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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Marta Duchi wins poster prize

Congratulations to Marta, who won a poster prize at the Celebration of Bristol Chemistry V, held on 3rd July 2018.  Her poster, entitled “Charge transfer dynamics and vibrational wavepackets explored with ultrafast techniques” described recent work Read More

Welcome to Dr Patrick Robertson

Welcome to Dr Patrick Robertson, who has joined the group as a postdoctoral research fellow working on velocity map imaging of chemical dynamics.  Patrick joins us from La Trobe University in Melbourne, where he obtained his Read More

Welcome to Dr Chu Fenghong

We are delighted to welcome Dr Chu Fenghong as a China Scholarship Council Visiting Scholar.  Chu is visiting from the Shanghai University of Electric Power, and will be working on the study of optical properties 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.