About Our Group:

We design, build and exploit new types of instruments that provide qualitatively new pictures of how chemical reactions occur. By coupling mass-selective vibrational spectroscopy with cryogenic ion processing, we are able to study a wide variety of chemical phenomena, including small molecule activation, gas-liquid interfacial chemistry, and intracluster hydrogen bonding.


2nd Annual Johnson-Sessler Lectures
September 18, 2018
Profs. Scott Anderson and Cindy Burrows deliver a one-two punch at the second Johnson-Sessler Lecture on September 14. Also special thanks to Prof. Lai-Sheng and Dr. Li-Qiong...
August 26, 2018
Mark gives a keynote lecture at the International Mass Spectrometry Conference in Florence, and pays homage to Galileo, the pchem hero.
August 25, 2018
We congratulate our group alumni, Prof. Etienne Garand (U. Wisconsin, Madison), on getting the J Phys Chem Lecture Award at the PHYS division reception at the ACS meeting in...

Selected Publications:

Spectroscopic Snapshots of the Proton-transfer Mechanism in Water

Capture of CO2 by a Cationic NiI Complex in the Gas Phase and Characterization of the Bound Activated CO2 Molecule through Cryogenic Ion Vibrational Predissociation Spectroscopy

Modes of Activation of Organometallic Iridium Complexes for Catalytic Water and C-H Oxidation

Vibrational spectral signature of the proton defect in the three-dimensional H+(H2O)21 cluster