Research

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.

Tatu Kumpulainen

We study excited-state proton transfer from photoacids to proton acceptors in solutions and at biologically relevant interfaces. In particular, we investigate the influence of the environment (polarity, viscosity, pH etc.) on the mechanism and dynamics of the proton transfer reaction. A thorough understanding of the influence of the environmental parameters can yield valuable information about the complex local environment in biological systems. The main experimental approaches are based on time-resolved optical spectroscopic techniques such as optically gated fluorescence and surface second harmonic generation.

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

Quantum embedding theory for multi-level simulations, density functional theory, computational spectroscopy, and computational chemistry.