Gas-Phase Chemical Physics
Office of Basic Energy Sciences
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585-1290
Phone: (301) 903-5692
Fax: (301) 903-0271
Dr. Sisk served as a program officer in the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation between 2006 and 2007. He then joined the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) as a detailee from Brookhaven National Laboratory before becoming the federal program manager for gas-phase portion of the Chemical Physics program in 2008.
In 1993, Dr. Sisk joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina Charlotte where he rose to the rank of associate professor of chemistry. In 1997, Dr. Sisk won a two-year Science Technology Agency fellowship and utilized it to research the effect of large magnetic fields on gas phase photoluminescence at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) Japan.
His research interests include gas phase photochemistry and dynamics of small molecules and condensed phase photochemistry and photophysics of organic dyes. His doctoral research included investigating the photodissociation dynamics of NO2-containing precursors with Harold Johnston. He carried out postdoctoral research at Tokyo Institute of Technology with Professor Kinichi Obi (1990 – gas phase photochemistry NO2 -containing mixtures), at Hitachi Research Laboratory with Toshiro Saito (1991 – photoconductivity of titanyl phthalocyanines dispersed in polycarbonate polymers), and at BNL with Ralph Weston Jr. (1992 – collisional energy transfer via tunable diode laser spectroscopy).
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics, University of California Berkeley, 1990
B.S., Chemistry, University of Iowa, 1984