Laser

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 Andrew Orr-Ewing FRS, Dr Tom Oliver, and Prof Mike Ashfold FRS, and includes research fellows, postgraduate students and undergraduate students of many nationalities.

News & Events

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Fabiola Cardoso Delgado Finishes her PhD

Congratulations to Fabiola Cardoso Delgado who passed her PhD viva voce exam. In her PhD studies, Fabiola used reflectance microscopy and time-correlated single photon counting to investigate the response of iridescent chloroplasts in Phyllagathis rotundifolia to different light conditions. Read More

EPSRC Programme Grant website launches

The website for our EPSRC Programme Grant “Ultrafast Photochemical Dynamics in Complex Environments” is now live, with news and information about this collaborative research effort between the University of Bristol, UCL, University of Oxford, and Read More

Georgia Thornton completes her PhD

Congratulations to Georgia Thornton who successfully completed her PhD viva on 13 May 2022. Georgia’s PhD research studied the mechanisms of light-activated polymerization and photoredox-catalysed reaction cycles using transient absorption spectroscopy and computational chemistry. She 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.