The Chemistry of Light and Energy theme brings together researchers working in areas connected to experimental and theoretical studies involving light and energy transfer.  


Our research areas include:

  • photodynamics of light-activated proteins

  • operation of molecular machines

  • light harvesting/electronic energy transfer

  • development of new materials with applications in energy capture/conversion from the sun and next generation LEDs

  • ultrafast excited state dynamics of ions gas-phase and the influence of solvation

  • quantum theories of light and light-matter interactions

  • development of laser techniques for probing reaction dynamics


Chemistry of Light and Energy Group