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 and Dr Colin Western, and includes research fellows, postgraduate students and undergraduate students of many nationalities.

News & Events

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Rebecca Ingle chairs international Winterschool in computational chemistry

Rebecca Ingle has chaired several sessions of a 2016 winterschool inspired by the Virtual Conference for Computational Chemistry.  The online winterschool, with invited lectures by international leaders, gives people unable to travel the opportunity to hear Read More

Two most-read articles for 2015 in the Journal of Chemical Physics

Articles authored by Tom Oliver and by Mike Ashfold featured in the 2015 most-read list of the Journal of Chemical Physics, a leading international journal published by the American Institute of Physics.  Tom’s article is Read More

PhD studentship vacancies

PhD studentship opportunities are available on two projects in the group:  (1)  Imaging Chemical Dynamics, and (2)  Atmospheric Chemistry of Radical and Biradical Intermediates.  Please see below for further details, and address enquiries to Prof Andrew 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.