Vibrational and Electronic Spectroscopy

Our research effort aims to provide a molecular level understanding of complex chemical reaction dynamics and mechanisms. We employ a combination of mass spectrometry tools, laser spectroscopies and electronic structure calculations to probe reaction intermediates directly involved in a broad array of chemical systems involved in many topics: green energy production organic synthesis, molecular recognition, and biological processes.

We are an experimental physical chemistry research group, focused on effectively bridging theoretical predictions and contemporary applications of carefully designed molecular systems. Our approach is versatile by design to tackle the ever-evolving landscape of chemical problems involving molecular interactions. We strongly encourage and value collaborative work with organic, organometallic and chemical biology research groups to solve specific issues.

Students in our lab develop a versatile skill set which includes: scientific instrument design and construction, laser maintenance and spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and basic synthesis techniques, and electronic structure calculations.