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
Label-Free Super-Resolution Imaging Techniques
Leighton, R. E., Alperstein, A. M., Frontiera, R. R. Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, 2022
Intermolecular Forces Dictate Vibrational Energy Transfer in Plasmonic–Molecule Systems
Yu, Ziwei; Frontiera, R. R. ACS Nano, 2022
Femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy – guided library mining leads to efficient singlet fission in rubrene derivatives
Bera, K., Douglas, C. J., Frontiera, R. R. Chemical Science, 2021