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Assistant Dean, CSM; Associate Professor, Chemistry
Year Started at JMU: 2011
Contact Info
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Dean Duties
  • Student academic success, including probation and suspension including their transfer credit applications
  • Repeat option changes for all CSM majors
  • Bias in STEM GenEd course development
Research Description

As the global demand for low-cost renewable energy sources intensifies, interest in new routes for converting solar energy to electricity is rapidly increasing. In my research, I focus on understanding the fundamental interactions of donor/acceptor materials in organic based photovoltaic devices. Research in our lab tries to bridge the gap between traditional organic and inorganic materials to produce hybrid materials that bring the benefits of each to produce new materials with a serious impact.

Related Scholarship
  • Synthesis of organic-inorganic hybrid materials
  • Tuning optical properties of hybrid materials
  • Morphology and phase separation of polymeric materials
  • PhD in Chemistry/Organic Materials, 2008, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
  • BS in ACS Certified Chemistry, 2003, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Select Publications
  • Corbin , D. A., Shircliff, D. M., Reeves, B. J., and Boardman, B.M. "Synthetic Control of Hybrid Photovoltaic Materials via Polymerization of Cobalt Chalcogenide Clusters." Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8, 3801-3809.
  • Shircliff, D. M., Pastore, V. J., Poltash, M.L., and Boardman, B.M. "Synthesis and Characterization of Pendant Phenyl Ester-Substituted Thiophene Based Copolymers." Materials Today Comm., 2016, 8, 15-22.
  • Reeves, B. J., Shircliff, D. M., Shott, J. L., and Boardman, B.M. "Synthesis and Investigation of Cobalt Chalcogenide Clusters with Thienyl Phosphine Ligands as New Acceptor Materials for P3HT." Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 718-724.

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