Physical Chemistry

Research in physical chemistry in the department covers a diverse range of topics, including dynamics across time and lengths scale, weakly interacting systems, biophysical chemistry, technique development, and condensed phase studies.

Some active projects include studies in:

  • laser control
  • excited state molecular dynamics
  • excited state structural dynamics
  • rotational spectroscopy
  • high resolution and ab initio spectroscopy
  • nucleic acid damage and repair
  • photochemistry of fluorescent proteins
  • spectroscopy of chiral recognition and absolute configuration of carbohydrates
  • helium nanodroplet spectroscopy
  • condensed phase spectroscopy
  • vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy of chiral molecules in solution and in thin film
  • solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy