Current Selection : 6 Research Groups

Thomas Bürgi

Chemistry, spectroscopy and applications of surfaces, interfaces and chiral nanomaterials: Development and application of spectroscopic techniques to probe solid-liquid interfaces, preparation and applications of chiral nanomaterials, enantiodifferentiation, vibrational optical activity, self-assembly of plasmonic nanomaterials.

Hans-Rudolf Hagemann

Spectroscopie laser cw, spectroscopie Raman et luminescence, et chimie du solide dans les fluorures (matériaux optiques potentiels) et hydrures (stockage d’hydrogène); caractérisation des propriétés structurales et dynamiques des échantillons par combinaison des techniques structurales et spectroscopiques, et optimisation des stratégies de synthèse en vue d’échantillons avec des propriétés améliorées; applications de la spectroscopie Raman : échantillons biochimiques, équilibres conformationnels.

Andreas Hauser

Photophysical and photochemical properties of transition metal compounds are increasingly being made use of in advanced technological applications. Therefore, it is of more than just academic interest to fully understand the fundamental photophysical and photochemical processes, as for instance laser-induced luminescence, intersystem crossing, internal conversion, excitation energy transfer and light-induced electron transfer, and the parameters which govern their rates and quantum efficiencies.Our research interests are focussed on establishing relationships between structural, electronic as well as energetic parameters, and the dynamics of elementary radiationless processes at a molecular level. Spin-crossover compounds and three-dimensional metal-tris-oxalate networks serve as model systems for their investigation. The main experimental tool is optical spectroscopy in condensed media. This includes polarised single crystal absorption and luminescence techniques as well as time-resolved methods and advanced high-resolution laser spectroscopy at cryogenic temperatures.

Kaori Sugihara

We study the fundamental mechanism of lipid self-assembly. The assembled lipid nanostructures are tested for use in applications in the field of biophysics, electrochemistry, materials science and biomedical engineering.

Eric Vauthey

Ultrafast photochemistry: development and applications of optical spectroscopic methods, investigations of ultrafast photoinduced molecular processes in condensed phase and at liquid interfaces. 

Tomasz Wesolowski

Chimie théorique : orbital-free embedding, la fonctionnelle de l’énergie cinétique, description des interactions faibles par la théorie de la fonctionnelle de la densité (DFT); chimie quantique appliquée : physisorption sur les oxydes métalliques et surfaces graphitiques, les molécules sondes dans les zéolites, les réactions enzymatiques, les effets de solvatation, les molécules encapsulées, les complexes supramoléculaires.