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 FRS, 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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Four new members of the group

We are delighted to welcome new postdoctoral research associate Dr Graham Cooper, and new postgraduates students Lingfeng Ge, Tony Kao and Ryan Phelps to the group.  They will join current and developing projects on chemical Read More

Mike Ashfold elected to Membership of Academia Europaea

Academia Europaea was founded in 1988, on the initiative of the Royal Society and other National Academies in Europe.  Academia Europaea is the only Europe-wide Academy with individual membership from Council of Europe states and other Read More

Rebecca Ingle completes her PhD

Congratulations to Rebecca Ingle for success in her PhD viva. Rebecca’s thesis described studies of several different photoinduced reactions both in the gas phase and in solution. Rebecca will begin postdoctoral research in the group 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.