Laser

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 FRS, Dr Colin Western and Dr Tom Oliver, and includes research fellows, postgraduate students and undergraduate students of many nationalities.

News & Events

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Congratulations to Dr Magda Ulmeanu

Best wishes to Magda, who will start as an R&D Engineer with Folium Optics Ltd in Thornbury in January 2018.

Welcome to Dr Ankur Saha

We are pleased to welcome Dr Ankur Saha who is visiting for a couple of months to gain experience with velocity map imaging methods.  Ankur is based at the BARC in Mumbai where he is establishing Read More

Welcome to Giordano Amoruso

Welcome to new PhD student Giordano Amoruso who has recently joined Dr Tom Oliver’s research group. Giordano recently completed his Master’s degree at the University of Padua. At Padua, Giordano worked in the laboratory of Dr Elisabetta Read More

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.