Current Member

Dr. Brian DiMarco


Office: ISIS 2.30
Telp: +33 368 855 234

Research Experience:


2014-2017                 Graduate Student, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Spectroscopic and electrochemical studies of electron transfer reactions at sensitized TiO2/solution interfaces.


2012-2014                 Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD, USA

Spin crossover and excited-state injection from Co(II/I) polypyridyl complexes


2006-2010                  Undergraduate Researcher, Roger Williams University; Bristol, RI, USA

Synthesis, characterization, and electrochemical generation of mixed-valence dicyano-bridged ruthenium polypyridyl complexes 


Awards, Service, and Memberships:


2016                             IAPS Gerhard Closs Student Award

2016                            5th Annual IC4N Best Student Poster Award

2012                            Ernest M. Marks Fellowship

2011-2012                   Secretary of the Northeastern Section Younger Chemist Committee

2010                             American Institute of Chemistry Outstanding Senior in Chemistry Award

2009-2010                  Vice President, RWU ACS Student Chapter

2009                             RWU PROVOST Student Research Travel Grant

2008                             RWU PROVOST Student Research Travel Grant

2007                             RWU CEED Student Research Grant

2009-Present               ACS member




1)      Sampaio, R.N.; DiMarco, B.N.; Meyer, G.J. Activation Energies for Electron Transfer from TiO2 to Oxidized Dyes: A Surface Coverage Dependence Correlated with Lateral Hole-Hopping, ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2, 2402-2407.


2)      Barr, T.J.; Sampaio, R.N.; DiMarco, B.N.; James, E.M.; Meyer, G.J. Phantom Electrons in Mesoporous Nanocrystalline SnO2 Thin Films with Cation Dependent Reduction Onsets, Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 3919-3927.


3)      Bessette, A.; Cibian, M.; Ferreira, J.G.; DiMarco, B.N.; Belanger, F.; Desilets, D.; Meyer, G.J.; Hanan, G.S. Azadipyrromethene Cyclometalation in Neutral RuII Complexes: Photosensitizers with Extended Near-Infrared Absorptions for Solar Energy Conversion Applications, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 10563.


4)      DiMarco, B.N.; Motley, T.C. Balok, R.S.; Li, G.; Siegler, M.A.; O’Donnell, R.M.; Hu,K.; Meyer, G.J. A Distance Dependence to Lateral Self-Exchange across Nanocrystalline TiO2. A Comparative Study of Three Homologous RuIII/II Polypyridyl Compounds J. Phys. Chem. C. 2016, 120, 14226.


5)      Ward, C.L.; O’Donnell, R.M.; DiMarco, B.N.; Meyer, G.J. Kinetic Resolution of Charge Recombination and Electric Fields at the Sensitized TiO2 Interface. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2015, 119, 25273-25281.


6)      DiMarco, B.N.; O’Donnell, R.M.; Meyer, G.J. Cation-Dependent Charge Recombination to Organic Mediators in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2015, 119, 21599-21604.


7)      Achey, D.; Brigham, E.C.; DiMarco, B.N.; Meyer, G.J. Excited State Electron Transfer After Visible Light Absorption by the Co(I) State of Vitamin B12, Chem. Comm., 2014, 50, 13304-13306. 

Professional Experience:


2010-2012                  Toray Plastics America; North Kingstown, RI

Chemist, New Product Development Division


2008-2010                  PerkinElmer; Shelton, CT

SQA Scientist, Gas Chromatograph Division

Intern, Gas Chromatograph Division