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.


Halloween 2019
October 28, 2019
Anton, Sayoni and Fabian dressed up as grim reapers of various grad school dreads, Thien and Santino played Dustin and Jonathan from the TV series Stranger Things and Helen...
October 7, 2019
Joanna presented an excellent thesis defense talk titled “Metal Binding and Microhydration of Gas-phase Carboxylates Analyzed by Vibrational Spectroscopy”. She has accepted a...
September 20, 2019
The group enjoyed a wonderful evening (and lots of sandwiches) at Paradise Hills Winery yesterday!

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