David Starr, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
David Starr obtained his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Washington under the direction of Prof. Charlie Campbell in 2001. After post-doctoral stays at the Free University Berlin with Prof. Martin Wolf as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, Prof. Hajo Freund at the Fritz-Haber-Institute and Dr. Hendrik Bluhm at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory he joined the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2007. He returned to Berlin in 2012 taking a position in the Solar Energy Research Division in the Helmholtz Center Berlin. Currently, he is a staff scientist in the Institute for Solar Fuels at the Helmholtz Center Berlin. His research interests are in the application of near ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for investigating solar energy conversion materials.