Jared Delcamp

Jared Delcamp, Assistant Professor

Jared Delcamp, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

405 Coulter Hall
662-915-5332  |  delcamp@olemiss.edu


B.S., University of Kentucky-Lexington, 2005
Ph.D. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 2010
Postdoctoral Researcher, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 2010-2012
Postdoctoral Researcher, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-2013
Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi, 2013-present

National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Organic Chemistry, Energy Production, Solar Cells, Photocatalysis, Solar Fuel Production, Physical Organic Chemistry, CO2 Reduction

The Delcamp laboratory is interested in the converting solar energy into more readily usable energy forms. We have two main focuses for accomplishing this goal: 1) generation of electrical energy and 2) generation of chemical energy.

In order to generate electrical energy from sunlight, we are further developing organic small molecules for the already promising dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC). We aim to broaden the strategies used in designing organic light harvesting materials for DSCs and organic photovoltaics. We are currently developing novel organic building blocks which will be amendable to a diverse array of organic electronic applications. Several of the polycyclic building blocks of interest are designed to balance competing local and larger annulenic aromaticities which should lead to unique light absorption characteristics from small molecules.

Additionally, we are interested in the generation of carbon based fuels from readily abundant CO2 with sunlight as the energy source. In order to photocatalytically convert a highly oxidized carbon source (CO2) into a more readily usable form, we aim to design catalytic systems capable of facilitating multiple synergistic chemical processes. Our focuses are on developing systems with no stoichiometric bi-products as is desirable for an energy projection technology and in further increasing the light absorption and catalytic activity of CO2 converting organometallic complexes.

Yum, J.H.; Holcombe, T. W.; Kim, Y.; Rakstys, K.; Moehl, T.; Teuscher, J.; Delcamp, J. H.; Nazeeruddin, M. K.; Grätzel, M. “Blue-Coloured Highly Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by Implementing the Diketopyrrolopyrrole Chromophore” Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 2446.

Delcamp, J. H.; Yella, A.; Holcombe, T. W.; Nazeeruddin, M. K.; Grätzel, M. “The Molecular Engineering of Organic Sensitizers for Solar Cell Applications” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 376.

Delcamp, J. H.; Shi, Y.; Yum, J.-H.; Sajoto, T.; Dell’Orto, E.; Barlow, S.; Nazeeruddin, M. K.; Marder, S. R.; Grätzel, M. “The Role of π-Bridges in High Efficiency DSCs Based on Unsymmetrical Squaraines” Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 1819.

Dualeh, A.; Humphrey-Baker, R.; Delcamp, J. H.; Nazeeruddin, M. K.; Grätzel, M. “Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Using a Novel Class of Ullazine Dyes as Sensitizers” Adv. Energy Mater. 2013, 3, 496.

Dualeh, A.; Delcamp, J. H.; Nazeeruddin, M. K. and Grätzel, M. “Near-Infrared Sensitization of Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with a Squaraine Dye” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2012, 100, 173512.

Delcamp, J. H.; Yella, A.; Nazeeruddin, M. K. and Grätzel, M. “Modulating Dye E(S+/S*) with Efficient Heterocyclic Nitrogen Containing Acceptors for DSCs” Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 2295-2297.