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.

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Recent News and Publications

Stimulated Raman imaging below the diffraction limit with a MHz laser

Graefe, C. T., Punihaole, D., Lynch, M. J., Silva, W. R., Frontiera, R. R. The Journal of Raman Spectroscopy2020

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Femtosecond stimulated Raman spectro-microscopy for probing chemical reaction dynamics in solid-state materials

Cassabaum, A. A.; Bera, K., Rich, C. C.; Nebgen, B. R.; Kwang, S. Y.; Clapham, M. C.; Frontiera, R. R. The Journal of Chemical Physics2020, 153, 030901.

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Spatially Offset Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy: Observing Exciton Transport through a Vibrational Lens

Kwang, S. Y., Frontiera, R. R. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters2020

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