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Felix Castellano

Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair and Professor


Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair and Professor

Department of Chemistry

Partners Building III 319


Felix (Phil) Castellano earned a B.A. in Chemistry from Clark University in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University under the direction of Jerry Meyer in 1996. Following an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, working with Joe Lakowicz, he accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Bowling Green State University in 1998. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2004, to Professor in 2006, and was appointed Director of the Center for Photochemical Sciences in 2011. In 2013, he moved his research program to North Carolina State University where he is currently the Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair. He was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) in 2015, earned the I-APS Award in Photochemistry in 2019, and was elected as an AAAS Fellow in 2020. He is also the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Physics Reviews, a peer-reviewed journal from AIPP. His current research focuses on metal-organic chromophore photophysics and energy transfer, photochemical upconversion phenomena, thermally-activated delayed photoluminescence processes, solar fuels photocatalysis, energy transduction at semiconductor/molecular interfaces, photoredox catalysis, fuel-forming chemical reactions, ultrafast transient bond-making and bond-breaking processes, and excited state electron transfer.


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Ph.D. Chemistry Johns Hopkins University 1996

B.A. Chemistry Clark University 1991


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