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.
Dr Orla Kelly, a Knowledge Training Partnership (KTP) Fellow working with Photek Ltd and the group of Prof. Mike Ashfold in the School of Chemistry, has won a prestigious Business Leader of Tomorrow Award for her design, Read More
A new version of the PGOPHER program was released on Dec 02 2013. The major new feature is the addition of the calculations involved in a force field analysis. See the program web site for full details, Read More
Congratulations to Christina Higgins for successfully completing her Ph.D on the atmospheric photochemistry of organo nitrate compounds. Christina’s viva was held on 22nd November.
We welcome applications to join our group in the School of Chemistry, which provides an outstanding environment for research in an internationally renowned University.