First Advisor

McEvoy, James P.


Regis College

Degree Name



Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

60 pages


This thesis examines the purification and electrochemistry of his-tagged photosystem II, an enzyme that is involved in photosynthesis and uses light energy to split water. My hope is for man to understand and reproduce photosynthesis in the lab and use this as a model for storing solar energy in chemical bonds, which could help fuel the "hydrogen economy." As discussed in the introduction of Chapter I, the use of dirty and limited fossil fuels must be replaced by cleaner technologies; and the research in this thesis focuses on a very small aspect of renewable energy that could someday help provide a cleaner source of energy.

Date of Award

Spring 2009

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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