Group Meetings

Spring 2023

Presentation Date/Venue
“Spectroscopic Insights into the Effect of Atomic Nanowire Infiltration on the Performance of Semiconducting and Metallic Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes” – Eric Hu Friday, 27th January 2023, LT4, 4:00 PM
 “Conical intersections: (partly) a challenge for linear-response time-dependent density functional theory” – Jack Taylor Friday, 3rd February 2023, LT4, 4:00 PM
 Master Students Presentations – Annabel Broome, Alex Hannon, Julien Astier Friday, 17th February 2023, LT3, 3:00 PM
No presentation Friday, 24th February 2023, 4:00 PM
 “Lost and Bound: Modelling Molecular Anions” – Cate Anstöter Friday, 17th March 2023, LT3, 4:00 PM
“Extending the applicability of the multiple-spawning framework for nonadiabatic molecular dynamics” – Yorick Lassmann Friday, 24th March 2023, WS402, 4:00 PM
“Multiscale simulations and design of photoresponsive proteins” – Aditya Gopalakrishna Rao Friday, 5th May 2023, LT4, 4:00 PM
“Is Nile Red a two state system?” – Dasha Shchepanovska Friday, 19th May 2023, W415, 4:00 PM
“An inversion method for recoil-frame covariance maps” – David Heathcote Friday, 26th May 2023, W415, 4:00 PM
TBA – Daniel Hollas Friday, 9th June 2023, LT4, 4:00 PM
TBA – Rokas Petrenas Friday, 16th June 2023, W415, 4:00 PM
TBA – TBA Friday, 23rd June 2023, LT4, 4:00 PM
TBA – Meghan Oddy Wednesday, 28th June 2023, LT4, 4:00 PM

Autumn 2022

Presentation Date/Venue
“On the photochemistry of pyruvic acid and pyruvate” – Lewis Hutton Friday, 23rd September 2022, LT4, 4:00 PM


 No presentation Friday, 30th September 2022, LT4, 4:00 PM


“AIMSWISS – The right way to hop” – Yorick Lassmann Friday, 7th October 2022, LT4, 4:00 PM
Elucidating the Photodynamics of Thioxanthone Energy Transfer in Organic Synthesis” – Wade Petersen Friday, 14th October 2022, LT2, 4:00 PM
 “Evaluating TADF Emitters for Organic Photocatalysis Applications” – Will Whitaker Friday, 21st October 2022, LT4, 4:00 PM
An Efficient Protocol for Large Biochromophore Excited States” – Oliver Feighan Friday, 28th October 2022, W415, 4:00 PM
 “Hot Carrier Cooling Dynamics in Lead Halide Perovskite Nanomaterials” – Ben Carwithen Friday, 4th November 2022, W415, 4:00 PM
Exploring the excited state dynamics of tryptophan with transient absorption spectroscopy” – Rhea Kumar Friday, 11th November 2022, LT3, 4:00 PM


Predicting rate constants of photo physical molecular processes via static non-adiabatic calculations” – Harry Stroud Friday, 18th November 2022, W415, 4:00 PM


Classification of Doubly Excited Molecular Electronic States” – Mariana Telles do Casal Friday, 25th November 2022, LT4, 4:00 PM


Sum-Frequency Generation Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Hydrated Electrons” – Caleb Jordan Friday, 2nd December 2022, W415, 4:00 PM


Shedding light on the dual fluorescence of Nile Red” – Camilla Gajo Friday, 9th December 2022, W415, 4:00 PM


A time-resolved solvent dependent spectroscopic study of the N-methyl oxindole class of overcrowded alkene motors” – Connah Harris Friday, 16th December 2022, W415, 4:00 PM


Spring 2022




Presentation Date/Venue
“Ligand Dynamics Timescales Identify the Surface-Ligand Interactions in Thiocyanate-capped Cadmium Sulfide Nanocrystals’” – Dr. Deborin Ghosh 


Friday, 8th April 2022, LT4, 4:00 PM


“Investigating the excited state dynamics of 1,6-diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene using time correlated single photon counting, part 2 ” – Olivia Hawkins


Thursday, 14th April 2022, LT4, 4:00 PM


“Observing the Photoredox-Catalysed Mechanism for the Formation of α-Tertiary Amines with Transient Absorption Spectroscopy” – Georgia Thornton


Friday, 29th April 2022, LT4, 4:00 PM
“Towards automated calculations of photoabsorption cross-sections” – Dr. Daniel Hollas


Friday, 6th May 2022, LT4, 4:00 PM
“Investigating in silico the sunlight-triggered excited-state dynamics of transient atmospheric molecules” – Dr. Antonio Prlj


Friday, 13th May 2022, LT4, 4:00 PM
“Understanding the DPH fluorescence mechanism from a theoretical perspective” – Dr. Dasha Shchepanovska


Wednesday, 1st June 2022, LT4, 4:00 PM
“Ultrafast Photoinduced Through-Space Electron Transfer Dynamics”Dr. Ravi Kumar Venkatraman


Friday, 10th June 2022, LT4, 4:00 PM
“A Theoretical Perspective on the Actinic Photochemistry of 2-hydroperoxypropanal” Emanuele Marsili  Wednesday, 15th June 2022, LT4, 4:00 PM


Autumn 2021



Presentation Date/Venue
“Single particle CRDS measurements of absorbing aerosol particles” – Jamie Knight


Friday, 29th October 2021, 4:00 PM


“Ultrafast Spectroscopic Study of Overcrowded Alkene Molecular Motors Based on an Oxindole” – Connah Harris


Friday, 12th November 2021, 4:00 PM


“Exploring the photophysics of organic photocatalysts using transient vibrational absorption spectroscopy” – Will Whitaker


Friday, 26th November 2021, 4:00 PM
“Observing the Photocatalysed Mechanism for the formation of α-Tertiary Amines with Ultrafast Spectroscopic Techniques” – Georgia Thornton


Postponed – Friday, 3rd December 2021, 4:00 PM


“Life Post-Bristol: Adventures Down the Electromagnetic Spectrum” – Dr. Rebecca Ingle (University College London)


Friday, 10th December 2021, 4:00 PM

Spring/Summer 2021

Presentation Date/Venue
“Solvent Influences on Photodynamic of a Sunscreen Molecule DHHB” – Tony Kao


Friday, 5th February 2021, 4:00 PM


“Exploring enhanced photoprotection on natural photonic chloroplasts” – Fabiola Cardoso Delgado


Friday, 19th February 2021, 4:00 PM


“Investigating photoactive molecules using gas-phase ion spectroscopy” – Dr. Michael Scholz (University College London)


Friday, 5th March 2021, 4:00 PM


“When two become one: triplet-pair states in (hetero)acenes” – David Bossanyi (University of Sheffield)


Friday, 12th March 2021, 4:00 PM


“Investigating DPH fluorescence in different environments” – Olivia Hawkins


Friday, 19th March 2021, 4:00 PM


“A study on the dynamics of phycocyanobilin in solution and protein environments” – Camilla Gajo


Friday, 26th March 2021, 4:00 PM


“Molecular tuning of charge dynamics in small-molecule organic photovoltaics” – Rhea Kumar (Imperial College London)


Friday, 23rd April 2021, 4:00 PM
“Coulomb Explosion Imaging of CH3I and CF3I: A Progress Report” – Dr. Stuart Crane (Heriot-Watt University)


Friday, 30th April 2021, 4:00 PM


“Dalian 2019: Exploring all product channels in the photodissociation of state-selected H2S molecules” – Prof. Mike Ashfold


Friday, 14th May 2021, 4:00 PM


“Methods for simulating ionisation in aqueous solutions” – Dr. Alice Henley (University College London)


Friday, 28th May 2021, 4:00 PM


Autumn 2020

 Presentation Date
“Investigating Diketopyrrolopyrrole Photochemistry” Dr. Daniel Polak  Friday, 9th October 2020, 4.00 PM
“Coulomb Explosion Imaging of Methyl Iodide: A Ground and Excited State Study” Dr. Stuart Crane   Friday, 30th October 2020, 4.00 PM
“Dynamics of Ylide Solvation by Hydrogen-Bond Donors”Ryan Phelps   Friday, 6th November 2020, 4.00 PM
 “Excited-state reordering of acetophenone by alkali-metal ions in solution”Dr. Patrick Robertson   Friday, 13th November 2020, 4.00 PM
“Coulomb explosion imaging of water in the quasi impulse limit” – Dr. Ruaridh Forbes (Stanford University)   Friday, 20th November 2020, 4.00 PM
“Unquenching a quencher: novel mutant fluorescent reaction centres for energy transfer in biohybrid materials”Giordano Amoruso    Friday, 27th November 2020, 4.00 PM
“Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of the Electron Transfer Step in the Photochemically Activated Polymerizations of N-ethylcarbazole and 9-phenylcarbazole’” Georgia Thornton   Friday, 4th December 2020, 4.00 PM
“Mapping the photochemical 1,2-metalate rearrangement with TVAS” – Luke Lewis-Borrell   Friday, 11th December 2020, 4.00 PM

Spring 2020

Presentation Date/Venue
“Making Sense out of Gibberish or How to Assign a Complex Spectrum” – Dr Colin Western Friday, 17th January 2020, 4:00 PM, W415
“Master Students Presentations” Friday, 21st February 2020, 2:00-5:00 PM, W415
“Experimental and Computational Investigation of Inelastic and Reactive Scattering Dynamics”-  Fred Cascarini Friday, 28th February  2020, 4:00 PM, W415
“Advanced Copolymer Analysis by Mass Spectrometry”-  James Town (University of Warwick) Friday, 6th March 2020, 4:00 PM, WS402
“’Advanced Solutions: Searching for Spectroscopic Insights into Molecular Design”- Dr Joe Beames (University of Cardiff) Friday, 13th March 2020, 4:00 PM, W415

Autumn 2019

Presentation Date/Venue
Ultrafast Dynamics of Biomolecular Systems – Marta Duchi


Friday, 4th October 2019, 4:30 PM, W415


“Photochemistry of a Sunscreen Molecule- Hexyl diethylaminohydroxybenzoylbenzoate” – Tony Kao


Friday, 11th October 2019, 4:30 PM, W415


“A Photoredox Polymerisation Study of N-ethylcarbazole Using Transient Electronic Absorption Spectroscopy”Georgia Thornton




“What Mike did at FERMI (or Studying Ring-Opening in Gas Phase)?”Mike Ashfold


Friday, 25th October 2019, 4:00 PM, W415


“The Surface Properties of Atmospheric Aerosol: Composition, Clouds, and Climate”Dr Bryan Bzdek (University of Bristol)


Friday, 1st November 2019, 4:00 PM, W415



Comparing dynamic and kinetic approaches in atmospheric photodissociation” – Darya Shchepanovska (University of Bristol)


Friday, 8th November 2019, 4:00 PM, W415


“Investigating the Intermediate Triplet-Pair States in Singlet Fission” – Daniel Polak


Friday, 15th November 2019, 4:00 PM, W415


“A Photoredox Polymerisation Study of N-ethylcarbazole Using Transient Electronic Absorption Spectroscopy”– Georgia Thornton


Thursday, 21st November 2019, 4:00 PM, W415
“Dimensionality Reduction of Reaction Coordinates and Trajectories” – Dr Stephanie Hare (University of Bristol)


Friday, 29th November 2019, 4:00 PM, W415


“How can Transient Absorption Spectroscopy Inform the Rational Design of Organic Reactions?” – Luke Lewis-Borrell


Friday, 6th December 2019, 4:00 PM, W415


“Coloumb Explosion Imaging: A Tool for Molecular Structure Determination” – Dr Stuart Crane

“Simulating Coulomb Explosion Dynamics” – Lingfeng Ge


Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:00 PM, LT4


Spring/Summer 2019

Presentation Date/Venue
“Alternative Excitation Mechanisms within MW-activated plasmas relevant to the Chemical Vapour Deposition, hydrogen termination and etching of Diamond”
– Ed Mahoney
Friday, 8th February 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
Unravelling the Mechanism of Organocatalysed Atom Transfer Radical Polymerisation (O-ATRP) with Ultrafast Spectroscopy– Luke Lewis-BorrellExploring Structure-Dynamics of Sunscreen Filters in the Gas-Phase and Photoredox Reaction Mechanisms in the Solution-Phase Using Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy
– Georgia Thornton
Friday, 15th February 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
“Triplet and CT States in organic photovoltaics”
– Dr. Tracey Clark (University College London)
Friday, 22nd February 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
“Final year Practice Talks”
– Laser Group Students (Ben, Becky, McKenzie, Tom, Sabreenna, Joe, and Nicholas)
Friday, 8th March 2019, 2:00 – 5:30 PM, QUEENS BLDG 1.18 LT
Attend “Final Year Talks”
– Laser Group Students
Friday, 15th March 2019, 9 AM – 3.35 PM, LT4
“Tunable Fluorescent Carbon Dots for Digital Display Technologies”– Teo Garcia Millan 

“Enhanced Light Harvesting in Photonic Chloroplasts”
– Fabiola Delgado Cardoso

Friday, 22nd March 2019, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, W415
“Excited State Intersystem Crossing Dynamics: From Fundamentals Simulations to Molecular Design”
– Dr. Thomas Penfold (Newcastle)
Friday, 29th March 2019, 4:30 PM, E204
“Following ESPT using ultrafast dynamics”
– Giordano Amoruso
Monday, 1st April 2019, 4:30 PM, WS402
Nonlinear spectroscopy of aqueous systems: the presence of long-range orientational order in water and its consequences for macroscopic properties”
– Jan Dedic (EPFL Lausanne)
Friday, 12th April 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
“Controlled Ion-Radical Chemistry”
– Prof. Heather Lewandowski (JILA)
Friday, 3rd May 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
“Linear and non-linear spectroscopy using quantum photons: Make Light Quantum Again”
– Prof. Eric Bittner (University of Houston)
Friday, 10th May 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
Competitive photochemical pathways of ethyl diazo acetoacetate – Probing the unique reactivity of carbonyl carbene intermediates
– Ryan Phelps
Friday, 17th May 2019, 4:30 PM, W415
“Mitch Quinn Symposium”
– Fred Cascarini, Dr. Xu-Dong Wang, and Dr. Patrick Robertson
Friday, 24th May 2019, 4:30 – 5:45 PM, LT4
“Temperature and Pressure Dependence of the Kinetics of the CH2OO + CH3O2 Reaction”
– Dr. Rabi Chhantyal Pun
Friday, 14th June 2019, 4:30 – 5:00 PM, W415

Autumn/Winter 2018

Presentation Date/Venue
“Ultrahigh-density spin-polarized H and D observed via magnetization quantum beats”
– Prof. Peter Rakitzis (FORTH IESL, Greece)
Thursday, 6th September 2018, 4:30 PM, LT3
“Infrared Spectral Signatures as a Probe for Hydrogen Bonding and Conformation”
– Dr. Patrick Robertson
Friday, 28th September 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
A tale of two triplets: Finding and exploiting mixed states for singlet fission and beyond
– Dr. Andrew J. Musser (University of Sheffield)
Friday, 5th October 2018, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Dissociative Electron Attachment to CO2”
– Dr. Xu-Dong Wang
Friday, 12th October 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
Criegee Intermediate-Carboxylic Acid Reactions, A Potential Source for Secondary Organic Aerosols in the Atmosphere
– Dr. Rabi Chhantyal Pun
Friday, 19th October 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
“Photodissociation Dynamics of Methimazole”
– Dr. Graham Cooper
Friday,  26th October 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
“Ultrafast Microspectroscopy of Nanoscopic and Nanostructured Materials Towards Super-Resolution Imaging of Charge-Carrier Dynamics”
– Dr. Christoph Schnedermann (University of Cambridge)
Friday, 2nd November 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
Molecular Dynamics with a Soft Thermal-Desorption Source
– Dr. Stuart Crane
Friday, 9th November 2018, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Solvation State Selective Photochemistry on Benzophenone”
– Dr. Ravi Kumar Venkatraman
Friday, 16th November 2018, 4:30 PM, 1.58 Queens Building

Spring/Summer 2018

Presentation Date/Venue
“Thoughts on hydrocarbon photochemistry”
– Prof. Mike Ashfold FRS
Friday, 12th January 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
“Chemistry in space: part of the final frontier”
– Dr. Kelvin Lee (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Friday, 19th January 2018, 4:30 PM, E204
“Molecular Astronomy: Cool stars and exoplanets”
– Prof. Peter Bernath (Old Dominion University)
Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
Introductory Graduate Student Talks
– Tony Kao & Ryan Phelps
Friday, 2nd February 2018, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Controlling electron transfer: insight from non-adiabatic calculations
– Dr. Theo Keane (University of Sheffield)
Friday, 9th February 2018, 4:30 PM, Queens BLDG 1.58
“Final year practice presentations”
– Laser group project students
Friday, 16th February 2018, 2:30 PM – 5:00 pm, Biomedical BLDG F40
– Dr. Olof Johansson (University of Edinburgh)
Friday, 23rd February 2018, 4:30 PM, Queens BLDG 1.58
Meeting Cancelled Friday, 9th March 2018
“Two-dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy from the Visible to the Ultraviolet”
– Prof. Giulio Cerullo (Politecnico di Milano)
Friday, 16th March 2018, 4:30 PM, TBA
“Chris Hansen Farewell Lecture”
– Matt Bain
Friday, 23rd March 2018, 4:30 PM, TBA
“Unexplored world of excited states of molecular anions”
– Dr. Vaibhav Prabhudesai (TIFR, Mumbai)
Tuesday, 17th April 2018, 4:30 PM, LT4
“Surface Functionalization Significantly Changes the Physical and Electronic Properties of Carbon Nano-dots”
– Tom Swift
Friday, 20th April 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
“Understanding Gas-Particle Partitioning in Atmospheric Aerosol: Single Particle and Computational Approaches”
– Stephen Ingram
Friday, 27th April 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
“ChemDyME: Towards Automating Reaction Discovery and Kinetics”
– Dr. Robin Shannon
Friday, 04 May 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
Hygroscopic Response of Increasingly Complex Organic Mixtures
– Aleks Marsh
Friday, 11th May 2018, 4:30 PM, W415
Cancelled Friday, 18th May 2018
“Charge transfer dynamics and vibrational wave packets explored with ultrafast techniques”
– Marta Duchi
Friday, 25th May 2018, 4:00 PM, LT4
“Impact of solvation on benzophenone photochemistry; Non-Born-Oppenheimer Electronic-Vibrational Structure”

– Callum and Dasha (CCC)

Friday, 1st June 2018, 4:30 PM, LT4
“Ultrafast nuclear dynamics of tetraphenylethylene from femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy
– Dr. Surajit Kayal (University of Nottingham)
Friday, 8th June 2018, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Is the Simplest Chemical Reaction Really So Simple?”
– Dr. Mahima Sneha
Friday, 15th June 2018, 4:30 PM, 1.58 Queens Building
“Functional Group Effects on Reaction Mechanisms in Biofuel Oxidation”
– Dr. Brandon Rotavera (University of Georgia)
Monday, 06th August 2018, 1:00 PM, LT4

Autumn/Winter 2017

Presentation Date/Venue
“Emerging Techniques in Chemical Dynamics Mini-Symposium”
– Prof. Arthur Suits (University of Missouri)
– Dr. Chris Hansen (University of Bristol)
– Dr. Aditi Bhattacherjee (University of Bristol)
– Prof. Daniel Rolles (Kansas State University)
– Dr. Michael Burt (University of Oxford)
Friday, 22nd September 2017, 12:30 PM, West Foyer/LT4
“Excited State Embedding”
– Dr. Simon Bennie (Centre for Computational Chemistry)
Friday, 29th September 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Laser group update”
– Matt Bain, Fred Cascarini, Dr. Mitch Quinn, Dr. Chris Hansen
Friday, 13th October 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Quadrupole Coupling in Microwave Spectroscopy of Halogenated Azoles”
– Dr. Graham Cooper
Friday, 20th October 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“High Resolution Imaging of Resonances
in Low-Energy Molecular Scattering”

– Tim de Jongh (Radboud University)
Friday, 27th October 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Ben Truscott Memorial Lecture”
– Ed Mahoney
Friday, 3rd November 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Ultrafast characterization of semiconductor nanocrystals by means of coherent multidimensional spectroscopies”
– Giordano Amoruso“Separation and characterisation of three isomers of toluidine with differential ion mobility spectrometry and infrared multi-photon dissociation spectroscopy”
– Lingfeng Ge
Friday, 10th November 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Catanionic complex formation at air-water interface: A VSFG Study”
– Dr. Ankur Saha (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre , Mumbai)
Friday, 17th November 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“The last stand of the 9th harmonic”
– Dr. Chris Hansen“3D Imaging of H2 from H2CO: Looking for vector correlations in the ion cloud”
– Dr. Mitchell Quinn
Friday, 24th November 2017, 4:30 PM, Queen’s 1.68
“Intermolecular hydrogen bonding in the ground and excited electronic states of aromatic ketones: Implication for its photo-physics/chemistry”
– Dr. Ravi Venkatraman
Friday, 1st December 2017, 4:30 PM, W415

Winter/Spring 2017

Presentation Date/Venue
“Steady state properties in photosynthesis antennas”
– Clem Stross (Centre for Computational Chemistry)
Friday, 10th February 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
– Rhea Kumar
Friday, 17th February 2017, 2:30 PM, E204
“An investigation of the temperature dependence of reaction rate coefficients for Criegee intermediates with alcohols and sulphides”
 Laura McMahon
“Multi-mass imaging of photodissociation dynamics”
– Emma Elsdon
“Ultrafast photochemical dynamics of organic photoredox catalysis”
– Harvey Dale
– Matthew Bone
– Luke Carter
Friday, 24th February 2017, 2:30 PM, E204
– Chay Hale
– Emma Goodband
– Leana Aristodemou
“Simulating the iodine spectrum using AUTOFIT in PGOPHER”
– Li Xian Tan
“Explaining Intersystem Crossing in 2-Thiouracil: Insights from Ultrafast Absorption Spectroscopy”
– Matt Milner
“Electron induced chemistry in cold molecular films”
– E. Krishnakumar (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)
Friday, 10th March 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Developing sustainable materials for thin film photovoltaics”
– Devendra Tiwari
Friday, 24th March 2017, 4:30 PM, QUEENS BLDG 1.58
“Solvent effects on photochemistry and photophysics of aromatic carbonyls: A Raman and computational study”
Ravi Kumar Venkatraman
Friday, 7th April 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Time-resolved photoelectron imaging as a probe of ultraviolet relaxation dynamics”
– David Townsend (Heriot-Watt University)
Friday, 21st April 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Isomerisation, fragmentation, and decomposition of retinal protonated Schiff base”
– Neville Coughlan (The University of Melbourne)
Friday, 28th April 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“On the quest for the ideal sunscreen: The methyl and menthyl anthranilate saga”
– Natércia d. N. Rodrigues (University of Warwick)
“The potential of enhancing charge-transfer complex formation via biomimetic solvent driven self-assembly”
– Victor Quan (University of Warwick)
Friday, 5th May 2017, 4:30 PM, E204
“Time-resolved electroabsorption spectroscopy study of carrier dynamics within Lead trihalide perovskite thin-films”
– Marine Bouduban (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)
Friday, 12th May 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Fresh Data Friday”
– Matt Bain, Marta Duchi & Victoria Taylor
Friday, 19th May 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Products of Criegee Intermediate Reactions with NO2
– Rebecca Caravan (Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories)
Friday, 26th May 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
Latest developments in understanding the plasma processes in analytical glow discharge optical emission and mass spectrometry”
– Sohail Mushtaq
Friday, 2nd June 2017, 4:30 PM, WS402
Femtosecond X-ray Transient Absorption – A Universal Probe of Photoexcited Molecular Dynamics”
– Aditi Bhattacherjee
Friday, 9th June 2017, 4:30 PM, W415
“Interaction of Electromagnetic Radiation with Nanoclusters: Some Surprising Results
– Rajesh K. Vatsa (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India)
Friday, 23rd June 2017, 4:30 PM, TBA

Autumn/Winter 2016

Presentation Date/Venue
“Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion”
– Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Friday, 23rd September 2016, 4:00 PM, LT3
“Optical emission spectroscopy of microwave-activated CH4/H2 plasmas used for CVD diamond growth”
– Ed Mahoney
Friday, 30th September 2016, 4:30 PM, W415
“2DIR spectroscopy of coherent energy transfer and intersystem crossing in metal complexes”
– Hugo Marroux
Friday, 21st October 2016, 4:30 PM, W415
“Kinetic Studies of Criegee Intermediate Reactions using Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy”
– Marta Duchi

“Organic electronic devices via solution processing and dynamic holographic assembly”
– Victoria Taylor
Friday, 28th October 2016, 4:30 PM, W415
“Using Molecular Dynamics simulations to study ion-molecule reactions in Coulomb crystals”
– Fred Cascarini
Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 4:00 PM, WS402
– Ashley Beckstead (Montana State)
Friday, 18th November 2016, 4:30 PM, W415
“Nonadiabatic effects in atmospheric chemistry and a soupçon of Exact Factorization”
– Basile Curchod
Friday, 25th November 2016, 4:30 PM, W415

Spring/Summer 2016

Presentation Date/Venue
“N2O4 Photodissociation in Solution”
– Philip Coulter
Friday, 15th April 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
– Clem Stross
Friday, 22nd April 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“Probing molecular dynamics on ground and electronically excited states”
– Daniel Murdock
Friday, 29th April 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“Unravelling molecular collisions”
Jolijn Onvlee (University of Nijmegen)
Friday, 6th May 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“Multi-mass Imaging as a tool to understand the ionisation dynamics of gas phase molecules: An application of the PImMS 2 sensor”
– Hansjochen Koeckert (University of Oxford)
“Infrared Photodissociation Spectroscopy of Metal Carbon Dioxide Complexes”
– Ethan Cunningham (University of Oxford)
“Microscope-mode Mass Spectrometry of Samples using the PImMS Camera”
– Robert Burleigh (University of Oxford)
Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“Ultrafast photo-induced molecular transformations in multidimensional potential energy landscapes: From the gas phase into solution and complex environments”
– Friedrich Temps (University of Kiel)
Friday, 20th May 2016, 4:30 PM, W415
“Photodissociation of Vinylbromide”
Shubhrangshu Pandit
Friday, 27th May 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“The Pilgrim’s Progress: towards the New Jerusalem of Reaction Dynamics”
Balázs Hornung
Friday, 3rd June 2016, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Peeking behind the curtain of the total phenomenological rate constant”
– Max McGillen
Friday, 10th June 2016, 4:30 PM, QUEENS BLDG 1.58
“Atmospheric field measurements and low-temperature kinetics studies of the hydroxyl radical”
– Dwayne Heard (University of Leeds)
Friday, 17th June 2016, 4:30 PM, WS402
“A Side Story about an Accelerator for Tyre Vulcanization”
– Daisuke Koyama
Friday, 24th June 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“Unimolecular Photodissociation of Small Aldehydes”
– Mitch Quinn
Friday, 1st July 2016, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Laboratory Studies of Criegee Intermediate Reactions”
– Rabi Chhantyal Pun
Friday, 15th July 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
– Adam Trevitt (University of Wollongong)
Friday, 22nd July 2016, 4:30 PM, W415

Autumn/Winter 2015/2016

Presentation Date/Venue
“Rotational polarisation effect in the inelastic collisions of NO(X) and Ar”
-Dr. Balazs Hornung
Friday, 17 January 2014, 4:30PM WS402
Break for folks at RAL 24 Jan – 10 Feb
LABview workshop
Tutorial worksheet PDF:  LABviewTutorial
Labview library:  LABview_Tutorial
Example data file:  LabviewDataset
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10:00-12:00 AM, QUEENS building room 1.19
“Something about Phenol, Probably”
Dr. Dave Hadden, Heriot-Watt University
“Something about Catechol, Probably”
Mitch Horbury, University of Warwick
Friday, 14 Feb, 4:30PM WS402
“Pulsed laser deposition of SrTiO3 heterostructures – approaching the 2D limit”
– Dr. Chris Bell, Senior Lecturer in Physics at Bristol
Friday, 28 Feb, 4:30PM WS402
“Ultrafast Deactivation Dynamics of Structurally Modified and Hydrogen-Bonded DNA Building Blocks”
– Dr. Katharina Röttger
Friday, 7 Mar, 4:30PM WS402
“Something about Conical Intersections, Probably”
Dr. Tolga Karsili
“Something about Propene, Probably”
Dr. TJ Preston
Friday, 14 Mar, 4:30PM WS402
“New plasmonic nanomaterials and optical applications: theory drives innovation”
– Professor George Schatz, Northwestern University
Monday, 24 March 3:00PM LT 3
RSC Boys-Rahman Award
“Broadband rotational spectroscopy applied to the study of the doublet pi states of PbI and SnI”
HansJochen Kockert
“Time-Resolved Infrared Absorption Studies on Ring-Opening Reactions”
Dr. Dan Murdock
Friday, 4 April, 4:30PM WS402
“New Tools for the Study of Single Molecule Chemistry at the Atomic Length Scale and Femtosecond Time Scale”
Professor Richard P.Van Duyne, Northwestern University
Monday, 7 April, 4:00PM LT4
RSC Stokes Award
“The Tale of Hydrogen and Cyanide: A Shakespearean tragedy that can only end with someone getting poisoned”
Dr. Michael P. Grubb
“Unimolecular Photoisomerization: Solvent Influence in scCO2 & FSRS Probing”
Ryan Kieda
Friday, 11 April, 4:30PM WS402
Bank Holiday Friday, 18 April
Mass Transport Dynamics of Aqueous Aerosol
James Davies
Friday, 2 May, 4:30PM WS402
RSC Chemical Dynamics Award lecture
Prof Dan Neumark, University of California, Berkeley 
Friday, 9 May, 4:30PM WS402
Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy for Single Aerosol Extinction Measurements
Michael Cotterell
Friday, 16 May, 4:30PM WS402
 Infrared driven reactions on gas-phase metal clusters: Chemistry of spectrally characterised entrance-channel complexes
Prof. Stuart Mackenzie (Oxford)
Tuesday, 24 June, 12:30 PM WS 402
Homologation of Boronic Esters: Structural and Mechanistic Investigations
Dr. Stephanie Essafi
Bimolecular and Unimolecular reaction kinetics of CH2OO
– Dr. Rabi Chhantyal-Pun
Friday, 4 July, 4:30PM WS402
Presentation Date/Venue
“Ultraviolet Photodissociation of Protonated Pyridine Derivatives: Action Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry”
Chris Hansen
Friday, 11th March 2016, 4:30 PM, E204
“Inductively-coupled plasmas in Cl2, O2 and mixtures: quantitative optical measurements of stable and transient species densities and energy distributions”
– Jean-Paul Booth
Friday, 26th February 2016, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Extensive Ab Initio Study of S2”
Patrick Martin“Gas phase ion imaging”
Andy Wall“A study into the unimolecular decomposition of Criegee intermediates using cavity ring-down spectroscopy”
Henry Hill
Friday, 19th February 2016, 4:00 PM, E204
“A kinetic study into the reactions of Criegee intermediates with Ammonia and Methylamine, using cavity ring-down spectroscopy”
Aidan Ingham“Extensive ab initio study of molecular oxygen”
Vicki Eagle“The excited state proton transfer of 7-azaindole”
Lauren Mccarthy“Two dimensional infrared spectroscopy (2DIR) of short Aib peptide systems”
James Hawken
Friday, 12th February 2016, 4:00 PM, E204
“Femtosecond X-Ray Experiments: Towards Real-Time Imaging of Chemical Dynamics”
– Christian Bressler (XFEL Hamburg)
Friday, 5th February 2016, 4:30 PM, W415
“It’s All About Water”
– Peter Hamm (University of Zurich)
Friday, 22nd January 2016, 10:00 AM, LT4
“This is what I did in my holidays”
– Rebecca Ingle
Friday, 11th December 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Phenol: The Story That Never Ends?”
– Tom Oliver
Friday, 4th December 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Towards In Silico Photochemistry with Ab Initio Multiple Spawning: Methods & Applications”
Basile Curchod (Stanford University)
Friday, 27th November 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Microwave spectroscopy of chiral molecules” –  Chris Medcraft (University of Newcastle)“The rotational spectrum of the imidazole dimer”  John Mullaney (University of Newcastle) Friday, 20th November 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Time resolved studies of low temperature chain branching”
– Paul Seakins (University of Leeds)
Friday, 13th November 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“LILAC lithography”
– Magdalena (Ulmeanu) Stanton
Friday, 6th November 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Spatial Fluorescence Imaging”
– Matthew Bain
Friday, 30th October 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Boltzmann Avenged”
– Heather Lewandowski (University of Colorado)
Friday, 23rd October 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them”
– Daniel Murdock
Friday, 16th October 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Multidimensional Problems and Failures in Multiple Dimensions”
– Hugo Marroux
Friday, 9th October 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Characterization of an electrochemical jet for bulk reduction reactions”
– Ryan McMullen
Friday, 25th September 2015, 4:30 PM, WS402

Summer/Spring 2015

Presentation Date/Venue
“Mysteries of bromocyclopropane (upstairs and downstairs)”
– Shubhrangshu Pandit
Friday, 24th July 2015, 4:30 PM, WS402
“A Talk for Dan”
– Michael Grubb
Friday, 10th July 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“How to make good tyres: a bottom-up approach”
– Daisuke Koyama
Friday, 3rd July 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“ICN and BrCN – it doesn’t work”
– Philip Coulter
Friday, 26th June 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Time resolved kinetic studies of the Criegee Intermediate unimolecular and bimolecular reactions using Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy”
– Rabi Chhantyal Pun
Friday, 12th June 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“High-resolution and contact-free spectroscopic approach to tissue biomechanics”
– Francesca Palombo, University of Exeter
Friday, 5th June 2015, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Modulation of light-induced electron transfer pathways by infrared light stimulation of intramolecular vibrations” – Theo Keane, University of Sheffield and Milan Delor, University of Sheffield Friday, 22nd May, 4:30 PM, WS402
 “Cavity-enhanced resonant photoacoustic and Raman spectroscopy for trace gas analysis and high-resolution spectroscopy”
Michael Hippler, University of Sheffield
Friday, 15th May 2015, 4:30 PM, WS402
“MD and QM/MM reaction modelling: An introduction & application to enzymes”– Marc van der Kamp, University of Bristol Friday, 8th May 2015, 4:30 PM
Acceleration of Reactions in Charged Microdroplets
Dick Zare, Stanford University
Friday, 1st May 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“High-resolution and contact-free spectroscopic approach to tissue biomechanics” – cancelled
 Francesca Palombo, University of Exeter
Friday, 24th April 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Mapping microscopic viscosity with molecular rotors: from live cells to atmospheric aerosols”
Marina Kuimova, Imperial College London
Friday, 17th April 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“The Dynamics of Opening Three-Membered Rings in Gas and Condensed Phases” 
– Barry Carpenter, University of Bristol
Friday, 10th April 2015, 4:30 PM, E204
“Laser driven chemistry of Criegee intermediates'” 
Joseph Beames, University of Cardiff
Friday, 27th March 2015, 4:30 PM, WS402
“Using time-resolved spectroscopy to study protein dynamics”
Samantha Hardman, University of Manchester
Friday, 20th March 2015, 5:00 PM, E204
“Fundamental Metal-Ligand Interactions and Gas-Phase Reaction Mechanisms Involving Metal Atoms and Clusters”
Alex Gentleman, University of Oxford“Multimass Imaging and Charged Particle Detection:  Faster, Brighter, More Efficient”
Simon-John King, University of Oxford“Photofragment velocity and spatial map imaging applications using the Pixel Imaging Mass Spectrometery (PImMS) camera”
Michael Burt, University of Oxford
Friday, 13th March, 2015, 4:00 PM E204
“All Aerosols, All the Time”
– Bryan Bzdek
Friday, 06th March 2015, 4:30 PM
“DNA + photon = ?”
– Katharina Röttger
Friday, 13th February 2015, 4:30 PM E204
 “Forming and Understanding 2D-IR Spectra”
– Samantha Gibbins
“The fragmentation of acetonitrile: looking towards a new CN radical source”
– Alex Fairbairn
Friday, 6th February 2015, 3:00 PM LT4
 “A Road to Electrochemical Ultrafast Spectroscopy”
– Ryan McMullen
“Understanding how nitrogen contributes to the gas phase chemistry of diamond growth by chemical vapour deposition”
– Katie Potter
Friday, 30 January 2015, 4:30PM E204
  “An investigation into the kinetics of atmospherically relevant reactions of Criegee intermediates”
– Lucy Blacker
“1-Chlorophenol, 2-Chlorophenol, Red Chlorophenol, Blue Chlorophenol”
– James Berry
 Friday, 23 January 2015, 4:30PM E204

Autumn 2014

Presentation Date/Venue
“How Do Liquids Work? – An ICN Case Study”
– Dr. Michael Grubb
Thursday, 25 September 2014, 4:30PM E204
“3-D Patterning of Silicon by Laser-induced, Liquid-assisted colloidal (LILAC) Lithography”
– Dr. Magda Ulmeanu
Friday, 3 October 2014, 4:30PM E204
“Homologation of Boronic Esters: Structural and Mechanistic Investigations”
– Dr. Stephanie Essafi
Friday, 10 October 2014, 4:30PM E204
“Theoretical Insights into Water Splitting: Current Applications and Beyond”
– Dr. Tolga Karsili
Friday, 17 October 2014, 4:30PM E204
“Probing Atmospheric Aerosol in the Field and Laboratory: New Science and Instruments”
– Dr. Justin Langridge (UK MET Office)
Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 2:00PM E204
“Direct Observation of the Structural Changes in Molecules After Photoexcitation: An Experimental Time-domain Approach”
Christoph Schnedermann (Kukura Group, Oxford University)
Friday, 24 October 2014, 4:30PM E204
“Probing the Ultrafast Photochemistry of DNA: A Case Study of Adenine”
– Dr. Gareth Roberts
(Physical & Theoretical Seminar)
Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 4:00PM LT4
“Probing Solvation: A Spectroscopic Study of Salt-water Complexes in Helium Nanodroplets”
Dr. Johnathan Tandy (Ellis Group, University of Leicester)
Friday, 14 November 2014, 4:30PM E204
“Time-resolved Interference-detected Second Harmonic Generation at Liquid Interfaces”
Dr. David Woods (Verlet Group, Durham University)
Dr. James Bull (Verlet Group, Durham University)
Friday, 21 November 2014, 4:30PM E204
Prof. Ruth Signorell (ETH Zurich)
Friday, 28 October 2014, 4:00PM LT3
Dr. Russell Minns (University of Southampton)
Friday, 5 December 2014, 4:30PM E204

Spring 2014