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.


September 6, 2023
Special kudos to Abhi who was awarded a Tully Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding performance in courses combined with early research achievements. 
September 6, 2023
Congrats to Erica who won a T.F. Cooke teaching award for her work in Chem. 167 in spring 2023.
July 28, 2023
Payten and Liv attended the 2023 Advancing Mass Spectrometry for Biophysics and Structural Biology Conference at the University of Texas at Austin and presented posters. ...

Selected Publications:

Deconstructing Water’s Diffuse OH Stretching Vibrational Spectrum with Cold Clusters

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

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

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