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Department of Chemistry

Dr. Ryszard Jankowiak

ryszard2University Distinguished Professor

Ancillary University Distinguished Professor - Department of Physics

M.S. (Physics) Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland) (1974)
Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics, Technical University of Gdańsk (Gdańsk, Poland) (1981)

Email: ryszard@ksu.edu
Office Phone: 785-532-6785
Lab Phone: 785-532-1864
Fax: 785-532-6666

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Research Overview

Energy and electron transfer in natural and artificial photosynthetic complexes at low temperatures and high pressures; hole-burning spectroscopy and structural disorder in glasses, polymers, and proteins; photovoltaic devices; single photosynthetic complex spectroscopy; chemical carcinogenesis; carcinogen metabolism and DNA damage; monoclonal antibody-hapten interactions; and laser-based bioanalytical spectroscopies.

Selected Publications

  • Site-Energies of Active and Inactive Pheophytins in the Reaction Center of Photosystem II from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii K. Acharya, B. Neupane, R. Picorel, M. Seibert, and R. Jankowiak, J. Phys. Chem. B 2012dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp3007624
  • Electron Transfer in the Rhodobacter Sphaeroides Reaction Center Containing Zn-Bacteriochlorophylls (Zn-RC) and its β-Zn-RC Mutant: Hole Burning Study, B. Neupane, P. Jaschke, T. Beatty, and R. Jankowiak, J. Phys. Chem. B 2012, 116, 3457-3466.
  • Effects of the Distributions of Energy Transfer Rates on Spectral Hole Burning in Pigment-Protein Complexes at Low Temperatures, N. Herascu, S. Ahmouda, R. Picorel, M. Seibert, R. Jankowiak and V. Zazubovich, J. Phys. Chem. B 2011, 115, 15098-15109.
  • Spectroscopic Study of CP43 Complex and PSI-CP43 Supercomplex of the Cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6803, X. Feng, B. Neupane, K. Acharya, M. Rafael, V. Zazubovich, and R. Jankowiak,J. Phys. Chem. B 2011, 115, 13339-13349.
  • Low Temperature Frequency Domain Study of Excitation Energy Transfer in Ethynyl-linked Chlorophyll-trefoils and Aggregates, B. Neupane, N. C. Dang, R. F. Kelley, M. R. Wasielewski, and R. Jankowiak, J. Phys. Chem. B 2011, 115, 10391-10399.