Dr. Harry D. Gafney

Research Interests

Harry Gafney’s research expertise includes: photochemistry of inorganic complexes in homogeneous solution and adsorbed onto nanoporous, transparent, silica matrices, photoinduced electron transfer, excited-state acid-base chemistry, self-assembly in solution, assembly of multi-component sites in nanoporous silicas, synthesis and characterization of sol-gel derived glasses, photodeposition of integrated optics, metal oxide synthesis in nanoporous silica matrices, optical and magnetic properties of metal and metal oxide aggregates in glass.

Publications

AuthorsTitleJournalYearVolumePages

H. D. Gafney, D.Sunil, P.S. Devi, J. Dong, A.W. McQuade, and E.A. Mendoza

Integrated Optics: A New Focus for Inorganic Chemistry

Comments on Inorg. Chem

2003

24(3-4)

69-136

H.D. Gafney, J.L. Zambrana, E.X. Ferloni, and J.C. Colis

Multiple Charge Transfer Emissions From Different Metal-Ligand Pairs in Ruthenium Diimines

Inorg. Chem.

2008

47(1)

2-4

H.D. Gafney, D. Sunil, and J. Dong

Influence of Amorphous Silica Matrices on the Formation, Structure and Chemistry of Iron and Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

J. Am. Chem. Soc.

2009

131

14768-14777

H.D. Gafney, P. Jagassar, A. Perri, and G. Ibarrola

Ligand Initiated Self-Assembly of Pt and Ir Nanoparticles about Ru(II) Diimines in Room Temperature Fluid Solution

J. Phys. Chem. C

2013

177(94)

1925-1934

H.D. Gafney and E.C. Look

Photocatalyzed Conversion of CO2to CH4: An Excited State Acid-Base Mechanism

J. Phys. Chem. A.

2013

117(47)

12268-12279

Job History

FromToTitleLocation

1981

Professor of Chemistry

Queens College

2006

2008

Director

CUNY Center of Advanced Techology

1997

1998

Program Officer

NSF

1994

1997

Department of Chemistry Chair

Queens College

1980

Consultant

Corning, Dow Chemical, American Cyanamid, Fiber Optics Fabrication

Affiliation

Queens College

Phone Number

000.000.0000