Prof. Lou Messerle from the Departments of Chemistry and Radiology (adjunct) at The University of Iowa is an inorganic/organometallic/cluster synthetic chemist, with a focus on the early transition metals, lanthanides, bismuth, biomedical imaging, and small-molecule reactivity of metal-metal multiple bonds.
He received his Sc.B. from Brown University in 1975 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1979 under the direction or Prof. Richard R. Schrock. He then did postdoctoral research in organodimolybdenum chemistry under the direction of Prof. M. David Curtis from 1979-81, followed by a three-year independent appointment in the Michigan Society of Fellows, prior to his joining the University of Iowa in 1984.
At CCI Solar he plans to perform hands-on laboratory research in solar water splitting and photophysics and photochemistry of d0 early transition metal complexes exhibiting LMCT and LLCT.