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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Welcome to María and Caleb

María de los Ángeles Garavagno and Caleb Jordan have recently jointed the Bristol laser group as postdoctoral research associates. María will be working with Andrew Orr-Ewing on the NERC inHALE project investigating the impact of Read More

Welcome to Meghan Oddy

Meghan Oddy (University of Cape Town, South Africa) is visiting Andrew Orr-Ewing’s group for 4 months to investigate the photophysics of thioxanthone photocatalysts. She started her PhD in 2020 working with Dr Wade Petersen, focusing Read More

PhD studentships available

Fully funded PhD studentships are available for postgraduate research in ultrafast photodynamics with both Dr Tom Oliver and Prof Andrew Orr-Ewing. Please contact either of these academic staff members for further details. The School of 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.