Chemical Dynamics and Molecular Spectroscopy

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.

People in the Group

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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.

News & Events

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Ryan Kieda Visits Bristol Group

Ryan Kieda, a graduate student in Prof. Fleming Crim’s group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, spends two months with the Bristol Dynamics team. Ryan will work with the ultrafast team. His visit serves to further Read More

Yoichi Yamamoto Visits Bristol Group

Yoichi Yamamoto, a graduate student in Prof.¬†Toshinori Suzuki’s group at Kyoto Univeristy, spends a week with the Bristol Dynamics team. Yoichi takes time to become more familiar with the dynamics experiments underway and to build Read More

PhD Success for Mark Kelly

  Congratulations to Mark Kelly who successfully completed his PhD on the laser diagnosis and computer modelling of C/H/O and C/H/N plasmas used in diamond chemical vapour deposition.

Studying Here

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We welcome applications to join our group in the School of Chemistry, which provides an outstanding environment for research in an internationally renowned University.