James K. McCusker
Jim k. McCusker was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1965. He obtained both B.S. and M.S. degrees from Bucknell University in 1987 working with Charles A. Root on oxovanadium chemistry. In 1992, McCusker received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois with David N. Hendrickson studying the magnetic properties of polynuclear Mn and Fe clusters in addition to the photo-induced spin-crossover dynamics of Fe(II) complexes. From 1992 to 1994, he was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Thomas J. Meyer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. McCusker began his independent career as an Assistant Professor at the University of California at Berkeley in 1994. In January 2001, he moved his research group to Michigan State University, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry. His research focuses on the ultrafast spectroscopy of transition metal complexes, electron exchange effects on electron and energy transfer dynamics, and photophysical processes related to solar energy conversion.
Biography Updated on 6 May 2007