The Center for Revolutionary Solar Photoconversion (CRSP) Scientific Advisory Board is composed of up to five scientists from organizations other than the Collaboratory Institutions or CRSP members. This independent Board will evaluate and monitor the quality of the science pursued by CRSP. Additional members of this group will be selected by the CRSP Executive Board in 2010.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Thomas J. Meyer is currently Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. He received his bachelor's and doctorate degrees in chemistry from Ohio University, and Stanford University, respectively.
Dr. Meyer was a NATO postdoctoral fellow at University College, London in 1967, prior to joining the faculty at UNC in 1968. During his career at UNC until 1999, he served in a variety of positions including Head of Chemistry, Chair of the Curriculum in Applied Sciences, and Vice Chancellor/Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research.
In 2000, he was named Associate Director for Strategic Research at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. At Los Alamos, Dr. Meyer was responsible for the oversight and management of a large part of the R&D portfolio including research in support of the Laboratory's nuclear weapons, threat reduction, and energy and environment missions.
He has served on the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology, the Executive Committees of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the Research Triangle Institute, the Triangle University Center for Advanced Study Inc., and on the Board of Associated Universities, Inc. In addition, Dr. Meyer has served on the Boards of the Mind Institute, the International Informatics Society, the National Center for Genome Research, the Coronado Ventures Forum, the Science and Technology External Advisory Board of Sandia National Laboratory, and the Commission on Higher Education for the State of New Mexico.
Dr. Meyer is a member of the American Chemical Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He is on the Board of Editors of Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A. Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Structure and Bonding. Dr. Meyer has published more than 570 papers, holds three patents and is one of the most frequently cited chemists in the world.
He has won many awards for his research in chemistry including the ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award and ACS Award for Distinguished Service to Inorganic Chemistry. He was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for service to the State of North Carolina.