Analysis and Spectroscopy

The analysis and spectroscopy expertise within the Department of Chemistry is being leveraged to gain specialized insight into the nature of a host of chemical systems. Our faculty utilize NMR, optical microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, and biosensing to provide critical insight into the interactions of  molecules with each other and their surroundings. An important effort is to miniaturize bioanalytical platforms down to single cell, nanoscopic, or single molecule scales to improve the resolution and enable massively parallel analysis in a lab-on-a-chip format. New modes of scanning probe microscopy are being pursued to decipher chemical, electrical, and mechanical properties of macromolecules, photoactive materials, and nanostructures. Optical spectroscopies such as time-resolved emission and transient absorption spectroscopy yield critical insight about excited-state dynamics of chemical reactions and materials of interest to solar energy conversion.  
 
Research Interests:
  • Surface chemistry
  • Nanomaterials chemistry
  • Metals and metal oxides
  • Polymer interfaces
 
Research Interests:
  • Biochemistry
  • Structural biology
  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Bacterial copper homeostasis
 
Research Interests:
  • theoretical and computational chemistry
  • electronic structure
  • disorder in materials
  • photochemistry
  • catalysis
  • nanoscience
 
Research Interests:
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysical chemistry of membrane proteins
 
Research Interests:
  • Lipids and Membranes
  • Drug Delivery
  • Drug Design
  • Langmuir-Blodgett films
 
Research Interests:
  • Solid-state NMR spectroscopy
  • Solution-state NMR spectroscopy
  • Chemometrics
  • Analytical methods
 
Research Interests:
  • Targeted drug delivery
  • Membrane protein biochemistry
  • Cell signaling
  • Cancer biology
 
Research Interests:
  • Physical and Surface Chemistry
  • Chemical Force Microscopy
  • Nanomechanics
  • Analytical Microdevices
 
Research Interests:
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Lipids and membranes
  • Biosensors
  • Microfluidics
 
Research Interests:
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Infrared Microscopy
  • Peak Force Infrared Microscopy
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Time-Resolved Spectroscopy
 
Research Interests:
  • Photochemistry
  • Proton-coupled electron transfer
  • Spectroscopy
  • Solar energy
  • Physical chemistry
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