to integrate solar energy capture and fuel production.

 

The Weeks Group

Weeks Group

The Weeks laboratory is inventing high-throughput technologies for analyzing the structure of RNA. In one recent result, the lab has reported the architecture and secondary structure of an entire HIV genome. Ongoing work focuses on creating new RNA chemistries, on drug discovery, and on analyzing RNA structure-function relationships inside viruses and cells.

 

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Department Mailing Address

Department of Chemistry
Campus Box 3290
Caudill and Kenan Laboratories
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290

 

Department Shipping Addresses

Kenan Laboratories, Room#
Department of Chemistry
125 South Road
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290

 

Caudill Laboratories, Room#
Department of Chemistry
131 South Road
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290

 

Venable Hall or Murray Hall, Room#
Department of Chemistry
123 South Road
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290

 

Chapman Hall, Room#
Department of Chemistry
205 S Columbia St
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290

 

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