Peter Henry Dinolfo

Peter Henry Dinolfo

Associate Professor

Dye-sensitized Semiconductor Solar Cells, Organic Photovoltaics, Artificial Photosynthesis, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, Polymers, Materials and Energy

Research Interests Design and Synthesis of Supramolecular Coordination Compounds Fundamentals of Electron Transfer in Inorganic Materials Electrochemistry and Spectroscopy of Inorganic Compounds Development of Redox Catalysts for Solar Fuel Formation Surface Functionalization and Modification Techniques

Education

B.S., State University of New York, College at Geneseo, 1998
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2004
Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, 2004-2007

CFES Research Area

Distributed Energy Resources

Selected Publications

  • Full publication list available at: http://homepages.rpi.edu/~dinolp/publications.html
  • 33) Esposito, Teresa A.; Dinolfo, Peter H.; Lewis, Kim M. "Temperature Dependent Electron Transport and Inelastic Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy of Porphyrin Molecular Junctions," Organic Electronics, 2018, 63, 58-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2018.08.040
  • 32) Anderson, Nathaniel T.; Dinolfo, Peter H.; Wang, Xing "Synthesis and characterization of porphyrin-DNA constructs for the self-assembly of modular energy transfer arrays," J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 2452-2459. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7TC05272C - Cover feature.
  • 31) Civic, Marissa R.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Electrochemical Rectification of Redox Mediators Using Porphyrin-Based Molecular Multilayered Films on ITO Electrodes," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 20465-20473. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b05643
  • 30) Yang, Yunbo; Dash, Jatis; Xiang, Yu; Wang, Yiping; Shi, Jian; Dinolfo, Peter H.; Lu, Toh-Ming; Wang, Gwo-Ching "Tuning the Phase and Optical Properties of Ultrathin SnSx Films," J. Phys. Chem C, 2016, 120, 13199-13214. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b03529
  • 29) Buchwald, James R.; Kal, Subhadeep; Civic, Marissa R.; deJoode, Ian M.; Filatov, Alexander S.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Spin Modulation and Electrochemical Behavior of a Pentacoordinate Cobalt(III) Salen Coordination Complex," J. Coord. Chem., 2016, in press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958972.2016.1175001 - Invited article for Emerging Leaders Issue.
  • 28) Dash, Jatis K.; Chen, Liang; Dinolfo, Peter H.; Lu, Toh-Ming; Wang, Gwo-Ching; "A Method Toward Fabricating Semiconducting 3R-NbS2 Ultrathin Films," J. Phys. Chem C, 2015, 119, 19763–19771. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b04057
  • 27) Saha, Swatilekha; Nicolaï, Adrien; Owens, Jonathan R.; Krawicz, Alexandra; Dinolfo, Peter H.; Meunier, Vincent; Lewis, Kim, M.; "Temperature Dependent and Bistable Current-Voltage Measurements in Zinc Porphyrin Molecular Junctions," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 10085–10090. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.5b02449
  • 26) Dash, Jatis K.; Chen, Liang; Topka, Michael R.; Dinolfo, Peter H.; Zhang, Lihua; Kisslinger, Kim; Lu, Toh-Ming; Wang, Gwo-Ching; "A simple growth method for Nb2O5 films and their optical properties," RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 36129–36139. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5RA05074J
  • 25) Topka, Michael R.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Synthesis, Characterization, and Fluorescence Properties of Mixed Molecular Multilayer Films of BODIPY and Zn(II) Tetraphenylporphyrins," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 8053–8060. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.5b00519
  • 24) Buchwald, James R.; Kal, Subhadeep; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Determination of the Mechanism of Water Oxidation by a Dimanganese Tetrakis-Schiff Base Complex: Comparison of Density Functional Theory Calculations with Experiment," J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 25869–25877. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp505774h
  • 23) Kal, Subhadeep; Ayensu-Mensah, Louis; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Evidence for Catalytic Water Oxidation by a Dimanganese Tetrakis-Schiff Base Macrocycle," Inorg. Chim. Acta., 2014, 423, 201–206. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2014.08.007
  • 22) Beauvilliers, Evan E.; Topka, Michael R.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Synthesis and Characterization of Perylene Diimide Based Molecular Multilayers Using CuAAC: Towards Panchromatic Assemblies," RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 32866–32875. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4RA04512B
  • 21) Kal, Subhadeep; Filatov, Alexander S.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Electrocatalytic Proton Reduction by a Dicobalt Tetrakis-Schiff Base Macrocycle in Nonaqueous Electrolyte," Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 7137–7145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic500121f
  • 20) Kal, Subhadeep; Filatov, Alexander S.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Structural, Electrochemical, and Spectroscopic Investigation of Acetate Bridged Dinuclear tetrakis-Schiff Base Macrocycles of Mn and Zn." Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 13963–13973. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic401631e
  • 19) Palomaki, Peter K. B.; Civic, Marissa R.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Photocurrent Enhancement by Multilayered Porphyrin Sensitizers in a Photoelectrochemical Cell." ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2013, 5, 7604–7612. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am401923f
  • 18) Leonardi, Matthew J.; Topka, Michael R.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Efficient Förster Resonance Energy Transfer in 1,2,3-Triazole Linked BODIPY-Zn(II) meso-tetrapheynylporphyrin Donor-Acceptor Arrays." Inorg. Chem , 2012, 51, 13114–13122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic301170a
  • 17) Krawicz, Alexandra; Palazzo, Joseph; Wang, Gwo-Ching; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Zn(II) and Ni(II) 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-ethynylphenyl)porphyrin Multilayers on Au using Copper Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition." RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 7513–7522. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2RA20440A
  • 16) Palomaki, Peter K. B.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Structural Analysis of Porphyrin Multilayer Films on ITO Assembled Using Copper(I)-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition by ATR IR." ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2011, 3, 4703–4713. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am201125p
  • 15) Palomaki, Peter K. B.; Krawicz, Alexandra; Dinolfo, Peter H. "Thickness, Surface Morphology and Optical Properties of Porphyrin Multilayer Thin Films Assembled on Si(100) Using Copper(I)-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition." Langmuir, 2011, 27, 4613–4622. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la104499b
  • 14) Palomaki, Peter K. B.; Dinolfo, Peter H. "A Versatile Molecular Layer-by-Layer Thin Film Fabrication Technique Utilizing Copper(I)-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition." Langmuir, 2010, 26, 9677–9685. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la100308j