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

Congrats to Emily!

Many congratulations to Emily, winner of a 2017-2018 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship!

Coblentz awards to Christian and Jamie!

Congrats to Christian and Jamie, both winners of the 2017 Coblentz Student Award for awesome research in spectroscopy!

Monitoring charge density delocalization upon plasmon excitation with ultrafast surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Keller, E. L., Frontiera, R. R. ACS Photonics2017, ASAP