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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SUSDG Conference in Bristol

The 2017 meeting of the Southern Universities Spectroscopy and Dynamics Group (SUSDG) was held at the University of Bristol across September 7-8. The early career researcher-focused conference ran successfully and was organised and chaired by Read More

Daisuke Koyama completes his PhD

Congratulations to Daisuke Koyama for success with his PhD viva.  Daisuke’s thesis described his studies of ultrafast photochemical dynamics of sulfur-containing organic molecules and radicals in solution using transient electronic and vibrational absorption spectroscopy.  Daisuke and his Read More

Welcome to Aditi Bhattacherjee

We are delighted to welcome Dr Aditi Bhattacherjee to Bristol.  Aditi has joined Tom Oliver’s group after completing her PhD at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai) and postdoctoral research with Prof Steve Leone 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.