Chemistry of Light and Energy Chemistry of Light and Energy

The Chemistry of Light and Energy theme brings together researchers working in areas connected to experimental and theoretical studies involving light and energy transfer.  These range from the photodynamics of light activated proteins and light harvesting/electronic energy transfer, through to the development of new materials with applications in energy capture/conversion from the sun and next generation LEDs.

Prof Steve R. Meech 

Prof Steve R. Meech 

  • Ultrafast Spectroscopy
  • Photodynamics of proteins
  • Dynamics of complex fluids
  • Excited state structural dynamics

Prof David L. Andrews 

Prof David L. Andrews 

  • Structured light and complex beam interactions
  • Novel mechanisms in molecular energy transfer and fluorescence optical manipulation
  • Switching light-harvesting in multi-chromophore nanostructures

Dr Vasily Oganesyan

Dr Vasily Oganesyan

  • Theoretical and Computational methods for advanced spectroscopy
  • Electronic structure calculations
  • Molecular Dynamics simulations

Dr Garth Jones

Dr Garth Jones

  • Electronic energy transfer
  • Quantum dynamics
  • Ultrafast processes

Dr Ismael Heisler

Dr Ismael Heisler

 

  • Ultrafast time resolved Fluorescence and Absorption spectroscopy; 2D electronic spectroscopy; 2D IR spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy
  • Energy and charge transfer processes
  • Molecular dynamics in aqueous solutions and other liquids, reactions in proteins, hydration structure in biological membranes and electronic coupling in chromophore monomers and aggregates

Dr John Fielden

Dr John Fielden

  • New non-linear optical chromophores and photosensitizers based on polyoxometalates
  • P-type semiconductor nanomaterials
  • DNA secondary structure specific, fluorescent probes

Prof Julea N. Butt

Prof Julea N. Butt

  • Biohybrids for Solar Chemicals
  • Multiheme cytochromes of Shewanella
  • Enzymology of biogeochemical cycles
  • Voltammetry and spectroelectrochemistry of metalloproteins

     

Prof Manfred Bochmann

Prof Manfred Bochmann

  • Organometallic and coordination chemistry;
  • Gold chemistry;
  • Homogeneous catalysis;
  • Alkene polymerisation catalysis.

Prof Gregory G. Wildgoose

Prof Gregory G. Wildgoose

  • Organometallic synthesis & electrochemistry
  • Main group and coordination chemistry
  • Frustrated Lewis pair chemistry
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Energy & Materials