Joseph Springer

Joseph Springer

Former Member
Educational Background



Joey received his B.S. in Chemistry (College of Chemistry) from University of California, Berkeley in 1998. He joined the Holten lab in 2008, and received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2013.

Research Interests



Joey's research focused on light-harvesting systems, builiding a foundation for future studies in artificial photosynthesis.




Photophysical Properties and Electronic Structure of Retinylidene–Chlorin–Chalcones and Analogues, J. W. Springer, M. Taniguchi, M. Krayer, C. Ruzié, J. R. Diers, D. M. Niedzweidzki, D. F. Bocian, J. S. Lindsey, and D. Holten, Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences 2014, 13, 634-650.

Palette of Lipophilic Bacteriochlorins for Construction of Biohybrid Light-Harvesting Architectures, K. R. Reddy, J. Jiang, M. Krayer, M. A. Harris, J. W. Springer, E. Yang, J. Jiao, D. M. Niedzwiedzki, D. Pandithavidana, P. S. Parkes-Loach, C. Kirmaier, P. A. Loach, D. F. Bocian, D. Holten, and J. S. Lindsey. Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 2036-2053.

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

Integration of Multiple Chromophores with Native Photosynthetic Antennas to Enhance Solar Energy Capture and Delivery,  M. A. Harris, P. S. Parkes-Loach, J. W. Springer, J. Jiang, E. C. Martin, P. Qian, J. Jiao, D. M. Niedzwiedzki, C. Kirmaier,  J. D. Olsen, D. F. Bocian, D. Holten, C. N. Hunter, J. S. Lindsey, and P. A. Loach  Chemical Science 2013, 4, 3924–3933.

Biohybrid Photosynthetic Antenna Complexes for Enhanced Light-Harvesting, J. W. Springer, P. S. Parkes-Loach, K. R. Reddy, M. Krayer, J. Jiao, G. M. Lee, D.M. Niedzwiedzki, M. A. Harris, C. Kirmaier,  D. F. Bocian, J. S. Lindsey, D. Holten, and P. A. Loach J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 4589-4599.

Linker-Free Quantum Dot Sensitized TiO2 Photoelectrochemical Cells, L. Zhu, W.-J. An, J. W. Springer, L. M. Lopez, S. Gullapalli, D. Holten, M. S. Wong, and P. Biswas, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2012, 37, 6422-6430.

Effects of Substituents on Synthetic Analogs of Chlorophylls.  Part 3: The Distinctive Impact of Auxochromes at the 7- versus 3-Positions, J. W. Springer, K. M. Faries, J. R. Diers, C. Muthiah, O. Mass, H. L. Kee, C. Kirmaier, J. S. Lindsey, D. F. Bocian, and D. Holten Photochem. Photobiol 2012 88, 651-674.

De novo Synthesis and Properties of Analogues of the Self-Assembling Chlorosomal Bacteriochlorophylls, O. Mass, D. R. Pandithavidana, M. Ptaszek, K. Santiago, J. W. Springer, J. Jiao, Q. Tang, C. Kirmaier, D. F. Bocian, D. Holten, and J. S. Lindsey N. J. Chem 2011, 35, 2671-2690.

Structural Characteristics that Make Chlorophylls Green: Interplay of Hydrocarbon Skeleton and Substituents, O. Mass, M. Taniguchi, M. Ptaszek, J. W. Springer, K. M. Faries, J. R. Diers, D. F. Bocian, D. Holten, and J. S. Lindsey N. J. Chem. 2011, 35, 76-88.