Dariusz Niedzwiedzki

Dariusz Niedzwiedzki

Research Scientist
 Educational Background:

MS in Physics (Specialization: Biophysics, June 2000 )   Supervisor: Prof. Wieslaw I. Gruszecki
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland Department of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science


PhD in Physics (Specialization: Biophysics, June 2004)     Supervisor: Prof. Wieslaw I. Gruszecki
Department of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland


Postdoctoral Research Fellow (June 2004 ¨C May 2009)   Supervisor: Prof. Harry A. Frank
Chemistry Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA


Research Scientist ( June 2009-June 2010). Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
Supervisor: Prof. Robert Blankenship


Research Scientist (August 2010-present) Ultrafast Laser Facility in Photosynthesic Antenna Research Center, Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA

 Research Interests:
  Spectroscopic properties of carotenoids and light harvesting pigment-protein complexes from bacteria and plants

Niedzwiedzki D., Gruszecki W.I., Interaction between chlorophyll a and violaxanthin in different steric conformation: Model studies in monomolecular layers, Colloids Surf., B 28 (2003) 27-38.


Gruszecki W.I., Stiel H., Niedzwiedzki D., Beck M., Milanowska J., Lokstein H., Leopold D., Towards elucidating the energy of the first excited state of the xanthophyll cycle pigments by X-ray absorption spectroscopy, Biochim. Biophys. Acta: Bioenerg., 1708 (2005) 102-107.


Niedzwiedzki D., Krupa Z., Gruszecki W.I., Temperature-induced isomerization of violaxanthin in organic solvents and in Light-Harvesting Complex II, J. Photochem. Photobiol. B: Biol. 78 (2005) 109-114 .


Niedzwiedzki D., Rusling J. F. and Frank H. A., Voltammetric redox potentials of carotenoids associated with the xanthophyll cycle in photosynthesis, Chem. Phys. Lett. 415 (2005) 308-312.


Niedzwiedzki D. M., Sullivan J. O., Polivka T., Birge R. R., Frank, H. A. Femtosecond Time-Resolved Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of Xanthophylls, J. Phys. Chem. B. 110 (2006) 22872-22885.


Niedzwiedzki D., Koscielecki J. F., Cong H., Sullivan J O., Gibson G. N., Birge R.? R., Frank H. A., Ultrafast dynamics and excited state spectra of open-chain carotenoids at room and low temperatures, J. Phys. Chem. B. 111 (2006) 5984-5998.


Hashimoto H., Fujii R., Yanagi K., Kusumoto T., Gardiner A. T., Cogdell R. J. Roszak, A. W., Issacs N. W., Pendon Z., Niedzwiedzki D., and Frank H. A. Structures and functions of carotenoids bound to reaction centers from purple photosynthetic bacteria, Pure Appl. Chem 78, (2006) 1505-1518.


Pol¨ªvka T., Niedzwiedzki D., Fuciman M., Sundstr?m V., Frank H. A., Role of B800 in carotenoid-bacteriachlorophyll energy and electron transfer in LH2 complexes from the purple bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides, J. Phys. Chem. B. 111 (2007) 7422-7431.


Galinato M. G. I., Niedzwiedzki D., Deal C., Birge R. R. and Frank H. A., Cation radicals of xanthophylls, Photosynth. Res. 94 (2007) 67-78.


Cong H., Niedzwiedzki D., Gibson G. N. and Frank H. A., Ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy of xanthophylls at low temperature, J. Phys. Chem. B 112 (2008) 3558-3567.


Cong H., Niedzwiedzki D. M., Gibson G. N., LaFountain A. M., Kelsh R. M., Gardiner A. T., Cogdell R. J. and Frank H. A., Ultrafast time-resolved carotenoid to-bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer in LH2 complexes from photosynthetic bacteria J. Phys. Chem. B 112 (2008) 10689-10703.


Niedzwiedzki D. M., Daniel J. Sandberg, Cong H. Megan N. Sandberg, George N. Gibson,2 Robert R. Birge and Harry A. Frank, Ultrafast Time-resolved Absorption Spectroscopy of Geometric Isomers? of Carotenoids, Chem. Phys. 357, (2009) 4-16.


Chatterjee N., Niedzwiedzki D. M., Kajikawa T., Hasegawa S., Katsumura S., and Frank H. A., Effect of ¦Ð-electron conjugation length on the solvent-dependent S1 lifetime of peridinin, Chem. Phys. Lett. 463 (2008) 219-224 ,

 14.Chatterjee N., Niedzwiedzki D. M., Aoki K., Kajikawa T., Katsumura S., Hashimoto H. and Frank H. A., Effect of structural modifications on the spectroscopic properties and dynamics of the excited states of ?peridinin Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 483 (2009) 146-155.

Ryppa C., Niedzwiedzki D., Morozowich N. L., Frank H.A., Br¨¹ckner C. ¡°Photophysical Concequences of the Step-wise Conversion of Two Pyrrole Moieties of Octaethylporphyrin to Pyridin-3-ones¡± Chem. Eur. J. 15 (2009) 5749-5762.


Niedzwiedzki D. M., Chatterjee N., Enriquez M. M., Kajikawa T., Hasegawa S., Katsumura S. and Frank H. A., Spectroscopic Investigation of Peridinin Analogues Having Different pi-Electron Conjugated Chain Lengths: Exploring the Nature of the Intramolecular Charge Transfer State, J. Phys. Chem. B 113 (2009)13604-13612.


Kajikawa, T., Hasegawa S., Iwashita T., Kusumoto T., Hashimoto H., Niedzwiedzki D.M., Frank H.A., and Katsumura S., Syntheses of C33-, C35-, and C39-peridinin and their spectral characteristics. Org. Lett. 11(2009). 5006-5009.


Schulte, T., Niedzwiedzki D.M., Birge R.R., Hiller R.G., Polivka T., Hofmann E., and Frank H.A., Identification of a single peridinin sensing Chl-a excitation in reconstituted PCP by crystallography and spectroscopy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106 (2009) 20764-20769.


Cai J., Niedzwiedzki D. M., Frank H. A. and Hamilton A. D., Ultrafast energy transfer within pyropheophorbide-a tethered to self-assembling DNA quadruplex, Chem. Commun., 2010, DOI: 46, 544-546.


Y. Ner, D. Navarathne, D. M. Niedzwiedzki, J. G. Grote, A. V. Dobrynin, H. A. Frank and G. A. Sotzing. Stabilization of fluorophore in DNA thin films. Appl. Phys. Lett. 95 (2009) 263701-263703.


S. Kaligotla, S. Doyle, D. M. Niedzwiedzki, S. Hasegawa, T. Kajikawa, S. Katsumara and H. A. Frank.  Triplet state spectra and dynamics of peridinin analogues having different extents of π-electron conjugationPhotosynth. Res. 103 (2010) 167-174.


Kajikawa T., Aoki K., Iwashita T., Niedzwiedzki D. M., Frank H. A., Katsumura S. Syntheses of ylidenbutenolide-modified derivatives of peridinin and their stereochemical and spectral characteristics. Org. Biomol. Chem.11 (2010) 2513-2516.


D. M. Niedzwiedzki, M. M. Enriquez, A. M. LaFountain and H. A. Frank.  Ultrafast time-resolved absorption spectroscopy of geometric isomers of xanthophylls. Chem. Phys. 373 (2010) 80-89.


T. Polívka, H. A. Frank, M. M. Enriquez, D. M. Niedzwiedzki, S. Liaaen-Jensen, J. Hemming, J. R. Helliwell and M. Helliwell.  X-ray crystal structure and time-resolved spectroscopy of the blue carotenoid violerythrinJ. Phys. Chem. B 114 (2010) 8760-8769.


D. M. Niedzwiedzki, A. M. Collins, A. M. LaFountain, M. M. Enriquez, H. A. Frank and R. E. Blankenship.  Spectroscopic studies of carotenoid-to-bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer in LHRC photosynthetic complex from Roseiflexus castenholziiJ. Phys. Chem. B 114 (2010) 8723-8734.


D .M. Niedzwiedzki and R. E. Blankenship. Singlet and triplet excited state properties of natural chlorophylls and bacteriochlorophylls. Photosynth. Res. (2010) 106:227–238


D .M. Niedzwiedzki, Kobayashi M. and R. E. Blankenship. Triplet excited state spectra and dynamics of carotenoids from the thermophilic purple photosynthetic bacterium Thermochromatium tepidum. Photosynth. Res. (2011), 107, 177-186


M. Fuciman, M. M. Enriquez, S. Kaligotla, D .M. Niedzwiedzki, T. Kajikawa, S. Hasegawa, S. Katsumura, and H. A. Frank. Singlet and Triplet State Spectra and Dynamics of Structurally-modified Peridinins.  J. Phys. Chem. B (2011), 115, 4436-4445


Niedzwiedzki D. M., Fuciman M., Frank H. A. and Blankenship R. E. Energy Transfer in an LH4-like light harvesting complex from the aerobic purple photosynthetic bacterium Roseobacter denitrificans. Bioch. Biophys Acta - B (2011) 1807, 518-528


Niedzwiedzki D. M., Fuciman M.,  Kobayashi M., Frank H. A. and Blankenship R. E. Ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy of the light-harvesting complex 2 (LH2) from the photosynthetic bacterium Thermochromatium tepidum, Photosynthesis Research (2011) 110, 49-60


Springer J., Parkes-Loach P., Reddy K., Krayer M., Jiao J., Lee G., Niedzwiedzki D., Harris, M., Kirmaier C., Bocian D., Lindsey J., Holten D., Loach P., Biohybrid photosynthetic antenna complexes for enhanced light-harvesting, Journal of American Chemical Society (2012), 134 (10), 4589-99.


Mani T., Niedzwiedzki D. M., Vinogradov S. A., Generation of phosphorescent triplet states via photoinduced electron transfer: energy and electron transfer dynamics in Pt porphyrin-Rhodamine B dyads, Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2012), 116 (14), 3598-3610.

 33.Niedzwiedzki DM, Bina D, Picken N, Honkanen S, Blankenship RE, Holten D, and Cogdell R, Spectroscopic studies of two spectral variants of light-harvesting complex 2 (LH2) from the photosynthetic purple sulfur bacterium Allochromatium vinosum. Biochim. et Biophys Acta- Bioenergetics (2012) 1817:1576-1587.

Wang W-N, An W-J, Ramalingam B, Mukherjee S, Niedzwiedzki DM, Gangopadhyay S, and Biswas P, Size and Structure Matter: Enhanced CO2 Photoreduction Efficiency by Size-resolved Ultrafine Pt Nanoparticles on TiO2 Single Crystals. Journal of the American Chemical Society, (2012) 134 (27), 11276-11281.

 35.W-J An, W-N Wang, B. Ramalingam, S. Mukherjee, D.M Niedzwiedzki, S. Gangopadhyay, P. Biswas, Role of Pt nanoparticles in photoreactions on TiO2 photoelectrodes, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, (2012) 1446, 71-75.
 36.Niedzwiedzki DM, Jiang J, Lo CS, and Blankenship RE (2013) Spectroscopic properties of the Chlorophyll a-Chlorophyll c2-Peridinin-Protein-Complex (acpPC) from the coral symbiotic dinoflagellate Symbiodinium. Photosynthesis Research, 120, (1-2), pp 125-139.

Yang E., Ruzié C., Krayer M., Diers J.R., Niedzwiedzki D.M., Kirmaier C., Lindsey J.S., Bocian D.F., Holten D., Photophysical Properties and Electronic Structure of Bacteriochlorin–Chalcones with Extended Near-Infrared Absorption, Photochemistry and Photobiology, (2013) 89 (3) 586-604. 


Orf G.S., Tank M., Vogl K., Niedzwiedzki D.M., Bryant D.A., Blankenship R.E., Spectroscopic insights into the decreased efficiency of chlorosomes containing bacteriochlorophyll f, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics, (2013) 1827, Pages: 493-501.


Reddy K.R., Jiang J., Krayer M., Harris M.A., Springer J.W., Yang E., Jiao J., Niedzwiedzki D.M., Pandithavidana D., Parkes-Loach P.S., Kirmaier C., Loach P.A., Bocian D.F., Holten D., Lindsey J.S. Palette of lipophilic bioconjugatable bacteriochlorins for construction of biohybrid light-harvesting architectures, Chemical Science, (2013) 4, Pages: 2036-2053.

 40.Niedzwiedzki D.M., Jiang J., Lo C.S. and Blankenship R.E. (2013), Low-temperature Spectroscopic Properties of the Peridinin-Chlorophyll-a Protein (PCP) Complex from the Coral Symbiotic Dinoflagellate Symbiodinium, Journal of Physical Chemistry B,  117 (38), pp 11091–11099.
 41.Kotagiri N., Niedzwiedzki D.M., Ohara K., and Achilefu S. (2013) Activatable Probes Based on Cerenkov Radiation-Associated Distance Dependent Luminescence, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 52 (30) 7756-7760.
 42.Niedzwiedzki DM, Kajikawa T, Aoki K, Katsumura S, Frank H: Excited States Energies and Dynamics of Peridinin Analogues and the Nature of the Intramolecular Charge Transfer (ICT) State in Carbonyl-Containing Carotenoids. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2013), 117, 6874-6887.

Aravindu K., Mass O., Vairaprakash P., Springer J.W., Yang E., Niedzwiedzki D.M., Kirmaier C., Bocian D.F., Holten D., Lindsey J.S. (2013) Amphiphilic Chlorins and Bacteriochlorins in Micellar Environments. Molecular Design, de novo Synthesis, and Photophysical Properties, Chemical Science, 4, 3459-3477. 


Wang J., Yang E., Diers, J., Niedzwiedzki D., Kirmaier C., Bocian D., Lindsey, J., Holten D. (2013) Distinct Photophysical and Electronic Characteristics of Strongly Coupled Dyads Containing a Perylene Accessory Pigment and a Porphyrin, Chlorin, or Bacteriochlorin, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 17, 9288-303.

 45.Harris M. A., Parkes-Loach P. S., Springer J. W., Jiang J., Martin E. C., Qian P., Jiao J., Niedzwiedzki D. M., Kirmaier C., Olsen J. D., Bocian D. F., Holten D., Hunter N., Lindsey J. S. and Loach P. A.,  Integration of multiple chromophores with native photosynthetic antennas to enhance solar energy capture and delivery, Chemical Science, (2013) 4, 3924-3933.
 46.Kovacs S. A., Bricker W. P., Niedzwiedzki D. M., Colletti P. F., Lo C. S., (2013) Computational Determination of the Pigment Binding Motif in the Chlorosome Protein a of Green Sulfur Bacteria, Photosynthesis Research, 118:  231-247.

King J. D., McIntosh C. L., Halsey C. M., Lada B. M., Niedzwiedzki D. M., Cooley J. W. and Blankenship R. E. (2013) Metalloproteins diversified - The auracyanins are a family of cupredoxins that stretch the spectral and redox limits of blue copper proteins. Biochemistry52, 8267 - 8275.

 48.Liu, H., Zhang, H., Niedzwiedzki, D.M., Prado, M., He, G., Gross, M.L., and Blankenship, R.E. Phycobilisomes Supply Excitations to Both Photosystems in a Megacomplex in Cyanobacteria, Science, 2013, 342, 1104-1107.

Zhang H., Liu H., Niedzwiedzki D.M., Prado M., Jiang J., Gross M.L. and Blankenship R.E., Molecular Mechanism of Photoactivation and Structural Location of the Cyanobacterial Orange Carotenoid Protein, Biochemistry53 (1), pp 13–19.

 50.Magdaong NM, Niedzwiedzki DM, Greco JA, Liu H, Yano K, Kajikawa T, Sakaguchi K, Katsumura S, Birge RR, Frank H. (2014) Excited state properties of a short pi-electron conjugated peridinin analogue, Chemical Physics Letters, 593, pp 132-139.
 51.Niedzwiedzki DM, Orf GS, Tank M, Vogl K, Bryant DA and Blankenship RE (2014) Photophysical Properties of the Excited States of Bacteriochlorophyll f in Solvents and in Chlorosomes (Feature Article), Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118 (9), pp 2295–2305.
 52.Yang E, Wang J, Diers JR, Niedzwiedzki DM, Kirmaier C, Bocian DF, Lindsey JS, and Holten D, (2014) Probing Electronic Communication for Efficient Light-Harvesting Functionality: Dyads Containing a Common Perylene and a Porphyrin, Chlorin, or Bacteriochlorin, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118, pp 1630-1647. 

Springer JW, Taniguchi M, Krayer M, Ruzie C, Diers JR, Niedzwiedzki DM, Bocian DF, Lindsey JS and Holten D, (2014) Photophysical properties and electronic structure of retinylidene–chlorin–chalcones and analogues, Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 13(4):634-50.


Orf GS, Niedzwiedzki DM, Blankenship RE,  (2014) Intensity Dependence of the Excited State Lifetimes and Triplet Conversion Yield in the FMO Antenna Protein Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118, pp 2058-2069.


Niedzwiedzki DM, Liu H, Chen M, Blankenship RE, (2014) Excited State Properties of Chlorophyll f in Organic Solvents at Ambient and Cryogenic Temperatures, Photosynthesis Research, 121:25-34.

 56.Harris MA, Jiang J, Niedzwiedzki DM, Jiao J, Taniguchi M, Kirmaier C, Loach PA, Bocian DF, Lindsey JS, Holten D, Parkes-Loach PS, (2014) Versatile Design of Biohybrid Light-Harvesting Architectures to Tune Location, Density and Spectral Coverage of Attached Synthetic Chromophores for Enhanced Energy Capture, Photosynthesis Research, 121:35–48.

Niedzwiedzki DM, (2014)Photophysical Properties of a Synthetic, Carbonyl-Containing (N = 6+C=O) Carotenoid Analogue, Chemical Physics Letters, 601, 74-80.


Niedzwiedzki DM, Liu H, Blankenship RE ,(2014) Excited State Properties of 3’-hydroxyechinenone in Solvents and in the Orange Carotenoid Protein from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, Journal of Physical Chemistry B,  118 (23), pp 6141–6149.


Hartzler DA, Niedzwiedzki DM, Bryant DA, Blankenship RE, Pushkar Y, and Savikhin S, (2014) Triplet Excited State Energies and Phosphorescence Spectra of (Bacterio)Chlorophylls, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118 (26), pp 7221–7232.

 60.Jiang J, Reddy KR, Pavan MP, Lubian E, Harris MA, Jiao J, Niedzwiedzki DM, Kirmaier C, Parkes-Loach PS, Loach PA, Bocian DF, Holten D and Lindsey JS, (2014) Amphiphilic, hydrophilic, or hydrophobic synthetic bacteriochlorins in biohybrid light-harvesting architectures: consideration of molecular designs, Photosynthesis Research122, 187-202.
 61.Harris MA, Sahin T, Jiang J, Vairaprakash P, Parkes-Loach PS, Niedzwiedzki DM, Kirmaier C, Loach PA, Bocian DF, Holten D and Lindsey JS, (2014) Enhanced Light-Harvesting Capacity by Micellar Assembly of Free Accessory Chromophores and LH1-like Antennas, Photochemistry and Photobiology90, 1264-1276. 
 62.Carey AM, Hacking K, Picken N, Honkanen S, Kelly S, Niedzwiedzki DM, Blankenship RE, Shimizu Y, Wang-Otomo Z-Y, Cogdell RJ, (2014) Characterisation of the LH2 spectral variants produced by the photosynthetic purple sulphur bacterium Allochromatium vinosum, BBA – Bioenergetics, 1837 (11), pp 1849–1860.
 63.Chi SC, Mothersole DJ, Niedzwiedzki DM, Zhang H, Dilbeck P, Qian P, Vasilev C, Grayson KJ, Jackson PJ, Martin EC, Li Y, Holten D , Hunter CN, (2014) Assembly of functional photosystem complexes in Rhodobacter sphaeroides incorporating carotenoids from the spirilloxanthin pathway, BBA – Bioenergetics1847, 189-201.
 64.Wang WN, Wu F, Myung Y, Niedzwiedzki DM, Im HS, Park J, Banerjee P, and Biswas P, (2015) Surface Engineered CuO Nanowires with ZnO Islands for CO2 Photoreduction, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7 (10), pp 5685–5692.
 65.Vairaprakash P, Yang E, Sahin T, Taniguchi M, Krayer M, Diers JR, Wang A, Niedzwiedzki DM, Kirmaier C, Lindsey JS, Bocian DF, Holten D, (2015) Extending the Short and Long Wavelength Limits of Bacteriochlorin Near-Infrared Absorption via Dioxo- and Bisimide-Functionalization  Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 119 (12), 4382-4395.
 66.Niedzwiedzki DM, Dilbeck PL, Tang Q, Mothersole DJ, Martin EC, Bocian DF, Holten D, and Hunter CN (2015) Functional Characteristics of Spirilloxanthin and Keto-Bearing Analogues in Light-Harvesting LH2 Complexes from Rhodobacter sphaeroides with a Genetically Modified Carotenoid Synthesis Pathway. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics, 1847 (6), 640-655.
 67.Niedzwiedzki DM and Cranston L, (2015) Excited states lifetimes and energies of okenone and chlorobactene, exemplary keto and non-keto aryl carotenoids, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17 (20), 13245-13256.
 68.Jiang J, Yang E, Reddy KR, Niedzwiedzki DM, Kirmaier C, Bocian DF, Holten D, and Lindsey JS, (2015) Synthetic  bacteriochlorins bearing polar motifs (carboxylate, phosphonate, ammonium and a short PEG). Water-solubilization, bioconjugation, and photophysical properties, New Journal of Chemistry39, 5694-5714.
 69.Magdaong NM, LaFountain AM, Hacking K, Niedzwiedzki DM, Gibson GN, Cogdell RJ and Frank  HA (2015) Spectral heterogeneity and carotenoid-to-bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer in LH2 light-harvesting complexes from Allochromatium vinosum, Photosynthesis Research127:171-187.
 70.He G, Niedzwiedzki DM, Orf GS, Zhang H, Blankenship RE, (2015) Dynamics of Energy and Electron Transfer in the FMO-Reaction Center Complex from the Phototrophic Green Sulfur Bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 119 (26), pp 8321–8329.
 71.Sahin T, Harris MA, Vairaprakash P, Niedzwiedzki DM, Subramanian V, Shreve AP, Bocian DF, Holten D, and Lindsey JS, Self-Assembled Light-Harvesting System from Chromophores in Lipid Vesicles, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 119 (32), pp 10231–10243.  
 72.Kang HS, Esemoto NN, Diers JR, Niedzwiedzki DM, Greco JA, Akhigbe J, Yu Z, Pancholi C, Bhagavathy GV, Nguyen JK, Kirmaier C, Birge RR, Ptaszek M, Holten D;  Bocian DF Effects of Strong Electronic Coupling in Chlorin and Bacteriochlorin Dyads (2016) Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 120 (3), pp 379–395. 
 73.Greco JA, LaFountain AM, Kinashi N, Shinada T, Sakaguchi K, Katsumura S, Magdaong NCM, Niedzwiedzki DM, Birge RR, and Frank HA, Spectroscopic Investigation of the Carotenoid Deoxyperidinin: Direct Observation of the Forbidden S0 → S1 Transition, (2016) The Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 120 (10), 2731-2744.
 74.Niedzwiedzki DM, Tronina T, Liu H, Staleva H, Komenda J, Sobotka R, Blankenship RE, Polívka T; Carotenoid-induced non-photochemical quenching in the cyanobacterial chlorophyll synthase-HliC/D complex (2016) BBA-Bioenergetics1857 (9), 1430-1439.
 75.Magdaong NCM, Niedzwiedzki DM, Goodson C, Blankenship RE; Carotenoid-to-Bacteriochlorophyll Energy Transfer in the LH1-RC Core Complex of a Bacteriochlorophyll b-Containing Purple Photosynthetic Bacterium Blastochloris viridis (2016) Journal of Physical Chemistry B 120 (23), pp 5159–5171.
 76.Dilbeck PL, Tang Q, Mothersole DJ, Martin EC, Hunter CN, Bocian DF, Holten D, Niedzwiedzki DM; Quenching Capabilities of Long-Chain Carotenoids in Light-Harvesting-2 Complexes from Rhodobacter sphaeroides with an Engineered Carotenoid Synthesis Pathway (2016) Journal of Physical Chemistry B 120 (24), pp 5429–5443.
 77.Orf GS, Saer RG, Niedzwiedzki DM, Zhang H, McIntosh CL, Schultz JW, Liviu M, and Blankenship RE; Evidence for a Cysteine-mediated Mechanism of Excitation Energy Regulation in a Photosynthetic Antenna Complex (2016) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, in press.
 78.Lu Y, Zhang H, Niedzwiedzki DM, Jiang J, Blankenship RE, Gross ML; Fast photochemical oxidation of proteins (FPOP) maps the topology of intrinsic membrane proteins: light-harvesting complex 2 (LH2) in a Nanodisc (2016) Analytical Chemistry, 88 (17), 8827-8834.
 79.Niedzwiedzki DM, Hunter CN and Blankenship RE (2016), Evaluating the Nature of So-Called S*-State Feature in Transient Absorption of Carotenoids in Light Harvesting Complex 2 (LH2) From Purple Photosynthetic Bacteria, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 120 (43), 11123-11131.

Niedzwiedzki DM, Dilbeck PL, Tang Q, Martin EC, Bocian DF, Hunter CN and Holten D (2016) New Insights into the Photochemistry of Carotenoid Spheroidenone in Light-Harvesting Complex 2 from the Purple Bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroidesPhotosynthesis Research, in press.

 81.Mandal AK, Taniguchi M, Diers JR, Niedzwiedzki DM, Kirmaier C, Lindsey JS, Bocian DF, Holten D. (2016) Photophysical Properties and Electronic Structure of Porphyrins Bearing Zero to Four meso-Phenyl Substituents: New Insights into Seemingly Well Understood Tetrapyrroles, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, in press
 82.Grayson K, Faries K, Huang X, Qian P, Dilbeck P, Martin E, Hitchcock A, Vasilev C, Yuen J, Niedzwiedzki D , Leggett G, Holten D, Kirmaier C and Hunter CN (2016) Augmenting light coverage for photosynthesis through YFP-enhanced charge separation at the Rhodobacter sphaeroides reaction centre, Nature Communications, accepted
 83.de Carvalho BA, Kavadiya S, Huang S, Niedzwiedzki DM and Biswas P (2016) Highly Stable Perovskite Solar Cells Fabricated Under Humid Ambient Conditions, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, accepted
 84.Chen S, Liberton M, Pakrasi HB, Niedzwiedzki DM (2017) Reevaluating the mechanism of excitation energy dissipation in iron-starved cyanobacteria, BBA-Bionergetics 1858, 249-258.

Kavadiya S, Niedzwiedzki DM, Huang S, Biswas, P (2017) Electrospray-assisted Fabrication of Moisture-resistant and Highly Stable Perovskite Solar Cells at Ambient Conditions, Advanced Energy Materials, accepted

 86.Magdaong NCM, Saer R, Niedzwiedzki DM, Blankenship RE  (2017) Ultrafast Spectroscopic Investigation of Energy Transfer in Site-Directed Mutants of the Fenna-Matthews-Olson (FMO) Antenna Complex From Chlorobaculum tepidum, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, in press
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 Published Conference Abstracts

Gruszecki W. I., Niedzwiedzki D., Grudzi?ski W. and Krupa Z., Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters, Vol. 10, Suplement 1, Page 29, Publisher: Versita Warsaw and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (2005)


Stull J. A., Niedzwiedzki D., Frank H. A., Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical SocietyVol. 231, Meeting Abstract: 748-CHED, Publisher: American Chemical Society, Washington DC, USA (2006)


Frank H. A., Cong H., Gibson G., Birge R., Niedzwiedzki D., Photosynthesis Reasearch, Vol. 91, Issue: 2-3, Pages: 158-158 Meeting Abstract: PS38 Publisher: Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands (2007)


Frank H. A., Cong, H., Niedzwiedzki D., Gibson G.N., Abstracts of Papers, 234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, United States, PHYS-517. Publisher: American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, USA (2007)

 5.Niedzwiedzki D. M., Exploring the nature of the intramolecular charge transfer state (ICT) of peridinin analogues, Acta Biologica Cracoviensia, Vol. 53 suppl.1, page 105. (Abstracts of 16th International Symposium on Carotenoids)   
 6.Mani T, Niedzwiedzki DM, Vinogradov S (2012) Modulation of Triplet Emissivity in Pt Porphyrin-Rhodamine Dyads by Weak Magnetic Fields. Abstracts of 221st Electrochemical Society Meeting.
 7.W-N Wang, W-J An, B Ramalingam, S Mukherjee, DM Niedzwiedzki, S Gangopadhyay, P Biswas, Enhanced Carbon Dioxide Photoconversion Efficiency By 1D Structured Platinized TiO2 Films, Abstract MA2013-02 728 (224th Electrochemical Society Meeting) 


Magdaong NM, Enriquez MM, Schulte T, Niedzwiedzki DM, Hofmann E, Hiller R, and Frank HA (2014) Optical spectroscopic investigation of native and recombinant peridinin-chlorophyll a-protein complexes. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Carotenoids 18: 125.


Niedzwiedzki D (2014) Investigation of the Carotenoid-to-Bacteriochlorophyll Energy Transfer in the LH2 Complexes Containing Carotenoids with Conjugation Length from 9 to 15. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Carotenoids 18: 139.

 10.Niedzwiedzki D (2014) Photophysical Properties of a Synthetic, Carbonyl-Containing (N=6+C=O) Carotenoid Analogue. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Carotenoids 18: 138.
 Other scientific articles:

G. Niedzwiedzki, D. Niedzwiedzki. Dinosaur tracks with metatarsal impressions from the Early Jurassic strata of Poland. Przeglad Geologiczny, 49 (2001) 649-650 (in Polish)


G. Niedzwiedzki, D. Niedzwiedzki. New finds of dinosaur tracks with metatarsal impressions from the Lower Jurassic of the Holy Cross Mountains (central, Poland)Przeglad Geologiczny, 52: (2004) 237–242 (in Polish)

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