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Robert Adam Kinney

Robert Adam Kinney is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Research Group.  Adam received a B.A. in Chemistry from Bowdoin College and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Northwestern University.  His graduate research focused on using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and Electron Nuclear Double Resonance (ENDOR) spectroscopy to characterize biomimetic transition metal complexes of the enzyme nitrogenase.   Adam is working with Veronika Szalai to develop new measurement methods based on EPR spectroscopy to characterize nanobiomaterials for artificial photosynthetic applications.   


Selected Publications:
  • A nonclassical dihydrogen adduct of S = ½ Fe(I), Y. Lee, R. A. Kinney, B. M. Hoffman, and J. C. Peters, Journal of the American Chemical Society 133, 16366-16369 (2011).
  • Transformation of an [Fe(η2-N2H3)]+ species to π-delocalized [Fe2(μ-N2H2)]2+/+ complexes, C. T. Saouma, R. A. Kinney, B. M. Hoffman, and J. C. Peters, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 50, 3446-3449 (2011).
  • Formation of {[HIPTN3N]Mo(III)H}- by heterolytic cleavage of H2 as established by EPR and ENDOR spectroscopy, R. A. Kinney, D. G. H. Hetterscheid, B. S. Hanna, R. R. Schrock, and B. M. Hoffman, Inorganic Chemistry 49, 704-713 (2009).
Staff Photo - R. Kinney


CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Energy Research Group


B. A. Chemistry - Bowdoin College

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry - Northwestern University


Phone: 301-975-8256