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.
Bristol hosted the 2014 edition of the Southern Universities Spectroscopy and Dynamics Group Meeting at the end of July. The meeting, initiated and organised by PhD students Greg Dunning and Steph Harris, brought together 40 Read More
This week’s issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry A displays artwork from recent work from TJ Preston, Greg Dunning and company. The paper focusses on reaction dynamics of Cl + alkene reactions and highlights the role Read More
The KOALA (Kinetics Observed After Light Absorption) software package for analysis of time-dependent spectra has been released for free download. The executable file can be obtained from the Resources page of this website, and the 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.