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Jimmie Weaver

Author of "Springer Handbook of Inorganic Photochemistry"

February 7, 2023

In 2000, Jimmie Weaver started his academic career at Southern Nazarene University made possible by a football scholarship where he earned a BS degree in Chemistry with Math and Physics minors. After a year of working in an immunology lab with Dr. William Hildebrand (OUHSC), he returned to graduate school at The University of Kansas in the Chemistry Department working with Dr. Jon Tunge, where he developed Pd-catalyzed decarboxylative coupling reactions. After earning his PhD (2010), he took a post-doc position with Dr. Jon Ellman at Yale University where he developed organocatalyzed asymmetric reactions. In 2012, he started his independent career at Oklahoma State University as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, where he has developed a research program focused on advancing the art of synthesis. He has developed expertise in organofluorine chemistry by inventing new chemical reactions that allow expedited synthesis of challenging, yet desirable, fluorinated motifs. In 2017, he received early tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor of Chemistry. In 2018, he co-founded, Weaver Labs-: a company focused on applied problems, including PFAS remediation, detection, and destruction.

The "Springer Handbook of Inorganic Photochemistry" comprehensively covers the field of inorganic photochemistry from the fundamentals to the main applications. The first section of the book describes the historical development of inorganic photochemistry, along with the fundamentals related to this multidisciplinary scientific field. The main experimental techniques employed in state-of-art studies are described in detail in the second section followed by a third section including theoretical investigations in the field. In the next three sections, the photophysical and photochemical properties of coordination compounds, supramolecular systems and inorganic semiconductors are summarized by experts on these materials. Finally, the application of photoactive inorganic compounds in key sectors of our society is highlighted. The sections cover applications in bioimaging and sensing, drug delivery and cancer therapy, solar energy conversion to electricity and fuels, organic synthesis, environmental remediation and optoelectronics among others. The chapters provide a concise overview of the main achievements in the recent years and highlight the challenges for future research. This handbook offers a unique compilation for practitioners of inorganic photochemistry in both industry and academia.


Last Updated: 9 February 2023