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.
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.
Congratulations to PhD student Rebecca Ingle who has been awarded a Short Term Predoctoral Fellowship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to spend 3 months at the University of Kyoto. Rebecca Read More
Congratulations to Tanya Chase, Stephanie Harris and Greg Dunning who all successfully defended their PhD theses during their viva voce examinations at the start of June. Greg and Steph studied chemical and photochemical dynamics in Read More
Imaging Chemical Dynamics: 2 PhD studentships are available to work with Prof Andrew Orr-Ewing and Prof Mike Ashfold as part of the EPSRC-funded Programme Grant “Chemical Applications of Velocity and Spatial Imaging”. The two positions Read More
We welcome applications to join our group in the School of Chemistry, which provides an outstanding environment for research in an internationally renowned University.