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 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, 8 (23), 5929–5934.


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!

Congrats to Kajari!

Many congratulations to Kajari, who has just won the General Chemistry Outstanding TA award!