Our research is concerned with the application of laser-based techniques in chemistry and materials science. We study the mechanisms of chemical and photochemical reactions, the spectroscopy and structure of reactive intermediates, atmospheric chemistry, analytical applications of laser spectroscopy, optical properties of aerosol particles, and laser ablation for thin-film deposition. Our work includes processes that occur in the gas phase, in liquids and at the surfaces of materials.
The group is led by Prof Mike Ashfold FRS, Prof Andrew Orr-Ewing and Dr Colin Western, and includes research fellows, postgraduate students and undergraduate students of many nationalities.
Many congratulations to Dr Magda Ulmeanu on the award of an EU Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship to explore ultrafast laser-initiated liquid-assisted colloidal lithography. Magda gained her PhD from the University of Bucharest, Romania, prior to postdoctoral research at Read More
The Journal of Chemical Physics has published a Perspective Article by Andrew Orr-Ewing entitled “Bimolecular Chemical Reaction Dynamics in Liquids” (J. Chem. Phys. 140, 090901 (2014)). The journal cover features artwork from the article.
Congratulations to Tolga Karsili who successfully completed his Ph.D. on the photodissociation dynamics of heteroaromatic molecules. Tolga has also been awarded a TU München University Foundation Fellowship which he will start in July 2014.
We welcome applications to join our group in the School of Chemistry, which provides an outstanding environment for research in an internationally renowned University.