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, 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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Double success for Shubhrangshu Pandit

Congratulations to Shubhrangshu Pandit for his successful PhD viva on March 13th, and for his recent Journal of Chemical Physics paper being selected as a 2016 Editors’ Choice article.  The paper, entitled “Evidence for concerted Read More

Virtual Winterschool for Computational Chemistry 2017

Rebecca Ingle was a member of the organising committee and chaired several sessions for the 2017 edition of the Virtual Winterschool for Computational Chemistry. This conference aims to make cutting-edge developments in computational chemistry accessible to Read More

Paper selected as a 2016 highlight in PSST

Congratulations to Hao Liu and Ben Truscott, whose article entitled “Position and time-resolved Stark broadening diagnostics of a non-thermal laser-induced plasma” was selected by the Associate Editors of Plasma Sources Science and Technology as a highlight of 2016. Articles 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.