Research in our group focuses on using new spectroscopic techniques to probe chemistry at the ultimate limits of space and time. We investigate fundamental and applied issues in membrane protein biophysics, alternative energy sources, and nanotechnology, determining how local environments affect chemistry. Currently, we are working on developing a label-free, super-resolution imaging technique to monitor cells on the nanometer length scale, determining the role of vibrations in driving electron transfer reactions, and using plasmonic nanomaterials to monitor and catalyze chemical reactions. Our research is highly interdisciplinary, investigating current problems at the interface of chemistry, biology, and materials science.


Recent News and Publications

Femtosecond stimulated Raman evidence for charge-transfer character in pentacene singlet fission

Hart, S. M., Silva, W. R., Frontiera, R. R. Chemical Science2017, in press

pentacene charge transfer singlet fission

Femtosecond Raman microscopy reveals structural dynamics leading to triplet separation in rubrene singlet fission

Bera, K., Douglas, C. J., Frontiera, R. R., The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters2017, articles ASAP


Welcome to new grad students Chris, Dayeeta, Celina, and Joey!

We're super excited to welcome first year grad students Joey, Celina, Dayeeta and Chris to the group!!! Raman FTW!