Group Meetings

Spring/Summer 2020

Presentation Date/Venue
“Making Sense out of Gibberish or How to Assign a Complex Spectrum” – Dr Colin Western Friday, 17th January 2020, 4:00 PM, W415
“Master Students Presentations” Friday, 21st February 2020, 2:00-5:00 PM, W415
“Experimental and Computational Investigation of Inelastic and Reactive Scattering Dynamics”-  Fred Cascarini Friday, 28th February  2020, 4:00 PM, W415
“Advanced Copolymer Analysis by Mass Spectrometry”-  James Town (University of Warwick) Friday, 6th March 2020, 4:00 PM, WS402
“’Advanced Solutions: Searching for Spectroscopic Insights into Molecular Design”- Dr Joe Beams (University of Cardiff) Friday, 13th March 2020, 4:00 PM, W415
“What Mike and Chris did at Dalian.” – Prof. Mike Ashfold Friday, 20th March 2020, 4:00 PM, W415
“TBA” – Prof. Srihari Keshavamurthy (Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, India) Friday, 27th March 2020, 4:00 PM, W415
“TBA” – Ryan Phelps Friday, 3rd April 2020, 4:00 PM, W415
“TBA” – Dr Rabi Chhantyal Pun 


Friday, 24th April 2020, 4:00 PM, LT2
“Enhancing Light Harvesting with Biohybrid Nanoconjugate Photosystems ” – Giordano Amoruso  Friday, 1st May 2020, 4:00 PM, LT2
“TBA” Friday, 15th May 2020, 4:00 PM, LT2
“TBA” – Dr Rebecca Ingle (University College London) Friday, 22nd May 2020, 4:00 PM, LT2
“TBA” – Dr Mahima Sneha Friday 27th May 2020, 4:00 PM, LT2
“TBA” – Victoria Taylor Friday 5th June 2020, 4:00 PM, LT2
“TBA”  Friday  12th June 2020, 4:00 PM, LT2
“TBA”  Friday 19th June 2020, 4:00 PM, LT2


Autumn 2019

Presentation Date/Venue
Ultrafast Dynamics of Biomolecular Systems – Marta Duchi


Friday, 4th October 2019, 4:30 PM, W415


“Photochemistry of a Sunscreen Molecule- Hexyl diethylaminohydroxybenzoylbenzoate” – Tony Kao


Friday, 11th October 2019, 4:30 PM, W415


“A Photoredox Polymerisation Study of N-ethylcarbazole Using Transient Electronic Absorption Spectroscopy”Georgia Thornton




“What Mike did at FERMI (or Studying Ring-Opening in Gas Phase)?”Mike Ashfold


Friday, 25th October 2019, 4:00 PM, W415


“The Surface Properties of Atmospheric Aerosol: Composition, Clouds, and Climate”Dr Bryan Bzdek (University of Bristol)


Friday, 1st November 2019, 4:00 PM, W415



Comparing dynamic and kinetic approaches in atmospheric photodissociation” – Darya Shchepanovska (University of Bristol)


Friday, 8th November 2019, 4:00 PM, W415


“Investigating the Intermediate Triplet-Pair States in Singlet Fission” – Daniel Polak


Friday, 15th November 2019, 4:00 PM, W415


“A Photoredox Polymerisation Study of N-ethylcarbazole Using Transient Electronic Absorption Spectroscopy”– Georgia Thornton


Thursday, 21st November 2019, 4:00 PM, W415
“Dimensionality Reduction of Reaction Coordinates and Trajectories” – Dr Stephanie Hare (University of Bristol)


Friday, 29th November 2019, 4:00 PM, W415


“How can Transient Absorption Spectroscopy Inform the Rational Design of Organic Reactions?” – Luke Lewis-Borrell


Friday, 6th December 2019, 4:00 PM, W415


“Coloumb Explosion Imaging: A Tool for Molecular Structure Determination” – Dr Stuart Crane

“Simulating Coulomb Explosion Dynamics” – Lingfeng Ge


Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:00 PM, LT4


Spring/Summer 2019

Presentation Date/Venue
“Alternative Excitation Mechanisms within MW-activated plasmas relevant to the Chemical Vapour Deposition, hydrogen termination and etching of Diamond”
– Ed Mahoney
Friday, 8th February 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
Unravelling the Mechanism of Organocatalysed Atom Transfer Radical Polymerisation (O-ATRP) with Ultrafast Spectroscopy– Luke Lewis-BorrellExploring Structure-Dynamics of Sunscreen Filters in the Gas-Phase and Photoredox Reaction Mechanisms in the Solution-Phase Using Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy
– Georgia Thornton
Friday, 15th February 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
“Triplet and CT States in organic photovoltaics”
– Dr. Tracey Clark (University College London)
Friday, 22nd February 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
“Final year Practice Talks”
– Laser Group Students (Ben, Becky, McKenzie, Tom, Sabreenna, Joe, and Nicholas)
Friday, 8th March 2019, 2:00 – 5:30 PM, QUEENS BLDG 1.18 LT
Attend “Final Year Talks”
– Laser Group Students
Friday, 15th March 2019, 9 AM – 3.35 PM, LT4
“Tunable Fluorescent Carbon Dots for Digital Display Technologies”– Teo Garcia Millan 

“Enhanced Light Harvesting in Photonic Chloroplasts”
– Fabiola Delgado Cardoso

Friday, 22nd March 2019, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, W415
“Excited State Intersystem Crossing Dynamics: From Fundamentals Simulations to Molecular Design”
– Dr. Thomas Penfold (Newcastle)
Friday, 29th March 2019, 4:30 PM, E204
“Following ESPT using ultrafast dynamics”
– Giordano Amoruso
Monday, 1st April 2019, 4:30 PM, WS402
Nonlinear spectroscopy of aqueous systems: the presence of long-range orientational order in water and its consequences for macroscopic properties”
– Jan Dedic (EPFL Lausanne)
Friday, 12th April 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
“Controlled Ion-Radical Chemistry”
– Prof. Heather Lewandowski (JILA)
Friday, 3rd May 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
“Linear and non-linear spectroscopy using quantum photons: Make Light Quantum Again”
– Prof. Eric Bittner (University of Houston)
Friday, 10th May 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
Competitive photochemical pathways of ethyl diazo acetoacetate – Probing the unique reactivity of carbonyl carbene intermediates
– Ryan Phelps
Friday, 17th May 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
“Mitch Quinn Symposium”
– Fred Cascarini, Dr. Xu-Dong Wang, and Dr. Patrick Robertson
Friday, 24th May 2019, 4:30 – 5:45 PM, LT4
“Temperature and Pressure Dependence of the Kinetics of the CH2OO + CH3O2 Reaction”
– Dr. Rabi Chhantyal Pun
Friday, 14th June 2019, 4:30 – 5:00 PM, W415

Autumn/Winter 2018

Presentation Date/Venue
“Ultrahigh-density spin-polarized H and D observed via magnetization quantum beats”
– Prof. Peter Rakitzis (FORTH IESL, Greece)
Thursday, 6th September 2018, 4:30 PM, LT3
“Infrared Spectral Signatures as a Probe for Hydrogen Bonding and Conformation”
– Dr. Patrick Robertson
Friday, 28th September 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
A tale of two triplets: Finding and exploiting mixed states for singlet fission and beyond
– Dr. Andrew J. Musser (University of Sheffield)
Friday, 5th October 2018, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Dissociative Electron Attachment to CO2”
– Dr. Xu-Dong Wang
Friday, 12th October 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
Criegee Intermediate-Carboxylic Acid Reactions, A Potential Source for Secondary Organic Aerosols in the Atmosphere
– Dr. Rabi Chhantyal Pun
Friday, 19th October 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
“Photodissociation Dynamics of Methimazole”
– Dr. Graham Cooper
Friday,  26th October 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
“Ultrafast Microspectroscopy of Nanoscopic and Nanostructured Materials Towards Super-Resolution Imaging of Charge-Carrier Dynamics”
– Dr. Christoph Schnedermann (University of Cambridge)
Friday, 2nd November 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
Molecular Dynamics with a Soft Thermal-Desorption Source
– Dr. Stuart Crane
Friday, 9th November 2018, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Solvation State Selective Photochemistry on Benzophenone”
– Dr. Ravi Kumar Venkatraman
Friday, 16th November 2018, 4:30 PM, 1.58 Queens Building

Spring/Summer 2018

Presentation Date/Venue
“Thoughts on hydrocarbon photochemistry”
– Prof. Mike Ashfold FRS
Friday, 12th January 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
“Chemistry in space: part of the final frontier”
– Dr. Kelvin Lee (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Friday, 19th January 2018, 4:30 PM, E204
“Molecular Astronomy: Cool stars and exoplanets”
– Prof. Peter Bernath (Old Dominion University)
Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
Introductory Graduate Student Talks
– Tony Kao & Ryan Phelps
Friday, 2nd February 2018, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Controlling electron transfer: insight from non-adiabatic calculations
– Dr. Theo Keane (University of Sheffield)
Friday, 9th February 2018, 4:30 PM, Queens BLDG 1.58
“Final year practice presentations”
– Laser group project students
Friday, 16th February 2018, 2:30 PM – 5:00 pm, Biomedical BLDG F40
– Dr. Olof Johansson (University of Edinburgh)
Friday, 23rd February 2018, 4:30 PM, Queens BLDG 1.58
Meeting Cancelled Friday, 9th March 2018
“Two-dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy from the Visible to the Ultraviolet”
– Prof. Giulio Cerullo (Politecnico di Milano)
Friday, 16th March 2018, 4:30 PM, TBA
“Chris Hansen Farewell Lecture”
– Matt Bain
Friday, 23rd March 2018, 4:30 PM, TBA
“Unexplored world of excited states of molecular anions”
– Dr. Vaibhav Prabhudesai (TIFR, Mumbai)
Tuesday, 17th April 2018, 4:30 PM, LT4
“Surface Functionalization Significantly Changes the Physical and Electronic Properties of Carbon Nano-dots”
– Tom Swift
Friday, 20th April 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
“Understanding Gas-Particle Partitioning in Atmospheric Aerosol: Single Particle and Computational Approaches”
– Stephen Ingram
Friday, 27th April 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
“ChemDyME: Towards Automating Reaction Discovery and Kinetics”
– Dr. Robin Shannon
Friday, 04 May 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
Hygroscopic Response of Increasingly Complex Organic Mixtures
– Aleks Marsh
Friday, 11th May 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
Cancelled Friday, 18th May 2018
“Charge transfer dynamics and vibrational wave packets explored with ultrafast techniques”
– Marta Duchi
Friday, 25th May 2018, 4:00 PM, LT4
“Impact of solvation on benzophenone photochemistry; Non-Born-Oppenheimer Electronic-Vibrational Structure”

– Callum and Dasha (CCC)

Friday, 1st June 2018, 4:30 PM, LT4
“Ultrafast nuclear dynamics of tetraphenylethylene from femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy
– Dr. Surajit Kayal (University of Nottingham)
Friday, 8th June 2018, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Is the Simplest Chemical Reaction Really So Simple?”
– Dr. Mahima Sneha
Friday, 15th June 2018, 4:30 PM, 1.58 Queens Building
“Functional Group Effects on Reaction Mechanisms in Biofuel Oxidation”
– Dr. Brandon Rotavera (University of Georgia)
Monday, 06th August 2018, 1:00 PM, LT4

Autumn/Winter 2017

Presentation Date/Venue
“Emerging Techniques in Chemical Dynamics Mini-Symposium”
– Prof. Arthur Suits (University of Missouri)
– Dr. Chris Hansen (University of Bristol)
– Dr. Aditi Bhattacherjee (University of Bristol)
– Prof. Daniel Rolles (Kansas State University)
– Dr. Michael Burt (University of Oxford)
Friday, 22nd September 2017, 12:30 PM, West Foyer/LT4
“Excited State Embedding”
– Dr. Simon Bennie (Centre for Computational Chemistry)
Friday, 29th September 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Laser group update”
– Matt Bain, Fred Cascarini, Dr. Mitch Quinn, Dr. Chris Hansen
Friday, 13th October 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Quadrupole Coupling in Microwave Spectroscopy of Halogenated Azoles”
– Dr. Graham Cooper
Friday, 20th October 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“High Resolution Imaging of Resonances
in Low-Energy Molecular Scattering”

– Tim de Jongh (Radboud University)
Friday, 27th October 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Ben Truscott Memorial Lecture”
– Ed Mahoney
Friday, 3rd November 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Ultrafast characterization of semiconductor nanocrystals by means of coherent multidimensional spectroscopies”
– Giordano Amoruso“Separation and characterisation of three isomers of toluidine with differential ion mobility spectrometry and infrared multi-photon dissociation spectroscopy”
– Lingfeng Ge
Friday, 10th November 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Catanionic complex formation at air-water interface: A VSFG Study”
– Dr. Ankur Saha (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre , Mumbai)
Friday, 17th November 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“The last stand of the 9th harmonic”
– Dr. Chris Hansen“3D Imaging of H2 from H2CO: Looking for vector correlations in the ion cloud”
– Dr. Mitchell Quinn
Friday, 24th November 2017, 4:30 PM, Queen’s 1.68
“Intermolecular hydrogen bonding in the ground and excited electronic states of aromatic ketones: Implication for its photo-physics/chemistry”
– Dr. Ravi Venkatraman
Friday, 1st December 2017, 4:30 PM, W415

Winter/Spring 2017

Presentation Date/Venue
“Steady state properties in photosynthesis antennas”
– Clem Stross (Centre for Computational Chemistry)
Friday, 10th February 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
– Rhea Kumar
Friday, 17th February 2017, 2:30 PM, E204
“An investigation of the temperature dependence of reaction rate coefficients for Criegee intermediates with alcohols and sulphides”
 Laura McMahon
“Multi-mass imaging of photodissociation dynamics”
– Emma Elsdon
“Ultrafast photochemical dynamics of organic photoredox catalysis”
– Harvey Dale
– Matthew Bone
– Luke Carter
Friday, 24th February 2017, 2:30 PM, E204
– Chay Hale
– Emma Goodband
– Leana Aristodemou
“Simulating the iodine spectrum using AUTOFIT in PGOPHER”
– Li Xian Tan
“Explaining Intersystem Crossing in 2-Thiouracil: Insights from Ultrafast Absorption Spectroscopy”
– Matt Milner
“Electron induced chemistry in cold molecular films”
– E. Krishnakumar (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)
Friday, 10th March 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Developing sustainable materials for thin film photovoltaics”
– Devendra Tiwari
Friday, 24th March 2017, 4:30 PM, QUEENS BLDG 1.58
“Solvent effects on photochemistry and photophysics of aromatic carbonyls: A Raman and computational study”
Ravi Kumar Venkatraman
Friday, 7th April 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Time-resolved photoelectron imaging as a probe of ultraviolet relaxation dynamics”
– David Townsend (Heriot-Watt University)
Friday, 21st April 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Isomerisation, fragmentation, and decomposition of retinal protonated Schiff base”
– Neville Coughlan (The University of Melbourne)
Friday, 28th April 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“On the quest for the ideal sunscreen: The methyl and menthyl anthranilate saga”
– Natércia d. N. Rodrigues (University of Warwick)
“The potential of enhancing charge-transfer complex formation via biomimetic solvent driven self-assembly”
– Victor Quan (University of Warwick)
Friday, 5th May 2017, 4:30 PM, E204
“Time-resolved electroabsorption spectroscopy study of carrier dynamics within Lead trihalide perovskite thin-films”
– Marine Bouduban (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)
Friday, 12th May 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Fresh Data Friday”
– Matt Bain, Marta Duchi & Victoria Taylor
Friday, 19th May 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Products of Criegee Intermediate Reactions with NO2
– Rebecca Caravan (Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories)
Friday, 26th May 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
Latest developments in understanding the plasma processes in analytical glow discharge optical emission and mass spectrometry”
– Sohail Mushtaq
Friday, 2nd June 2017, 4:30 PM, WS402
Femtosecond X-ray Transient Absorption – A Universal Probe of Photoexcited Molecular Dynamics”
– Aditi Bhattacherjee
Friday, 9th June 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Interaction of Electromagnetic Radiation with Nanoclusters: Some Surprising Results
– Rajesh K. Vatsa (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India)
Friday, 23rd June 2017, 4:30 PM, TBA

Autumn/Winter 2016

Presentation Date/Venue
“Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion”
– Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Friday, 23rd September 2016, 4:00 PM, LT3
“Optical emission spectroscopy of microwave-activated CH4/H2 plasmas used for CVD diamond growth”
– Ed Mahoney
Friday, 30th September 2016, 4:30 PM, W415
“2DIR spectroscopy of coherent energy transfer and intersystem crossing in metal complexes”
– Hugo Marroux
Friday, 21st October 2016, 4:30 PM, W415
“Kinetic Studies of Criegee Intermediate Reactions using Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy”
– Marta Duchi

“Organic electronic devices via solution processing and dynamic holographic assembly”
– Victoria Taylor
Friday, 28th October 2016, 4:30 PM, W415
“Using Molecular Dynamics simulations to study ion-molecule reactions in Coulomb crystals”
– Fred Cascarini
Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 4:00 PM, WS402
– Ashley Beckstead (Montana State)
Friday, 18th November 2016, 4:30 PM, W415
“Nonadiabatic effects in atmospheric chemistry and a soupçon of Exact Factorization”
– Basile Curchod
Friday, 25th November 2016, 4:30 PM, W415

Spring/Summer 2016

Presentation Date/Venue
“N2O4 Photodissociation in Solution”
– Philip Coulter
Friday, 15th April 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
– Clem Stross
Friday, 22nd April 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“Probing molecular dynamics on ground and electronically excited states”
– Daniel Murdock
Friday, 29th April 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“Unravelling molecular collisions”
Jolijn Onvlee (University of Nijmegen)
Friday, 6th May 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“Multi-mass Imaging as a tool to understand the ionisation dynamics of gas phase molecules: An application of the PImMS 2 sensor”
– Hansjochen Koeckert (University of Oxford)
“Infrared Photodissociation Spectroscopy of Metal Carbon Dioxide Complexes”
– Ethan Cunningham (University of Oxford)
“Microscope-mode Mass Spectrometry of Samples using the PImMS Camera”
– Robert Burleigh (University of Oxford)
Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“Ultrafast photo-induced molecular transformations in multidimensional potential energy landscapes: From the gas phase into solution and complex environments”
– Friedrich Temps (University of Kiel)
Friday, 20th May 2016, 4:30 PM, W415
“Photodissociation of Vinylbromide”
Shubhrangshu Pandit
Friday, 27th May 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“The Pilgrim’s Progress: towards the New Jerusalem of Reaction Dynamics”
Balázs Hornung
Friday, 3rd June 2016, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Peeking behind the curtain of the total phenomenological rate constant”
– Max McGillen
Friday, 10th June 2016, 4:30 PM, QUEENS BLDG 1.58
“Atmospheric field measurements and low-temperature kinetics studies of the hydroxyl radical”
– Dwayne Heard (University of Leeds)
Friday, 17th June 2016, 4:30 PM, WS402
“A Side Story about an Accelerator for Tyre Vulcanization”
– Daisuke Koyama
Friday, 24th June 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“Unimolecular Photodissociation of Small Aldehydes”
– Mitch Quinn
Friday, 1st July 2016, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Laboratory Studies of Criegee Intermediate Reactions”
– Rabi Chhantyal Pun
Friday, 15th July 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
– Adam Trevitt (University of Wollongong)
Friday, 22nd July 2016, 4:30 PM, W415

Autumn/Winter 2015/2016

Presentation Date/Venue
“Ultraviolet Photodissociation of Protonated Pyridine Derivatives: Action Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry”
Chris Hansen
Friday, 11th March 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“Inductively-coupled plasmas in Cl2, O2 and mixtures: quantitative optical measurements of stable and transient species densities and energy distributions”
– Jean-Paul Booth
Friday, 26th February 2016, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Extensive Ab Initio Study of S2”
Patrick Martin“Gas phase ion imaging”
Andy Wall“A study into the unimolecular decomposition of Criegee intermediates using cavity ring-down spectroscopy”
Henry Hill
Friday, 19th February 2016, 4:00 PM, E204
“A kinetic study into the reactions of Criegee intermediates with Ammonia and Methylamine, using cavity ring-down spectroscopy”
Aidan Ingham“Extensive ab initio study of molecular oxygen”
Vicki Eagle“The excited state proton transfer of 7-azaindole”
Lauren Mccarthy“Two dimensional infrared spectroscopy (2DIR) of short Aib peptide systems”
James Hawken
Friday, 12th February 2016, 4:00 PM, E204
“Femtosecond X-Ray Experiments: Towards Real-Time Imaging of Chemical Dynamics”
– Christian Bressler (XFEL Hamburg)
Friday, 5th February 2016, 4:30 PM, W415
“It’s All About Water”
– Peter Hamm (University of Zurich)
Friday, 22nd January 2016, 10:00 AM, LT4
“This is what I did in my holidays”
– Rebecca Ingle
Friday, 11th December 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Phenol: The Story That Never Ends?”
– Tom Oliver
Friday, 4th December 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Towards In Silico Photochemistry with Ab Initio Multiple Spawning: Methods & Applications”
Basile Curchod (Stanford University)
Friday, 27th November 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Microwave spectroscopy of chiral molecules” –  Chris Medcraft (University of Newcastle)“The rotational spectrum of the imidazole dimer”  John Mullaney (University of Newcastle) Friday, 20th November 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Time resolved studies of low temperature chain branching”
– Paul Seakins (University of Leeds)
Friday, 13th November 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“LILAC lithography”
– Magdalena (Ulmeanu) Stanton
Friday, 6th November 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Spatial Fluorescence Imaging”
– Matthew Bain
Friday, 30th October 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Boltzmann Avenged”
– Heather Lewandowski (University of Colorado)
Friday, 23rd October 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them”
– Daniel Murdock
Friday, 16th October 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Multidimensional Problems and Failures in Multiple Dimensions”
– Hugo Marroux
Friday, 9th October 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Characterization of an electrochemical jet for bulk reduction reactions”
– Ryan McMullen
Friday, 25th September 2015, 4:30 PM, WS402

Summer/Spring 2015

Presentation Date/Venue
“Mysteries of bromocyclopropane (upstairs and downstairs)”
– Shubhrangshu Pandit
Friday, 24th July 2015, 4:30 PM, WS402
“A Talk for Dan”
– Michael Grubb
Friday, 10th July 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“How to make good tyres: a bottom-up approach”
– Daisuke Koyama
Friday, 3rd July 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“ICN and BrCN – it doesn’t work”
– Philip Coulter
Friday, 26th June 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Time resolved kinetic studies of the Criegee Intermediate unimolecular and bimolecular reactions using Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy”
– Rabi Chhantyal Pun
Friday, 12th June 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“High-resolution and contact-free spectroscopic approach to tissue biomechanics”
– Francesca Palombo, University of Exeter
Friday, 5th June 2015, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Modulation of light-induced electron transfer pathways by infrared light stimulation of intramolecular vibrations” – Theo Keane, University of Sheffield and Milan Delor, University of Sheffield Friday, 22nd May, 4:30 PM, WS402
 “Cavity-enhanced resonant photoacoustic and Raman spectroscopy for trace gas analysis and high-resolution spectroscopy”
Michael Hippler, University of Sheffield
Friday, 15th May 2015, 4:30 PM, WS402
“MD and QM/MM reaction modelling: An introduction & application to enzymes”– Marc van der Kamp, University of Bristol Friday, 8th May 2015, 4:30 PM
Acceleration of Reactions in Charged Microdroplets
Dick Zare, Stanford University
Friday, 1st May 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“High-resolution and contact-free spectroscopic approach to tissue biomechanics” – cancelled
 Francesca Palombo, University of Exeter
Friday, 24th April 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Mapping microscopic viscosity with molecular rotors: from live cells to atmospheric aerosols”
Marina Kuimova, Imperial College London
Friday, 17th April 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“The Dynamics of Opening Three-Membered Rings in Gas and Condensed Phases” 
– Barry Carpenter, University of Bristol
Friday, 10th April 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Laser driven chemistry of Criegee intermediates'” 
Joseph Beames, University of Cardiff
Friday, 27th March 2015, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Using time-resolved spectroscopy to study protein dynamics”
Samantha Hardman, University of Manchester
Friday, 20th March 2015, 5:00 PM, E204
“Fundamental Metal-Ligand Interactions and Gas-Phase Reaction Mechanisms Involving Metal Atoms and Clusters”
Alex Gentleman, University of Oxford“Multimass Imaging and Charged Particle Detection:  Faster, Brighter, More Efficient”
Simon-John King, University of Oxford“Photofragment velocity and spatial map imaging applications using the Pixel Imaging Mass Spectrometery (PImMS) camera”
Michael Burt, University of Oxford
Friday, 13th March, 2015, 4:00 PM E204
“All Aerosols, All the Time”
– Bryan Bzdek
Friday, 06th March 2015, 4:30 PM
“DNA + photon = ?”
– Katharina Röttger
Friday, 13th February 2015, 4:30 PM E204
 “Forming and Understanding 2D-IR Spectra”
– Samantha Gibbins
“The fragmentation of acetonitrile: looking towards a new CN radical source”
– Alex Fairbairn
Friday, 6th February 2015, 3:00 PM LT4
 “A Road to Electrochemical Ultrafast Spectroscopy”
– Ryan McMullen
“Understanding how nitrogen contributes to the gas phase chemistry of diamond growth by chemical vapour deposition”
– Katie Potter
Friday, 30 January 2015, 4:30PM E204
  “An investigation into the kinetics of atmospherically relevant reactions of Criegee intermediates”
– Lucy Blacker
“1-Chlorophenol, 2-Chlorophenol, Red Chlorophenol, Blue Chlorophenol”
– James Berry
 Friday, 23 January 2015, 4:30PM E204

Autumn 2014

Presentation Date/Venue
“How Do Liquids Work? – An ICN Case Study”
– Dr. Michael Grubb
Thursday, 25 September 2014, 4:30PM E204
“3-D Patterning of Silicon by Laser-induced, Liquid-assisted colloidal (LILAC) Lithography”
– Dr. Magda Ulmeanu
Friday, 3 October 2014, 4:30PM E204
“Homologation of Boronic Esters: Structural and Mechanistic Investigations”
– Dr. Stephanie Essafi
Friday, 10 October 2014, 4:30PM E204
“Theoretical Insights into Water Splitting: Current Applications and Beyond”
– Dr. Tolga Karsili
Friday, 17 October 2014, 4:30PM E204
“Probing Atmospheric Aerosol in the Field and Laboratory: New Science and Instruments”
– Dr. Justin Langridge (UK MET Office)
Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 2:00PM E204
“Direct Observation of the Structural Changes in Molecules After Photoexcitation: An Experimental Time-domain Approach”
Christoph Schnedermann (Kukura Group, Oxford University)
Friday, 24 October 2014, 4:30PM E204
“Probing the Ultrafast Photochemistry of DNA: A Case Study of Adenine”
– Dr. Gareth Roberts
(Physical & Theoretical Seminar)
Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 4:00PM LT4
“Probing Solvation: A Spectroscopic Study of Salt-water Complexes in Helium Nanodroplets”
Dr. Johnathan Tandy (Ellis Group, University of Leicester)
Friday, 14 November 2014, 4:30PM E204
“Time-resolved Interference-detected Second Harmonic Generation at Liquid Interfaces”
Dr. David Woods (Verlet Group, Durham University)
Dr. James Bull (Verlet Group, Durham University)
Friday, 21 November 2014, 4:30PM E204
Prof. Ruth Signorell (ETH Zurich)
Friday, 28 October 2014, 4:00PM LT3
Dr. Russell Minns (University of Southampton)
Friday, 5 December 2014, 4:30PM E204

Spring 2014

Presentation Date/Venue
“Rotational polarisation effect in the inelastic collisions of NO(X) and Ar”
-Dr. Balazs Hornung
Friday, 17 January 2014, 4:30PM WS402
Break for folks at RAL 24 Jan – 10 Feb
LABview workshop
Tutorial worksheet PDF:  LABviewTutorial
Labview library:  LABview_Tutorial
Example data file:  LabviewDataset
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10:00-12:00 AM, QUEENS building room 1.19
“Something about Phenol, Probably”
Dr. Dave Hadden, Heriot-Watt University
“Something about Catechol, Probably”
Mitch Horbury, University of Warwick
Friday, 14 Feb, 4:30PM WS402
“Pulsed laser deposition of SrTiO3 heterostructures – approaching the 2D limit”
– Dr. Chris Bell, Senior Lecturer in Physics at Bristol
Friday, 28 Feb, 4:30PM WS402
“Ultrafast Deactivation Dynamics of Structurally Modified and Hydrogen-Bonded DNA Building Blocks”
– Dr. Katharina Röttger
Friday, 7 Mar, 4:30PM WS402
“Something about Conical Intersections, Probably”
Dr. Tolga Karsili
“Something about Propene, Probably”
Dr. TJ Preston
Friday, 14 Mar, 4:30PM WS402
“New plasmonic nanomaterials and optical applications: theory drives innovation”
– Professor George Schatz, Northwestern University
Monday, 24 March 3:00PM LT 3
RSC Boys-Rahman Award
“Broadband rotational spectroscopy applied to the study of the doublet pi states of PbI and SnI”
HansJochen Kockert
“Time-Resolved Infrared Absorption Studies on Ring-Opening Reactions”
Dr. Dan Murdock
Friday, 4 April, 4:30PM WS402
“New Tools for the Study of Single Molecule Chemistry at the Atomic Length Scale and Femtosecond Time Scale”
Professor Richard P.Van Duyne, Northwestern University
Monday, 7 April, 4:00PM LT4
RSC Stokes Award
“The Tale of Hydrogen and Cyanide: A Shakespearean tragedy that can only end with someone getting poisoned”
Dr. Michael P. Grubb
“Unimolecular Photoisomerization: Solvent Influence in scCO2 & FSRS Probing”
Ryan Kieda
Friday, 11 April, 4:30PM WS402
Bank Holiday Friday, 18 April
Mass Transport Dynamics of Aqueous Aerosol
James Davies
Friday, 2 May, 4:30PM WS402
RSC Chemical Dynamics Award lecture
Prof Dan Neumark, University of California, Berkeley 
Friday, 9 May, 4:30PM WS402
Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy for Single Aerosol Extinction Measurements
Michael Cotterell
Friday, 16 May, 4:30PM WS402
 Infrared driven reactions on gas-phase metal clusters: Chemistry of spectrally characterised entrance-channel complexes
Prof. Stuart Mackenzie (Oxford)
Tuesday, 24 June, 12:30 PM WS 402
Homologation of Boronic Esters: Structural and Mechanistic Investigations
Dr. Stephanie Essafi
Bimolecular and Unimolecular reaction kinetics of CH2OO
– Dr. Rabi Chhantyal-Pun
Friday, 4 July, 4:30PM WS402