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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Outreach to Secondary School Students in Nepal

Dr Rabi Chhanytal-Pun has recently returned from a trip to Nepal in which he established links with the Department of Chemical Science and Engineering at Kathmandu University, and visited Loyola Secondary School in Kathmandu to lead Read More

Oral presentation prize for Dr Ravi Kumar Venkatraman

Congratulations to Dr Ravi Kumar Venkatraman who was awarded the Elsevier Prize for Best Oral Presentation at the 2018 International Conference on Perspectives in Vibrational Spectroscopy, held at BARC, Mumbai in Nov 2018.  Ravi’s talk was entitled Read More

Dr Tom Swift awarded EPSRC doctoral prize

Congratulations to Tom Swift who has been awarded a prestigious EPSRC doctoral prize fellowship to work with Tom Oliver. His research will investigate the dynamics of photosynthesis in crop species.

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.