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Professor James McCusker named Fellow

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has named MSU Chemistry Professor James McCusker to be a Fellow of their Society. Founded in 1841, the RSC is the United Kingdom’s professional body for chemical scientists and the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. The RSC partners with industry and academia, promotes collaboration and innovation, advises governments on policy, and promotes the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science. The designation FRSC is given to a group of elected Fellows who have made outstanding contributions to chemistry.

“I was quite honored to be named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. I’ve been interacting with the society through my role as an associate editor in one of their lead journals for the past year and a half. Recognition by the RSC for this work as well as the research efforts of my group here at Michigan State is tremendously gratifying and very much appreciated.”

Professor McCusker’s research focuses on ultrafast excited-state dynamics of transition metal compounds, particularly how they relate to the development of solar energy conversion strategies based on earth-abundant materials. His research group also studies the photophysics and photochemistry of exchange-coupled compounds with an eye toward understanding electronic structure effects on electron and energy transfer processes in molecular systems.